How to Remove Your Embarrasing Photos from Social Media

By June 28, 2015 social media No Comments


What’s the Problem?

Embarrassing photos posted by


  • 29% of Facebook users surveyed in a study by Northwestern University reported losing face from embarrassing content posted by friends.


  • 10% of teenagers say they’ve been victimized by others posting unflattering pictures of them online without their consent.


  • “Revenge porn – A form of sexual assault that involves the distribution of nude/sexually explicit photos and/or videos of an individual without their consent.”–

13% of adults have had private content shared with others without their consent.

1 in 10 former partners have threatened to post sexually explicit photos online.

60% of these threats have been carried out according to a recent McAfee study.

This can lead to:

  • Humiliation
  • Dismissal from work
  • Affected job prospects
  • Loss of self-esteem

What Can You Do About It?


  1. Report/remove the tag.
  2. Ask a friend to remove it.
  3. Send an email to
  4. Submit a complaint via the Facebook Intellectual Property Infringement Form.
  5. Post in the Help community and get advice from other users and Facebook staff.
  6. Submit a complaint via the Facebook Terms Violation Reporting Form.


  1. Select “Hide from My Profile” to de-tag.
  2. Choose “More Options” Button.
  3. Choose “Remove Me from Photo”.
  4. Report photo as inappropriate.


  1. Try to get the content officially removed.
  2. Remove or bury unwanted search results.
  3. Create profiles and pages on popular social sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Google+ and Blogger.


  1. Access
  2. Select the relevant option, i.e. “I am being directly mentioned.”
  3. Fill out the relevant form and submit a report to Twitter.

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