How to Remove Tags from Photos & Posts in Facebook Lite

In this detailed tutorial I am listing out various methods and steps required to remove tags from photos and posts while using Facebook Lite app on your Android mobile.

Remove Tags - Facebook Lite

Facebook is a popular online social media and social networking service. Anyone with an age of at least 13 years can register at Facebook and become friends with other users. This social networking service can be accessed through its official website, applications developed by Facebook or third party developers for various platforms.

Facebook applications for Android mobiles

Facebook developed a full-featured Facebook app for Android mobiles. This full-featured Facebook app is a resources intensive and high-memory usage application. That means it utilizes high CPU and consumes large amounts of RAM memory. With such usage, it becomes very hard for an average Android mobile with low specifications to maintain its performance and battery life while running Facebook app.

To address this issue, Facebook again developed a lighter version of the full-featured Facebook app. ‘Facebook Lite’ is the name they gave for the lighter version. As the name suggests, Facebook Lite has very less impact on the mobile CPU and uses very less RAM memory. On the other hand, it supports only basic Facebook features which are more than enough for normal usage.

Thus, Facebook Lite app is primarily used by low-end Android mobile users. Android mobiles with low specifications comes with certain limitations. Some of the limitations are listed below.

  • Low RAM (Random Access Memory)
  • Low Internal Memory
  • Single Core Processor
  • Low Processing Speed

With such limitations, it becomes very difficult for a full-featured app like Facebook to run smoothly on a low-end Android mobile without causing any issues. Thus, most of the low-end Android mobile users tend to install Facebook Lite app on their Android mobiles.

Facebook Lite app is very less in size i.e, less than 2 MB, consumes low RAM memory, uses less CPU resources, and delivers better processing speed compared to full-featured Facebook app. It is officially developed and supported by Facebook, and is the best light-weight alternative for Facebook app. It does not include certain features of Facebook app that a normal user may never use, and is very simple to use.

Facebook Lite Usage Limitations

When you use Facebook Lite app in your Android mobile, you feel that there are some limitations in its usage. Limitations like finding it difficult to remove tags from photos and posts. Surprisingly, it is not that difficult or impossible to remove tags. You just need to know the process involved.

Believe me, I too faced this issue. I installed and un-installed Facebook Lite app multiple times on my Android mobile. The frustration caused by the helplessness lead to the uninstallation every time.

I still used Facebook app knowing the fact that my mobile would eventually lag, and the app would eventually effect its battery life. I thought I had no other choice but to use full-featured Facebook app on my low-end Android mobile. But after digging into the Facebook Lite app, I finally found not just one but three different ways to remove tags from photos and posts.

Remove Tags from Photos & Posts in Facebook Lite app

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Install Facebook Lite app:

If you haven’t already, download and install Facebook Lite app on your Android mobile. Its the first and foremost thing to do. Follow the steps below.

  • Open Play Store and search for “Facebook Lite” app, or alternatively click on this link from your Android mobile, and install it.
  • If your Android mobile is not in the supported devices list, then click on this link and download the Facebook Lite apk file directly to your Android mobile and install it. Don’t worry, it will install and work fine without any issues. The only requirement is that your mobile Android version should be 2.2 or higher.

Remove Tags From Photos & Posts

Normally, clicks on tag notifications should take you to the options page where you should be able to remove tags from stories. But it is not the case with the Facebook Lite app, it takes you directly to the stories. If you click on the “Timeline Review” link under stories, the link is opened in an external browser window.

Remove Tags - Facebook Story

Thus, you will not get any option to remove tags from photos and posts by simply clicking on the tag notifications. You will have to make a choice among the following methods and follow it.

Following are the three methods using which one can remove tags from photos and posts before and after their approval.

Method 1

  • Login to your Facebook account using Facebook Lite app.
  • Click on the Menu (3 lines) icon present on the top right corner of the app. Then click on “View Your Profile” option to open your Facebook profile.
  • Facebook profile section is the place where you can find all the posts shared on your timeline. It also informs you about any pending photos or posts. If you have any pending photos or posts, you will see a ‘Pending Posts’ notification just below your Name.
  • You need to click on the “Pending Posts” option. This option takes you to a place where you can view all your pending photos and posts.
    Remove Tags - Pending Posts
  • Decide from which post(s) you would like to remove tags. After deciding, first you need to hide the pending posts from appearing in your timeline. Then only you will be able to remove tags.
  • Click on the “Hide” button to hide the post from your timeline.
  • You will now be given an option to remove tags. Click on “Remove Tag” option.
    Remove Tags - Hide Posts

Method 2

  • Login to your Facebook account using Facebook Lite app.
  • Click on the Menu (3 lines) icon present on the top right corner of the app. Then click on “View Your Profile” option to open your Facebook profile.
  • On your timeline, scroll down to the post from which you want to remove tags.
  • Now click on the 3 dots icon present on the top right corner of the post. Then click on “I don’t want to see this” option.
  • Then you need to click on “It’s spam” option. Don’t worry, this option will not report to Facebook for spam right away. You will get some more options after clicking on this option.
  • Now scroll down and click on “Remove Tag” option. Then click on “Done” button.
    Remove Tags - Timeline

Method 3

  • This method is exclusively for removing tags from already approved photos.
  • Login to your Facebook account using Facebook Lite app.
  • Click on the Menu (3 lines) icon present on the top right corner of the app. Then click on “View Your Profile” option to open your Facebook profile.
  • Now open ‘Photos’ section.
  • Under photos section, you need to click on the already approved photo.
  • Then you should click on the 3 dots present on the bottom right corner of the photo.
  • Then you need to click on “Tags” option, and then click on “Edit Tags” option.
  • Then click on your name to ‘un-check your profile’ and then click on “Done” button.

That’s it! Hope this guide has helped you to remove tags from photos and posts using any of the three different methods while using Facebook Lite app in your Android mobile. They are not complex, you just need to follow the procedure correctly.

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