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Instagram Now Allows Photo Tagging

Instagram's new "Photos of You" allows you to tag your photos and spotlights photos you've been tagged in on your profile — a lot like Facebook.
Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos they snap with their mobile devices and share them with friends and strangers. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)

By// Mariah Craddick 

Now that Facebook has acquired Instagram, it was only a matter of time before it started updating the photo-sharing site with Facebook-like features. Instagram’s new “Photos of You” allows you to tag your photos and spotlights photos you’ve been tagged in on your profile — a lot like Facebook.

Here’s the scoop straight from the horse’s mouth:

Today, we’re excited to introduce Photos of You and bring you a new way to share and discover stories on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share. And it doesn’t stop at people—you can add any account on Instagram, whether it’s your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow.

There will now be a Photos of You section on your profile. When someone adds you to a photo, you’ll receive a notification and the photo will appear in your Photos of You. Want to make sure you like the photo first? No problem: you can easily adjust your settings so nothing appears on your profile until you approve it. Before your Photos of You section is visible to other people, you’ll have until May 16th to play around and get used to the feature.

EMBED VIDEO: <iframe src=”;portrait=0″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href=”″>Introducing Photos of You</a> from <a href=””>Instagram</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a>.</p>