How do I edit or delete person tags in Memories?

In Family Tree, if a memory item (an audio file, a document, a photo or a story) shows up on the wrong person and it contains a tag to that person, you can fix this problem by deleting or detaching the tag. This removes it from the wrong person’s record.

Summary

  • If you uploaded the memory, Delete Tag is available.
  • If you did not upload the memory, Detach from Family Tree is available.
  • You cannot resize, reposition, and rename tags to correct spelling errors unless you created the tag.

Note: If you attempt to edit a tag and do not see the options for editing and deleting it, consider the following:

  • You did not create the tag.
  • You are signed in as a helper, and the person you are helping did not create the tag. Sign out as helper.
  • You created the tag while signed in to help someone else. To edit the tag, you must either have the person you were helping do it or sign in to help that person again.

Steps (website)

  1. On FamilySearch.org, sign in and click Memories.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Gallery.
  3. Click the photo or document that has the tag you want to edit or delete.
  4. In the People box on the right, click the down arrow of the tag to see these options:
    1. Delete if tag you created is linked to a wrong person:
      1. Click Delete Tag.
      2. Click Delete.
    2. Detach if tag was created by another user and linked to a wrong person:
      1. Click Detach from Family Tree.
      2. Enter a reason statement.
      3. Click Detach.
    3. Edit if you want to edit name, change size or placement of tag you created:
      1. Click Edit Tag.
      2. Edit name or spelling and click Save.
      3. To make the tag larger or smaller, click the green circle, and drag it to the correct size.
      4. To reposition the tag, click in the tag, and drag it to the desired position.

    Note: If you mistyped a tag you created and applied it to several memories:

    1. Click Show All Memories Tagged with This Name.
    2. Click the first memory.
    3. Click the down arrow of the tag.
    4. Click Edit Tag and make changes.
    5. Click Save.
    6. Change is applied to all tagged memory items.

Steps (Family Tree mobile app)

Using the Family Tree mobile app, you can delete, detach, reposition, resize, and rename tags.

  1. In the Family Tree mobile app, display the person page of a person who is tagged in the memory.
  2. Tap Memories.
  3. Tap the photo or document that has the tag you want to edit or delete.
  4. Tap the photo again.
  5. Tap the icon that looks like a silhouette with "+" or a number. All the current tags appear, along with a list of relatives and ancestors.
    • Android: The icon is in the top-right.
    • Apple iOS: The icon is in the bottom-right.
  6. To resize the tag, tap the green dot on the tag's border, and drag it to the new size. 
  7. To reposition the tag, tap in the tag, and drag it to the desired position.
  8. Detach the tag:
    1. Tap the tag. A small X appears above and to the left of the tag.
    2. Tap the X.
    3. A message asks if you are sure. Tap Delete.
  9. Add a tag after you detach one:
    1. Tap the location for the tag.
    2. Tap Add Name.
    3. Find and tap the name in the list.
  10. When you finish, tap Done.

Steps (Memories mobile app)

In the Memories mobile app, you can detach, resize, reposition, or rename tags for the memories you uploaded.

  1. In the Memories mobile app, tap the story or audio to be tagged.
  2. Tap the icon that looks like a face with either "+" or a number. All the current tags appear.
    • Android: The icon is in the top-right.
    • Apple iOS: The icon is in the bottom-right.
  3. To resize the tag, tap the green dot that is on the tag's border, and drag it to the new size. 
  4. To reposition the tag, tap in the tag, and drag it to the desired position.
  5. To detach the tag, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the tag. A small X appears above and to the left of the tag.
    2. Tap the X.
    3. A message asking if you are sure appears. Tap Delete.
  6. To add a tag after detaching the previous one, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the location for the tag.
    2. Tap Add Name.
    3. Find and tap the name in the list.
  7. When you are finished working with the tags on this memory, tap Done.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not allow you to upload, view, or tag memories.

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