How do I edit or delete person tags in Memories?

In Family Tree, if a photo or document shows up on the wrong person, it means that memory contains a tag to that person. Any user can fix this problem by detaching the tag, which removes it from the wrong person’s record.

If you uploaded the photo or story, you can delete or detach any tag on the photo or document, regardless of whether you created it. You cannot resize, reposition, and rename tags to correct spelling errors unless you created the tag.

If you try 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. You must stop helping first.
  • 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, click Memories.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Gallery.
  3. Click the photo or document that has the tag to be edited or deleted.
  4. In the People box on the right, click the down arrow of the tag that needs to be changed or deleted.
  5. If the story or audio file has a tag to a wrong person, delete it:
    1. Click Delete Tag. (This option appears only if you created the tag.)
    2. Click Delete.
  6. To change the size or placement of a tag, follow these steps:
    1. Click Edit tag. (This option appears only if you created the tag.)
    2. To make the tag larger or smaller, click the green circle, and drag it to the correct size.
    3. To reposition the tag, click in the tag, and drag it to the desired position.
  7. To detach an incorrect tag, follow these steps:
    1. Click Remove from Family Tree. (This option appears only if you did not create the tag.)
    2. Enter a reason that explains how you know the tag should be deleted.
    3. Click Detach.
  8. If you mistyped a tag and applied it to several memories, follow these steps to correct it:
    1. Click Show All Memories Tagged with This Name.
    2. Click the first memory.
    3. Click the down arrow of the tag.
    4. Click Delete Tag. (This option appears only if you created the tag.)
    5. Confirm that you want to delete the tag, and click Delete.
    6. Add a new tag.
    7. Repeat for each memory that uses the mistyped tag.

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 already tagged in the memory.
  2. Tap Memories.
  3. Tap the photo or document that has the tag to be edited or deleted.
  4. Tap the photo again.
  5. Tap the icon that looks like a silhouette with either a + or a number. All of the current tags appear, along with a list of relatives and ancestors.
    • Android: The icon is in the top right portion of the screen.
    • Apple iOS: The icon is in the bottom right portion of the screen.
  6. To resize the tag, tap the green dot that is 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. 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.
  9. To add a new tag after detaching the previous one, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the location where the tag should be located.
    2. Tap Add Name.
    3. Find and tap the name in the list.
  10. When you are finished working with the tags on this memory, 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 a + or a number. All of the current tags appear.
    • Android: The icon is in the top right portion of the screen.
    • Apple iOS: The icon is in the bottom right portion of the screen.
  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 new tag after detaching the previous one, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the location where the tag should be located.
    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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