Image tagging in Microsoft Syntex

(Coming soon)

With image tagging in Microsoft Syntex, users can find images through search by searching on image tags, and create workflows based on image tags. By default, basic image tagging is turned on for SharePoint and OneDrive. Images uploaded to either location are automatically scanned and applicable tags are applied, if available, from a list of 37 basic tags. Users can find images through search by searching on the image tags.

When a user uploads an image, the tagging process runs automatically. If an image is edited, the tagging process runs again to update the tags.

Users with permissions to the image file can see and edit the tags in the file information panel or in the search results page. Once a user edits an image's tags, the system no longer auto-tags that image, even if it's edited.

If you turn tagging off, images will no longer be automatically tagged. Existing tags won't be removed.


System generated tags may change with updates to the image or our tag technology.

Configure image tagging

After you set up Syntex, you can configure image tagging in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

To turn image tagging on or off

  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, select Setup.

  2. Under Organizational knowledge, click Automate content understanding.

  3. Click Manage.

  4. On the Image tagging tab, click Edit.

  5. Choose to allow Basic tagging or turn tagging Off.

  6. Click Save.

    Screenshot of image tagging control.