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Move and Delete Tags on Bitbucket Cloud

Is it possible to move/delete tags on Bitbucket Cloud?

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Aug 20, 2019

Hi Alex, welcome to the Community!

You can't remove a tag from Bitbucket after you've added it. To remove a tag, you'll have to do so from the command line. This is explained in the article Repository tags.

For reference, you can learn how to do it from the terminal by following this tutorial or this post from Stackoverflow.

Hope that helps!


Hi Ana,

Thanks for the prompt response.

Is there any way to run command line on Bitbucket Cloud?

Or, I must use Sourcetree?

Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Aug 21, 2019

Hi Alex,

The command line can not be accessed from Bitbucket. You can access it directly on your computer (some systems call it 'terminal') or if you're not familiar or comfortable with the command line, you can use a graphical interface like Sourcetree. You can learn how to remove tags in Sourcetree on the article Adding, moving and removing tags.

Hope that helps!


There is a better solution to this using SourceTree, you can use Tag-> Remove Tag(Check Remove tag from all remotes).

See attachment.Capture.PNG

Hi, I did the Sourcetree Delete/Remove Tag with the option of the checkbox "Remove tag from all remotes" selected and apparently worked... but when someone else or I clone from zero the repo again the tags still there... Is frustrating that tags are immortal.

Actually, it is possible to delete a tag. This can be done from the commit's view: the tag has a gray X next to it.

The tagged commit can be found on the commits' page. It is the top-most one for the tag.

This answer is inspired by

It doesn't have any X in my commit's view, please provide a screenshot if that's true

This is top-right on the commit's page: Capture.PNG

Updating in reply to the question below: this is Atlassian Bitbucket v7.6.10 Server

Screenshot 2022-04-27 at 16.32.01.png
Perhaps it is tied to the premium plan. I don't see the same options. Are you using Bitbucket Cloud or Server ?

I have replied above next to the screen shot (to please future readers).

It might be related to permissions, but I am really just a user, not an admin.

I use release v8.3.0 at work and it has the [x] option along side of each tag. However, in my Cloud release, I just see the [+] symbol jus as Nikola stated in his comment. I have full privileges over my Bitbucket project repos also. So this must be a feature not included in the Cloud release.

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