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Facebook turns on ‘Facial Recognition Tag Suggestions’

The new face recognition tagging feature has been available in the US since December last year, although Facebook has now decided that today is the day that the social networking site will roll-out the new feature world-wide.

The new feature is now available to all Facebook users, although for some reason Facebook has decided not to inform users that the new tagging feature has gone live, which will no doubt annoy users who are hot on privacy.

Facial recognition tagging is obviously designed to make your life a bit easier, especially if you regularly upload photo albums to your Facebook account. It will automatically scan and group together similar faces and then suggest the name of the person who it is.

However, if it’s a feature you’re not bothered about using, or perhaps you’d prefer not to have your face recognised by the new tagging feature, Facebook has given users the option to disable it if they wish (although haven’t told you how) – to do this you’ll need to do the following:

  • Go to Privacy Settings
  • Click “Customise Settings”
  • Select “Things others share”
  • Select “Suggest photos of me to friends”
  • Make the changes to require

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