Facebook will stop scanning your face by default

By Staff Writer | 05 Sep 2019 at 17:10hrs
A new Facebook privacy setting will make facial recognition in photos opt-in by default.

Face Recognition replaces Tag Suggestions and is rolling out to all Facebook users from today.

With Face Recognition turned on, Facebook notifies you if a picture of you is uploaded online – even if you are not tagged.

You then receive three options:

Tag yourself
Stay untagged
Report the photo

Face Recognition was first introduced in December 2017, but it was only available to a limited number of users.

Those who have not had Face Recognition available as a setting will receive a notification in their News Feed that will allow them to turn the feature on.

If they choose not to, however, Face Recognition will remain disabled by default.



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