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Facebook will now let people opt-out of its face recognition feature

Facebook will now allow all its users to opt-in or out of its 'face recognition' feature — which was used by default — to provide tag suggestions, the company said in a blog post. If used, the face recognition technology will notify users about pictures in which they appear, but haven't been tagged. The default 'tag suggestions' feature will now be rolled back. Users will be allowed to keep the 'facial recognition' feature switched off, users can tag others manually but Facebook itself will not give them any suggestions. "If you do not currently have the face recognition setting and do nothing, we will not use face recognition to recognize you or suggest tags," said Facebook. "In addition, features like Photo Review, which lets you know when you appear in photos even if you are not tagged, as long as you have permission to see the post based on its privacy setting, will not be activated. People will still be able to manually tag friends, but we won’t suggest you to be tagged if you do not have face recognition turned on." the company said. The feature was launched in 2017 for some users Facebook had introduced the face recognition feature back in December 2017 for a select group of users which is now being expanded to all its users. The feature was introduced to notify users when other people might try to use their pictures as their profile image and also find photos in which the user is not tagged. As…

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