Facebook is introducing face recognition in Europe

Scrolling on my Facebook Timeline today, I spotted a notification from Facebook among friends’ updates saying:

Hi Oana, we’re always working to make Facebook better, so we’re adding more ways to use face recognition besides just suggesting tags. For example, face recognition technology can do things like:

• Find photos you’re in but haven’t been tagged
• Help protect you from strangers using your photo
• Tell people with visual impairments who’s in your photo or video

You control face recognition. This setting is on, but you can turn it off any time, which applies to features we may add later.

-The Facebook Team

It seems that Facebook is rolling face recognition in Europe these days, after a failed attempt a while ago. The feature does not seem to be available to everyone yet. If it’s active for you, you should be able to go to Settings and see the option of Face recognition on the left side column. From there, the feature can be turned off/on.


The feature has already been in use in other parts of the world.

While we’re here, have you seen The Circle? How did you find it?

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