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This new feature of Facebook will find your face even when you’re not tagged in the post

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  1 min read >

Facebook, the most influencing social network in our lives has always been providing the amazing new features to astonish its users. Recently, the tech giant has announced that it will start using its facial recognition technology to find photos of you on its site, even if you are not tagged in those pictures. The new feature will work on same AI technology that suggests friend if they want to be tagged in your own uploaded images.

This news comes after the Facebook’s announcement of reducing the reach of “engagement bait” posts, which was annoying for many users. The tech giant with more than 2 billion daily active users globally has introduced a new feature called Photo Review. The new feature will notify you even if you weren’t tagged in the post. However, the feature will be only accessible for newly posted photos, and only those with privacy settings that make an image visible to you.

Facebook is continuously expanding use of its facial recognition technology over the years, but the company has never compromised on privacy of the users, as Facebook’s head of privacy, Rob Sherman says in a blog post,

“We always respect the privacy setting people select when posting a photo on Facebook (whether that’s friends, public, or a custom audience), so you won’t receive a notification if you’re not in the audience.”

When Facebook will identify you in a photo, it will display a notification which will open a new Photo Review dialog. With this dialogue, you can easily choose whether to tag yourself in the image or not. You can even message the user who posted that image or you can even inform Facebook that the face isn’t you. You can even report an image for breaching the site’s security rules.

Facebook always tries to find new ways to boost engagement in its platform. Users could spend more time going through untagged images of themselves while may also get a chance by connecting with the friends of friends who may post those images.

Written by Sajeel Syed
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