Facebook is introducing face recognition settings to let you manage a broader set of uses, apart from tag suggestions.
Currently, face recognition is used to suggest tags on an uploaded photo.
If you have the tag suggestions setting, you will begin to see a notice in your News Feed.
The notification will include information about the new features and options to learn more about how Facebook uses face recognition, along with a button to turn it on or keep it off.
If you do not currently have the face recognition setting and do nothing, Facebook will not use face recognition to recognize you or suggest tags.
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.
You will still be able to manually tag friends, but the platform won’t suggest you to be tagged if you do not have face recognition turned on. If you already have the face recognition setting, you won’t receive a notice.
The platform claims, “Facebook’s face recognition technology still does not recognize you to strangers. We don’t share your face recognition information with third parties. We also don’t sell our technology.”
The changes are in effect globally.