When using Facebook, you must have noticed that Facebook can easily detect your face on any photo where you are present. It may be a photo posted by you, or posted by any of your friends. It might surprise you how Facebook detects your face but the reality is that Facebook has a setting called Face recognition that is always turned on. When this settings is on, Facebook automatically gets the permission to enable face recognition technology for your profile.
Face recognition, as you might know, is a biometric artificial intelligence based application that determines the facial features and textures of a person and creates a unique identity. The Facial recognition technology is a complex technology that creates a digital image of your face. Remember, facial recognition always creates unique identity. That is why, facial patterns are used for security purposes. So, you can understand the importance of face recognition. We have facial recognition turned on Facebook, so that users can easily get tagged in photos where they are present. But, if you are concerned from security point of view, and do not want Facebook to recognize your face, then you must disable Face Recognition on Facebook.
In this tutorial, we shall show you how to turn off face recognition on Facebook.
Steps To Turn Off Face Recognition On Facebook
- First, login to your Facebook account, click on the down arrow located at the top right corner of the website. Now, go to Settings.
- In the left panel, you will find Face Recognition. Click on it.
- In the right panel, you will find the Face Recognition option. It says, “To recognise whether you’re in a photo or video, our system compares it with your profile picture, and photos and videos that you’re tagged in. This lets us know when you’re in other photos and videos so that we can create a better experience.” Click on the Edit option.
- Now click on the drop down menu, select No to turn off face recognition.