In an effort to improve the act of tagging pictures users upload to their profiles on Facebook, the company has integrated facial recognition that will remember past tags and suggest tags for pictures rather than forcing users to manually attach names to faces fro each picture they upload, according to an entry from The Facebook Blog.
In an effort to keep privacy concerns in mind when designing the new feature, however, Facebook allows users to disallow their own face being tagged automatically rather than whether or not they want to use the feature themselves.
All other aspects such as manually tagging and detagging pictures will remain as they were with the change being mostly aimed at those importing large numbers of pictures at once. The new face-recognition tagging feature is expected to be available to U.S. users in the coming weeks.
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