Popular social networking brand, Facebook has now finally rolled out its much questioned facial recognition feature, amidst privacy speculations.

Recognizing you....

Recognizing you….

Launched yesterday, the facial recognition very plainly would get down to recognizing people’s faces on the photos uploaded. It will then suggest to the user that he could tag the featured friend in the image. The new feature will have Facebook suggesting you the names of your friends, family tagged in a particular picture. Tagging practices earlier used to get tasking since the user would have to begin from 0, each time he wished to tag a particular picture. The new feature means that once a particular tag is saved, the user wouldn’t have to type it ever again, since this time the software would have learned the face frequently appearing in the user’s pictures – be it his own or of friends, and family.

Facial recognition makes for a very interesting feature to begin with. However, Facebook states that if the service doesn’t appeal to you, you can disable the feature by visiting the Privacy Settings option on your profile.

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