If you didn’t already know, Facebook recently introduced a new function where it can automatically identify people in pictures. While a great example of the leaps and bounds that the social media site has undergone, what seems to have annoyed people is that they didn’t tell its users that they had rolled it out.
To me, the most annoying thing is that they enabled the function as a default, rather than allowing its users to make the choice if they want to turn it on. So, because I can be petty and spiteful when I’m not given a choice, I turned the facial recognition off. But they don’t make it easy for you so here’s the step by step guide in all it’s glory:
> Go to the Privacy Settings screen in your Facebook account
> Click on “Customize Settings” in the bottom centre of the page
> In the section called “Things Others Share”, click on the “Edit Settings” button next to the item “Suggest Photos of Me to Friends”
> Enable/Disable the option as per your personal preference
> Voila! you’ve successfully turned off facial recognition in Facebook!