In response to claims being made about Facebook being an unsecured social website and the cause behind many cyber-crimes, the company has launched a facial recognition feature to maximise the safety of their users. The social media tycoon is staunchly following its change plan to make Facebook a healthy site for its users. Earlier CEO, Mark Zuckerberg changed home settings of users when it came to displaying viral content. Then it moved to becoming a politically aware website and limits the spreading of false news by introducing a breaking news section in the news feed of users. The facial recognition feature is directly aimed at user safety when it comes to visual content.
HOW WILL THE FACIAL RECOGNITION FEATURE FUNCTION
Last week Facebook included Pakistan in its list of countries which will have this feature. The facial recognition feature will notify users when their photo has been uploaded to Facebook without them being tagged in it. It will also restrict hackers from illegally downloading profile photos of users on Facebook. The facial recognition feature is also developed for the visually impaired as it will alert them if their pictures have been uploaded anywhere on Facebook. If a similar picture or familiar face appears in pictures, facial recognition will detect that and alert the owner of the picture.
It is anticipated that this feature will reduce the number of fake profiles and stolen pictures on the social media site. To a great extent, Facebook users are now safe from having their pictures all over the internet.
HOW TO ENABLE THE FACIAL RECOGNITION FEATURE
Facebook is providing its users with an option whether they want to enable this feature or not.
- Go to the “settings” option on the Facebook application or desktop site.
- Click on “advanced” settings option
- Click on “privacy shortcuts”
- Then go to “more settings”
- Facial Recognition option will be listed, choose that.
- Select “yes” or “no” according to your preference.
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