How to Turn off the Facebook Face Recognition

If you’re not new on Facebook, you might have noticed that you’ve started getting alerts once a post containing your face is uploaded. That is the effect of the Facebook face recognition feature which suggests to friends to tag you once they upload a picture with your face in it.

Before now, users tend to tag whoever they want on their pictures. That has changed over the years. These days, you get suggestions on who to tag based on the faces that are being recognized on the picture you’re about to post. Although, this could seem to be a good move to enhance the platform by integrating it with artificial intelligence. But for some people, this could be offensive as they don’t like being tagged on another person’s post.

Hence, if you don’t want to be tagged then you need to turn off the facebook facial recognition. This and many other reasons can warrant that.

And of course, this feature is turned on by default without your consent. But here is the good news, you can turn it off whenever you want.

How to To turn off Facebook Face Recognition with your Phone – The Guide

Step 1. Launch the Facebook app on your phone.

Step 2. On the page displayed, tap on the menu button which is normally located on the top right corner. [this button is normally represented by 3 horizontal lines]

Step 3. Now, scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy.

Step 4. Next, tap on Privacy shortcut and continue.

Step 5. At this point, you will see the option tagged Control Face Recognition, tap on it.

Step 6. Now, go through the notifications on this page. Besides the one that suggests if you want Facebook to recognize you in photos and videos, select No/off as the case may be and Hurray, you’ve turned it off.

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How to Turn off facebook face recognition with your PC browser

The setting for the desktop browser is a little different from that of the phone. Below is how you can turn it off, using a desktop browser.

Step 1. Open Facebook with your web browser.

Step 2. From the top of the page, click on the small arrow that is pointing down.

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Step 3. From the drop-down menu, select Settings.

Step 4. Now, look by the left side of the page and select the option for face recognition.

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Step 5. Now, Facebook will give you an overview of what the face recognition is all about. Scroll down and click on continue.

Step 6. Next, you’ll be given an option to turn it on or off.

Alright, now you’ve successfully turned it off. you can use the same process to turn the Facebook Face Recognition ON. Bravo!

You can get more help from the Facebook Help Centre here.

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