Facebook adds Photo Auto-tagging functionality

Facebook has added automatic face-tagging to its popular photo sharing galleries feature. The auto tagging functionality automatically gathers up individuals it believes to be the same in newly uploaded pictures, and allows users to link them to a friend’s profile in one easy step. The functionality is a step in Facebook’s existing face-identifier, which spotted different people in each frame, adding in suggestions as to whom the system believes is in each shot.

Those who don't want their pictures to be tagged automatically; can opt-out of automatic recognition through their privacy settings; however, that won’t stop people from tagging you manually.

Availability: The functionality will begin for US Facebook users over the next few weeks. --------

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