DURBAN - New Facebook users or those who had the tag suggestions setting will now have the face recognition setting and will receive information about how it works.
Facebook has always given users control over whether the social network uses face recognition technology to recognise them in photos.
This setting was previously called tag suggestions because Facebook only used face recognition technology to automatically suggest tags of users friends in photos.
Two years ago, Facebook introduced a new setting for some users called face recognition. The face recognition setting lets users manage whether Facebook uses face recognition technology on photos of them in order to suggest tags.
It provides an easy on or off switch for a broader set of uses of face recognition, such as helping users protect their identity on Facebook.