How to turn off Facebook’s facial recognition feature

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Facebook is the number one social network with more than 2 billion users worldwide. The company has been working on improving its app for years to take on other competitors out there. One of the highlight features added to Facebook lies in facial recognition system.

Facebook’s move aims to fight against fake accounts using your photos and find photos you are in (but have not been tagged). In reality, facial recognition is not something new to Facebook, as it has used the feature to suggest tags.

While this is a great addition to Facebook, a number of users find it annoying. If you happen to sit in the latter group, then you can easily turn it off. For some background, Facebook has recently added an option that lets you disable the feature.

In this guide, we are going to walk you through the steps to turn off Facebook’s facial recognition feature. Before proceeding, make sure you now have the latest version of Facebook app on your phone.

How to turn off Facebook’s facial recognition feature

  1. On a mobile device (iPhone)

If you now own an iPhone, then you can easily turn off the feature with some simple steps. If you need help, make sure you follow our steps below.

Step one: Fire up the Facebook app and then hit the three lines button

Step two: Once you are in, select Settings and tap on Privacy Shortcuts

Step three: Select More Settings and tap on Face Recognition. Now just simply hit NO to complete the task. Once you are done, you won’t get notifications if strangers use your photos.

  1. On a computer

If you do not have an iPhone, then you can turn off the feature from your web browser. The method used to disable the feature from your browser is slightly different than how you do it on iPhone. Here is how.

Step one: Open your web browser and visit

Step two: Once you are in, click the down-arrow button at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings

Step three: Select Face Recognition and then hit Edit

Step four: Now just simply select NO to complete the task.

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