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Facebook adds facial recognition feature

Facebook users will have to enable the new tool first

Facebook rolls out new feature
Facebook rolls out new feature

Facebook has tweaked its platform by adding a new way to help users identify when they appear in someone else's photos that have not been tagged.

Facebook users will have to enable the new tool and thereafter they will receive a notification when they appear in a photo without their knowledge. Once the notification has been sent, Facebook offers three options; tag yourself in the photo, leave yourself untagged or contact the person who posted the image.

It works with the help of facial recognition software, which analyses pixels in the photos the user is already tagged in creating a template. The template is then used to cross check any photos or videos that have been uploaded onto Facebook.

Starting this week, Facebook will roll out the feature around the world, excluding Canada and Europe.