Facebook: Here’s How to Opt Out of Facial-Recognition Features

Users can stop the social network from identifying them in photos where they were not tagged

Facebook has been using facial-recognition technology since 2010 Facebook

Late last year, Facebook updated the use of its facial-recognition technology, allowing users, in part, to see photos they may appear in, even if they haven’t been tagged. For users concerned with privacy, the social network also allows users to opt out of Facebook’s facial-recognition features. Our guide will show you how to do just that.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS. Also note, if your tag suggestions setting is set to “none,” your facial-recognition setting will automatically be set to “No” unless you manually change it.

Step 1: Tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Settings.”

Step 3: Tap “Account Settings.”

Step 4: Tap “Face Recognition.”

Step 5: Tap “Do you want Facebook to be able to recognize you in photos and videos?”

Step 6: Tap “No.” Your choice will be saved automatically.