Facebook Adds Face Detection To Photos

This afternoon Facebook saw the first improvement to its photo application thanks to its recent acquisition of Divvyshot: the addition of face detection to photos. Now when you upload photos to various areas of the site, including the homepage, you should be able to instantly tag your friends without clicking on them in the actual photo. Instead, the system will automatically detect faces in the photos and prompt you to select the friend who’s face it is.

While this is only a minor improvement, it appears as though the ex-Divvyshot team will be focusing their efforts on improving the photos application. Whether it’s “browsing, uploading and tagging”, improvements are in the pipeline.