Facebook Starts Testing Face Recognition

Sun, Jul 4, 2010

Facebook, Social

It appears that the days of manually tagging your friends in pictures might be coming to a close soon. Facebook has started a “limited test” of facial recognition software that will help in tagging your friends.

The process is this, according to PCMag: You upload a picture and the software will scan the photograph, find faces, and ask you who is the owner of said face.

“With this new feature, tagging is faster since you don’t need to select a face. It’s already selected for you, just like those rectangles you see around your friends’ faces when you take a photo with a modern digital camera,” writes Sam Odio, Facebook’s product manager for Photos. “All that’s left for you to do is type a name and hit enter.”

Odio, nor Facebook, have given no indication when this feature will be released to all Facebook users, but it’s definitely something I’ll want to check out when it does. Talk about some time-saving!

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