Find My Face: Facial Recognition Feature on Google+

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Matt Steiner Google+

Earlier this year, Facebook added a facial recognition feature to the website. Facial recognition feature automatically builds face prints to suggest the identities of friends in uploaded photos. Google is rolling out the same feature, know as ‘Find My Face’ for Google+. The Find My Face features allows users to automatically find themselves in photos posted by friends.

Find My Face is opt-in feature. It means users have full choice to enable or disable the feature by their choice. The internet giant, Facebook added facial recognition in an opt-out style earlier this year. Tagging photos or tagging in the post is one of the most important feature on the social networking websites. Over the next several days, users will be able to allow other Google+ users to be prompted when a photo they upload matches your face.

Matt Steiner Google+

Around the holidays, many of us get together with friends and family, and if you’re like me, you take lots of photos! Tagging those photos can be a lot of work. So today we’re launching Find My Face, an easier way to tag photos of yourself and your friends – Matt Steiner, Engineering Lead on the Google+ Photos team blogged that in his profile.

By turning on Find My Face, Google+ can prompt people you know to tag your face when it appears in photos. you have control over which tags you accept or reject, and users can turn the feature on or off in Google+ settings.

Matt Steiner Google+

The feature isn’t available yet, and neither are the security controls. Just take a look on the above screenshot. It will look like once it’s rolled out publicly.

So stay tuned with us to experience ‘Find My Face’ on Google+.

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