(Reuters) — Facebook is opening up its face recognition technology to all users with an option to opt out, the social media company said on Tuesday, as it discontinued a related feature called “.”
The old feature enabled users to choose whether Facebook could suggest that their friends tag them in photos, without giving them control over other uses of the technology.
The face recognition setting, available to some Facebook users since December 2017, has additional functions such as notifying account holders if their profile photo is used by someone else.
People who opt in to the new setting will still have tag suggestions automatically generated about them.
Facebook’s face recognition technology has been at the center of a privacy related lawsuit since 2015.