You can still disable face detection, but you know that Facebook will continue to scan photos of you and your friends if you leave face detection turned on.
Facebook says that this only serves to mark other people in your profile posts,has become a hot-button privacy issue. Facebook itself .
If you're new to Facebook or have previously used the tag setting to control face scans and suggestions, you'll need to familiarize yourself with a new setting. You should receive a Facebook notification that guides you through the message. If you miss it, you can disable face detection with just a few clicks or touches.
Disable Face Scan scanning on your phone
1. Open the Facebook app.
. 2 Tap the menu button (the three-line icon).
. 3 Scroll down and select Settings & Privacy .
. 4 Tap Privacy Links .
. 5 Select Control face recognition .
. 6 Tap the area that asks if Facebook should recognize you on a photo.
. 7 Select From .
Accessing Facebook Settings from Your Desktop Browser
If you are using Facebook on a computer, you can access this settings page and click Edit next to the Face Recognition setting and No choose ].
If this feature is turned off, Facebook will no longer scan your photos using face recognition technology. This does not mean that you can not tag friends in photos, just that Facebook does not recommend people to tag.
Originally published in December 2017. Updated with new information.