While every smartphone manufacturer is using facial recognition technology to provide better security, Facebook is liberally turning in facial recognition automatically for all users. The new Face Recognition feature will help you to find photos/videos you’re in but not tagged, protect you from strangers using your photos/videos, and also tell people who’re in photos or videos.

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Well, Facebook has taken a good move by adding the face recognition feature inside the app which will reduce cybercrime and online bullying. Sound great! Isn’t it? However, if you don’t want to use this new feature, then you can easily turn off Facebook’s Face Recognition on your Android and iPhone.

How to Disable or Turn Off Facebook Face Recognition on Android and iPhone

How to Turn Off Facebook’s Face Recognition Feature on Android and iPhone

First off, make sure that you have installed the latest version of the Facebook app on your Android and iOS device.

How to Turn Off Facebook’s Face Recognition on Android

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your Android phone.

Step #2. Tap on hamburger icon at the top right corner to get the settings menu.

Tap on hamburger icon in Android Facebook AppStep #3. Scroll down to the “Help & Settings” section and select “Account Settings”.

Tap on Account Settings in Android Facebook AppStep #4. In the Account Settings, tap on the “Face Recognition Settings”.

Tap on Face Recognition Settings in Android Facebook AppStep #5. Now tap on the “Do you want Facebook to be able to recognize you in photos and videos?” and then Select “No”.
Select No to Turn Off Facebook Face Recognition Feature on Android

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How to Turn Off Facebook’s Face Recognition on iPhone

Note: If you cannot see the Face Recognition Settings on your iOS device, then it may take a few days to get Face Recognition option in the Facebook app.

Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, tap on the hamburger icon at the right bottom of the app to get settings menu.

Tap on hamburger icon in iOS Facebook AppStep #3. Scroll down and tap on “Settings” under the Settings section and select “Account Settings”.

Tap on Settings and then Select Account Settings in iOS Facebook AppStep #4. Now tap on the “Face Recognitions” option.

Tap on Face Recognitions in iOS Facebook AppStep #5. Now tap on the “Do you want Facebook to be able to recognize you in photos and videos?” and then Select “No”.

Select No to Turn Off Facebook Face Recognition Feature on iPhoneThat’s it!

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That was too easy to disable Face Recognition feature in the Facebook app. Once you have started using this new feature, let us know how it is doing. Is it really worthy or not? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.