MENLO PARK, Ca. – Facebook says it will offer facial-recognition features to all of its users but it says it will keep the capabilities turned off by default.
Users will have to specifically turn the capability on.
The company says a forthcoming alert will be sent explaining the feature to users and allowing them to opt in.
When it goes live, the feature will be automatically turned off if a user failed to respond to the alert.
The company first offered the feature to some users in late 2017 by allowing them to decide broadly whether or not facial recognition was used in their Facebook experience.
With the announcement Tuesday, Facebook is expanding this option to all users.