Google yesterday announced a new feature in Google Plus named “Find My Face”. It is now live on Google Plus. This new feature is implemented to make it easier for users to tag people with face recognition technology. With this new feature, Google Plus suggests you people to tag when it finds someone in your circle who is closely identical to the pictures stored in Google Plus. In a recent update, Google’s engineer Matt Steiner told, “By turning on this feature, Google Plus can suggest people you know to tag your face when it is displayed in photos.” He also told that “you will have the complete control over tags; accepting an rejecting is easy too. Even you can turn off the feature”.
How it works?
For example, suppose “Alan” thinks to enable Find My Face. When one of Alan’s friend uploads apicture that is having Alan in it, then that friend will see a notification – “Is that Alan?” With this
feature, Alan’s friends are having the option to tag Alan in the photo with much ease. On the other hand, Alan can accept or reject the tag, based on his choice.
With Find My Face feature, people on G+ will be given chance to tag you whenever they upload
a photo of you. The feature is much similar to Facebook’s face recognition system, which too
identifies your face in posted pictures, and offers suggestion to friends to tag you.
What is different from Facebook?
Anyway, Google Plus’ Find My Face technolgoy is built in with some key differences from the other mainstream social networking sites’ methodology. Definitely they must’ve thought this differences will make Find My Face more unique. You can choose whether to accept tag unlike Facebook. In Facebook, you need to enable tag review, in order to approve tags before displaying your name besides the photo.
Find My Face prompts people to choose whether to enable this feature before it starts automatically suggesting you to your friend. If you don’t love your name being associated with your friend’s pictures on Google Plus, then you can easily opt out of this feature. You can turn it off in Google
Plus settings page.
But most users are not yet able to see the option to enable this feature, we think it’s yet to be rolled out to all the users soon. Find My Face is a great update, making G+ Photos more powerful and fit.
Have you got this update? If you did, comment below, and let us know what do you think about this