Facebook’s “Face Recognition” feature is aimed at keeping you fully aware of and control the photos of you people upload. Also known as “Photo Review,” it notifies you as soon as your face is detected in a newly uploaded pic and then you can allow your friends to tag you, let it be there in the shot or ask them to remove the photo. Though the feature seems to be immensely user-friendly, there could be more than what meets the eyes. And if you don’t want the app to gather your biometric data for any personal reason, you can choose to turn off Facebook face recognition on your iPhone/iPad, Android, and computer.

“Face Recognition” is also very helpful for the visually impaired people as it tells them who is in their photos. Using screen readers, they will easily get to know who appears in photos in their News Feed even if they aren’t tagged. Anyway, you don’t want to use this feature anymore? Let’s disable it!

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How to Turn Off Facebook Face Recognition on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Computer

How to Disable Facebook’s Face Recognition Feature on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Computer

Quick access:

Turn Off Facebook Face Recognition on iPhone and iPad

Note: Currently, Facebook’s face recognition feature is not available in Canada and the EU.

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

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Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button at the bottom right corner → Scroll down and tap on Settings.

Tap on Menu then Settings in FaceBook on iPhone

Step #3. Select Account Settings.

Tap on Account Settings in Facebook on iPhone or iPad

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Step #4. Next up, tap on Face Recognition.

Tap on Face recognition in Facebook Settings on iPhone or iPad

Step #5. Tap on Do you want Facebook to be able to recognize you in photos and videos?

Tap on Facebook Face recognition on iPhone or iPad

Step #6. Finally, you need to select “No” to prevent the social app from recognizing you in the photos.

Turn Off Facebook Face recognition on iPhone or iPad

The process is just as easy on Android devices. Keep reading…

Disable Face Recognition on Facebook on Android

Step #1. Open Facebook on your Android device and then tap on the menu button in the top right corner.

Step #2. Now, scroll down to Help & Settings section and select Account Settings.

Tap on Menu then Account Settings in Facebook on Android Phone

Step #3. Next, tap on Face Recognition Settings.

Tap on Face Recognition Settings in Facebook on Android Phone

Step #4. Next up, tap on “Do you want Facebook to be able to recognize you in photos and videos?”

Select Face Recognition Settings in Facebook on Android Phone

Step #5. In the select “No.”

Disable Facebook Face Recognition on Android Phone

You can turn off Photo Review from your computer as well. Steps are quite similar on the web…

Disable Face Recognition on Facebook on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to facebook.com on your computer.

Step #2. Now, sign in to your account, if you aren’t already. Then, click on the tiny downward arrow in the top right corner and select Settings.

Click on Settings in Facebook on Computer

Step #3. Next, click Face Recognition located on the left sidebar.

Click on Face recognition in Facebook on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Next, click on Edit.

Click on Edit Face Recognition in FaceBook on Mac or Windows PC

Step #5. Select No. Then click on Close.

Turn Off Facebook Face Recognition on Mac or Windows PC

That’s pretty much it!

If you ever want to go back, follow the same steps mentioned above and turn on the feature in the end.

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