Palo Alto, Calif. – Facebook has quietly launched a new facial recognition tool that can help users tag photos in most countries where the social network operates, CNET reports.

“When we announced this feature last December, we explained that we would test it, listen to feedback, and iterate before rolling it out more broadly,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNET.

“We should have been more clear with people during the rollout process when this became available to them. Tag suggestions are now available in most countries and we’ll post further updates to our blog over time.”

The facial recognition tool was first launched in the U.S., and is turned on automatically by default, but can be disable by users via their privacy settings.


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