Facebook sharing test tool that scans faces in all photos on cell phone




Facebook testing in Australia Photo Magic, which must be part of the Messenger service. The tool scans faces in images from around the gallery and immediately after taking the picture, so that the user can share them directly with the recognized friends.

Photo Magic uses facial recognition techniques that Facebook also used for tagging photos and Moments app. Photo Magic scans the photo collection of a user and the faces of friends are detected, the user gets a notification with the suggestion to share the image via Messenger as a group thread.

If the user then takes pictures showing the friends he or she gets to the Android app ‘within seconds’ a push notification for sharing, describes TechCrunch. When iOS would take a little longer because of restrictions of Apple. According to The Independent, all photos to scan sent to the Facebook servers. Most Messenger users might already have permission to scan their pictures to the first time they shared a picture.

Facebook users should, by the same privacy option as they do now against the tag, can keep their face is detected. Also turn off his notifications. Facebook wants to bring the functionality in any case to the US. In Europe, companies are required to offer an opt-in option for this type of service with face recognition, which is less likely that Facebook will release the opportunity here in the present form.


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