TechCrunch is reporting that Google has added a new facial recognition feature to their Google+ network. Unlike Facebook’s facial recognition which is opt out, Google’s is courteous enough to allow you to opt into this new feature. The new service is called Find My Face, and while I don’t see this option in my account just yet, you can be sure it will become available sooner or later.
Around the holidays, many of us get together with friends and family, and if you’re like me, you take lots of photos! Tagging those photos can be a lot of work. So today we’re launching Find My Face, an easier way to tag photos of yourself and your friends.
By turning on Find My Face, Google+ can prompt people you know to tag your face when it appears in photos. Of course, you have control over which tags you accept or reject, and you can turn the feature on or off in Google+ settings. (https://plus.google.com/settings/plus) – Matt Steiner, Engineering Lead on Google+ Photos