A quiet entry into the area of photo tagging was made over the weekend by none other than Microsoft, as VentureBeat discovered new Windows 8.1 application AutoTag ‘n Search My Photos, which is not available via the Microsoft Research downloads page, or via the Windows Store.
With owners of Apple devices being able to upgrade to iOS 8 starting Wednesday, Facebook is prepared for the new mobile operating system, as well.
Facebook has quietly brought facial-recognition technology back in Europe after disabling its tag suggest feature there in October 2012, but it only works on friends from the U.S. who have enabled the tag suggest option in their profile settings, according to a report by TechCrunch.
Facebook users about to join the work force for the first time: The photo above is not a wise choice for your profile picture on Facebook (and probably shouldn’t be posted at all, but that’s another argument for another day), and you should probably examine its privacy settings in order to ensure that no potential employers see it.
Happy anniversary, from Facebook: The social network announced the launch of a new anniversary story feature, in which users who have shared the dates of their relationships or weddings will receive a congratulatory message from Facebook on that day, as well as the opportunity to share collections of up to five photos in which both members of the couple are tagged.
The popularity of Facebook’s Paper iPhone application has been slipping of late, and the social network added a slew of new features to its update, version 1.2, with an eye toward rekindling interest in the app.
Facebook released new versions of its flagship applications for iOS and Android Wednesday, with the iOS app adding some unannounced tweaks to its recently introduced opt-in Nearby Friends feature, while the major addition to the Android app was the ability for users to like posts, photos, and pages while they are offline.
Facebook appears to have added a menu to photos that are tagged, providing one-click access to photos featuring the person who is tagged, as well as that person’s friends list, when users mouse over the tagged person in the photo.