Oh it is but my concerns are that it is not clearly presented upfront and the general public tend to just click 'accept' when things like this pop up. How many people think to check through these kinds of things when it's an annoying pop-up that gets in the way of them getting to the site? Not many, I would wager.
I have contacted a domestic abuse charity to relay my concerns as this feature could put people at risk if there is not enough info out there about the FB facial recognition tool and how to turn it off.
I also think FB are sneaky bastards shoving this through before GDPR in May and the ongoing privacy issues.
It popped up on a tablet earlier but I closed the browser as I couldnt be bothered to go through it there and then. its not reappeared yet and I cant find the facial rec settings, is it on mobile versions of the site only?
Is there a way not to see ANY comments on a post at all unless clicked on? Some news posts show one or two of the comments underneath (with the option to see more). I'm sick of seeing the sheer amount of bile and abuse people post at official accounts and don't want to see any at all now. It's gotten to the stage where no one can announce anything without people screaming vile abuse at them (usually nothing to do with the post's contents).
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2020 13:03:38 GMT by The Doctor
So Facebook on Desktop has now updated to a new version and the most useful feature appears to have vanished, namely the ability to see the news feed in chronological order ie most recent rather then in some random order. This is why I use the desktop version far more than the useless mobile app version.
I don't like Facebook and I've never explored how to make it work. Whenever I look at a newsfeed that compiles everything together, you can refresh it and it'll show you a whole new load of posts that weren't there before. This makes me think I will miss stuff because it seems to be random what it wants to show you - so I do it the long way round. I've just bookmarked the few facebook news feeds I look at, Kapow, Star, ID etc, and check them individually. Takes longer, but at least then I feel I'm not missing anything.
I may have to do that now. The previous desktop version at least had a 1-click option to have the news feed in order. The new update appears to lack that vital function. I can select people/organisations to see 'first' but I can't find a way to have the whole feed in chronological order.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2020 10:04:14 GMT by The Doctor
I usually check in once a day in the evening, but obviously during the current exclusive crisis it's a bit more than that. There are other FB pages I like/follow/whatever it is you do with facebook, like third party news and kapow's marketplace, but I just flick through those bookmarks to check if anything's been put up.