How to disable facial recognition of faces in photos in Windows 10

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For the uninitiated, the new version of Windows 10 it comes from the factory, so to speak, from an application called Photos. With it you can view videos and photos, as well as make editing options, but it also allows for facial recognition. And with it you can perfectly recognize the face of a person who appears in any photo.

As you can see, this application cannot be used only as security measure. Something we could check in the article how to improve and increase the security of my Windows 10 computer. Otherwise, it is also used to recognize the face of a person in photos, as well as the well-known social platform Facebook.



How to disable facial recognition of faces in photos in Windows 10

But it turns out that this application that comes by default in Windows 10 doesn't like many people and would like to disable it. In this article, we'll show you how simple it can be. And the steps you need to follow to disable facial recognition of faces in photos in Windows 10, very fast.

The new Photos feature, which was designed with the intention of keeping all your photos and images organized. It is natively active and if our intention is to deactivate it we have to do the following. We have to go directly to the application and we will have two different ways to do it.

The first is by entering the search engine of Windows and in the search bar, which is located in the taskbar, we need to write the name of the application. The second way to do this is via the Start menu, via the link and look for the application called Photos.


Steps to disable facial recognition of faces in photos in Windows 10

Once the app is displayed, we need to look for the Menu option, we can find it by clicking three dots icon, which is located in the upper right corner. A context menu will open and in it we will see many options. Inside them we will choose Settings and it will take us to its window.


In it we will see different sections, in which we can make changes to this application, but for our specific case we will look for the View and Edit section. Here we will see that you have several options to choose from for different settings. But we'll focus on the People option.

Right on the right side of this option we will find a small switch that needs to be activated at this time. Through it, facial recognition is turned on or off in photos. It works similar to the Facebook feature that allows you to tag yourself in a photo that appears to you.


So that you can disable facial recognition of faces in photos in Windows 10, you need to position yourself on the switch and then slide it to the OFF side. And that way you won't have any more problems with this application in this regard. If at any time you decide you want to reactivate this function, you just have to follow the path that we indicate and slide the switch to ON.


You realize how easy it is to perform certain configurations on your computer that runs on the Windows 10 operating system. And the best part is that it will be done quickly and without wasting time. And so you learned how to disable facial recognition of faces in photos in Windows 10.

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