Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

SOLVED: How do I merge two Facebook pages that I manage?

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Because Facebook changes layout and methods of doing things, searching for how to merge different Facebook pages that you manage can be frustrating. The way it was done last year is not the way it’s done this year.

If you are the admin, the easiest way to merge multiple Facebook pages is to go to and select the page you wish to keep from the top dropdown list and the one you want to eliminate in the second dropdown list.

Be careful, this cannot be undone.

This worked in December 2014. I am guessing it will work in 2015

Why should I turn off facebook’s facial recognition?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

I just turned off Facebook’s Facial Recognition software. You know what that is, right? It’s a new feature that uses facial recognition algorithms to identify users in photos and recommend those photos to other people so they can tag these images.

You may wonder, why anyone would bother to turn it off. It bugs me that facebook might see someone who looks like me doing something I might not do and tell my friends, “Hey– I think this is Steve!” I find it easy enough to get into trouble without being blamed for things that may be done by my evil twin! So I turned off the facial recognition feature.

How to turn off facebook facial recognition:

  1. Select “Account settings” from the drop-down “Account” menu in the upper right.
  2. Go to “Privacy” and select “Manage”.
  3. Click “Custom”
  4. Select “Customize settings.”
  5. Go to “Things others share.”
  6. Find “Suggest photos of me to friends” and click “Edit settings.”
  7. Turn the feature from “Enabled” to “Disabled”.
  8. Click OK and you’re done.

Facebook makes many things easy. Privacy is not one of them.