One of the things I hate about sharing photos or photo albums on social networks is tagging. It’s just too much of work to select and tag faces. Of course, not doing that is always an option but tagging has its benefits. Like, if your Mom is going through your snaps on Facebook, it’s better to let her see the names right on the pictures instead of spending hours with her later on the phone explaining who was who in the photos.
Google+ realized this, and hence they’ve now introduced a neat new feature called Find My Face. What it does is basically de-centralizing the task of tagging your face in the pictures. That means, once this feature is turned on in the settings, people you know would be prompted to tag you in the photos where you appear.
The tags won’t actually appear until you accept them, so that’s a security measure against unnecessary tagging (guess they learnt it from Facbook’s experience).
So you see how this helps. I mean, imagine every Google+ user having this feature turned on. The tagging work could then get distributed among friends making it easier and quicker. The feature is being rolled out so you might need to wait for a few days before it is made available to you.
This should also help getting more photos on Google+, which currently is dominated by Facebook. So, are you planning to upload your photo albums this holiday to Google+?