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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Face Tag Feature in the Stock Gallery App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock Gallery app in Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Facebook-like feature named face tag which will let your phone to scan faces in a photo using facial recognition. If your phone recognizes the face, a white frame will be appeared around the face to let you tag a name or contact to the face. If you have tagged a contact to the face, you'll be given with the option of calling, texting or emailing the contact when you tap the face tag.

How to enable the face tag feature in the stock Gallery app?
Before tagging a face in a photo, make sure the face tag feature in the stock Gallery app settings is enabled. If needed, you can use the following steps to turn on the face tag feature in the stock Gallery app:
  1. Open Gallery app.
  2. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.
  3. Scroll the screen to the very bottom.
  4. Check the box next to Face tag to enable it.
  5. The face tag feature has been enabled.

How to tag a contact to a face in a photo in the stock Gallery app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open Gallery app.
  2. Tap an album and then tap the required photo.
  3. Here you'll see a white frame appears around the recognized face. FYI, your phone may fail to recognize a face in a photo due to the face angle, face skin, skin colour, facial expression, light conditions or object's accessories(e,g: glasses, hat, etc)
  4. Tap the face and then select from the following options:
    • Me: select this option if the recognized face is you.
    • Add name: select this option to tag the required contact to the face.
  5. The selected face has been tagged. You can tap the face tag to use some additional options, e.g: call the contact, send a text or email message to the contact, etc.

As a note, once the face tag feature is enabled, your phone will automatically learn to recognize faces in the photo therefore if you have ever tagged a contact to a face in the past then your phone will suggest the contact name when you tag the same face in other pictures.


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