Facebook testing facial recognition for unlocking accounts

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The new iPhone comes with a feature called Face ID that allows people to use facial recognition technology to unlock their phones, and several Android-based smartphones offer similar features.

Therefore, it is important that the world should start preparing for the next-gen biometric verification method, which explains why Facebook is testing facial recognition to log into accounts. Still, that has not hampered Facebook from testing "a facial recognition feature to help secure your account". The feature will be useful if the user can not receive two-factor authentication SMS, or if the person loses access to the primary email account associated with Facebook login. Facebook doesn't explain the facial recognition system technology that it's now using. Until there's a real standard baseline in terms of camera and other sensor quality, the feature might be relatively easy to defeat by hackers.

The social media giant is working on a face scanning feature that'll let users regain access to their accounts if they get locked out, according to a report from TechCrunch.

That said, you'd better hope you never have to use your face to log back into Facebook.

Facebook will then scan the face and compare the image to photos and videos on the site that user is tagged it. Currently, it is testing it by making the feature available to a small number of users.

This facial recognition means that now Facebook will have more intimate data of all of its users who opt to sign up for this feature.

Last year, Facebook purchased FacioMetrics, a facial recognition software firm, in a push to integrate the technology into the platform.

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