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Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery

Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery”

Facial recognition system is really picking up its pace in the tch industry after a series of iris scanners found in likes of Galaxy phones and most recently, Apple adopting facial recognition to replace fingerprint sensors in its upcoming iPhone X.

Facebook is working on it's own facial recognition system.

The director of social media at The Next Web, Matt Navarra, managed to get a screenshot of what is supposed to be the interface of Facebook's new project.

While travelling, it could be hard for one to gain access to his or her Facebook account through the two-factor authentication SMS, particularly during air travel, where there is no possibility of internet access. Adding this feature to Facebook would help users quickly access their accounts should they be locked out.

Facebook says its existing account protection features, like two-factor authentication, aren't going away - this is just another way to prove you are who you say you are. This optional feature is available only on devices you've already used to log in. We've reached out to Facebook for comment on this matter and will update the post when we hear back.

If the feature proves reliably helpful to users and isn't fooled by hackers, Facebook could potentially roll it out to more people.

In certain cases it asks the user to identify photos of friends to verify designate several "trusted friends" who receive a code that can be asked from them to unlock the user's account.

Facial recognition seems to be the new biometric authentication method tech companies are rolling with lately.



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