Facebook Inc (FB) Testing Facial Recognition To Verify Accounts

  • Facebook Inc (FB) Testing Facial Recognition To Verify Accounts

Facebook Inc (FB) Testing Facial Recognition To Verify Accounts

According to a tweet from TheNextWeb's Matt Navarra, Facebook is working on a facial recognition feature to help users secure their account.

Facebook has a collection of its own Apple's face ID.

Images that are a match to the account could unlock it. It is another step, alongside two-factor authentication via SMS that the company is taking to make sure account owners can confirm their identity. 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.

Facebook had previously tested a system of giving users between three and five "trusted contacts".

"To recognise whether you're in a photo or video our system compares it with your profile picture and photos and videos that yo're tagged in".

Facebook has introduced many new ways for unlocking accounts.

In the event that they were locked out, Facebook would send a code to be forwarded to the user so they could log back in. The social network has already done quite a lot of work in the field of facial recognition, using the technology to automatically tag people in photographs. And despite its pitfalls, facial recognition seems to be gaining traction.

By scanning the faces of millions of users around the world, the software could measure reactions to develop gesture-based controls, such as smiling for a like. First Android a few years ago, then Microsoft with Windows Hello, then Android again with the Galaxy S8, then Apple with FaceID and now Facebook is getting in on the party with the addition of facial recognition to its apps. Facebook is changing that.