Facebook is testing facial recognition technology on its flagship app to enable its users to login and access their account with their face. It works just like Apple’s face ID.
The company isn’t removing the traditional email and password type of login but adding face ID as an option, mainly for users who got blocked or suspended from using Facebook.
The Facebook Face ID could replace its two-factor authentication SMS, like being on a plane while in flight mode or not having access to your email.
The facial login option is still in test mode, not in Beta and release date hasn’t being confirmed yet. We still don’t know the devices will support the facial recognition login feature but rumors has it that the iPhone X (pronounced 10) might be the first for it to be implemented.
Facebook made a comment via its spokesman. He said
“We are testing a new feature for people who want to quickly and easily verify account ownership during the account recovery process. This optional feature is available only on devices you’ve already used to log in. It is another step, alongside two-factor authentication via SMS, that were taking to make sure account owners can confirm their identity”
One major problem with this facial recognition is security. Users are scared of their data being leaked to the FBI or hackers who got acess to your picture could use your face to mimics facial recognition.
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