Facebook Is Testing Out A New Facial Recognition Feature for Sign In
Most of us are constantly signed into Facebook on our computers and mobile devices. So, when we get signed out of our accounts for whatever reason, it’s sometimes difficult to remember what our password was. It has happened to me on more than one occasion and it’s never fun.
Although you could always reset your password through your email or cell phone but it’s a struggle. But if this new feature rolls out, your face could be all you need to sign back in.
The Next Web’s Matt Navarra posted a screenshot of this feature on Twitter:
NEW! Facebook working on a facial recognition feature to help secure your account
h/t Devesh Logendran pic.twitter.com/demol4dKj1
— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) September 29, 2017
With online security being a major issue lately, it’s essential that people are provided with tools that can’t be hacked. Facebook has confirmed this feature when talking to TechCrunch:
“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.”
But for now, this feature is undergoing a ton of tests to make sure that it is fool proof. After all, you wouldn’t want hackers to just hold up your photo in front of the camera and hack into your account.
You may or may now know but Facebook has played with facial recognition software before in suggested tags. It’s not the most popular feature of Facebook and it’s not always correct but still, it’s there. If this new feature turns out to be successful and fool proof, it could make hacking into a Facebook account significantly harder.