Facebook Introducing Facial recognition to unlock your account


Technology is growing day by day. From finger print sensor to facial recognition methods your security is not just in your hand but face too. Face is becoming very important nowadays. Maybe after sometime your face would be the password for your every account.

Yes we all are aware about iPhone-x’s face ID recognition system, Facebook is in the league too. Facebook is also planning to enable this feature into unlocking accounts.

How it will works –

Facebook is always concerned about your privacy and has rolled in many of the ways to keep your account secure. According to news, this feature will not be used for signing in to the account. But will be used for unlocking your account if it will be hacked or blocked or if you cannot access your mailbox. In response to the query of Social media researchers Facebook answered that:

“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 would be 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.”

Social media researcher Devesh Logendran sent a screenshot of the feature to TNW’s Matt Navarra.

Facebook introducing face-recognition
Devesh Logendran sent a screenshot of the feature to TNW’s Matt Navarra

If you’re somewhere that you can’t receive two-factor authentication SMS, like on a plane or while traveling abroad, or if you lose access to your email account. Then you can use this face recognition feature of Facebook to unlock your account. Facebook said that this feature will be given to more users as it is very helpful and convenient. However, Facebook is still struggling with some security concerns and because of them there is some time for this feature to come.

When it comes to our privacy we opt the best we could. And if it is about  biometric authentication then people may hesitate to use it because of privacy concerns. However, if it means we can get back to our account, messages and News Feed, or repair damage done by a hacker, many people are likely to be comfortable to use their face to Facebook. It would be interesting to see how it goes for Facebook after iPhone-X face recognition system