Facebook tests face recognition feature

Facial recognition is another step, alongside two-factor authentication via SMS, says Facebook

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Facebook tests face recognition feature The social media giant is testing facial recognition technology. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 4, 2017

Facebook is testing new ways to verify how users can log into their accounts and apparently it's similar to Apple's Face ID.

The social media giant is testing facial recognition technology which will offer Facebook users who have been locked out of their account the chance to unlock with their face.

Previously Facebook has asked users to identify images of friends or designate trusted individuals to receive a code to help unlock the account.

Social media researcher Devesh Logendran (a pseudonym) sent a screenshot of the feature to TNW's Matt Navarra. 

TechCrunch also received a statement from Facebook: 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.

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