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Facebook tests face recognition feature

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

The social media giant is testing facial recognition technology.
The social media giant is testing facial recognition technology.

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. 

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

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.