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Facebook adding Facial Recognition to unlock our Account

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    One of the biggest Social Media Giants worldwide, Facebook is rumored to add another security login for their app. And right now, it seems to be true.

    When login to your Facebook Account, we have the two-factor authentication that asks for a mobile phone number so that a confirmation code can be sent to it through SMS.

    And there is the Picture Login but now, Facebook are planning on adding Facial Recognition as one of their sign-in method. Facebook has confirmed that it is currently testing the new account authentication feature.

    The Facial Recognition is to confirm the identity of the user for unlocking an account. So without Password, two-factor authentication, Picture-in-Picture, there is the Face Recognition.

    According to Facebook, the facial recognition feature for verifying an account will be only available on those devices that users have already used to log in.

    Currently, it is testing it by making the feature available to a small number of users. If the feature proves to be reliable and cannot be fooled by breakers, it may be made available to wider audience.

    A screenshot of the new Facial scanning feature has been shared by Matt Navarra from The Next Web. See the tweet below:

    How to Does it Work

    The Users will be required to hold their phone to their face and then the Facebook app will scan the face and compare it with the tagged images and videos of the user that are present on the site. Once a match is found, the account will be unlocked.

    Meanwhile, there aren’t new to the Facial Business.

    In the previous year, Facebook had acquired a company called FacioMetrics, a facial recognition software company. Facebook had claimed that it had bought FacioMetrics to rival with SnapChat for adding effects to photos and videos.

    Source: Gizmochina