Facebook now testing face ID of its own

Facebook to introduce 'facial recognition' for enhanced security

Facebook has revealed it is working on is own version of Apple's Face ID, a facial recognition feature, to help users secure their accounts and verify identity on the social media network.

Facebook is testing out a new security feature leveraging facial recognition for account recovery.

Facebook says its existing account protection features, like two-factor authentication, aren't going away - this is just another way to prove you are who you say you are.

Such new feature could come in handy, especially for those who are overseas and do not have their local SIM to retrieve two-factor authentication SMS.

However, we've just learned that Facebook has now chose to use similar technology to help users access their accounts. The feature was spotted in the wild and when asked to comment, Facebook promptly confirmed that it is testing it.

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Facebook said that it has bought facial recognition start-up FacioMetrics, potentially using the technology for photo or video effects to better challenge rival Snapchat.

We will post as soon as the new feature rolls out. It uses the camera of a trusted device - ie. a smartphone or computer from which the user has previously logged in - to biometrically scan the user's face, presumably matching that individual to images in her or his user account.

Auto-tagging has been improved over the years by Facebook and it appears as if that the company will use user s photographs to avoid any third-party or hacker to break into the accounts.

Facial recognition sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's starting to pick up speed, especially in terms of user authentication on mobile devices.

The facial recognition method, if it is successful, would be a great break through for Facebook after Apple.

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