Facebook is exploring its potential for logging into accounts. Apparently, the social media giant is currently testing a face ID system of its own.
The new feature was originally shown in a tweet but Facebook have confirmed to TechCrunch that they are trialing facial recognition.
Initially, the feature will only be available to a small amount of users whilst they company works to iron out any faults before it is available to everyone.
Presently, the facial recognition is intended for account recovery rather than as a general login – in other words you can use your registered smartphone to recover your account if it has been hacked or you have lost your password.
“We are testing a new feature for people who want to quickly and easily verify account ownership during the account recovery process,” Facebook told TechCrunch.
Facebook are keen to point out that the new feature is not intended to replace existing protection features such as two-factor authentication, it is seen as an additional method of protection.
The ultimate aim with Facebook is to make it almost impossible for it to be hacked even if hackers do obtain your email and password. If facial recognition works, it is expected to be launched in the near future.
NEW! Facebook working on a facial recognition feature to help secure your account
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