People tired of the two-step authentication process of Facebook will soon get some relief.
Facebook is testing a new feature which will allow users to recover accounts and lost passwords using facial identification.
A user identified as, Devesh Logendran, had shared the screenshot of the new feature with TheNextWeb’s Matt Navarra.
“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.
Fortunately for Facebook, it already has a huge amount of face data from user’s profiles. The facial recognition software will scan the user’s face and compare it to the photos and videos the person is tagged in. If it deems you are a match, your profile will be unlocked.
The latest feature is the new addition to a string of tech companies beginning to embrace facial recognition for security purposes.
Earlier, Apple had announced to bring the technology to its new iPhone X, while smartphones such as the Samsung Note 8 may also use facial recognition to unlock the device.
Facebook has faced calls for increased US regulation from US authorities. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has outlined steps that the company plans to take to deter governments from abusing the social media network.
Earlier on Monday, Facebook said in a separate statement that it planned to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the platform to interfere in elections.
The latest company statement said that about 25 per cent of the ads were never shown to anyone