What happens when you forget the password of your Facebook account? Well, there are some long ways through which you can gain access to your account.
However, Facebook is soon going to provide another way to sing into your account. As reported by the Tech Crunch and a screenshot posted by Matt Navarra, the social media platform is planning to employ face recognition technology for unlocking an account. According to Facebook, this facial recognition feature will only be available on devices that have already been used to log in.
Currently, the feature is being tested by select users. Hence, if this feature turns out to reliable, it will soon be made available to a wider audience. That being said, Facebook has to make sure that the facial scanning feature to unlock an account is reliable. Otherwise, people can hack the account easily by using a picture of the user.
NEW! Facebook working on a facial recognition feature to help secure your account— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) September 29, 2017
h/t Devesh Logendran pic.twitter.com/demol4dKj1
Apparently, users will have to hold their phone to their face. The Facebook app will then scan the face and compare it with the tagged images and videos of the user uploaded on the profile. If the match is found then the Facebook account will open.
To think about it, Facebook is not new to facial recognition technology. In fact, it has been using it for a few years now to make suggestions for tagging in photos. When someone uploads a photo on the social networking site, Facebook automatically scans them and detect faces it recognizes from the profiles of friends.
So we think, the facial scanning feature wouldn't be a failure if Facebook adds it. What do you think about this? Do let us know in the comments.