Social media users like Facebook can login to their account by entering their username and password. But not a few users who forget the password their account, but it can still be overcome by the existence of two-factor authentication requesting a cellular number, where the confirmation code will be sent to the user number via SMS.
But forgot passwords seem not only to be done this way, which in the future Facebook will add the user face recognition option to log in to a Facebook account. Facebook has confirmed that they are currently testing new account authentication features.
According to Facebook, the facial recognition feature to verify the account will only be available on devices that have been logged in by users. Currently, they’re testing by presenting those features that are available to a small number of users. If the feature proves to be reliable and can not be fooled by hackers, it may be made publicly available to a wider user. A screenshot of the new face scanning feature has been shared by Matt Navarra from The Next Web and here is how the facial recognition feature will work on Facebook.
Users will be asked to hold their phone to face the user’s face and then the Facebook app will scan the face and compare it with the user’s tag and video images. Once a match is found, a Facebook account will open.
For feature acceptance to a wider user, Facebook must ensure that the face scanning feature is highly reliable and can not be hacked using images from a user. Facebook itself is no stranger to face scanning technology, where they use it over the years when making tagging suggestions for users who are identified.
Even Facebook has also acquired a company called FacioMetrics, which is a facial recognition software company. Facebook has claimed that they have purchased FacioMetrics to rival SnapChat to add effects to photos and videos. Not yet known whether this feature will be released in general, but this feature is true will be generally available whether you think this feature is feasible to be presented.