Facebook users could soon be able to recover accounts and lost passwords using facial identification.
The social network is trialling the technology as a way to verify users locked out of their account. A small number of users have access to the feature, which is designed as an alternative to the text or email verification used to reset passwords or recover accounts.
Instead of double authentication to retrieve your Facebook account, you could use facial recogngnition
To recover your Facebook account , the number 1 social network has never lacked imagination over the years. The double authentication, identifying pictures of your friends or even resort to so-called trusted friends who receive a code to unlock your account. Soon, you will be able to verify your identity through facial recognition .
While manufacturers of smartphones Apple or Samsung are increasingly interested in facial recognition , it is the turn of Facebook to turn to the security solution
Facebook later confirmed to TechCrunch that this feature is currently being tested. The social network thus hopes to facilitate the verification of an account, while securing it and making the authentication faster.
Convenient if you can not, for whatever reason, enjoy double authentication by SMS or email. This could happen when traveling abroad, on the plane or even if you do not have access to your e-mail accounts.
In addition, this option will only be available on devices where you have already signed in to your Facebook account. Face recognition has already caused some privacy problems in the past, but in this case, the technology would only be used to help you, and in complete safety. Of course, biometric data are always issues for debate. Some will always be reluctant to use this kind of service, fearing for their safety in particular.