Since iPhone X brought the facial unlock system, other tech giants are beginning to consider it. Facebook is currently investigating the potential use of face ID system to get you back into your locked Facebook account.
It was first seen in a tweet by Matt Navarra where he showed a screenshot of the feature in action. Facebook later confirmed the trial of face recognition feature to TechCrunch. The feature is only available to a limited number of users as usual, while the company checks how well it is working.
This feature is currently designed to help you recover the account you have lost access to, rather than use it to login into your Facebook account normally. In other words, if a person hacks into your Facebook account, you can show your face on your registered phone to help you get it back.
To recognize whether you are in a photo or video, the Facebook system compares your face with your profile picture and photos and videos that you are tagged in. This will allow Facebook to know when you are in other photo and video so it can create a better experience.
Facebook account protection
Facebook told TechCrunch, “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.”
According to Facebook, the existing protection features such as two-fact authentication are not going away – the new feature is just another way to prove you’re who you claim you are. Another method you can use to recover your Facebook account right now is to specify some trusted friends who can get you back into your account if you are locked out.
The Facebook aim is to make it virtually impossible for other people to take control of your account, even if they are able to get your email and password. If this test run is successful, Facebook could release it for the use of everyone in the future.