Have you ever tried to log back into your Facebook account and find that they either ask you some really crazy questions or they test you with a series of photos that you’ve got to remember exactly who they are?
This happened to me just the other day where there was a bunch of baby photos from some of my friends, which I did not know who these baby photos were, so Facebook would not let me log back into my account.
Well, the good news is, that they are about to test, or they are currently testing facial recognition as a means of account recovery. Facebook facial recognition will help you unlock your account! Whose face are they checking? Of course, it’s yours.
We saw last month that Apple revealed their new facial recognition software for the new iPhone that is about to come out
So, if you’ve ever been locked out of your account, you may soon be able to use something that is with you all the time… your face.
They are testing a new feature so that people who want to quickly and easily verify their account, can do si very quickly.
Techcrunch reached out to facebook and got this reply…“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.”
This optional feature is available only on devices that you’ve used before to log in. Okay, so it’s just another step in that whole two factor authentication, so they really are taking account security to the next level. Sometimes, you just cant get that 2 factor Auth happening…. you might not have access to email, to you are in a place with no text / sms available.
Now, if you’ve ever seen this feature appear in your security settings, let me know in the comments, what do you think about having facial recognition as a way to access your account?
Do you even think Facebook facial recognition will help you unlock your account?
Now this is Facebook testing it out. It won’t be long before other sites probably start doing the same thing.
Thanks to Matt Navarra for the images