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Facebook Letting You Use Your Face To Login

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Facebook is testing a facial recognition feature to verify users' identities so they can regain access to their accounts, reports said.

The new technology is said to be optional and only available on devices that users have already used to log into their accounts. The feature will be useful if the user cannot receive two-factor authentication SMS, or if the person loses access to the primary email account associated with Facebook login.

Facebook says the facial verification would occur during the account recovery process. The feature is currently being tested on a small number of users.

Facebook said in a news release, "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 we're taking to make sure account owners can confirm their identity."

Face recognition is said to be very easy to trick, even with a photo. The facial scanning is not considered as the most secure form of authenticating someone's identity.

If the feature proves helpful, safe, and reliable to users, the company could potentially expand that to more users in the future, reports said.

The social media site earlier unveiled a feature to recover passwords for other sites through a recovery system called Delegated Recovery.

by RTT Staff Writer

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