Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Facebook to Introduce Facial Recognition to Quickly Unlock the App

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Clarence Schmidt | 04 October, 2017, 01:35

"This optional feature is available only on devices you've already used to log in", the company said in the statement to TechCrunch.

Facial recognition is the next big thing in biometric verification and with Apple using it in one of their flagship products, the trend for using facial recognition as an alternative to fingerprint scanner will catch on with manufacturers as well as users.

To use the technology, Facebook users will hold their phone up to their face.

First Apple, then Facebook, are Instagram and WhatsApp next? The social giant said the feature is now undergoing testing, but did not provide a specific timeline for its release. If it deems you are a match, your profile will be unlocked.

The option is reportedly being tested in just a small number of users. It uses the camera of a trusted device - ie. a smartphone or computer from which the user has previously logged in - to biometrically scan the user's face, presumably matching that individual to images in her or his user account.

According to online reports, the tech-giant is all set to introduce its own facial recognition system for users to help secure their account and verify identity.

Facebook did not state which devices would support the facial recognition authentication feature once it is implemented.

However, in the past, Facebook has received some bad feedback concerning their facial recognition implementation which meant to automatically tag your friends in your photos.

Last year, Facebook purchased FacioMetrics, a facial recognition software firm, in a push to integrate the technology into the platform. Facebook is changing that.

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