Facebook has released many new features and updates throughout the year, and currently, it is reportedly working on a new facial recognition system that will verify the identity of users through a video selfie.
Reverse engineering expert Jane Wong shared some screenshots on twitter which shows that the user will have to click selfies from different angels for Facebook to verify their identity.
Facebook has been testing face ID systems for the past few years and this new feature might be successful. The feature is expected to help people in case they lose access to their email or if they aren’t able to verify themselves through any other means like SMS.Facebook is working on Facial Recognition-based Identity Verification, asking users take selfie looking at different directions pic.twitter.com/w4kZHEpDeG— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 5, 2019
This news has come amid accusations on Facebook for data breaching and might raise suspicions in some people. However, due to safety concerns, Facebook has said that no one other than the user will be able to see the video and that it will be deleted after 30 days.
Facebook has been a victim of a recent $35 billion case regarding its misuse of facial recognition data, so users can expect the company to have learned some lessons and as a result, make the platform more secure.
It hasn’t been revealed when this feature will be launched but since Facebook has been working on it for a few years, and with the new screenshots posted by Jane, it seems like it will be released soon.