On Facebook we have various methods to unlock the account and thus add a layer of security, as happens with those USB keys that are a good way to ensure that nobody "steals" our username and password. But there will be another method when Facebook adds facial recognition to enter its app
If we learned about Apple's Face ID at the event that was held a few days ago, it is now the social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg that is looking for another version of this system to unlock the Facebook account.
This could be quite interesting if we couldn't use two-factor authentication via SMS, if it were the case that we We find ourselves without connectivity, or if we otherwise lose access to the email account.
From TechCrunch we have had access to a screenshot that Facebook has referred to confirming the existence of this new feature. It is one with which the social network wants to quickly verify the identity of the owner of an account in the process of recovering it.
This will be an optional path available only on devices where you have previously logged in. If in this testing phase it is found that this function is safe, Facebook could deploy it to the rest of the users of its social network.
It is not the first time that Facebook looks for ways to identify the user to unlock the account, so it is normal that now, with the facial scanner you want to use it to your advantage. Another thing will be if you look for a way to monetize that face that you will be able to "identify".
The fact that Facebook adds facial recognition to enter its app is a function that, ultimately, will add more layers of security to be able to recover the account, although coming from the social network you have to be cautious.