Facebook to ask for your selfie to verify your identity

OrijoReporter.com, Facebook

A new report has suggested that Facebook in coming days may be asking users to upload their ‘clear’ selfie to prove they ‘re not robots.

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According to the report published by Daily Mail, a screenshot shared on the social media,  asks user to ‘upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face’ under new security rules.

It said there are suggestion by sources that users are even locked out of their account while they wait for their image to get checked.

“When our systems detect suspicious activity, we may ask for the account owner to prove she or he is a real person’, the paper quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying.

‘One way we do this is to ask the account owner to upload a picture of himself or herself, which we’ll check and then permanently delete from our servers.’

It said according to the spokesperson, the measure helps catch suspicious activity at various points of interaction on the site, and helps determine if the account is authentic.

‘Please upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face’, the grab reads.

‘We’ll check it and then permanently delete it from our servers’.

According to the popular British tabloid, reports suggest people have been receiving the message since April and there are plans to roll out the feature globally.

‘Facebook won’t let me login, asks for me to upload picture of myself, then says picture is ‘invalid’, Reddit user lostinthemasses.

Twitter user @flexlibris posted a screengrab of the ‘Upload A Photo Of Yourself’ request yesterday.

‘Facebook is now locking users out of account features, then demanding that those users ‘verify’ their account to get back in by scanning an image of their face. AN IMAGE OF THEIR FACE’, the user wrote.

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