How to activate Facebook Face Recognition on Galaxy S20

Need help setting up face recognition on your Galaxy S20 Facebook application? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to activate Facebook Face Recognition on the Galaxy S20 handset.

Logging into your account can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you’re the type of person who easily forgets. Thankfully, most of not all essential apps are already programmed to make the used-to-be complicated login process more effortless. Popular social media apps like Facebook for instance, do offer a new login feature called face recognition.

As the name implies, it allows you to log into your Facebook account using your face. It’s definitely better than entering your account’s password for every sign in attempt. If you haven’t used this feature on your new Samsung Galaxy flagship phone, I’ve mapped out a quick guide to help you get started. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to activate Facebook Face Recognition on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps will help you set up and use another method to log into  your Facebook account on Galaxy S20 through the app’s security feature called Face Recognition. Here’s how to configure your phone to easily unlock your Facebook account using this feature.

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your phone.

    To do so, launch the Apps viewer or access the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the display.

    The Facebook app icon should be lined up among other app shortcuts from the Apps viewer unless you moved it to a separate folder, widget or Home screen.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - launch app

  2. Tap the Menu icon on your Facebook main screen.

    Just look for the three short horizontal lines on the top-leftmost corner of the screen.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - fb menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.

    A list of Settings and Privacy options will then be displayed.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - set n privacy

  4. Tap Settings to access your Facebook account settings.

    On the next screen, you will see another set of items including Account settings, Security, Privacy and other relevant information.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - settings fb

  5. Scroll down to the Privacy section then tap Face Recognition.

    A new screen prompting  you to review the face recognition setting will be displayed next.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - face rec

  6. Read and review the pop-up information then tap Continue.

    On the next screen you will be asked if you want to turn on the face recognition setting.
    Read the details on what happens when this setting is turned on or off.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - continue

  7. After reading the information, tap the TURN ON button to confirm that you’d like to enable the feature.

    The next screen that shows up will be a confirmation that Facebook recognition is already activated. 
    Read the confirmation message then tap the Close button.

    activate facebook face recognition galaxy s20 - confirm

  • Android 10
  • One UI 2.0 and later
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra

To check and see if it works, log out from your Facebook account then quit the app. After a few seconds, re-launch the Facebook app and see if you can now log in to your Facebook account via Face Recognition.

Cannot Log into Facebook?

If you’re having trouble logging into your Facebook account using face recognition, make sure that nothing is blocking your face. Also make sure that you are holding the phone properly for your device to scan and verify your facial data.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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