Facebook’s Instant Verification app login platform replaces two-factor where SMS fails

by admin December 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Two-factor authentication via SMS code can be a huge headache if you’re somewhere that you can’t receive text messages, whether that’s a remote location or on a plane. So Facebook invented a new Android feature for its Facebook Login Account Kit third-party app login platform that lets developers easily verify the identity of returning users who signed up with a phone number without an SMS confirmation.

When users try to log in to a third-party app with their phone number, Instant Verification checks their Facebook For Android app to see if they have that same phone number registered to their Facebook profile. If so, Account Kit instantly allows the user to log in to the third-party app without ever having to receive a two-factor authentication code via SMS.