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Face API

An AI service that analyses faces in images

Deliver low-friction, state-of-the-art facial recognition

Embed facial recognition into your apps for a seamless and highly secured user experience. No machine-learning expertise is required. Features include face detection that perceives facial features and attributes – such as a face mask, glasses or face location – in an image, and identification of a person by a match to your private repository or via photo ID.

Advanced facial recognition

Verify identity or control access with ready-for-scale face recognition.

Easy to use

Add facial recognition to your apps – all through a single API call.

Privacy first

Maintain exclusive control over data. The service doesn’t save images.

Built-in security

Rely on enterprise-grade security and privacy applied to both your data and any trained models.

Apply facial recognition to a range of scenarios

Detect, identify and analyse faces in images and videos. Build on this technology to support various scenarios – for example, introduce new users by verifying their identity, authenticate users for access control or redact faces from images.

See how it works

Face verification

Check the likelihood that two faces belong to the same person and receive a confidence score.

Verification result: The two faces belong to the same person. Confidence is 0.83046.

Face detection

Detect one or more human faces along with attributes such as pose, face coverings and face location, including 27 landmarks for each face in the image.

Detect the location of a face in an image

Locate, crop or blur faces to protect privacy using the number of faces and face rectangle coordinates. Try it on the API console.

Detect 27 landmarks for each face, including eye position

Observe potential intent using precise labels, coordinates and 3D head pose. Learn more about face detection and attribute data.

Analyze faces for attributes, including mask detection

Determine whether someone is wearing a face mask, and whether the mask covers both the nose and mouth, with the face mask attribute. Try it on the API console.

Get to market quickly

With Face, there’s no need to build facial recognition from scratch. All it takes is a single API call to deliver these capabilities in your apps.

Learn more about face documentation

You control your data

The service doesn’t save images and you have exclusive control over data.

Learn more about compliance and privacy

Built on industry-leading Azure security

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.