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 facial hair – 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.
Maintain exclusive control over data. The service doesn’t save images.
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
Check the likelihood that two faces belong to the same person and receive a confidence score.
Detect one or more human faces along with attributes such as pose, face coverings and facial hair, including 27 landmarks for each face in the image.
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.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Get accurate facial recognition at competitive prices
Pay as you go based on the number of transactions, with no upfront costs.
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Trusted by companies of all sizes
Daniel Amitai: Vice President of Business Development | Cloudinary
"By enhancing our service with the Face API, we have a competitive advantage in markets that demand a high degree of facial detection accuracy."
Aaron Edell: Chief Product Owner | GrayMeta
"Because the Cognitive Services APIs harness the power of machine learning, we were able to bring advanced intelligence into our product without the need to have a team of data scientists on hand."
Katie McCann: Vice President of Product and Engineering | Prism Skylabs
"We found Cognitive Services to be the missing piece in the equation, the one that we needed to bring this solution to market and really revolutionize the way people look at video."
Dima Kovalev: Product Manager | Uber
"Thousands of partners sign into our platform every hour. The response time from the Face API is incredible, enabling us to verify our drivers without slowing them down."
John Fan: Cofounder and CEO | Cardinal Blue Software
"It didn't take us long to realize Microsoft Cognitive Services had handed us a powerful set of computer-vision and artificial-intelligence tools that we could use to create great apps and new features for our customers in just a few hours."
Benoit Chirouter: R&D Director | Pivothead
"Using the Cognitive Services APIs, it took us three months to develop a test pair of glasses that can translate text and images into speech, identify emotions, and describe scenery. If we had been working full time, we could have done it in two weeks."