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.
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 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 is 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 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.