Tencent and its new facial recognition function

Chinese tech giant Tencent, rolled out a facial recognition function named midnight patrol to check on people under the age of 18 playing online games with an adult ID. China has banned young citizens from playing online games between 10 pm and 8 am to reduce the excessive gaming culture among the youth.

Even after implementing restrictions, it has been found that many young players are using gaming accounts registered by adults for playing online games Tencent also confirmed that they will require facial recognition test when changing safety settings designed to let parents limit their children’s game usage, as “some children have stolen their parents’ phones” to modify the settings.

The company posted on their social media handle” Kids, put your phones away and go to sleep,”. 60 mobile games including “Honor of Kings” multiplayer battle game will make use of this function.