Facebook messenger’s new feature will let the users lock their chats through Touch ID or Face ID. This feature is called App Lock. This feature is currently available only for iOS users and it will be available for Android users in the coming months. The goal for this app lock feature is only to make more privacy for the users.
“App Lock lets you add another layer of security to your private messages and helps prevent other people from examining them. This optional feature gives you the confidence to know that if a friend or a family member needs to borrow your phone, they won’t be able to access your chats.” Said by the Messenger’s Director of Product Management, Messenger Privacy, Jay Sullivan. He also said that any of the user’s privacy settings like Face ID and Touch ID will not be stored by Facebook.
This feature will be activated by the Privacy setting in Facebook Messenger. In the Privacy section, they give all the options like blocked people, muted stories, and user stories. In the privacy section it also shows the location to control messenger features.
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Jay Sullivan also said that “App Lock and the Privacy section let you tailor your experience and choose settings that work best for you. We’re always working to give you more control over your privacy, so as we introduce more privacy features, you’ll have this centralized place to find them.”
Facebook is also working like Instagram’s Direct Message, which will allow users to control people who can send them messages on Messenger.
With the new controls, users can choose who can message or call directly to them, who goes to the requests folder, and who can’t message or call them at all. The control feature, but, Facebook will inform its users when it starts to try out. Another Instagram like privacy messaging feature is there in which it blurs images in the user’s message requests folder when someone they unknown is trying to send them a message. This feature is already available on Instagram and WhatsApp.