Facebook Messenger Gets New App Lock Feature, Chat Will Be Safe

Facebook has announced another privacy feature for the Messenger platform. With this new feature, users will be able to control the messages or calls of other users directly on the app.

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App Lock is present under the Privacy section on Messenger

Facebook Messenger has added an extra layer of security with the App Lock feature. This feature locks the app and allows users to unlock the app using their biometrics such as Touch ID or Face ID. This feature is available in India, however, it is currently limited to iOS and iPad users. Android users of Facebook Messenger will be given this feature in the coming few months. In addition, Facebook has announced new privacy features for the Messenger platform.

In a blog post, Facebook has also claimed that users’ biometrics will not be transmitted or stored by the company. The App Lock feature on the Messenger app can be set from within the Privacy section in the Settings page. In particular, the new privacy feature does not restrict notifications, and users will need to customize this setting under the “Notifications and Sounds” section in the app.

The social media giant has announced another privacy feature for the messenger platform. With this new feature, users will be able to control the messages or calls of other users directly on the app. In addition, Facebook will start blurring photos that appear in the message request folder, similar to what happens in WhatsApp to photos received from unknown users.

Recall that recently the company introduced a screen sharing feature for Messenger app users on Android and iOS. This feature can also be accessed on the web and desktop through the messenger room.

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