Now you can opt-in to “lock” your chats with Face ID or Touch ID on Facebook Messenger. The feature is part of a new “Privacy” section.
Your Facebook Messenger chats are now more private than ever.
Facebook is adding an extra layer of privacy when opening Messenger on an iOS device. “App Lock” is a new feature that will lock your Facebook Messenger app upon or shortly after closing, requiring you to use Face ID or Touch ID to open it back up and view your chats.
“App Lock” is part of a new Privacy section that Facebook has added to Messenger. On top of the ability to lock the app, the new section also makes it easier to manage what users you may have blocked. It also gives better access to an underused feature: Secret Conversations.
App Lock is supposed to come to Android in “the next few months.”
In a blog post, Facebook also mentioned some new features it plans to test over the coming weeks. The focus will continue to be on privacy, with plans to “give users more controls over who can message you.”