Facebook Testing Face ID and Touch ID Lock for Messenger App on iOS

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Facebook’s Messenger app users will soon have the option to lock their messages on iOS. The company is executing the alternative to require Face ID and Touch authentication so as to get to the user’s inbox with a future update.

Facebook testing Face ID and Touch ID lock for Messenger app on iOS

Facebook’s Messenger app will soon have the Face ID and Touch authentication

Having the choice to open the Messenger application with Face ID or Touch ID brings a similar encounter that is as of now accessible on WhatsApp, which is likewise claimed by Facebook. Users can characterize whether the verification will consistently be required when opening the application or simply after a timeframe without utilizing it, which can be from 1 minute to 60 minutes.

Despite the fact that the feature doesn’t deal with individual discussions, empowering the biometric verification includes an additional layer of security to your private Messenger talks. The component is at present being tried with few Facebook Messenger users on iOS, yet the company intends to extend it to more users later on.

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Facebook told Engadget that offering the option to lock messages is part of the company’s measures to ensure users privacy.

We want to give people more choices and controls to protect their private messages, and recently, we began testing a feature that lets you unlock the Messenger app using your device’s settings. It’s an added layer of privacy to prevent someone else from accessing your messages.

It is unclear when Facebook is going to release this feature for every user on iOS.

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