Facebook is currently testing Face ID and Touch ID lock for Messenger App on iOS. The company will implement an option to require Face ID and Touch ID authentication to access Messenger app.

Face ID and Touch ID authentication for Messenger app is not a big deal for Facebook because that is already available for WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. Use can define whenever he/she wants to lock Messenger like Always after leaving, choose between 1-15-60 Minute after leaving it.

Face ID Messenger

This feature will not work for individual chat because it is made to secure the app from miscellaneous people. Facebook has released this update for only some number of users, because this feature is currently under development. Company plans to expand this feature to more number of users for testing. 

Facebook told to Engadget that they are offering this because it is a 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.

There are no any clues or rumors that say when Facebook will release for everyone. We can’t do more than waiting, and let’s hope Facebook will launch as soon as possible.

Previous Updates on Facebook:

Facebook Released Messenger Rooms for Group Video Calling.

Facebook has announced that “Messenger Rooms” is now available to everyone. Actually Facebook unveiled its Messenger Rooms last month for some specific users. This time Messenger Rooms might will be alternative to Zoom app because Facebook allows up to 50 Person in one room. You can share your rooms through your Facebook News feed, Groups and Events. You have authority to choose who can see your room and join. You also can remove people from your room as well as you can lock your Room regarding some Privacy issue.

Facebook App update for iPadOS : Now supports split views

Facebook has finally rolled out update for iPadOS and added multitasking support. After installing new Facebook update, user now can use Facebook with other supported app simultaneously. User can run 2 apps at a time since iPadOS 9 but Facebook App was not supportable for this feature until this new update.This update version is 269.0 but Facebook did not comment anything on this new feature. Now the app works with Splits Screen and Slide Over.