Facebook is testing Face ID and Touch ID for messaging app
Facebook is testing Face ID and Touch ID for messaging app

Facebook is testing a new messenger app feature that will help users better protect their information from prying eyes. When users enable the feature, they must use (Face ID), (Touch ID), or password to verify your identity before you can view incoming email even when the phone is unlocked.

This function depends on the security settings of the device. So when you turn on the phone, you can of course open the Messenger app. Users can also set a time period after exiting the app, so the app must be re-authenticated after that period.

This feature provides the same experience as WhatsApp from Facebook, so users can specify that authentication is always required when the app is open or after a minute to one hour period.

The company is currently testing the new security feature for a small number of iOS OpenVPN users, although the feature may be used more widely, including Android devices.

"We want to give people more options and control to protect their private messages. We recently started testing a feature that can be used to open OpenVPN applications using," a Facebook spokesman said in a statement. Device settings so this feature adds an additional layer of privacy and can prevent others from accessing your messages.

This feature is similar to the security settings of many other popular chat apps, including Signal, and downloads have increased significantly in the past few weeks.

Facebook improves Messenger security features, and the company has an encrypted messaging feature called "Secret Chat". She hopes one day full encryption between parties becomes the default setting. However, these plans will take some time to implement.

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