Jun 17, 2020 App News
Facebook, arguably the biggest social media app in the world, and the pioneer of social apps, is constantly trying to look for ways to make security a priority for users. This could be connected to the trouble that Facebook got in for security matters, as the CEO of the company Mark Zuckerberg was repeatedly called to the court to discuss how his company operates and whether or not it stores data from users and tracking users through microphones and whatnot. Of course the founder had answers to it all, and they were mostly on point, but it still blemished Facebook’s reputation to some extent, and in attempts to not face such problems in the future in the legal department, they have taken extra measures to ensure users that their favourite social media website is completely safe and secure to use. It even revamped its security settings in-app, to give users better insight of how Facebook protects their privacy.
To continue with this trend, Facebook has also decided to introduce Touch ID and Face ID to Messenger. This means, you’ll be able to use your biometric trackers inside your devices to unlock the app, as it will get locked as soon as you minimize the app. This feature was previously seen in Whatsapp, another giant in the social media market, which is also owned by Facebook. It was about time that Facebook decided to bring this feature on Messenger as well, to allow users to secure their chats and in-app information from other people.
This is what Facebook had to say about the introduction of this feature:
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.
We feel that it’s a great step taken by the company, and will surely increase the trust its users have in the app. For now, we don’t have any news on when this update is going to roll out, but it won’t be too far away.