How to Lock Facebook Messenger with Applock – iOS

Secure your chats on Messenger with new Facebook ‘Applock’ Security.

Facebook is the largest social media platform that dominated the Internet since launch. Daily millions of users access Facebook Messenger and security is the paramount of every social app. On Wednesday, Facebook announced a new ‘app lock’ settings to secure their private chats on Messenger.

Now, there’s no need to worry about a third person accessing your phone without your knowledge. Users can finally secure chats on Messenger with new Facebook ‘Applock’ Security.

Messenger’s extra layer of protection will use your device’s privacy settings and prevent others to sneak in your device. However, new security option is only available for iOS users, an android update may launch soon in the upcoming months.

The new Applock feature will use your device’s privacy settings–fingerprint lock or face authentication ID to secure your chats. This new security option not only enhances the privacy of Messenger but also offers a better user experience. Both iPhone and iPad user can make avail of ‘App Lock’ option on Facebook Messenger.

Applock option is added in the new ‘privacy’ section in Messenger. User now has more control on Messenger, whether who can reach or contact them. Several other essential toggle options like ‘Messaging Settings’, ‘Secret Conversations’, Blocked People’, ‘Story Audience’ and ‘Muted Stories’ are also available in the privacy section.

How to Lock Facebook Messenger with Applock (iOS/Ipad)

  1. Run messenger on your device-> Click on the profile picture at top left corner-> Select the ‘Privacy’ section.
  2. Click on the Applock and Turn On ‘Require face ID’ option.
  3.  Click OK to save the changes.

New Messenger Applock option is available on new update, if you can’t find it in your app, visit the app store and update to avail it.

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