Few days ago there were rumors that facebook is working on new features for its Messenger app. Its was Biometric lock to add extra security to your personal messages.
This Facebook Messenger Biometric lock feature was first discovered by Jane Wong reverse engineering specialist form Hong Kong.
Facebook Messenger is working on “Face ID” app lock
It can be enabled right after the user leave Messenger or after a duration
It seems Face ID will NOT be sent to, or stored by Facebook’s servers, according to the description shown in the screenshot pic.twitter.com/pqBQAjOrnd
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) January 23, 2020
First she thought that the feature will be default built-in biometric technology in your phone, which mean despite scanning your face Facebook will in fact not get a daily shot of your face.
But Now Alexandru Voica (Facebook’s tech comms manager) conformed that the facebook gonna use default biometric security the device offers. Face ID for iPhone or Fingerprint sensor for Android smartphones.
For these types of privacy features, we would use the face id-type settings already present on the device, not our own version. https://t.co/nEvnfiFQmx
— Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) January 26, 2020
This is most waited and useful feature to avoid leakage of your personal messages, You can easily hide messages and you dont need third party applications. Last year Whatsapp also introduced Android fingerprint lock to add additional security to your personal messages.
This feature is currently in development and we don’t know when it will be available for beta users.