Facebook is introducing a new app lock for its messenger, i.e. a possibility to lock the app. The function is optional and allows you to additionally block access to Messenger on your device. To gain access, the respective device lock must first be bypassed again – for example, the fingerprint scanned or the password entered.
According to Facebook, therefore, the fingerprint or the like is not transmitted to the social network, because you are just betting on your device lock. Initially, however, the function is only available on Apple iOS from today. For Android, the app lock will be submitted within the next few months. You can access the new area for privacy. There you can also block people or mute stories.
In addition, further setting options should follow, which allow you to determine who can send you direct messages or call you. It will then also be possible to indicate that certain people may not call you. In principle, the whole thing should work similarly to the message setting options for Instagram. Facebook wants to give more details soon.
For example, Facebook promises other options to protect your privacy if someone sends you a message with a picture but you don’t know the sender. So you want to test a function that first pixelates images that end up in your folder for message requests. So if someone sends you a picture you don’t know, you may not see it if you block the person directly. Helpful, if you z. B. suspected disgusting content that should only disturb you.
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