Facebook Messenger plans to introduce new privacy settings to unlock who can notify you. Soon you can prevent people from notifying or calling you at all or always shunting them to the inquiry box. Facebook is also introducing App Lock to better protect your private messages.
App Lock is a simple (and optional) addition to Messenger. The idea is that you may have to let a family member or friend borrow your phone. But that does not mean you want them to see your private messages. When the app lock is activated, you need fingerprints or facial authentication to unlock the Messenger app.
The feature uses the phone̵7;s security settings, which means that Facebook does not have access to your fingerprints or face profiles. Facebook says the feature is rolling out to users now.
The company also plans to offer new privacy settings in the future. When that update is released, you have more control over who can notify you. Facebook says “you can decide who can notify or call you directly, who goes to your request folder and who can not notify or call you at all.” The new settings will be similar to Instagram’s privacy settings.
Facebook did not say when the new privacy settings would come, only that they would soon share more information.