I found a great trick on Facebook Messenger that prevents people from reading your texts
A TIKTOK star highlighted an awesome way to make your Facebook Messenger chats more secure on iPhone.
In a recent post to his 525,000 subscribers, user @stuniiapp explained how to lock your private conversations behind a Face ID scan.
Face ID is Apple’s built-in iOS facial recognition system that you can use to unlock your phone and other secure information.
By requiring Face ID when opening Messenger, you make it much less likely that someone other than yourself will be able to read your characters.
In his video, @stuniiapp hinted that the trick is not known to many people.
To lock your chats, you must first open the Messenger app. Tap your profile picture icon at the top left of your screen.
From there, tap Privacy > Application lock. Faucet Require face identification so that the toggle turns green.
Now, every time you open your Messenger app, your iPhone will need a Face ID scan before it can view your messages.
This means that someone who has got their hands on your phone can’t start digging into your chats without your knowledge.
Once enabled, you can set how often the app requires Face ID unlocking. They range from every time you exit Messenger until an hour after your last visit.
If you’d rather not scan your mug every time you open the app, you can lock it with a password instead.
The trick also works on Android provided you are using a mobile that has some form of facial recognition system.
It should be noted that you can still reply to notifications messages and answer Messenger calls when Messenger is locked.
In the comments below @stuniiapp’s video, users marveled at the simple security tip.
One person replied: “This is a gooden tbf”.
Another commented: “You are right, I did not know that!
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