Facebook is calling the new feature as App Lock and is currently only available for iPhone and iPad users. The social media giant is expected to expand the feature to the Android version soon.
However, if you are an iPhone or iPad user and want to enable the feature on your Messenger app, follow our step-by-step guide:
Before proceeding with the steps, make sure to update your Messenger app to its latest version available by visiting the Apple App Store. Also, ensure that you have the latest version of iOS and iPadOS installed on your respective devices.
Open Messenger app on your iPhone or iPad
Tap on profile picture from the top left
Head to Privacy and tap on App Lock option
Then tap on Require Face ID or Require Touch ID based on the iPhone or iPad you are using
Select the timeframe to lock the app after leaving it.
The app will be automatically locked after the set guidelines.