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THERE is a simple hack to keep your Facebook Messenger from prying eyes.

The quick tip was posted by STUNii APP, a TikTok channel with almost 550,000 followers.

Add an extra layer of security to your Facebook Messenger app

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Add an extra layer of security to your Facebook Messenger appCredit: AFP – Getty

You can alter your iPhone’s settings to activate Face ID when opening the Facebook Messenger app.

First, open Facebook Messenger and click your profile icon in the top left corner.

Tap the Privacy button at the bottom of the first grouping of tabs – Privacy is represented by a blue shield icon to the left of the text.

On the next page, click on the tab marked App Lock.

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Toggle on Require Face ID at the top of the page.

Now the app will demand Face ID prior to engaging with the app.

Settings can be customized to suit the user’s needs.

Face ID can activate after the user leaves Facebook Messenger or up to an hour later.

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the two most popular messenger platforms in the world.

1.3billion people use Facebook Messenger worldwide.

Both are part of the Meta family of apps, led by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Adding Face ID will give your device an extra layer of protection from snooping house mates or thieves.

Meanwhile, hackers posing as friends are prowling the social media platform’s cyberspace.

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