"...App Lock uses your device's privacy settings like fingerprint or face authentication to unlock the Messenger app, and your touch or face ID is not transmitted to or stored by Facebook," Sullivan added.
The dedicated desktop app takes directly on Zoom, the enterprise video conferencing platform that ballooned overnight during the COVID-19 crisis, compelling those working or studying from home to use its service for video calls.
With the new update, users will require to have a Facebook account to chat with friends using Messenger, VentureBeat notes.
Facebook's plan behind stitching the technical infrastructure of the messaging services it owns is to allow its 2.7 billion users seamlessly communicate across the platforms.
The company had said that more than 27 corporate partners -- including Visa, Mastercard and companies like Uber -- had pledged to support the project.
According to the analysis, dating app Tinder beat streaming service Netflix to claim the top revenue spot for the quarter.