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  • Facebook Account No Longer Needed to Use Facebook Messenger


    As of Wednesday, it is no longer required to have a Facebook account to sign in to Facebook Messenger and start messaging friends.

    Now, as Facebook notes in a blog post, all you need to use Facebook Messenger is a phone number, which other users, albeit phone number users or Facebook users, can use to get in touch with you via the service.

    When opening Facebook Messenger for the first time, users can sign in with their Facebook account or they can tap on the "Not On Facebook?" button to use their phone number instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Facebook
    Here’s how it works:

    • On the Messenger welcome screen, you will now see an option that says “Not on Facebook?”
    • From there, you can sign up with your name, phone number and a photo.
    Facebook says that those signing up with a phone number will have access to "photos, videos, group chats, voice and video calling, stickers and more," which pretty much puts them on par with Facebook users. Facebook users just have the added benefit of being able to network with their Facebook friends, in addition to those with phone numbers, which is a perk of using the service.

    Both iOS and Android users can take advantage of this.

    Source: Facebook via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Account No Longer Needed to Use Facebook Messenger started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      How about this....Facebook could just fix their Facebook app back to allowing me to send messages without the battery hog that is messenger.
    1. bigstudio's Avatar
      bigstudio -
      Imagine that, other people can contact you if they have your phone number. What will they think up of next!
    1. Owboinator1's Avatar
      Owboinator1 -
      We don't seem to have this yet over in the UK?