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How to Use Messenger Without a Facebook Account

How to Use Messenger Without a Facebook Account

How to Use Messenger Without a Facebook Account

Now you can send messages, photos to your friends and family members without actually being on Facebook. You can use now Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account.

Many users feel the standalone Messenger application was not needed, but there are really many useful functions and features built into it.

Today, Facebook made the Messenger app even more useful by letting everyone use it, with or without a Facebook account.

You will need to open the Messenger app and type to enter your deactivated Facebook account’s email or phone number and account password, then tap on the login option.

Or select to Create New Account option > Next > Sign Up to create a new Facebook account and Messenger account with it.

After that, deactivate your Facebook account at the Facebook app or on Facebook.com while redirecting to use Messenger.

In this post, you will learn how to use Messenger when you are not using the Facebook account, including how to set the Messenger application up on your mobile device inc you have a previously deactivated account. These steps assume you have a Messenger app for Android devices or Messenger for iOS installed on your smartphone device.

How to Use Messenger With a Deactivated Facebook Account

Previously you only required contact or phone number to create a Facebook Messenger account. Now, you require a Facebook account, but it does not have to be active.

In case you deactivated your Facebook account previously, you can use it to create a Facebook Messenger account without reactivating it first.

All you need to do is log into Messenger using your deactivated Facebook account’s user name and password and tap or click on Log in.

How To Use Messenger Without A Facebook Account
How to Use Messenger Without a Facebook Account

How to Use Messenger Without a Facebook Account

But now If you do not have a Facebook account before or you had a Facebook account that you deleted permanently, you will need to create a brand new one and then deactivate it after completing setting up Messenger. Follow these steps to create a Messenger account.

Create a Messenger Account

Let’s follow the given instruction to create a Messenger account.

1. Tap to launch Messenger app on your Mobile device

2. Next tap on the Create New Account option

3. You will see a pop-up box asking to use your Facebook.com information to sign in.

4. Tap on the Continue option

Create Your Facebook Account

It will redirect you to a browser window that prompts you to sign up or create a new Facebook account. Enter the entire information in the given fields and tap the Next option on each tab until you get to the final one and tap on the Sign Up option.

Now make sure to enter the first name and last name you wish to appear in your Messenger account. You are to verify your account with a code sent by email or text.

Sign up or creating a Facebook account also make or create a Messenger account, which you can start using immediately.

Facebook Messenger always automatically use to display your Facebook profile photo next to your name. Unluckily, you cannot change or upload your profile photo within Messenger–you have to do it through your Facebook account while using the mobile app or the website.

Deactivate Your Facebook Account

Optionally deactivate your Facebook account and continue to use Messenger just like you would if your Facebook account was still active.

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Continue to Deactivate a Facebook Account

Then make sure you deactivate (Not delete) your Facebook account. In case you delete your Facebook account, it will also delete your Facebook Messenger account and all of your chats or messages.

A deactivated Facebook account is the quite minimum you must have to use Facebook Messenger.


Can I sign up for Messenger if I don’t have a Facebook account?

Simply no. You are unable to create a Messenger account without a Facebook account. The first thing you will need to do it to create a Facebook account to use Messenger.

If you had a Facebook account but deactivated it, then read the above instructions to know how to use Messenger without a Facebook account.

Create Messenger account without Facebook 2021

You will no need to set up a complete profile to get access to Messenger. Simply open Facebook.com and type to enter the boxes below Create a New Account.

In case you do not want to use Facebook to have your real phone number, create an alternative phone number via Google Voice and have it forward to your mobile phone.

How to install Messenger without Facebook

Download the Facebook Messenger application from the Google Play Store or Apple Store, select the Not on Facebook? option, and type to enter your name and phone number.

That’s it. You can upload and send videos, photos, start groups, chats, and using video and voice calling without ever having to sign up for your Facebook account.


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