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Messages yes, social network no: how to use Messenger without Facebook | Digital Trends Spanish


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If you no longer want to know anything about Mark Zuckerberg’s controversial platform, but you have not dared to take the step of deleting your account so as not to lose a link with all the contacts you have there, we have good news for you: there is a way to leave the social network and at the same time continue to use its practical messaging service. In this guide we explain how to use messenger without facebook.

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It turns out that you can still use Messenger even though you’ve deactivated your Facebook account. If you belong to that growing group of people who hate the social network more and more every day, you can deactivate your account and continue using your favorite messaging application without any problem. This also means that if you don’t have Messenger but want it, you can do so without keeping an active account. Here we explain how it is done; it’s simple.

Open a Facebook account

If you’re totally opposed to Facebook, don’t worry. You don’t need to build a full profile to access Messenger. just go to facebook.com and enter the necessary information to create a new account. If you don’t want to give your phone number to Facebook, you can create an alternate number using GoogleVoice and have it redirect to your phone. Then click the button sign up and confirm your number. You don’t need to go through the other steps, like adding a profile picture or adding friends.

Install Messenger

Now that you have your Facebook account, you can install Messenger. Download the Facebook Messenger app to your device Android or iOS. Open the app. Tap the button to create a new account and sign in with your name and the phone you used for the Facebook account.

How to deactivate your Facebook account and keep Messenger

Now you can deactivate your Facebook account. On desktop, open the menu and click Settingchoose Your Facebook information and click on the option Deactivation and removal.

Steps to use Messenger without Facebook

From the options on the next page, choose Deactivate bill. Make sure you don’t choose the option Permanently delete account, because if you delete your account you will not be able to use Messenger. click on Continue with account deactivation and enter your password.

how to use messenger without facebook

Finally, choose the reason for your abandonment and deactivate your Facebook account. It will now be disabled but you will still be able to use Messenger. That’s it. And with Messenger you can send photos, videos, host group chats and more, all without a Facebook account. Besides, you can also download the Facebook Messenger app on your computer.

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