Question: Is there a difference between Messenger and Facebook Messenger?

Messenger is the hardest sell as a separate service from the main Facebook social network, but in June last year the company made it so that a user could sign up and use Messenger with just a phone number. It means users who dont want a Facebook account can still chat with their Facebook-using friends.

Is Facebook Messenger the same as Messenger?

Messenger, an instant messaging service owned by Facebook, launched in August 2011, replacing Facebook Chat. While the two are partially connected when you have a Facebook account, you arent required to have one.

Can you be on Messenger and not be on Facebook?

Fortunately, you can use Messenger without Facebook − but only if you have had a Facebook account in the past. Previously, it was possible to sign up for Facebook Messenger using your phone number and nothing else. But as of December 26 2019, you cant sign up for Messenger if youve never had a Facebook account.

Why does Facebook have a separate Messenger app?

Earlier this year, Facebook decided to turn off the messaging feature in its main mobile app and redirect users to a separate app called Messenger. The reason why we wanted to do this is because we really believe that this is a better experience and we think that messaging is becoming increasingly important.

Do you have to have Facebook Messenger app to use Messenger?

No. Youll need to create a Facebook account to use Messenger. If you had a Facebook account but deactivated it, learn how to keep using Messenger.

Can I delete Facebook but keep Messenger?

You can keep using Messenger after you deactivate your Facebook account. If you had a Facebook account and deactivated it, using Messenger wont reactivate your Facebook account, and your Facebook friends can still message you. Download the Messenger mobile app if you dont already have it.

The most straightforward way to turn off Facebook Messenger is to do via the Facebook app. Tap the menu icon on the right-hand side of the Facebook app and scroll down until you see App Settings. Once you are in your settings, scroll to the bottom and turn the Facebook chat toggle off.

What does it mean using Messenger without Facebook?

Through Messenger, you can upload photos, videos, start group chats, and more — all without a Facebook account. You can now download Facebooks Messenger app to your desktop, too.

When you deactivate Messenger do your messages disappear?

3 Answers. You actually deactivate it, and once you do that all your comments, likes, shares, post and everything associated with your profile disappears like it never existed. But your message conversation will still be visible on your friends inbox just there wont be your profile picture and link to it.

Are Facebook and Messenger linked?

Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging feature built into Facebook. The application and website is an instant messaging service that connects to the Facebook database and has replaced the in-app Facebook messaging service.

What happens to Messenger when you delete Facebook?

You can keep using Messenger after you deactivate your Facebook account. If you had a Facebook account and deactivated it, using Messenger wont reactivate your Facebook account, and your Facebook friends can still message you. Download the Messenger mobile app if you dont already have it.

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