You no longer need Facebook account to use Messenger

Now you really don’t need Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. Instead, all you need a mobile number. Facebook has opened its Messenger to people without an account on the Facebook social media network. Facebook want people to use Messenger even if the hate Facebook social media network. So that Facebook took another step to broaden the reach of Messenger, the company’s standalone messaging app, by allowing anyone to use the service using nothing but just a phone number.

The goal with this move is an interesting one as it has Messenger treading ever closer in similarity to WhatsApp(available also on web browser) and of-course associated with company’s mission to make Messenger as a platform. Messenger closely trails WhatsApp in active user numbers – approximately 700 million versus 800 million – but WhatsApp is believed to have many active users who aren’t registered Facebook users, due to its incredible popularity in emerging markets like India and Asia.

Facebook Messenger is a beautifully designed messaging app available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and also you can use standalone Messenger on web browser, and now you don’t even need to a Facebook account to use it. Another benefit of using Messenger for people outside Facebook is that they will not need a separate communication app to remain in touch with people who are on Facebook, and frequently use Messenger. While certain features like Facebook contact sync and multi-device message access cannot be availed by non-Facebook users, Messenger can search through a user’s contacts and add people by matching phone numbers that are already registered on Facebook. While for those who have Facebook accounts, there are many benefits to using your Facebook credentials when signing up for Messenger. People can easily message with their Facebook friends and contacts, access their Facebook messages and take advantage of multi-device messaging across mobile devices, the web and tablets.

Here’s how Facebook Messenger without Facebook Account Works:

For non-Facebook users to use Messenger must need a phone number just like WhatsApp.  This is a very simple process and here’s how to start with it :


  1. On the Messenger welcome screen, you will now see an option that says “Not on Facebook?”, tap on it.
  2. From there, you can sign up using your phone number and providing some basic details like your name and a photo.

That’s it. Now you can enjoy using Facebook messenger for text, voice, and recently launched video calling in Messenger without even having Facebook account. You can communicate with anyone on Messenger, no matter whether they are using Messenger with or without Facebook account.

Via : Recode.

Source : Facebook Newsroom.

Vikas is an internet geek and founder of Technotraps, a modern tech website. He is a passionate blogger and love to share latest tricks & informations about technology.