Question: How can I log into Messenger without Facebook?

Can you use Messenger without having a Facebook account?

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.

How can I install Messenger without Facebook?

You dont need to set up a full-blown profile to get access to Messenger. Just go to and fill out the boxes under Create a New Account. If you dont want Facebook to have your real phone number, create an alternate phone number using Google Voice and have it forward to your phone.

Why cant I access my Messenger?

If youre having trouble logging into Messenger, please make sure that you have the most up-to-date version of the Messenger app installed. To do this, go to your phone or tablets app store (example: Apple App Store, Google Play Store) and download any updates.

Why cant I open my Messenger?

Open the Apps menu. Select All apps. Look for Messenger in the list of apps and tap the option that says Force stop. Once this is done, go back to the home screen and try opening Facebook Messenger again, and the issue should be fixed.

How do I get Messenger back on my home screen?

To return to your default home screen, go to Settings - System - Apps. Select Messenger Home, tap Home Screen, and change back to your preferred Home Screen experience!

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