How to use Facebook Messenger without Facebook account?

Are you fond of Facebook Messenger, yet do not want to use Facebook? You are not alone. There are many people who want to know how to do it. We present you a tutorial on how to use Facebook Messenger without logging in to Facebook.

Facebook Messenger has been one of the popular instant messenger services globally. It boasts of over 900 million users. We would say that almost all of your friends are on Facebook Messenger - we will refer it as Messenger in rest of the article. That would be one of the reasons why you would want to be on the Messenger. But need to be logged in to Facebook while you use Messenger can be a problem for some of us.

Why use Messenger without Facebook?

Well, Facebook tends to be quite a burden for some of us. Maybe there are die-hard fans, but for some of us - Facebook is a distraction. You are not happy with the sheer number of posts and the information overload. There are enough members who just want to quit Facebook and deactivate their account.

But quitting it is not that easy. Because some of your friends are not on any other messenger app. Are you wondering whether you can quit Facebook, and still keep using Messenger?
Yes, you can. You can deactivate your Facebook account, and still keep using Facebook Messenger. What's more, you can use Messenger even if you have no Facebook account. Let us explain the steps involved in the following paragraphs.

When you have a Facebook account

Follow these steps to deactivate your Facebook account and keep using Messenger.

  • Go to your Facebook Account.
  • Go to the Facebook Deactivation Link.
  • You will now be presented with a list of friends who will be missing you.
  • Scroll down till the end and click on Deactivate.
  • Now log in to your Facebook Messenger app, or on your website.

Your Facebook data will remain intact. The data will be at your service when you decide to log in to your account in future. You can log in to your Messenger account using your Facebook credentials. You will be able to continue chatting with your friends right away.

When you have no Facebook account

Well, you can use Facebook Messenger even if you have no Facebook account. You need to follow the steps here below.

  • Just download Facebook Messenger for your device. The app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
  • Launch the app.
  • You should get two options to choose from - "Sign in with Facebook" and "Continue with phone number"
  • Choose the option to continue with phone number. You will be asked to confirm to whether you want to continue without the Facebook account.
  • Enter your phone number.
  • Wait for the confirmation code sent to your phone. Enter it in the next screen to confirm your phone number.

You will need to enter your name so that other Messenger users can find you. That does it! You can now begin using Messenger without Facebook account.

Any other settings?

Yes, there are a few settings you will need to complete before you actually start using the Messenger without a Facebook account.
Messenger will ask you to add your photo to your profile. This will facilitate your friends in recognising you. We would advise you to use your real photo so that identifying you would be easier.
You can also add your contacts to Messenger. You may need to grant permission to give access to your contacts. You can also choose to insert the contacts manually to the app if you do not want automatic scanning and addition of all your contacts.


Well, that is the outline of how you can you use Facebook Messenger without having to log in to your Facebook account. Apart from being a widest used instant messenger app, it is also emerging as one of the developed options in its genre. Recent updates have been making it one of the popular multipurpose apps. Since some of the users have reservations about Facebook, yet do not want to miss on important contacts, we hope the instructions herein will definitely benefit them.

Article by Timmappa Kamat
Timmappa Kamat is a technology enthusiast. He has an active interest in newer technological developments. He is fond of new gizmos & gadgets. He loves to share his knowledge through tech-savvy websites as a freelancer. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he is equally interested in blogging, with his own blog. He wants to carve a name for himself in blogging arena one day! If you need any clarifications about his articles,please respond here below or get in touch with him through his profile.

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