How To Send Facebook Messages Without installing Messenger app

In order to send and receive messages from your friends and family, you must to have Facebook Messenger app installed on your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch. This move from the company is a way to make users to use its standalone messenger app was disliked by many.

But what if you don't want to install Facebook Messenger on your device and just use the default Facebook app ? You can follow either of the methods outlined below. In this post, we will share two methods that will allow you to send messages in Facebook without using the standalone Messenger app.

How To Send Facebook Messages Without Installing Messenger app

NOTE: Make sure to delete Facebook Messenger app in case you have it on your device.

STEP 1: Launch Facebook app from your iPhone and go to the Messages tab.

STEP 2: Now you should see a message asking you to install Facebook Messenger on your iPhone. Tap on "Install" button.
STEP 3: Now you will be taken to the App Store. Start downloading the app, but tap on the solid blue square button to pause the install while it’s in process.
STEP 4: Now, switch back to the Facebook app and you should be able to start chatting with your friends without installing the Messenger app. You’ll also gain access to all the chat features previously available.
This method (via The Guardian) might not work for too long so enjoy while it lasts. Alternatively, if you jailbreak your iPhone, the following method will work too.

How To Send Facebook Messages Without Installing Messenger app Using FBNoNeedMessenger

An alternative method that allows you to send and receive Facebook messages app without needing to install Messenger app by downloading and installing a tweak called FBNoNeedMessenger. the tweak also works with the latest version of the Facebook app. To remain on the safe side, make sure not to update the app in the future unless the tweak is updated to support the latest version.
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