Question: Can you have Facebook and Messenger separate?

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 aren’t required to have one.

Can I separate Facebook and Messenger?

It turns out that you can still use Messenger after you deactivate your Facebook account. This means if you hate Facebook, you can deactivate your account and still use your favorite messaging app, no problem.

How do I separate Facebook messages from Messenger?

Procedure

  1. Open Facebook Messenger.
  2. Tap profile icon in the top right corner.
  3. Tap SMS.
  4. Tap On.
  5. Tap TURN OFF SMS.
  6. Change SMS app to Android Messages.

Why is Facebook and Messenger separate?

Late last year, at a public Q&A, Zuckerberg said Facebook split Messenger off to make it a better, faster messaging product. Apparently, Facebook also thinks Messenger can do a lot of other things better.

How do I Unsync my phone from Messenger?

Turn off contact syncing to remove contacts added during the sync process.

  1. Open the Settings (iOS) or Profile (Android) tab in Messenger.
  2. Select “People.”
  3. Toggle “Sync Contacts” off. Confirm that you want to delete the contacts that you’ve synced.

How do I switch to Messenger?

To switch accounts on the Messenger mobile apps, tap on your profile picture icon. You will be taken to Messenger settings. Scroll down and tap on Switch Account. Then tap on the account to switch.

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Can I text a phone number from Facebook Messenger?

You can upload your device’s contacts to your Messenger app and then message them from the app. To let people who have your mobile number send you a message, confirm your phone number on Messenger. … Tap Add Mobile Number.

Is Messenger and Facebook Messenger the same?

Is Messenger different to Facebook? The Messenger app is a separate app to Facebook.