Facebook Messenger app is now a standalone app with various features that makes it more than just a place for sending and receiving messages from friends and family members.
Facebook messenger app is a platform specifically meant for chatting with friends, totally away from the busy Facebook platform of scrolling through feeds and other distracting features on the Facebook app.
Now, you can concentrate fully on chatting with your friends without interruptions from your Facebook app. But your messenger app is not just a place for sending messages or sending media files only, you can also enjoy other features like sending and receiving money, sharing your locations and even playing games on the platform.
Facebook Messenger is a free messaging app that enables users to send instant messages, share photos, videos, audio recordings and enjoy group chats as well. And you can also live chat or video call your Facebook friends right on your messenger app.
Facebook messenger app is similar to WhatsApp messaging app but with a variety of features that make it different from WhatsApp. Though your Facebook messenger app is a standalone app, you get to set up your messenger account with your Facebook profile or mobile number.
Some important information for setting up your account like your friend lists and facebook profile photo is gotten from you Facebook account. However, in some countries, you can create a messenger account without having a facebook account.
How To Download And Install Facebook Messenger App On Android Device
The messenger app is quite easy to get and install, and it is available for various devices. If you wish to download this app on your android device, you have to follow these steps:
- Go to Google playstore, search for the app on the search bar
- Then select messenger app from the search results, choose the right app
- Then tap the INSTALL link, you will have to accept some permissions to enable you launch the app
- Once the app downloads successfully, click the OPEN link to launch the messenger app on your device
How To Download Messenger App On IOS Devices
Follow these steps to download this app on your iphone or ipad device:
- open your APP store on your iOS device
- Click the search option on your app store; you will be taken to the search field
- Search for the messenger app on the search field, a list of apps will appear, you have to choose the right one.
- When you choose Facebook messenger app, click the GET link
- Then tap INSTALL to start installing the app on your device, you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password before you can proceed with downloading the app.
- Then you can launch the app on your device and enjoy its awesome features.
How To Set Up Facebook Messenger Account
Once you are done downloading and installing the app on your device, the next step you need to follow is setting up your messenger account. You can follow these steps to get it done:
- On the Facebook messenger welcome page, you will be prompted to continue with your Facebook account or you can decide to switch accounts. Just add the details of the account you want to log in on your messenger or click on CONTINUE AS to login with your Facebook account.
- If you are in regions that accept having a messenger account without having a Facebook account, you will need to set up your messenger account by clicking the NOT ON FACEBOOK link
- Enter your phone number as prompted by messenger
- A code will be sent to you via SMS which you will enter to continue setting up the account
- Enter a name for people to easily identify you while chatting with you
- You can also add your phone number if you wish to or you can easily skip it
- You can also decide if you wish to link your Facebook messenger to your phone contacts to enable messenger to know when your contacts join messenger and to also allow you to chat with contacts that are already on the platform.
- Once you are done with these steps, you will be shown your Facebook conversations where you can easily tap on a contact and chat with them.
- You will also need to choose if you want to be getting notifications from the Facebook messenger, the notifications enable you to know when people are calling you and when you have been sent a message as well.
You can now enjoy connecting with friends on your messenger, you can choose to video call them, or send them instant messages or media files. You just basically keep in touch with friends and enjoy the awesome features of this app as well.