Earlier before now, using the Facebook Messenger app requires you having an active Facebook account.
For most mobile operating system, having an fb account isn’t just enough in the sense that, you cannot chat or reply messages on fb without having the messenger installed.
Facebook Inc has come up to say that you no longer need a Facebook account before you can use the Facebook Messenger app. In other words, you can simply put that the Facebook Messenger app has been redesigned as a standalone application.
With the Facebook Messenger app, you can chat with your phone contacts who are also on Facebook Messenger and you can also engage in free calls with these contacts as long as they have their phone numbers synchronized on the app.
The app can now be likened to that of whatsapp and as you know, whatsapp requires your contacts numbers that are also on the platform before you can chat with them. Think same for the fb messenger now.
How To Sign Up On Facebook Messenger Without An FB Account
Step 1. Depends on which operating system your phone runs on, download Facebook Messenger from your phone’s market (Playstore, App store, Blackberry world etc).
Step 2. Install and launch the app and a welcome screen will be displayed up for you. This time, you’d be able to see a ‘Not On Facebook‘ option.
Step 3. Tap on that and a sign up form will be displayed up for you.
Step 4. Fill in the details accurately and you are good to go.
When prompt to synchronize your phone contacts, please allow as this will make the app more fun in terms of chatting with contacts on fb messenger as well as engaging in free calls.
Please note, as at when posting this, the new Feature is only available to basically four countries which are USA, Canada, Peru and Venezuela. However, the feature will be rolled our to other countries in due time.