From now on, to use Facebook Messenger without being registered with a Facebook account will no longer be possible.
Facebook has removed the ability to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. Previously, it was possible to activate a Facebook Messenger account using your phone number.
All this is no longer possible and now the only way to create a new Facebook Messenger account is to register on Facebook first:
“If you’re new to Messenger, you’ll notice that you need a Facebook account to chat with friends and close connections,” a spokesperson said via email. “We found that the vast majority of people who use Messenger already log in through Facebook and we want to simplify the process. “
Earlier, VentureBeat reported, Facebook has therefore reassured users who have already used its Messenger without a Facebook account: nothing will change for them.
This change could anticipate the next unification of the various messaging apps owned by Apple, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.