Shocking news in Facebook world: you can now sign up for Messenger without the need for a Facebook account!
Also Read: Facebook Launched A Standalone Web Messenger
Yes, using Facebook Messenger no longer requires a Facebook account. Users in the US, Canada, Venezuela and Peru can already sign up for Messenger using only a full name and a phone number. No doubt, the rest of the world will follow.
Of course, if you are unconditional Facebook fan, you can still sign up and use Messenger with your Facebook account. The plus side of using the “Log In With Facebook” button is that it will give you access to all your Facebook contacts.
And another good reason why you should still use your Facebook account: “take advantage of multi-device messaging across mobile devices, the web and tablets.” By stating this so clearly, Facebook is surely suggesting that signing in with a name and phone number won’t sync your chats across devices.
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So why this move from Facebook? To reach out to new users of course. And by doing so, they may even convince some of the newcomers to sign up for Facebook too!