Facebook’s brand-new Messenger app might not be the evil privacy destroyer some are claiming it is, but the application is still being forced on individuals whether they desire it or not. Or is it? We have actually found 2 ways to continue making use of Facebook messaging on your phone without downloading and install Messenger, although both approaches call for a little of extra job on your component.

The initial comes thanks to the The Guardian and is a workaround which will most likely be repaired in upcoming Facebook application updates. Continue that in mind before laying your future on this workaround. Right here it is:

  • When the Facebook application refuses to reveal you your message and instead reveals you the “begun download Messenger” screen, merely tap the set up Messenger button, then quickly jump over to the App Store and cancel the download. The next time you resume the Facebook app, the normal messaging support service will certainly work once again.

Obviously that’s a pain to do each time you reactivate your phone or whenever Facebook catches on and starts bugging you about the app again. If you don’t seem like undergoing that process each time, there’s just one various other alternative readily available to you: the mobile internet browser.

  • When seeing Facebook in Safari or your other internet browser of choice, you are offered the same capability as using it on the web, just in a slightly much more irritating way. The mobile Facebook web page’s messaging option has an irritatingly small entering window that makes it tough to write a message that’s longer than a sentence or more. The lack of improvements in the Facebook mobile website seems purposeful; after all, why would the company fix problems that could frustrate you into using its apps? It makes good sense from a business viewpoint also if it’s not particularly user-friendly.

If you’re putting off mounting and utilizing Carrier as long as feasible, these are currently your 2 finest alternatives for navigating it. We look ahead to viewing exactly how Facebook “fixes” these loopholes. Possibly at some point you’ll fire up your mobile web browser simply to be met completion of messaging within. We definitely hope that will not be the case.

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