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How do I connect to Facebook Messenger without installing it?

You do not want to install all the Facebook applications at the risk of getting lost on your smartphone? Know that it is possible to chat with your friends without using Facebook Messenger. Only the standard version of your social network.

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It’s been a few years since Facebook separated Messenger, its instant messaging service, from the rest of its social network. Now accessible in a different application, it has become quite complex to use chat from the browser on your phone. It is however still possible, with a little courage, for those who do not wish or cannot install the Messenger application.

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Logging into your Facebook account from your smartphone’s web browser is a fairly tedious experience, since you will have to navigate between the different banners and other full-page ads for the brand’s applications. Once on the home page of your account, you will see on the blue upper banner the icon associated with Messenger, a bubble crossed by a lightning bolt. Click on it to be redirected to the service page. This will first be covered by an announcement inviting you to install the Messenger application. Ignore it by clicking on the cross at the top right.

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You should now be in front of your Messenger conversation list. Clicking on one of them will redirect you to said conversation. Not without showing you again an invitation to use the application… which you will still have to ignore by clicking on the cross.

Facebook pushing its mobile applications to the maximum, browser browsing is unfortunately made much more difficult by the social network. Note, however, that if you specifically want to avoid Facebook apps, there are alternatives like Friendly. Free on Android and iOS, it allows you to connect to your Facebook account and access its services, including Messenger.

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