How To Continue Sending Messages On Facebook Without Downloading the New Messenger App

facebook-messengerRecently Facebook disabled sending messages from its mobile app on iOS, forcing users to download and install its new Messenger App. if you were hesitant to do it or you did install the new app what to chat with your friends the old way I found a way to do it. If you did download the new app uninstall it first.

1.  Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad and tap on the Messages tab.

2.You will see a message asking you to install the Messenger app. Tap on the “Install” button.


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3. You will be redirected to the App Store. Start downloading the app, when the download starts tap on the solid blue square button to pause the install while it’s in process.

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4. Ok, now switch back to the Facebook app and you will be able to start chatting again with your friends without installing the Messenger app. You’ll also get access to all the chat features previously available.

A word of warning, this is working as of 8/15/14 but its not to say Facebook will disable this on a future update.



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