You may need Messenger to chat on Facebook, but you no longer need Facebook account to chat on Messenger.
The social network has just announced Messenger will no longer require users to have a Facebook account in order to join the conversation.
All they will need to sign up is a phone number.
In other words, it works just like whatsapp where your number is all that is needed.
How to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account
1. Download and install the Messenger app from the Google Play Store.
2. Open the Messenger app.
3. The Messenger welcome screen will now present you with an option that reads “Not on Facebook?”.
4. Press on the option and you can then sign up with your name, phone number and a photo.
5. Start chatting it up!
At the moment, this feature is only available for four countries USA, Canada, Peru and Venezuela…
but the roll out will soon get to other countries.
If you are techy enough, regardless of the region or country you are in, you can always use it.