How to send Facebook messages without using Messenger app

How to send messages in Facebook app without using Messenger

Pre-requisite: Make sure the Facebook Messenger app is not installed on your device. If it is, just delete it,

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

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


Step 3: You’ll be redirected to the App Store. Start downloading the app, but tap on the solid blue square button to pause the install while it’s in process.


Step 4: Now, switch back to the Facebook app and you should be able to start chatting with your friends without installing the Messenger app. You’ll also gain access to all the chat features previously available.


This method (via The Guardian) might not work for too long so enjoy while it lasts. Alternatively, if you jailbreak your iPhone, the following method will work too.