How to Send Facebook Messages on Mobile without Downloading FB Messenger App

June 8, 2006 at 6:17 PM EST – Facebook has now required that all mobile users download their Messenger app, if they wish to send or receive messages. But as it turns out, there’s actually a way of getting around this requirement.

Within the last week, many smartphone users were frustrated to discover that Facebook was changing their messaging feature to only be accessible through their Messenger app. Many mobile users were disappointed that they would need to add yet another app, which would take up storage space and memory. But there’s a way to still easily send and receive messages on Facebook, without ever having to download the Messenger app.

Here’s the trick:

Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?m2w

And then save it as a favorite/bookmark in your phone’s internet browser to access later. By clicking on the link, it switches how you browse Facebook on your smartphone from a mobile version, to the desktop version. Now you’re free to send and receive messages, without having to download an app. Best of all, it doesn’t break any of Facebook’s rules (since the desktop version already exists for smartphone users).

Find this little tip useful? Please like this post, and then share it on Facebook, thanks!

send messages on Facebook without required FB messenger app

Kingdom of Shadows Drug War Documentary Opens November 20 in NY & LA and on Video on Demand

October 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM ET [American Entertainment Marketing] – Kingdom of Shadows takes an unflinching look at the human cost of the U.S.-Mexico drug war through the perspectives of three unlikely individuals.

Sister Consuelo Morales, based in the devastated city of Monterrey, prods government officials to take action against the drug cartels on behalf of grieving families whose loved ones have gone missing.

Texan rancher Don Henry Ford Jr. offers historical context for the evolution to the hyper-violent state of drug trafficking today. He recounts his career as a smuggler during the 1980sbefore he served time for importing marijuana.

Undercover agent-turned-senior Homeland Security officer Oscar Hagelsieb recounts his own remarkable journey and offers a unique perspective on the U.S.’ role in the drug war. As the child of undocumented parents, Oscar grew up in an impoverished neighborhood where of his many peers gave in to the temptations of the drug economy.

Kingdom Of Shadows is written and directed by Bernardo Ruiz and produced by Katia Maguire and Ruiz. Executive producers are Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann, and Boiling Pot’s Jimena Martí Haikand Carlos GómezAndonaegui. Directors of photography are Antonio Cisneros, Juan Hernández and Claudio Rocha. Editor is Carla Gutierrez. Original music is by T. Griffin.

Official Website: http://www.takepart.com/kingdom-of-shadows
Kingdom of Shadows on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingdomshadows
Kingdom of Shadows on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KingdomShadows
Participant Media: http://www.participantmedia.com/

Kingdom of Shadows movie poster

Francisca Valenzuela Nominada a la 16a Entrega Anual del Latin Grammy en la categoría, “Mejor Diseño De Empaque” por su álbum, ‘Tajo Abierto’

September 24, 2015 at 7:30 AM ET [Digital Girl] – Esta mañana La Academia Latina de la Grabación anunció a los nominados a la 16a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY en vivo a través de sus plataformas digitales y www.LatinGRAMMY.com. La cantuatora Chilena-Americana, Francisca Valenzuela recibió su primera nominación al Latin GRAMMY en la categoría, “Mejor Diseño De Empaque” por su álbum, Tajo Abierto. El empaque fue diseñado por la artista junto a Pablo González.

Francisca ha logrado consolidar una carrera como pocos artistas latinos lo han alcanzado, siendo reconocida y aclamada en Chile, realizando giras por España y viajando constantemente con su música en mercados tan competitivos como el mexicano y el mundo indie en Estados Unidos.

Su tercer disco de estudio, Tajo Abierto fue editado por su propio sello discográfico Frantastic Records. Su primer sencillo, “Prenderemos Fuego Al Cielo”, ya ha recibido más de 1.2 millones de vistas en YouTube. Su tercer sencillo, “Insulto”, demuestra su influencia musical y ha derribado fronteras con un claro mensaje antidiscriminación. La producción del video de este sencillo contó con el respaldo de la fundación Todo Mejora -filial de It Gets Better en Chile- encargada de apoyar a la comunidad LGBT en ese país, mientras que en Estados Unidos recibió el apoyo de GLAAD (Alianza Gay y Lésbica Contra la Difamación).

Tajo Abierto se ha convertido en uno de los lanzamientos más elogiados y aplaudidos del año gracias a una fantástica mezcla de sonidos y letras originales, maduras y equilibradas, que ya son el sello personal de Francisca. Un excelso grupo de productores se unieron a la chilena en la creación de este último trabajo, como los ganadores del Latin Grammy Vicente Sanfuentes y Áureo Baqueiro, además de Jesse Rogg, Dave Sitek y la misma Francisca en la coproducción.

Este es un disco que ya ha logrado varios reconocimientos y ha llevado a la cantante a realizar una serie de presentaciones determinantes en diferentes rincones del planeta como el Festival La Mar de Músicas (Cartagena, España), el Lunario del Auditorio Nacional (México) y festivales de Lollapalooza en Estados Unidos, Chile y Brasil, además de un muy emotivo show en el legendario Festival Viña del Mar en Chile. Además, Francisca ha sido reconocida en los Premios 40 América (Buenos Aires, Argentina) como la Mejor Artista de Chile, y en los Premios de la Música Independiente (Madrid, España), donde fue galardonada como la Mejor Artista Internacional.

La 16a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY tomará lugar el 19 de noviembre en el MGM Grand Garden Arena en Las Vegas, Nevada y será transmitido en vivo por Univision.

Francisca Valenzuela sitio oficial: http://www.franciscavalenzuela.com/

Francisca Valenzuela Tajo Abierto

HBO Latino Award Winning Music Film “The Poet of Havana” based on Singer-Songwriter Carlos Varela Airs October 23

September 24, 2015 at 7:20 AM ET [The Brand Phoenix] – The Poet of Havana pulls back the curtain on internationally renowned Cuban singer, songwriter, and lyricist Carlos Varela as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as an artist. Filmed in Havana, this moving documentary reveals how Varela was influenced by his country, politics and people, and how he has influenced them in return through his music.

The concert special is directed and produced by Ron Chapman. Producer, director and entrepreneur, Ron Chapman began his career as a musician, and went on to manage musical artists and produce albums. His legendary Toronto music club “The Edge” provided a scene for some of the most exciting international artists of the day, and he promoted concerts in the city’s premier venues. He established a film production company, produced and directed rock videos, and for decades has produced and directed television commercials for some of the world’s leading brands. Chapman founded the successful Canadian advertising agency Brandworks International.

Featuring exclusive access and backstage moments during a variety of concerts, the film includes interviews with Jackson Browne, Benicio del Toro, Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique, and more as they discuss one of the most beloved artists of our time – some even joining him on stage. Also featured throughout the special are many of his emotionally-charged performances and songs.

Having endured many censorship battles with the Cuban government, Varela’s music is personal, poignant, and poetic; he has even been called “Cuba’s Bob Dylan” and a voice of his generation. That voice has loudly struggled for the individual freedoms of his homeland and has gone through great effort to build bridges between Cuba, the US, disenfranchised Cubans and the people of the world. Discover the musical, cultural, political and social significance that is Carlos Varela in The Poet of Havana airing on October 23, 2015 at 8PM ET/7PM CT on HBO Latino. You can also catch the special on HBO on Demand, HBO GO and HBO Now.

Stay in tune with HBO Latino’s latest news and updates, view compelling video content and get sneak peeks with behind-the-scenes footage from HBO Latino on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hbolatino), YouTube (www.youtube.com/hbolatino), Twitter (www.twitter.com/hbolatino) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/hbolatino)

Carlos Varela HBO Latino