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:

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).

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