Why? Many of the people you know are possibly currently on Facebook's primary social networking website, so there's no should faff around with phone numbers or PINs.
Messenger Facebook App
Is Messenger different to Facebook?
The Messenger application is a separate application to Facebook. Nonetheless, users' profiles can be set using their Facebook account or phone number.
Facebook divided the Messenger part of its service from the primary app in August 2014-- to the outrage of numerous, who thought Facebook was strong-arming them right into downloading an additional application. The majority of people have actually now accepted Messenger's separation from the primary app and also seen the benefits: it's faster as well as has even more features than before.
If you're still reluctant concerning joining up, here's a guide to Facebook Messenger and the attributes it calls into play ...
Action 1: Download Messenger
First of all, you'll should Download the app. It's free from your application shop, or by following the prompt from the primary application. If your Facebook account is connected to your phone you won't need to login once again.
Action 2: Mobile number request
Originally Facebook requests for your telephone number. The firm markets this as an advantage as it permits your non-Facebook buddies to locate you on Messenger. Avoid this action if offering Facebook your mobile number makes you awkward by clicking Not Now-- the app works without it.
Action 3: Importing contacts
Next you'll be asked if you want to import your phone contacts right into the application and also add them as Messenger contacts, even if you're not friends with them.
Importing those contacts will store them on Facebook's own servers, so again, it's at your discretion.
Tip 4: Basic control
When established, you'll see the familiar Chat display, where all your 'Recent' conversations are shown in chronological order. Buddies who likewise have the Messenger application set up are highlighted by the blue lightning bolt symbol.
Unread messages are presented in bold, while swiping best enables you to remove or mute the conversation. Ultimately, tapping a name takes you with to the Chat home window.
Step 5: Taking a picture
Hitting the video camera symbol allows you to break a fast image and connect it with a single faucet.
Action 6: Attaching a picture
You can likewise quickly connect a picture from your cam roll by tapping the photograph symbol. Formerly, this would certainly pack your gallery app, but the Messenger app loads a miniature gallery at the foot of the home window in a cool, time-saving function.
Action 7: Filming
Holding down 'Send' enables you to tape-record as much as 15 seconds of video as well as affix it straight to a message.
Step 8: Smiley faces
It's likewise possible to include Facebook's emoji stickers to the Chat.
Tip 9: Audio snippets
Tapping the microphone icon then holding down Record lets you capture a 15-second (or much less) audio message.
Action 10: Shared pictures
There's also an information icon that will take you to gain access to pictures individuals have shared privately with each other, while additionally offering a faster way to their account. You can also mute messages from them.
Step 11: Share your place
If you're meeting up with a person, the location function can be valuable. Click the reminder symbol as well as your tool will determine your area (make certain place settings are switched on for this to function).
Step 12: Make an audio or video call
Touching the top right symbol enables you to make cost-free video call or Audio calls to your Facebook pals. It's best to do this on a wi-fi connection to conserve your data allowance.
If your friend isn't offered you can even leave them a voicemail.
Step 13: Chat Heads
Messenger runs in the background when you're not using it and Chat Heads appear when you obtain a new message on Android. These are tiny circular symbols of your close friends that appear on the side of your screen.
Click them to open Messenger and begin talking to them. Or drag them to the bottom of your display to dismiss the message.