Messenger is a popular messaging app that allows users to send texts, photos, and videos and make voice and video calls. One of the requirements to use Messenger is a phone number, but what if you don’t want to provide your phone number for privacy reasons or simply don’t have access to a phone? This post will explain how to use Messenger without a phone number.
Step 1: Download Messenger
The first step is downloading the Messenger app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively, you can access Messenger through the Facebook website. Once you have installed the app, open it, and click “Create New Account.”
Step 2: Create a Facebook account
You need to have a Facebook account to use Messenger without a phone number. If you already have a Facebook account, skip to the next step. If not, you can create one by providing your name, email address or phone number, date of birth, and gender. Facebook will ask you to create a password and choose a profile picture. Make sure to choose a solid and unique password that you have yet to use elsewhere.
Step 3: Sign in to Messenger with Facebook
Once you have created a Facebook account, open the Messenger app, and click “Continue with Facebook.” Enter your Facebook email address or phone number and password, and click on “Log In.” If prompted, allow Messenger to access your contacts, camera, and microphone.
Step 4: Adjust privacy settings
Adjusting your Messenger privacy settings to protect your personal information is essential. Click on your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen, and then click on “Privacy.” From here, you can turn off read receipts, choose who can see your active status, and set a passcode or enable biometric authentication to protect your Messenger chats. You can also disable sharing or only share your location with specific friends.
Step 5: Connect with friends
Now that you’re logged in to Messenger, you can start connecting with friends. You can search for friends using their name or phone number or invite them to join Messenger if they still need an account. You can also create group chats, make voice or video calls, and send photos, videos, and GIFs.
Using Messenger without a phone number is possible by creating a Facebook account and logging in to Messenger using your Facebook credentials. Adjusting your privacy settings and being mindful of what you share on Messenger can help protect your personal information. With Messenger, you can stay in touch with friends and family regardless of whether or not you have a phone number.