How to access Messenger without downloading it

Your smartphone is in service and, for a while, you will have to use that old phone that you had left there in a drawer and that you had kept only so that one day, you imagined, it could be used in emergency situations. You've already uploaded your contacts and some of the top apps you use every day to communicate with your friends, except for one: Mensajero that, for reasons of space or lack of compatibility with the operating system of your "spare" phone, you cannot install.

In light of this unfortunate situation, he opened Google and started looking for a solution for log in to Messenger without downloading it, ending in this tutorial of mine. Well, I am happy to announce that you have come to the right place at the right time. In the next few lines, in fact, I will explain how to use Messenger and, therefore, how to chat with your friends on Facebook without installing any application.

All you need to achieve your goal is the browser you usually use to browse Internet on your device (either a mobile phoneTablet or Pc) and some free time to implement the instructions I'm about to give you. Courage therefore: let's not waste any more time chatting and get to work immediately! I have nothing left to do, but I wish you a happy reading and wish you the best of luck in everything.

  • How to access Messenger from mobile phones and tablets without downloading it
    • Alternative method
  • How to access Messenger without downloading it on PC

How to access Messenger from mobile phones and tablets without downloading it

If you want to know how to access Messenger without downloading it On your mobile phone or tablet, you simply have to open the browser you usually use to surf the net (eg. Chrome en Android o Safari en iOS) and visit mbasic.facebook.com. This will open a "light" version of Facebook working directly from the browser, without having to install the official applications of the social network or Messenger. Unfortunately it does not allow access to the most advanced Messenger functions, such as those related to calls, voice messages or video calls, but otherwise it is complete: it also allows you to send stickers, photos and videos without problems.

With that said, let's act. To access the "light" version of Facebook, type phone number or email address es password of your account in the corresponding text fields and press the button Log In placed next to him. In the unfortunate event that you have forgotten your credentials, click on the item Did you forget your password ? and follow the instructions on the screen to reset the password: it is a matter of entering the email address or phone number associated with the account, pressing the button Search and choose if you want to receive the code to reset the password through e-mail, Google account or other previously established backup methods. To learn more about the procedure to recover Facebook password, read the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.

Once you have logged in, you will see the main Facebook page with, at the top, the navigation menu to access the different sections of the social network; then the box to publish new publications and, even below, the feed with the news published by your friends and from the pages you follow: to access Messenger, you just have to click on the item Messages, which is located in the upper left.

A page will open with, in the center, the list of conversations recently made in Messenger, at the top the buttons to create a new message or new group and, below, the search field to search conversations and links to view message requests, filtered messages, archived messages, spam messages he active friends.

To continue a conversation that you have already started, all you have to do is select it (by pressing the relative First name ) and send new messages by typing them in the corresponding field at the bottom of the displayed page and pressing the button Send. However, to send attachments, you must use links Send stickers, Add photos es Update placed in correspondence with the field to enter the text.

However, to create a new conversation, you need to press the button New message present on the main page of the "light" version of Messenger and select the name of the person with whom you want to "send text messages", choosing from the list that is proposed or searching for it using the corresponding field at the top.

If you want, you can make it more convenient to access the web version of Messenger by creating a link on the home screen of your mobile phone or tablet. Being successful is really very simple.

  • If you use Chrome for Android, connected to the main page of Messenger, tap the ⋮ button located at the top right and select the item Add to the home screen in the menu that opens. Then write the First name you want to assign to the link and click Add to add it to the home screen of your device.
  • If you use Safari for iOS, connected to the main page of Messenger, touch the button share (the square with the arrow inside) and select the item Add home in the menu that opens. Then write the name you want to assign to the link and press the button Add, to confirm and insert it on the device home screen.

Alternative method

Another solution that you can adopt to access Messenger from the browser (without therefore installing the official application of the well-known messaging service), is to use the Facebook mobile version (m.facebook.com) activating the desktop view of the site: it seems a contradiction but, in reality, this movement prevents access to Messenger from being blocked by the page that requires the installation of the official application of the service.

To continue, therefore, visit the site m.facebook.com from the browser of your mobile phone or tablet, log into your account and open the desktop mode within browser: if you are using Chrome press the ⋮ button located in the upper right and select the item Ask for a desk place in the menu that opens. If, on the contrary, you are using Safari, long tap on the icon to reload the page (the circular arrow present in the address bar) and select the item Ask for a desk place in the menu that appears on the screen.

Now all you have to do is connect to the address m.facebook.com/messages and you will find yourself in the presence of a web version of Messenger that is a little more advanced and aesthetically attractive than the one accessible by following the procedure I explained above.
Its operation is practically identical to that of the "basic" version of Messenger Web. The only exception is the sending of attachments, which does not require the pressure of text links, but of buttons: the smiley allows you to send stickers, the camera to send photos / videos (or create new ones in real time), while the thumbs up allows you to send a "like". This last button, after write some text in the compose field of the message, it becomes the button Send, to confirm the sending of the message.

You could create, even in this case, a link to Messenger to add to the home screen of your device, but it would automatically open in mobile mode and not in desktop mode, so you would risk finding yourself in front of the annoying screen It asks you to install the Messenger app instead of your conversations.

Maybe it's better to create a simple one marker in the browser, to be invoked after activating desktop mode in m.facebook.com. If you do not know how to add a bookmark in your browser, I assure you that there is nothing simpler: if you use Chrome on Android, all you have to do is press the ⋮ button located at the top right and select the icon star in the menu that opens. If, on the contrary, use Safari o Chrome on iOS, you need to press the icon share (the square with the arrow inside) and select the item Add bookmark or the voice add to Favorites in the menu that opens.

How to access Messenger without downloading it on PC

If you want to know how to log into Messenger without downloading anything on your PC, it seems obvious to me that you have never used the Facebook messaging service on your PC before.

Messenger, in fact, although it is available as an application for Windows 10, it can be used without problems from any browser, connecting to the address messenger.com: connecting to the site in question using your favorite browser (either Chrome, Firefox, Safari or others), you can access all your conversations, send new messages, multimedia content and even make calls Voice and video with your friends (feature available only in Chrome and Firefox), without installing any additional software.

So what else are you waiting for? Connect to the web version of Messenger, fill in the login form with your Facebook account details and click the button Log In log in. You will immediately find yourself in front of a screen with, on the left, the list of last conversations had on the platform, at the top the button to create a new conversation (the sheet with the pencil) and, on the right, the talks. The buttons for sending multimedia attachments are located near the text composition field (below). Those for making calls and video calls, on the other hand, are in the upper right.

As an alternative to the Web version of Messenger, I point out that you can also access your chats on Facebook by connecting to the main page of the social network and clicking on the comic books located in the upper right (in the blue bar). This will open a quick menu with the most recent conversations on the platform, which you can access with a simple click on the different names available. Clicking on the item instead See everything in Messenger (at the bottom of the box), you will be able to see all the chats in the web version of Messenger (which I told you about earlier). Convenient, right?