As part of its continued effort to take over all of your communication needs, Facebook today tweaked Messenger to allow you to sign up without a Facebook account.
Facebook announced today that in the US, Canada, Peru, and Venezuela, you no longer need a Facebook account to sign up for Facebook Messenger. Instead, you can start using Messenger with just your name, phone number, and a photo.
Of course, Facebook would prefer you to sign up for a Facebook account, and it says that doing so will give you Messenger features like sync your messages across phones, tablets, and the web. It’s smart for Facebook to allow folks to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account, though, because some people simply don’t want a Facebook account. And while some people won’t want a Facebook Messenger account either, others may appreciate being able to keep up with their friends on Facebook Messenger without needing a full-on Facebook account.
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