When it comes to instant messaging, Facebook is the first thing that comes to our mind. Because of the simplicity and features, Facebook has easily become one of the most used instant messaging services. But Facebook has divided the messaging platform and social feed into two different apps. Now we have Facebook app for newsfeed and Messenger app for messaging. This means you cannot send a Facebook message without Messenger app.
But, this separation was not good news for the most majority of its users. Also, the company started pushing the Messenger app as the default SMS app for Android devices. Recent reports revealed that this official Messenger app is the most prominent culprit in consuming smartphone battery. Because of all these issues, many people still stay away from this app. Also, they discourage others from using it.
However, Facebook is also well aware of this. So they removed the ability to send messages without the Messenger app. Now, the Facebook users across the globe can’t send messages to their Facebook friends without the Messenger app. If you are also looking for a way to send messages through Facebook without downloading the Messenger app, we have the solution for you.
Tips to send a Facebook message without Messenger app
Send Facebook messages in your browser
The easiest method to send messages in Facebook without the Messenger app is through the web browser. You can use any of your favorite mobile web browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox or UC Browser. The web version of the Facebook still allows you to send messages without downloading the Messenger app.
However, when you tap on the messages, it will open up the Google Play store page of Messenger app. Press back button, and you can send messages to the browser. Open your favorite browser and open Facebook.com in the browser window. It will automatically redirect you to the mobile version of the Facebook web.
Send Facebook messages using a third-party app
Using third-party apps are not a highly encouraged activity. We always suggest you use original apps from the company. But in some special cases such Facebook Messenger, there is no other way to send messages without much hassle. However, it is not advisable to send confidential messages and contents through these third-party apps. We do not advocate anything.
There are plenty apps available at Google Play Store. You can try multiple apps and choose one that suits your need. Make sure you check and verify each app before selecting it for prolonged usage.
Send Facebook messages using Messenger Lite
Here comes the champion. Because of the buggy user interface and the resource eating nature of Messenger app, the company has released a lite version of it. Android users can download and install the Messenger Lite app from Facebook on their smartphones. As the name indicates, the app weighs 6MB in size.
Messenger Lite is more than enough if you are not a social media animal. If you are one who uses it for just sending urgent messages or spending off time, Messenger Lite is enough for you. You can’t expect much features in this small app. It lacks many capabilities and features of the standard Messenger app. But considering the device performance and battery, this app is excellent.