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Avoid Using Facebook Messenger

Are you like me and think Facebook already controls enough of your life? Recently Facebook made a change where mobile users must now use the Facebook App Messenger in send/receive messages over its platform. I think it’s a bit much to download another app to reply to a message I may receive once a month. So, how do you avoid this? The answer is by avoiding using the mobile site. Here’s how:
1. Go to facbeook.com in your mobile web browser.
2. Click the hamburger icon in the top right corner:
hamburger
3. Click “Messages”
4. When you receive the “You must install messenger” message, click and hold the refresh button, and you’ll be given the option to request the Desktop version of Facebook:
Facebook messenger

5. Now click the Message icon next to the notification icon at the top of the screen. You can now view and reply to your messages on your mobile phone!
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