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You can no longer sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account

December 27, 2019

Via: TechSpot

It was back in 2015 when the social network started allowing people to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. Phone numbers, photos, and names were all accepted as forms of login identification, but a change in the company’s Help Center website states that “you’ll need to create a Facebook account to use Messenger.”

Facebook confirmed the new rule to VentureBeat. “We found that the vast majority of people who use Messenger already log in through Facebook and we want to simplify the process,” said a company spokesperson.

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