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How To Deactivate Facebook Messenger – in few seconds

Deactivate Facebook messenger

Due to some reasons, you choose to deactivate facebook messenger It’s pretty simple deactivating your Facebook account won’t deactivate your messenger account.

You can’t deactivate Facebook messenger without deactivating the Facebook account first. Otherwise, you turn off chat on your messenger.

Even, your phone number can be used instead of connecting your Facebook account to the messenger.

Facebook Messenger is an app and service that operates outside Facebook.

After deactivating the facebook messenger account, it’s recommended to delete the facebook messenger app. Yes, to get rid of old apps as it frees some spaces from your phone and keeps your phone running smoothly.

If you don’t use the mobile app of Facebook messenger on your smartphone you don’t need to worry. That’s if you use the web version on your computer browser

Also, deactivating facebook messenger can be done using the smartphone app. The web version doesn’t support this feature.

Let’s get started with the deactivation of Facebook messenger.  Read also: Note: Having a Facebook account is different from having a Messenger account. You can use Facebook without signing up for Messenger account & You can have a messenger account using your phone number but won’t be able to chat Facebook friends who are not started with 

How to Deactivate Facebook Messenger

  • Open the facebook messenger app
  • Tap on the profile picture from the top left corner of the screen
  • Scroll down and tap on “Legal and Policies”.
  • Tap on “Deactivate Messenger”
  • Enter your password
  • Then tap on “Deactivate”

Now you have deactivated your Facebook messenger account

Let’s continue.

How To Delete Facebook Messenger App On Android

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Search for “Facebook messenger” from the Google Play Store
  • From the results tap on the “Facebook Messenger” app
  • From the Facebook messenger Play Store page, Tap on “Uninstall”
  • Tap “okay” to confirm the deletion

Then, the app will be uninstalled from your phone and free up some spaces.

You can go to your settings and navigate to apps and download apps. Tap on the Facebook Messenger app. From the next screen tap on uninstall and confirm the deletion.

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How To Delete Facebook Messenger App On iOS

Tap & hold the Facebook messenger icon from your home screen until icons start shaking

After that, tap on the “x” sign on the icon to uninstall the app

Then, “Delete” to confirm the deletion.

The app will be successfully be deleted from your phone.

Likely Asked Questions

Q: Can other people I had a conversation with seeing our chat history from their end? A: Yes, they can
Q: I couldn’t find the “Deactivate Messenger” option A: This could be that you haven’t successfully deactivated the facebook account connected to the messenger account.
Q: Can I still retrieve my account in the future? A: Yes, you can. Just log in with the email or phone number and your password.
Q: Is it possible to completely remove my phone number connected to the messenger account? A: No it’s not possible. It’s permanently attached to the it & its ID 
Q: Can I install messenger on my Windows or Mac PC?  A: No,  Facebook messenger is available as a mobile app for mobile phones and can be accessed via web with Windows or Mac PC. 

You can turn off your active status and read recipients if you want to avoid someone or you can block them

It’s possible that chat thread will not show your profile image and name. But the messenger is connected to a phone number, you might not have the chance of removing all traces of your account.

Yes, you are done with how to deactivate Facebook messenger and how to delete it.

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