You have just bought a new smartphone and, at the suggestion of friends and relatives, you are installing on the device in question all the most popular applications and those that are considered practically indispensable by everyone. Here, therefore, that, among the various apps you are downloading, there is also that of Facebook, the popular social network on which you can find all (or almost) the members of your circle of acquaintances.
Now, however, you would need help understanding how to install Messenger , the instant messaging application with which you can exchange messages with your Facebook contacts. You have already tried to do this several times and without success. It’s so true? In that case, I can help you out. I assure you it will take a moment.
I will show you, as clearly as possible, all the steps necessary for the procedure, both on computer and on mobile devices and, if you need them, I will also explain in due time how to uninstall and how to reinstall Messenger . I guarantee you that, in no time at all, you will be ready to chat with your friends. I wish you a good read and I wish you a big good luck for everything!
How to install Messenger
Before moving on to show you specifically how to install Messenger , it will be better to make a premise: to use the aforementioned messaging app, regardless of the device on which you will install it, you must first have created an account on Facebook.
The indications that I will give you shortly are also valid if you want to know how to install Messenger without Facebook . In fact, you should know that, on any device, it is perfectly possible to install the messaging app even without having previously installed the Facebook application.
How to install Messenger on Android
If you agree, I’d get right into the tutorial by showing you how to install Messenger on Android devices . In this case, just open the official page of the app on the Play Store (if your device does not have access to Google services, you can download the app from the alternative stores) and press the Install button . At the end of the process, open the application by tapping on its icon (the rainbow-colored balloon ) that you find on the home screen or in the app menu .
At this point, you just have to type, in the appropriate fields, the email address or telephone number and password associated with your Facebook account (look here in case you don’t remember them) and press the Login button . Optionally, you can also create an account directly from the app, by tapping the Sign up button .
You can also decide whether to import your telephone contacts to interact with them directly in the app: to do so, simply press the Activate button ; otherwise, tap the Not Now button instead . Finally, hit the OK button .
Well: now you are ready to use Messenger! To start chatting, click on the profile photo of one of the contacts you see in the Chat tab (contacts who are online and are therefore available to chat are shown to you at the top left) or type their name in the search bar at the top.
Then, in the screen that opens, type the message text in the compilation field at the bottom and press the button to send a text message to the contact you have selected. Otherwise, if you prefer to send a voice message , tap on the microphone icon next to the compilation field. You can also initiate a call or video call by pressing, respectively, the handset icon or the video camera icon , at the top right.
If you want to create a group chat , click on the pencil icon at the top right (in the Chat tab ) and then click on Create new group . Finally, tap the box next to the name of each contact to add it to the chat, then press the Next button at the top right and, from here, type a name for the group and tap the Create item . You didn’t think it was going to be that easy, did you?
How to install Messenger on iPhone and iPad
Messenger is also available for iPhone and iPad . How to download it? I’ll explain it to you below, it will take a moment. Just open the application page on the App Store , press the Get / Install button at the top and verify your identity with Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password (if necessary).
Once you have installed the app, start it by pressing on its icon (the rainbow-colored balloon ) that you find on the home screen or in the App Library . Enter, therefore, in the appropriate fields , the email address and password of your Facebook account (read the tutorial in which I explained how to recover them if you no longer need to remember them) and press the Login button .
Now, you can decide whether to import your phone contacts into the app: to do this, press the Activate button and provide the necessary permission; if not, click on the Not Now button .
Optimal! You are now ready to chat with your Facebook contacts. For other details on the use of the app, I refer you to the previous chapter since the operation of the app on iOS / iPadOS is similar to that of the Android counterpart.
How to install Messenger on PC
How do you say? Do you want to know how to install Messenger on Windows 10 ? No problem, I’ll settle you immediately. You should know that on the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system it is possible to download the official Messenger client directly from the Microsoft Store .
To do this , visit this page and click the Get button to open the Microsoft Store . Then repeat the operation in the Microsoft Store window that has opened, by pressing the Install button . Once the download is complete, you will find the Messenger application in the Windows Start menu.
Once started, by pressing the appropriate buttons , you can decide whether to log in directly with Facebook or enter the email address and password associated with your account to log in. If you choose the first option, you will be automatically redirected to the social network website and you will need to provide access authorization by pressing the Open Messenger for computer button . Otherwise, type in the appropriate fields the email address and password associated with your account (I explained how to recover them in this guide) and press the Login button .
Here you are, then, in front of the client interface. Using it is disarming simplicity: on the left side you will find the contacts (at the top with the green dot the active ones are shown, while to search for the others you have to type their names in the search bar at the top); in the right one, however, you can view the various chats. To start chatting with a contact, just press on their profile photo and type the message text in the field with the item Type a message , below.
You can also start (if you have a microphone and a webcam) a voice call or a video call by clicking, respectively, on the phone handset or video camera icon at the top right. For all the other features of the client (such as logging out of your account or receiving assistance), just click on the black balloon icon at the top left, above the profile photo of your account. What are you waiting for then ?! Start chatting with your contacts now!
If you are using an older version of Windows, I’m sorry but you can’t download the official client of the service, but you can use Messenger via the appropriate web version .
How to install Messenger on Mac
The official Messenger client is also available for macOS : you can find it on the Mac App Store . Once you have visited the page in question, accept the opening of the store and proceed by pressing the Get / Install button . If prompted, then verify your identity with an Apple ID password or Touch ID (if prompted).
At the end of the procedure, you will find the Messenger icon in the Launchpad or in the Applications folder of macOS. When opened, the application allows you to choose whether to log in directly with your Facebook account or to enter the password and email of the latter. In the first case you will be redirected to your browser and you will have to click on the Open Messenger for Mac button .
Otherwise, just type your details in the appropriate fields and click the Login button . Now you can start chatting with your Facebook contacts right away by clicking on their profile photo . At the top left you will find the active ones marked with a green dot . For other details on how the application works, take a look at the last paragraphs of the previous chapter dedicated to Windows : the steps to take are the same.
How to install Messenger Lite
To stay on the Messenger theme , I would like to point out that on Android devices there is also a “reduced” version of the app I am talking about in this tutorial. It’s called Messenger Lite , it’s completely free and very easy to use.
Messenger Lite is very similar to the standard version of the app: the only difference compared to the latter is that it consumes less data and less system resources, it is therefore faster and can be used safely even when the network of your device is unstable or poor coverage. You can find it on the Play Store and on alternative stores for Android.
How to reinstall Messenger
Messenger is giving you strange functioning problems and, therefore, would you like to try to reinstall the application? Have you accidentally removed Messenger from your device and don’t know how to reinstall it? Don’t panic: I’ll briefly explain how to reinstall Messenger in the following chapters .
I premise that before proceeding to uninstall the app it is not necessary to backup any of the various conversations, since these are all already stored automatically in the cloud.
How to reinstall Messenger on Android
To uninstall the Messenger app on an Android device, just access the Settings menu (the gear icon on the home screen, in the app menu or in the notifications drop-down). Scroll, therefore, the menu that opens and press on the App item (on some devices it could also be called Applications ).
Next, tap on Manage apps , scroll through the list and, finally, press the Messenger icon . At this point, simply tap on the Uninstall item at the bottom. A no-brainer, right? As an alternative to this procedure, you can also search for Messenger on the home screen or in the app menu .
Once you have found the app icon in question, press and hold your finger on it and, from here, press the Uninstall button in the context menu: that’s all!
To proceed with the reinstallation of the app, I invite you to follow the instructions I have given you in this chapter .
How to reinstall Messenger on iPhone and iPad
I show you now how to reinstall Messenger on iPhone and iPad . First, go to the home screen of your device and scroll through the pages of the latter until you find the Messenger icon (the rainbow-colored balloon ).
At this point, keep your finger pressed on it until the context menu appears. Then tap on the item Remove app and then press on the item Delete app , to conclude the operation.
You can also uninstall Messenger from the iOS Settings , it’s really very simple. First, tap the gear icon on the home screen or in the app library . Then, press on the General item and, from here, tap on the item Free space on iPhone or Free space on iPad .
At this point, the entire list of apps on your device will be displayed. Scroll through the list and once you’ve found Messenger , select it. At this point, to remove the application while keeping its data intact, press the Uninstall app item and then confirm the operation by pressing the Uninstall app button .
If, on the other hand, you intend to completely remove Messenger, press the Delete app item and, from here, tap the Delete app button to confirm.
To continue reinstalling Messenger on your iPhone or iPad, I refer you to what was previously explained in this tutorial.
How to reinstall Messenger on PC
Have you had any problems with Messenger on PC and would like to know how to uninstall the client to install it again later? Nothing could be simpler, follow the instructions I am about to give you.
First, click on the Windows Start button (the one with the flag located in the lower left corner of the screen), then access the Settings menu (the gear icon).
In the window that opens, click on the App item , then scroll through the list of programs installed on the PC you see on the right and, once you have found it, click on the Messenger item . From here, click the Uninstall button . Then, press the Uninstall button once again to confirm the operation, and that’s it.
As an alternative to the above, you can also uninstall Messenger by clicking on the Start button , looking for the client in the list of programs and clicking on the Uninstall button in the context menu that you can view by right -clicking on the program name . At this point, to install the Messenger client again, all you have to do is follow the instructions I gave you earlier .
How to reinstall Messenger on Mac
The Messenger client can be uninstalled immediately even on macOS . Since the application in question is downloadable from the Mac App Store , you can uninstall it using the Launchpad . To open this tool click on its icon (the one with the nine colored boxes or the rocket ) located on the Dock . Then search for Messenger among the applications you see on the screen (if you don’t find it, type messenger in the search bar at the top).
Once you have found the application, make a long click on its icon until it begins to “vibrate”. At this point, click on the X icon next to the Messenger icon and, finally, click on the Delete button to confirm the operation.