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How to remove the phone number from Messenger

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Since you started using Facebook Messenger, you have finally managed to get back in touch with your old friends and exchange a lot of messages every day. Initially, you also added the phone number to your account to make yourself even more easily identifiable. However, considering that you have now resumed contact with everyone, you find it useless and, consequently, you would like to delete it. Yeah… but how? If you want I can explain it to you.

Give me a few minutes of your precious time as well as your attention and I will illustrate, in a simple but at the same time detailed way, how to remove the phone number from Messenger , an operation that, contrary to appearances and beyond what you you may think, I assure you that it is really very simple to carry out. You don’t need to be a great expert in IT and new technologies or even a perfect connoisseur of the Facebook universe.

Come on then, grab your smartphone (or tablet) and immediately start putting into practice the instructions on what to do that you find below. Ah, I almost forgot, if you are in the habit of using Facebook chat from your computer, or rather from the Web, I already anticipate that it is also feasible from there. But now enough chatter and let’s get to work. Enjoy the reading!

Remove the phone number from Messenger from mobile

Do you use the Facebook messaging app on your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) and are you interested in finding out how to remove the phone number from Messenger? Then follow the instructions on what to do that you find below and you will see that in no time you will be able to cope with it. Just keep in mind the fact that in this way your phone number as well as no longer being visible on Messenger will no longer be visible on the “real” social network.

Android

Are you using an Android smartphone or tablet? So to be able to remove your phone number from the famous messaging app of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network, the first step you need to take is to grab the device, unlock it, access the screen where the icons of all applications are grouped. and press on Facebook  (the one with the blue background and the “f” printed in the center).

Then log in to your account (if necessary), press the button with the three horizontal lines at the top, press on your photo that you always find at the top of the screen displayed in order to go to your profile and stop on the About heading below your cover image.

Now, locate the Contact information section and step on the Change item present in correspondence with the latter, then step on Remove mobile phones in Account Settings and press the item Remove from your account  in the Current Phone Numbers section . Then confirm the choice at all by typing your password in the appropriate field and pressing Remove phone .

And if you have second thoughts, you can always add the mobile number again on the social network and, consequently, also on Messenger, by pressing the button with the three horizontal lines at the top of the Facebook app screen. , selecting the Account Settings item in the displayed screen, pressing on General , on Phone and then on the wording to add a new phone number. Then provide the requested information, confirm it and that’s it.

ios

How to remove the phone number from Messenger

If, on the other hand, you are using an iPhone or an iPad, first of all grab your device and unlock it, then step on the Messenger app icon (the one with the white background and the blue balloon) that you find on the home screen and log in. to your account (if necessary).

Now, presses on your photo located in the upper right part of the screen, select the Account Settings item on the next screen and then step on Personal Information .

Then press on your phone number and select Remove from your account . Now type the password of your Facebook account in the empty field at the bottom and then confirm the operation by pressing the Remove phone button . Done.

Obviously, in case you have second thoughts you can always add the phone number again to your account on Facebook and therefore also on Messenger by going back to the Account Settings section visible after pressing on your photo at the top of left of the app screen, then pressing on Personal information , on Phone , selecting the item to add the number and then following the wizard that is proposed to you on the screen.

Remove the phone number from Messenger from your computer

How to remove the phone number from Messenger

Do you want to find out how to remove the phone number from Messenger from the computer? In that case, you need to do everything from the Facebook website . To do this, then connect to the latter using the browser with which you generally surf the net (eg Chrome ), log in to your account (if necessary) by filling in the fields at the top right and then clicking on Log in and then click on the arrow down which is in the upper right part of the blue bar and presses on Settings from the menu that opens.

On the Web page that you will see appear at this point, select the item By mobile on the left and then click on the item Remove from account that you find under your mobile number in the central part of the page and confirm your intentions by pressing on Remove phone number button attached to the box that opened.

Alternatively, you can remove your number by going to your profile by clicking on your photo located in the upper right part of the blue Facebook bar, selecting the Information tab under your cover image, then the item Contact information and base on the left and clicking on the word Change that you find next to your number in correspondence with the word Cell Phones . Then click on the Remove link next to the number and you will be sent back to the page above to complete the procedure for deleting the phone number.

Obviously, in the event that you have real second thoughts you can always add your mobile number again on Facebook making it visible also on Messenger simply by going back to the Settings section of the social network as seen above, pressing on the item For mobile placed on the left, by clicking on the Add a phone number button  and providing the contact info requested.

Manage the privacy settings related to the phone number

Instead of removing the phone number from Messenger in the strict sense of the term, would you like to intervene on the privacy settings relating to the latter in such a way as not to make it visible to others or only to certain contacts? It can be done. Let’s see immediately how to proceed. you can find everything explained below.

Da Android

How to remove the phone number from Messenger

If you are using an Android smartphone or tablet, to meter the privacy settings of your phone number, the first move you need to make is to open the Facebook app on your device as seen together in the previous lines and then you have to go on your profile by first pressing the button with the three horizontal lines at the top of the screen and then on your photo .

At this point, presses on the wording Information on that you find under your cover image, locate the section Contact information and step on the wording Edit  post the correspondence of the latter.

Then press the down arrow button next to your mobile number on the next screen, select the privacy option you prefer among those available in the menu that opens ( Everyone , Friends , Only me etc.) and confirm your choice by clicking on the Save button at the bottom.

From iOS

How to remove the phone number from Messenger

If what you are using is an iPhone or an iPad, to adjust the privacy settings related to your phone number you need the “real” Facebook app . Then open the latter on your device by pressing on the relative icon (the one with the blue info and the “f” print above) which is on the home screen and then log in to your account (if necessary), stop on the button with the three lines horizontally at the bottom right and select your photo on the next screen.

Now, go to the Information tab under the cover image, locate the Contact Information section and press the pencil symbol that you find next to your phone number .

Finally, press on the menu that appeared next to your mobile number on the next screen and choose the privacy option you prefer from those available ( Everyone , Friends , Only me, etc.). Then confirm the changes made by pressing the Save button located at the bottom.

From computer

How to remove the phone number from Messenger

To manage the privacy settings of your phone number from your computer, all you have to do is connect to the Facebook home page as seen together in the previous lines using the browser of your choice, click on your photo at the top of right on the blue bar and then on the Info tab below the cover image.

Now, click on the words Contact and basic information on the left, click on the Edit link that you find next to your phone number in the Contact Information section and presses the down arrow next to the word Remove .

Then choose the privacy option you prefer from the menu that appears ( Everyone , Friends , Only me, etc.) and confirm the changes made by clicking on the Save changes button .

In case of problems or doubts

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Despite having strictly followed my instructions, is there something that is not yet very clear to you about how to remove the phone number from Messenger? Is there any other problem or doubt relating to the Facebook chat or the social network in general about which you would like to receive more information? If this is the case, I strongly suggest that you visit the  Facebook Help Center  so that we can resolve any hitches that have arisen after reading this tutorial of mine.

You can find a rather comprehensive answer to your questions by typing the keyword (eg  Messenger ) that identifies your problem in the search bar at the top or, alternatively, by reading one of the articles that you find in the Popular Topics section . You can also view additional ready-to-answer questions available by selecting the reference categories from the top of the page.

Finally, I would like to point out that the Facebook Help Center is also accessible through the Messenger app available for Android and iOS. To access it, just tap on your photo at the top of the application screen and then on the Assistance item at the bottom. Even then, you will find yourself in front of a screen with the most frequently asked questions and the most popular topics. At the top there is instead the search bar for, in fact, to carry out targeted searches by keyword, just like for the desktop version of which I have palate just now.