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How to uninstall Messenger

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Always reluctant and opposed to new technologies, you recently let yourself be convinced by your friends that you have to replace your now outdated mobile phone with a much more modern smartphone. Always taking the suggestions of others for good, you have also decided to download all those apps that most people use on their devices and, obviously, Messenger, the application dedicated to Facebook chat, could not be missing.

However, if you are now here and you are reading these lines, it seems clear to me that if you have not encountered any particular problems as regards the use of the smartphone, as regards the use of the Facebook chat, yes and you would therefore like to understand how do to be able to get rid of it. How do you say? Things are exactly like this and you would like to understand if I can explain to you how to uninstall Messenger? Of course yes, that was exactly what I intended to do today. If you allow me a few minutes of your precious time, I can in fact provide all the info you need.

Therefore, if you are really interested in knowing more, I can do nothing but suggest you to get comfortable, to grab your smartphone (or your tablet, the steps to be taken are practically the same) and to follow the instructions step by step. you will find below for what concerns Android, iOS and also Windows Mobile. Ah, I almost forgot … although most of the instructions in this tutorial explicitly refer to the mobile side, since Messenger is also available in the form of an app for Windows 10 at the end of the guide, it will be my concern to show you how to proceed even in this case. Enjoy the reading!

Uninstall Messenger from Android

You own a smartphone Android and want to find out how to uninstall Messenger? So grab your device, unlock it and log in to get started drawer (the screen where there are the icons of all the apps) then locate the icon of Settings (the one with thegear), select the item Applications / Application Management from the screen that is shown to you (if you are unable to view the aforementioned item, stage first on the card General) and presses on the card All / Download which is at the top right (if you don’t see it, scroll the screen to the right).

At this point, select the icon Messenger (the one with the blue speech bubble and white lightning bolt “Printed” above), presses the button Uninstall and confirm the removal of the application by pressing OK.

In addition to this, as I have just indicated, you can uninstall the Messenger app on your Android device by identifying the icon in the drawer, holding your finger down for a couple of seconds and dragging it over the writing Uninstall that appears in the upper left part of the displayed screen. Then confirm your willingness to remove the app and that’s it. Easier than that?

How to uninstall Messenger

There is also another way you can consider removing Messenger from your Android device. You ask me which one? I’ll point it out to you right away! Open the Play Store of Google by pressing on its icon (the symbol of colored flag triangular shape) in the screen where there are all the applications grouped together, type Facebook Messenger in the search bar at the top and tap on the first result in the list you see appear.

Once the Play Store tab for the app is displayed, press the button Uninstall to delete it from your device memory. Then confirm the execution of the operation by pressing on OK in response to the notice Do you want to uninstall this application? you see appear on the screen and that’s it.

How to uninstall Messenger

If you want, you can also reach the Messenger app tab on the Play Store by tapping on Menu button (the one with the three lines horizontally) that you find in the upper left part of the screen of the same, then pressing on the wording My apps and games in the screen displayed later, by selecting the tab Installed and then pressing the Facebook chat application icon in the complete list of all the apps installed on the device.

For further information on the procedures in question and to learn more about the deletion of apps on Android, I suggest you take a look at my tutorial on how to uninstall Android apps.

Note: The information I have just given you also applies to the Lite version of Messenger. The steps to be taken are identical. The only thing that changes, if so, is the full name of the app (Messenger Lite) and its icon (the white speech bubble with blue lightning bolt embossed in the center).

Uninstall Messenger from iOS

If what you are using is a iPhone, to uninstall Facebook Messenger the first step you need to take is to unlock the device and access the home screen (the screen where the icons of all the applications installed on iOS are grouped). So locate the icon of Messenger (the one with the white background and the blue balloon with the white arrow imprinted above), press on it and continue to hold for a few seconds.

When the icon concedes to “jump”, stop on “X” that you see appear in the upper left corner of the same and presses the button Delete in response to the warning that appears on the screen. To conclude and then to exit the editing mode of the home screen, press the on Home button or, if you are using iPhone X, on the button end appeared at the top right of the device screen. Done!

How to uninstall Messenger

In addition to, as I have just indicated, you can uninstall Messenger from iOS by pressing the icon of Settings (the one with thegear), then on the wording General in the screen that you subsequently see appear and up Space book iPhone.

Therefore, wait a few moments for the calculation of the free and occupied space on your device to be carried out, then scroll through the list of all the apps installed on it, locate the icon for Messenger, press on it and tap on twice in a row Delete app to delete the application and all related data and documents from your iPhone.

How to uninstall Messenger

If you then think that in the future you may have second thoughts, instead of tapping on Delete app I would like to suggest you to select the option Uninstall app (always twice in a row) which allows you to free up the storage space on the device used by the application but to keep the related documents and data. That way, if and when you go to install the app again from App Store your data will be recovered immediately.

If you think you need more details on the steps to take to delete applications on iOS, I suggest you read my article on how to uninstall iPhone apps (which while making explicit reference to the “iPhone by” you can take it into consideration even if you own an iPad ).

Uninstall Messenger from Windows Mobile

You own a device Windows Mobile and would you like to understand how to uninstall Messenger from your smartphone? I’ll explain immediately how to proceed. To begin with, grab your phone and unlock its screen then swipe right from the Star menut to view the list of applications installed on it and locate the icon Messenger (the one with the blue background and the speech bubble with the white lightning boltto).

How to uninstall Messenger

Now, press and keep holding your finger on the app icon until you see a drop-down menu appear. Then select the item Remove from the latter. Once this is done, answer the notice in the affirmative Do you want to remove the app? I will remove the app and all the information it contains from my phone that you see appear on the screen to complete the entire procedure. It was easy, wasn’t it?

Uninstall Messenger from Windows 10

If, on the other hand, you had downloaded the Messenger app on your PC with it installed Windows 10 but then you thought about it and now you would like to understand how to get rid of it, the first fundamental step you need to take is to press on Start button (the one with the Window flags) that you find at the bottom left of the taskbar and click on the icon Settings (L’gear) which is on the left in the menu that appears.

In the window that you will later see appear on the desktop, click on the icon App, scroll through the list of applications that is shown in the center until you find the icon Messenger, click on it and then press the relevant button Uninstall. Then confirm the execution of the operation by pressing again on Uninstall. Et voila!

How to uninstall Messenger

As you have seen for yourself, uninstalling the Messenger app on Windows 10 is quite simple. However, if you think you need more information about it, I suggest you refer to my tutorial on how to delete apps.

Alternatives to having to uninstall Messenger

Did you want to uninstall Messenger because you were bothered by notifications or by being contacted frequently by other users? In this case, instead of deleting the app, I suggest you take some small tricks that can allow you to deactivate its useor, albeit partially, still leaving the application in use on your device. To find out how, you can read my article on how to disable Messenger through which I proceeded to talk to you about the matter in great detail.

If, on the other hand, you thought that by deleting the Messenger app from your device you could also delete the relevant account but in putting the above instructions into practice you realized that this was not the case (because, in fact, it is a totally different procedure), I inform you that the steps you need to perform to do this are the ones I indicated in the my article on how to unsubscribe from Messenger.

In the latter case, however, I would like to clarify the fact that to be able to delete your Messenger account you will also have to delete your Facebook account. Things, unfortunately, cannot be split, at least not at the time of writing this article.

I also report that it is going to put into practice the precautions to disable the use of Messenger that those who cancel the account all messages sent will not be deleted automatically. The respective recipients may also retain this information, for example via a simple screenshot. So please take it into account.