I would like to use Facebook Messenger on my Nokia Lumia 925 (Windows Phone). I downloaded the app, installed it, but now it is asking me to create a Facebook account instead of letting me register with a phone number. I cannot get anywhere near to phone number registration.

Only options:

  • Log in with Facebook
  • Not on Facebook yet? Leads to registration page

I never had Facebook and not going to create account just to use this app!

Can anyone help?


Yes it is true that you can use messenger app without a facebook account but the WP app does not support that functionality. You may consider creating a facebook account. That's not a very big deal. Otherwise you can't use messenger


You need a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger, so your options are:

  • Create a new account through the registration page you mention


  • Don't use Facebook Messenger.
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    Actually, you don't need a Facebook account to use Messenger: newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/06/…. It just looks like the WP app was never updated to support registering with a phone number.
    – Indrek
    Dec 27 '17 at 13:43

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