Facebook Messenger makes a lot of us nervous. The permissions required are, well just a little too many for me. So I don’t use it on my phone. Problems arise when you have friends who think you do and send you messages when you are out-of-town. Like where and when to meet them. I have one friend who doesn’t have a cell phone. Yea, I know, but not my choice.
There had to be a way to work around this. I dusted off my thinking cap and went to work. Didn’t take long at all. Chances are pretty high that your cell phone can connect to the internet if you can access Facebook. Instead of using the FB app, I logged onto FB from my web browser. I use Chrome in case anyone cares.
Voila! I could get my messages just like I was at home using a non-mobile device.
I am hesitant to put this information out there, but I’m probably not the first person to discover this easy little hack. Hopefully, the FB geeks have a lot more important tasks to work on than people accessing messenger outside of their side app.