Facebook Drops Account Requirement For Messenger On Android | Talking Points Memo

Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a forward-looking update to its stand-alone Facebook Messenger app for Android, allowing users to sign-up and begin sending text messages to friends for free and without even setting up a Facebook account. As Facebook’s press release stated: “Starting today, you can create a Messenger account with just your name and phone number, and start messaging your mobile contacts.” Here’s a promotional image from Facebook of the new app sign-up page:

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