How To Set Up Facebook Messenger on Android

December 2016

Facebook Messenger gives you access to all the features of a good instant messaging app. With Facebook Messenger you can send free text messages to contacts using the same app, create group chats, make free audio and video calls over Wi-Fi, share your your location with your contacts, send voice messages and also share videos and photos taken from your smartphone.

This tutorial will explain how to install and configure the Facebook Messenger app on your Android device.

Facebook Messenger for Android

Download and install Facebook Messenger from the Google Play Store. Once installed, tap to launch the app. If a Facebook account is already registered on your device then you will be prompted to verify your login details in order to connect to Facebook Messenger. Alternatively, you may register using the email address (or phone number) and password associated with your Facebook account:


Tap on Sync Contacts to search your address book for contacts who are already using Facebook Messenger:


You can also register your mobile phone number allowing your friends or acquaintances to get in touch with you more easily:


You should now be connected to Facebook Messenger:

Customizing Facebook Messenger

Here's a couple of tweaks and options to make Facebook Messenger easier to use:

Disable the display of Chat Heads
Mute a user in Facebook Messenger.
Pin your favorite contacts at the top of your contact list.
Share your location with Facebook Messenger.
Send voice messages with Facebook Messenger.
Host a groupchat with Facebook Messenger.
Delete a message or conversation in Facebook Messenger.

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