Facebook Messenger: No More Account Creation Using Phone Number
Facebook Messenger - One of the Most Popular Social Media Application which allows conversations through their service and offers other services like Video calls, Texts, Images, Gif and many more has an updated policy. Facebook Messenger new policy says you must have a Facebook Account in other to create a new Messenger Account. What does that mean and why was it implemented?
According to a report from verified information sites like VentureBeat, it confirmed that Facebook has started removing sign up via number on Messenger. Previously if you have tried it before, you will notice you can sign up for an account without having a Facebook account or any connected one, Facebook has changed that, it has also be confirmed via their help center.
VentureBeat which confirmed this was told by Facebook, "If you're new to Messenger, you'll notice that you need a Facebook account to chat with friends and close connections. We found that the vast majority of people who use Messenger already log in through Facebook and we want to simplify the process. If you already use Messenger without a Facebook account, no need to do anything."
Some still have access to this feature while some don't, this is being removed gradually, so yours might still be available for now - if it is. Remember Facebook is connected to Whatsapp and Instagram, probably this new move by disabling account creation on Messenger via Phone number is to enable the interconnection between the three social media app, making it possible for you to communicate from one to another through on social media platform.
It could also be a move to reduce the rate at which fake account creation bypasses Facebook detection system. So creating via Facebook to have access to messenger might be difficult for anyone with bad intentions, Facebook probably fixed that.