How to stop FB from forcing me to switch to Messenger?

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  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    Hello, few days ago, when I checked my FB messages, a "Switch Over to Messenger" window showed up on my iPhone 6s Plus. there was no other option but to hit the "Go To Messenger". I tried the app for a few days and dislike it. I uninstalled the app two days ago. Now, FB is forcing me to switch over to messenger again. Is there any way to stop this from happening?
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    This happened quite a long time ago. There are some hack jailbreak ways to do it but that's not really a solution.

    Pretty sure you have to just use the messenger app
     
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    Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    It's always done that. You just didn't realize it. Sort of. It's the same thing. But I get what you mean. You don't want to leave the Facebook app. You might try the Facebook client, Friendly+. I use it all the time. You can have multiple accounts in the App. Each with it's own messages.
    Friendly Pro - One App for Facebook and Messenger by Friendly App Studio
    https://appsto.re/us/4AqXw.i
     
  4. krazirob macrumors regular

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    its the only way to send messages via facebook on a mobile device tho
     
  5. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    What is the only way?
     
  6. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Request desktop site has worked fine for me.
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    How to do it please?
     
  8. G4DPII macrumors regular

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    On Android, there is a small cog next to the search bar, tapping on this brings up a list of option. Request PC Version is in there.

    Would imagine it is a similar system to do so in iOS. I can't check as I do not own an iOS device. Cannot believe Apple would make it too hard to find.
     
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    There are three horizontal bars on the top right of iOS device. It gives a list of options. Not sure if those are the same you talked about. What is "Request Desktop Site" anyway?
     
  10. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Sadly, Google has never seen fit to make that setting stick beyond a single page. Rather than set and forget, you have to set it every single time you want to use it.
     
  11. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    He's talking about navigating to Facebook.com from Safari, and using the website that way. It used to be that you could do that to read and send messages without needing to install Messenger; it sounds like now you may need to "request desktop version" of the site in order to accomplish the same thing (again, from within Safari).

    Unfortunately, there's no way to message from within the FaceBook application anymore. You'll either need to use Safari or just install the Messenger application.
     
  12. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, usually I just press Safari. Then, choose the Facebook icon. I guess this is equivalent to open a browser and then type www.facebook.com

    I don't install the Facebook app as I don't want to get notifications all the time.
     
  13. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    You can turn Facebook notifications off. I disliked getting them on my phone and iPad, so I killed them. Works fine.

    Go to Settings / Notifications, find Facebook, and shut it all down.
     
  14. mollyc macrumors 65816

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    Just go to FB in a browser page, and you can view and send messages there.
     
  15. krazirob macrumors regular

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    having messenger....its the only way to send facebook messages on your iphone......what else would you use to send a facebook message?
     
  16. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    The Facebook client app, Friendly+. You can have multiple accounts with each it's own Messenger access. No Messenger app neccessary.
     

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