Users can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without having a Facebook account, as the company has changed the process to now allow for phone number registration.

All you need is a phone number and a picture to get started on Facebook Messenger now. The company has dropped the previous requirement, which was a Facebook account. Signing up for the service is simple, just download the app and select the "not on Facebook" option to use your phone number to sign up.

With this update, more people can enjoy all the features that are available on Messenger – including photos, videos, group chats, voice and video calling, stickers and more. All you need is a phone number.

You can download Facebook Messenger free from the Google Play Store, and get started using it with just your number now.

Source: Facebook