We've talked about the benefits of Facebook Messenger, but if you're still not convinced, The Guardian shows off a handy little trick to access your messages in the iPhone Facebook app without installing the Messenger app.
The approach here is pretty simple:
- Head into the Facebook app and tap the Messages tab
- Tap the Install Messenger button
- When your phone switches over to the App Store, tap download, then immediately hit the stop button. This cancels the download
- Go back to the Facebook app and enjoy your messages.
That's it. The trick works perfectly for now, but don't be surprised if Facebook patches it in the future. If nothing else, at least it will give you a little extra time before you need to download the app.