Unfortunately, Facebook decided to change its policy and from now it requires creating an account on your website so that you can use Messenger. Let us remind you that earlier to gain access to the application's functions, all you had to do was set up a separate account, providing your name, phone number and inventing your password. Theoretically, the new rules apply only to new Messenger users, but as usual – reality is a bit different.
The change was noticed by the VentureBeat website, which called on Facebook to clarify the matter. In response, Facebook confirmed that the change had actually been made. Interestingly, Facebook believes that this change is to facilitate the Messenger users. However, I think that the company introduced unnecessary complications.
"If you're new to Messenger, you'll notice that you need a Facebook account to chat with friends and loved ones.", spokesman Facebook said. "We found that the vast majority of people using Messenger still log in via Facebook, so we wanted to simplify the process. If you already use Messenger without a Facebook account, you don't have to do anything. "
The problem is that the last fragment of the above statement is somewhat misleading. Apparently, many Messenger users without a Facebook account report problems that they encountered after the change. A message was displayed in their applications that their accounts were "restricted".
It is a pity that Facebook decided to give up the function it introduced in 2015. Of course, even if you register on the site only to use Messenger, you won't have to visit it at all. However, I do not think that for new Messenger users who would like to use only Messenger, the process of setting up a Facebook account should be less complicated than the process of setting up an account in Messenger itself.
Source: Venture Beat