Facebook Help Center confirms about Facebook Messenger login issue that the users need a Facebook linked account to sign-in to their Messenger.
That discovery was made by some users, after the complaints started to appear more on the Reddit. Because users are also unable to sign in to their Messenger account. Facebook’s own Help Center also gives confirmation to this recent update on Facebook Messenger login issue, as it says that “Can I sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account?” is now a question with a negative answer. It says, “No, You have to create a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger”.
This change may not appeal to most of the Facebook users. There are many users, who just like to use the Messenger to talk to friends or family, but they don’t want to have a Facebook account.
Now, in this situation it’s up to the users to migrate to another service, or create a Facebook account for that purpose alone. If the same situation happens for WhatsApp users, we can hope that it will not happen with WhatsApp users.
The social media platform’s strategy is understood in relation to Messenger. In case, Facebook changes its policy here, many users need to switch for other alternatives, such as Telegram.
It is worth mentioning here that Facebook recently lost a patent infringement case, and it may cause its apps like Instagram and WhatsApp may soon be unavailable, at least in the Germany where it lost the case. Blackberry also dragged Facebook Inc (FB) to court over WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Blackberry alleges that these apps are infringing its patent.
According to preliminary verdict, court is in favor of Blackberry in patent infringement allegations. If that situation prevails then, Facebook Inc (FB) may no longer offer some of its own apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram in Germany.