The trend of Facebook is certainly to standardise its Messenger service with the neo-purchase WhatSapp. The big difference between the two services is (was) the need to have a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger, While for WhatsApp is required simply a mobile phone number.Well, things are changing: Facebook is testing in USA, Canada, Peru and Venezuela a new ability to access Messenger without having a Facebook account.
Facebook explains that this change would allow users to enjoy all the Messenger services, stay in touch with your friends, send photo and voice messages or do voice calls without the need to have a Facebook account.
Facebook Messenger will also, just like WhatsApp, registration through mobile phone number and will no longer be required to have a Facebook profile to use
Indeed, writes Facebook:
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.
In the new sMessenger login screen shot in fact you will see a new option “you're not on Facebook?“.
Contrary to what one might think this new option does not handle creating a new Facebook profile for those not yet registered, but allows you to sign in to Messenger without any account, simply providing your mobile phone number which will be used to uniquely identify.
This phone number will, just like WhatsApp to send us an sms containing a code, and check if we are actually in possession of the mobile phone number provided during registration!
Soon this feature will also be available in Italy.