How to Link Messenger to Facebook

When you have a Facebook account, you can easily use the messenger to communicate and communicate with your friends. With Messenger, you get more communication options than just chatting from the Facebook inbox.

As a new Messenger and Facebook user, you may be confused or stuck on how both platforms work or how to connect them to sync your data. We will guide you through the process.

Understand how Messenger works

Messenger can be used on desktop, mobile, and Facebook. When you download and install Messenger on your phone or desktop, you can use it after linking it to your Facebook account.

Facebook introduced Messenger as a communication platform for Facebook friends. So, when you link Messenger to your Facebook account, you can chat with your Facebook friends outside of Facebook.

Additionally, you can connect the messenger to different platforms to allow your business partners and customers to reach you. However, when customers send you a text message on your Facebook Page, it is possible to respond and communicate with them through Messenger.

How to connect Messenger to Facebook

As we mentioned, the Messenger application is based on Facebook. It cannot exist unless you link it to an existing or new Facebook account. Furthermore, it is possible to link Messenger to multiple Facebook accounts. So, you can connect with your Facebook friends on the same app, even if you are connected to different Facebook accounts.

There are two ways to connect Messenger to Facebook.

When installing Messenger

This method works if the messenger is installed on your mobile or desktop.

  1. Install the Messenger app on your desktop or mobile phone.
  2. Once installed, open it.
  3. Press the “Sign In” button and enter your Facebook credentials to link your existing Facebook account.
  4. Alternatively, select the “Create a new account” option and proceed to create a Facebook account, and it will be automatically linked to the messenger.

This method is ideal if you have a Facebook account you want to link Messenger to. However, use the method below to connect it to multiple Facebook accounts.

From Messenger settings

It is possible to have more than one Facebook account. In this case, you can link all your Facebook accounts to Messenger and choose which account you want to use when communicating.

The steps below guide you to link another Facebook account to your mobile Messenger app.

  1. Open your Messenger app on iOS or Android.
  2. Click on the three lines given above.
  3. Tap the down arrow next to the currently connected Facebook account.
  4. Select the “Add Account” option.
  5. Enter the Facebook login credentials for the account you want to link to Messenger.
  6. Alternatively, select the “Create a new account” option and proceed to create a Facebook account that will be linked to the messenger once it is created.

This is how you connect Messenger to Facebook using two methods.


When you want to use Messenger, link it to your existing Facebook account or create a new account. We have discussed how Messenger and Facebook connect and discussed two ways to connect Messenger to Facebook.