But some users hate the Facebook Messenger app. The good news is you can still access your messages in the iPhone Facebook app without downloading Messenger. All you need to do is follow these simple tricks:
1. Sign into your Facebook account using your mobile browser.
2. Tap on the Messages tab.
3. You are prompted with a message to install the Messenger app. Tap on the “Install” button. You are directed to the App store or Google Play.
4. Start downloading the app, but stop the installation while it’s still in process.
5. Now, switch back to the main Facebook app. You’ll gain access to all the chat features previously available.