Remove and Unlink Facebook Messenger on a Samsung Galaxy S5

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You are watching VisiHow, and today we are going to show you how to unlink and then uninstall Facebook Messenger from your Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Steps

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    Let us get started by a single press on the lock-screen button on the right side of the phone
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    That will bring up the lock screen where you may swipe across the screen, slide your fingerprint, enter your pin code or pass-code, perform a secret pattern or any other method that you have to get on your phone
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    Now, you are in the phone (or in somebody else's phone if you have been sneaky)
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    You need to go to the "Apps" option. This is the applications folder of your phone. It is where every applications on your phone is stored. Tap on "Apps".
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    Now you will see in the "Apps" folder a selection of applications
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    We are specifically looking for Messenger. It is a blue cloud icon with a lightning across it. Let us give it a single tap.
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    That is going to open up the Facebook Messenger for us
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    Once the Facebook Messenger opens, you will see a list of your personal messages. Let us get rid of those.
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    Tap the cog-shaped settings icon
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    It shows my profile
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    Now, we scroll down to the bottom. Uncheck "New contacts", "In-app sounds", "Location", and "Facebook chat".
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    When it is all done, tap over the triple-line-shaped icon on the top
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    Do not synchronize your contacts there.
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    We are going to tap on the icon with people and make sure that we have no groups left
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    Tap on the icon with clocks (regular chat) to make sure that everything is fine
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    Give a single press on the home button
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    Tap again on the "Apps" icon
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    Scroll to Messenger and press and hold that icon
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    Drag it up to the icon that reads "Uninstall"
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    Uninstall the application by tapping "Uninstall"
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    And that is it
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    It is that easy. What we did now is we went to the Apps folder, we found the Facebook Messenger. When in the application, we unchecked and unlinked everything. Then, we deleted the application. Let us give the swipe across the screen.
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    Press the home button
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    The phone is now ready to use for anything else we would like to do other than chat over the Messenger because we deleted that. Thanks for watching VisiHow, and I hope that you have a great day. Leave your comments, questions, suggestions, or your own special method of deleting the Facebook Messenger in the section below.
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Questions and Answers

Uninstalling or blocking Messenger on my Samsung Note - how?

I have been receiving strange messages on Messenger but I cannot find the app anywhere on the phone? Where do I find it? It is not in the Apps directory.

Select one of the methods below.

  • Reboot the phone. The application may appear on the application list when you tap on the "Apps" folder.
  • Press the home button. Tap on "Apps". Tap on Play Store. Search for "Messenger". Alternatively, just navigate to Messenger link in Play Store. Once you have found it, tap on "UNINSTALL". Reboot your device.
  • Press the home button. Tap on "Apps". Tap on "Settings". Tap on the "More" tab. Tap on "Application Manager". Swipe the screen left or right to "DOWNLOADED". Scroll down to find Messenger. Once you have found it, tap on "Uninstall". Tap on "OK".
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I have an S5 with Facebook Messenger, the Telephone Icon is missing?

I've re-installed Facebook and there are no updates needed for the OS. I can't make phone calls within Facebook. Others with the same model can.. I have tried: Re-install. I think it was caused by: New phone

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I need to unlink Facebook messenger and my text messaging app on my Samsung Galaxy S6?

Samsung Galaxy S6 messaging app linked with Facebook messenger. I want them separate!

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No question, just THANKS FOR THE HELP?

Been trying to get rid of that pesky Messenger forever, thanks so much for making the video  ;-)

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I can't see a settings button (cog) in Messenger?

I can't see a settings button (cog) in Messenger.

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How to stop Messenger notifications after it's been uninstalled?

Hello, I can't get rid of the Messenger notification alert on my Samsung 6. I even reinstalled it and changed the settings to no notifications before deleting it again and rebooting. HELP! :) I've covered the article and still get the annoying ping.

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