How to turn off Messenger as default SMS app

It is really annoying seeing your Facebook Messenger’s chats clustered with your normal SMS text messages on Messenger app.That is why a lot of people needed to turn off Messenger as their default sms app.

Messenger being set as your default text messaging app didn’t just start combining your text messages into Messenger app, you once gave it the permission to read SMS on Messenger.

 turn off Messenger as default sms app

In order to disable Messenger as default SMS app, it is very easy and straightforward. We have outlined the below steps to help walk-you-through to turning off Messenger as your default SMS app.

Steps to turn off Messenger as default SMS app

 

  1. Open Messenger app (Make sure that you’re using an updated version from Play Store)
  2.  turn off Messenger as default sms appTap on your profile icon at the top right corner.
  3.  turn off Messenger as default sms appFrom the next screen that shows up, scroll down and tap on SMS
  4. Slide off the toggle to turn off Messenger SMS feature
  5.  turn off Messenger as default sms appFrom the next screen that shows up, tap TURN OFF SMS
  6. Then Tap on GO TO SETTINGS
  7.  turn off Messenger as default sms appChoose the first option which is Default messaging app
  8.  turn off Messenger as default sms appUnder Default messaging app, change from Messenger to Messages or any other messaging app of your choice.
  9. Now go back and see that Messenger SMS feature has been turned off successfully.

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How to prevent turning on Messenger as default SMS app

 turn off Messenger as default sms app

When you try to login back to Messenger, be careful of what button to press. Whenever you a prompt like “Read SMS in Messenger“, kindly choose NOT NOW. That way you have prevented messages being intercepted and read on Messenger.

 

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