Recently, Facebook started to warn me that I won't be able to send and read messages through the mobile web page and I will have to use Facebook Messenger.

Now, when I want to read my messages, I see this:

switch to messenger

Facebook Messenger doesn't work on my phone, so this means I'm not able to read and send messages through Facebook.

Is there a workaround for this?

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    I'm not sure we can really answer the "Why?" portion.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 23:54

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Here's how I get around it using Android Chrome:

  1. Go to m.facebook.com
  2. Click on the Chrome menu dropdown on the far right of the address bar
  3. Toggle the "Request desktop site" option
  4. Now click on the FB messages tab

You may not have the desktop site option depending on your phone. I'm not aware of any other way to do this.

  • thanks, actually I just found out this solution myself :D what a coincidence
    – redbeam_
    Commented Jun 25, 2016 at 11:56

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