Download Facebook Chat for Android

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Search for Facebook Messenger in the Android Market

Facebook Messenger for Android Download
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With the Facebook Chat app for Android, Facebook Messages, you can send instant messages and inbox messages to friends across the social network.

But, before you can start using the instant messaging app on your Android device, you must first download and install the program software from the Android Market. Facebook Messenger for Android is free to download and use.

How to Locate, Use the Android Market
Follow these easy steps to find and open the Android Market:

  1. Find the Android Market shopping bag icon in your apps folder.
  2. Select the icon to open the Market on your device.
  3. Once launched, you can browse and download apps to your phone.

Search for Facebook Messenger for Android
Once you have opened the Android Market, you will need to search for the Facebook Messenger mobile software for your device. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Locate the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Click the icon, and type "Facebook" into the search field.
  3. Select "Facebook Messenger" from the results menu.

Next: How to Download Facebook Messenger for Android

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Download Facebook Messenger for Android

Facebook Chat for Android Download
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From the above screen, you can download the Facebook Chat messenger compatible with your Android phone or device. To begin your download of Facebook Messenger for Android, click the blue "Download" button to continue, located in the top right corner of the page as illustrated above.

From this page in the Android Market, you can also view screenshots of Facebook's Chat app, read what others thought about the program and rate Facebook Messenger from one to five stars based on your own experience.

Next: Accept, Download Facebook Messenger for Android

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Accept and Download the Facebook Messenger for Android App

Facebook Chat Android Download
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Next, you will be prompted to accept and download your Facebook Chat app to your Android phone. Click the blue "Accept & download" button (as illustrated above) to continue installing the program software to your device.

Next: Your Facebook Chat Android Download Begins

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Your Facebook Chat Android Download Has Commenced

Facebook Chat Messenger Download
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Next, a status bar will appear detailing the progress of your Facebook Chat download to your Android phone. Wait for the download to finish, which can take up to a few minutes depending on your Internet speed.

While you wait, you are free to perform other actions on your phone or device, but this may slow the rate of download to your device.

Next: Launch Facebook Chat for Android

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Login to Your Facebook Messenger App on Your Android Device

Facebook Chat Messenger Sign In
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Once your Facebook Chat messenger download has completed, you are ready to launch the instant messaging client on your Android phone. Click the gray "Open" button to launch Facebook Chat.

When you reach the screen illustrated above, you may enter the email address and password for your Facebook account in the fields provided. Click the silver "Log In to Facebook" button to continue.

What If I Don't Have a Facebook Account?
If you do not already have a free Facebook account, click the blue "Sign up for Facebook" button located at the bottom of the screen to get started with this Facebook Chat app.

Next: How to Find Facebook Chat Messenger on Your Android

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How to Find Facebook Chat on Your Android

Facebook Chat Messenger App
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Need help finding Facebook Chat on your Android phone? Follow these simple steps to find where you have installed the Facebook Messenger app:

  1. Locate your Apps folder on your Android device.
  2. Find the blue Facebook Chat app icon, titled "Messenger."
  3. Click the icon to launch the app.

Unlike most Facebook icons, which are adorned with the social network's famous lower-case "f," Facebook Messenger features two word balloons with a blue squiggle/lighting bolt.

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Welcome to Facebook Chat for Android

Facebook Chat Messenger
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Once your download is complete, you can sign in and start using your Facebook Chat Messenger on your Android phone.

Just like on the social network's website, you can send inbox messages and also access your buddy list of online users to start sending and receiving messages while on the go. Enjoy Facebook Messenger's Android app!