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How to Get Facebook Messenger on Apple Watch

Install Messenger on Apple Watch and send messages to Facebook friends from your wrist.

Key Highlights

  • On Apple Watch: Open App Store → Search for the Messenger app → Select the app → Tap the Get button.
  • Using iPhone: Put your watch on the charger → Open the Watch app on your iPhone → Available Apps → Find Messenger → Tap the Install button.

Messenger is an online social media platform you can use to send messages and interact with your friends on Facebook. You can customize the Messenger app according to your preferences and use it on different devices. Fortunately, you can directly install the official Facebook Messenger on all Apple Watch series. By installing the app, you can respond to all your Facebook messages without using your iPhone.

How to Install Facebook Messenger on Apple Watch Directly

[1] Turn on your Apple Watch and launch the App Store.

Click the App Store to install Facebook Messenger

[2] On the search bar, input Messenger. You can use both dictation or scribble to input the keywords.

Input Messenger on Search bar on your Apple Watch

[3] From the available search result, choose the Messenger app and click the Get button to install the app on your Apple Watch.

[4] Once installed, open the app and log in with Facebook account credentials.

[5] After that, you can receive messages from your Facebook friends on Apple Watch.

Send and receive Messenger message from your Apple Watch

Installing Facebook Messenger on Apple Watch Via iPhone

If you have issues with installing apps on your Apple Watch, use the paired iPhone to install the Messenger app on your Apple Watch.

[1] First of all, install the Messenger app from the App Store.

[2] Put your Apple Watch on the charger and ensure it is paired with your iPhone.

Select My Watch and hit Start Pairing

[3] Return to the home screen and launch the Watch app.

[4] Select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.

[5] Choose Available Apps and find the Messenger app.

[6] Tap the Install button to get the Messenger app on your Smartwatch.

Click Install on Messenger

How to Get Messenger Notifications on Apple Watch

If you only want to get Messenger notifications on your Smartwatch, ensure that notification permissions are enabled on your iPhone.

[1] Open the Messenger app on your iPhone.

[2] Click the Profile icon at the bottom right corner.

[3] After that, scroll down and select the Notifications & Sounds option.

Navigate Notifications and Sound

[4] From there, ensure that the Do Not Disturb option is disabled and other options are enabled.

Disable and enable Do Not Disturb

[5] Turn off the Show Previews option and turn it on again.

[6] Now, go back and hit Done.

Hit Done

[7] After that, navigate to the device’s Settings.

[8] Scroll down and choose Notifications.

Select Notifcations

[9] Open Show Previews and choose the Always option.

[10] Now, go back to the Notifications tab and scroll down to Messenger.

[11] Disable Allow Notifications and enable it again.

[12] Scroll down and set the Banner Style to Temporary.

[13] Also, set the Show Previews to Always.

Set the Messenger settings

[14] After initiating all the above steps, you can receive Messenger notifications on your Apple Watch without hassle.

If you have any issues regarding the Messenger app on Apple Watch, try to restart both the Apple Watch and iPhone and follow the above-mentioned method again to bypass the errors.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I add the Facebook app to my Apple Watch?

You can use your iPhone to install and use Facebook on your Apple Watch.

2. Can you read Messenger messages on your Apple Watch?

Yes. You can read, respond, and send new text messages on Messenger directly from your Apple Watch.

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