Messaging app for Windows: Frequently asked questions

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How do I start chatting?

If you're using the Messaging app for the first time, you first need to add your contacts. You can do this in two ways:

Connect your Facebook account

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)

  2. Tap or click Accounts, tap or click Add an account, tap or click Facebook, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Invite people to Messenger

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge.
    (If you're using a mouse, right-click within the app.)

  2. Tap or click Invite, tap or click Add a new friend, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

To send a message:

  1. Enter the first few letters of the name of the person you want to chat with and press the plus icon

  2. Tap or click a person from the list of contacts that appears.

  3. Type your message and press Enter to send it.

How do I sign out of the Messaging app?

If you sign out of the Messaging app, you'll be signed out from both your Messenger and Facebook accounts.

To sign out of the app:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)

  2. Tap or click Options and turn the Send/receive messages option off.

To start chatting again:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge.
    (If you're using a mouse, right-click within the app.)

  2. Tap or click Status and then tap or click Available.

How do I block people from sending me messages?

You can't block people from the Messaging app—the app's just a hub that helps you stay in touch with your Messenger and Facebook friends.