Deactivate Messenger

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Remember that you have to deactivate your Facebook account in order to see the option to deactivate your Messenger account.
To deactivate Messenger after you've deactivated your Facebook account:
This action can only be done on a mobile device.
iPhone and Android
  1. Open the Messenger app.
  2. Tap menu, then tap .
  3. Tap Accounts Center.
  4. Tap Personal details.
  5. Tap Account ownership and control.
  6. Tap Deactivation or deletion.
  7. Tap Continue to Facebook account deactivation and deletion.
  8. Tap Continue to account deactivation.
  9. Enter your password and tap Continue.
If these steps don't work for you, try this:
  1. From Chats, tap your profile picture in the corner.
  2. Scroll down and tap Account settings.
  3. Tap Account ownership and control.
  4. Tap Deactivation and deletion.
  5. Tap Continue to Facebook account deactivation and deletion.
  6. Tap Continue to account deactivation.
  7. Enter your password and tap Continue.
To reactivate Messenger, log in with your username and password.
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