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Messaging apps: 20 tricks to raise your chat game

These secret tools should help you get the most out of Snapchat, iMessage, Facebook, Viber and Whatsapp
Master the art of the messaging app. Photograph: Alamy Sunday 21 September 2014 09.00 BST Shares 192 Comments15 Facebook Messenger1) Avoid using Messenger
Facebook has drawn the ire of its users by making it nigh-on impossible to not move over to the new Messenger app, which replaces the message functionality on the Facebook app itself. Now, when you click on messages, you are obliged to install Messenger, unless you’re content to never send Facebook messages from your phone again.
The only workaround, for the time being, is to use the mobile browser version of Facebook. There have been suggestions that on iOS if you pause the installation of Messenger, or delete it after installation, you can continue to send messages the old way, but we found this didn’t work.
2). Mut…

Permanently Delete a Facebook Account the easy way!

If you’re done with Facebook, you may be running around in circles trying to figure out how to delete your account. They certainly don’t make it easy to find. Follow this guide to make sure that you save all of the data you need and delete your account for good. 

Save any data you need. Before you delete your account, save any photos and contact information you need from your account. You will lose access to all of this when you delete your account. You can download a copy of all of your Facebook data through the Account Settings. Click on the Gear icon in the upper-right corner to access it. Click the link that says “Download a copy of your Facebook data”.Download individual pictures by clicking the Download link at the bottom when you open them.Clear your Facebook history. You can open the Activity Log to undo all of your previous actions on Facebook, such as liking posts and comments you’ve made. This will help ensure that as little data about you remains as possible aft…