It seems Facebook is forcing users to install Facebook Messenger in order to view their messages. Is there a way around this or an alternative? I really hate how with the app messages popup in front of the screen and you have to drag them to the trash can.

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You can disable the message overlay for Facebook Messenger quite easily. Hit the Settings (cog) button in the top right of the app, then Chat heads, and turn it off.

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A good alternative Facebook messenger app I heard about is Fast Facebook.
If you don't like Fast Facebook you could try Friend Caster.

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