I still don’t get why it is so smart to have a dedicated messaging app.
Plus, a duplicated one, since FB owns Whatsapp.
BOTs were invented in Telegram messaging app, which highly recommend to everybody.
Two years ago I unistalled the main FB app, not installed the non-sense Messaging app and instead installed Facebook Lite. The main goal of this app is to reduce bandwidth, less permissions granted and messaging is still included.
Since it is not available in every country, install it from apkmirror website. Once in a while better to check if there are updates (they have to be manually installed)
I know nobody who actually use FB messaging.