Facebook Messenger Issue on New Moto G

What phone do you have?
Moto G6

What plan are you on?
$ 20/month plan

Does your plan include data, or just talk & text?
Includes data

Issue Description

My wife has a new Moto G6 and she uses Facebook Messenger for texting, but she keeps getting a message telling her that Republic Wireless does not support Messenger. it doesn’t stop her from using Messenger, but she finds the messages. Any thoughts?

Hi @randys.qzrgke,

Facebook Messenger is indeed not supported by Republic for text messaging. It’s fine to use it for exchanging messages with other Facebook Messenger users. It may or may not work as one’s default messaging app.

Nevertheless, if your wife wants to use it as her default text messaging app, she may try shutting off Republic’s nag as follows:

  1. Open the Republic app.
  2. Tap the gear icon upper right.
  3. Tap Advanced Settings.
  4. Toggle Show incompatible messenger off.

If the described option isn’t there, the fallback would be blocking all notifications from the Republic app.


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