How Do I Get Facebook Messages on My Fitbit? EASY Way


The modern Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches act as an extension to your smartphone. You can use one to keep tabs on your health and wellness, track multiple biometrics, and obtain insights into how you are doing.

In addition, it follows your daily activity, and sleep pattern, works as an alarm to wake you up in the morning and even receives the notifications that are sent on your phone, including Facebook messages.

  1. Make sure FaceBook messenger is downloaded on your device
  2. Go to your Fitbit mobile app and select ”notifications” then select ”Manage notifications on wrist”
  3. Select ’FaceBook Messenger’ to receive push notifications
  4. Sync your device to enable push notifications for your Fitbit

However, this feature is not available on all Fitbit models. For example, the older Fitbits that do not support the touchscreen interface will not let you receive Facebook messages ,but if you own one of the more advanced models like Versa 3 or Charge 5, you can easily use this feature.

The above discussion is bound to have you wondering how you can receive Facebook messages on Fitbit Versa? Do Fitbits have Messenger? And is it possible to use Facebook on a Fitbit? We explain all of these below.

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How Do I Get Facebook Messages on My Fitbit Versa?

  1. Make sure FaceBook messenger is downloaded on your device
  2. Go to your Fitbit mobile app and select ”notifications” then select ”Manage notifications on wrist”
  3. Select ’FaceBook Messenger’ to receive push notifications
  4. Sync your device to enable push notifications for your Fitbit

Versa is one of the newer Fitbit models with an interactive display and external notification support. Once you have synced it with your phone, it will start receiving and displaying the notifications you get on your phone, including those from Facebook Messenger.

Here’s how you can activate them:

  1. First, make sure that your phone has Facebook message notifications enabled.
  2. Now turn its Bluetooth on.
  3. Keep your Versa nearby and open the Fitbit app.
  4. Go to the Account option, select Versa tile, and tap on notifications.
  5. The app will prompt you to pair Versa with your phone. Follow the on-screen directions for successful pairing.
  6. After successful pairing, you can choose the apps you want to receive notifications from your Fitbit. Text, calendar, and call notifications are turned on by default. Select the App Notification option and turn on the Facebook notifications to enable Facebook message notifications.
  7. Go back by tapping on the Versa tile and let your Versa sync to load new settings.

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Does Fitbit Have Messenger?

No, Fitbit does not have Messenger service on its tracking devices. However, you can use in-app texting to keep in touch with your friends or use the Quick Replies feature to respond to any inbound messages with pre-typed sentences or a group of emojis.

While none of the Fitbits have built-in Messenger, the latest models support Messenger notifications. Using this feature, you can view any messages you have received directly on your wrist. You can also reply to these using the Quick Replies feature. It contains a group of emojis and pre-typed sentences that you can use to respond.

Currently, only AndroidOpens in a new tab. phone users can avail the Quick Replies option. iOS users are limited to receiving the notifications alone.

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Can You Use Facebook on a Fitbit?

Yes, you can use Facebook on a Fitbit, but in a limited capacity. Once you sync your Facebook account with the Fitbit app, you can use it to connect with your Facebook friends. The app allows you to view their footsteps, challenge them to take fitness competitions, and cheer or taunt them.

Because of its small display, it is impossible to browse Facebook on a Fitbit to its full capacity. However, you can receive the notifications and reply using Quick Replies if you are an Android user. But iPhone users cannot use this feature as of yet.

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