I have created this article so that I can teach you three basic ways to access someone’s Facebook Messenger without them realizing.
Hello! It’s Frankie here again. Slow down before you just scroll down to the three methods of hacking Facebook Messenger.
Give it a minute – take a breath.
Feel calm? Remember, in and out – and again, in and out. I think you have it now.
As I was saying, I have put together three of the most popular approaches used to hack into Facebook Messenger.
These are the same techniques that you can expect experienced hackers to use as well.
Apart from experienced hackers, these techniques are also frequented by wives and girlfriends prying (just let him propose in his own time) or by the husbands and boyfriends (gotta grow up sometime) battling the green-eyed monster known as jealousy.
Alt! – You may find useful to read my guide on how to catch Facebook-Cheaters. Check it out!
Of course, you might also just be a dutifully worried parent, and if this is the case, check out this page.
No matter what the reasoning behind spying on a Messenger conversation, it is likely that the three truths listed below apply to everyone:
- You are far from being a genius with technology and suck at hacking computers and services.
- You would like to invade a Messenger conversation without the other party realizing it.
- You want the ‘hacking’ portion to be as easy as Sunday morning, and if it can happen remotely – all the better.
It’s okay – I don’t need to read minds to know that I’m right. Aren’t I?
Would I love to get on my loudspeaker and shout that I have the magic solution that can grant you access to someone else’s Facebook Messenger in one easy click? Absolutely.
Sadly, it’s not THAT easy, but – and yes there’s always a but – IT IS POSSIBLE!
Good news – you don’t have to be Kevin Mitnick (one of the most badass and famous hackers of all time) but you do likely need a little patience. It is not just going to happen from snapping your fingers.
Let’s take a look at some of these methods.
3 Ways to Hack Facebook Messenger without Being a Tech Wizard or Actual Spy in 2021
Before we get too in depth, I can list them quickly so you have a short reference point for the entire article.
1. Keylogging (Can Require Patience)
2. Phishing (Takes Considerable Time)
3. Facebook Messenger spy app: mSpy (The Easiest Method)
Now you are thinking – hey, I’ve got some options. I actually can do this.
Yes, you can just scroll down to the bottom where I have clearly labeled what I believe to be the easiest method, but that method also is not free.
But wait – You just said that there were free methods to read someone else’s Facebook Messenger conversations!
Begin by saying the person’s name out loud that you want to spy on. Speak clearly. Then follow that name with this phrase: “abaleloo boola boolaboola booshi bashi wesi paka paka” and don’t blink for 20 seconds.
Well, something is wrong with that method – it didn’t work.
Worry not, I am the man of many solutions. I have another to try.
Simply copy and paste the Facebook link profile of the person you want to spy on here: ___________________
and then reload this page again. Now, just copy and paste the link to the Facebook profile for the target right here: ___________________
Reload the page and get results!
Haha hehe hoohoo, did it work?
I’m quite certain that did nothing for you as well. I am not having a laugh at your expense, but rather showing you that there are frauds promoting instant spy methods. With how easy they make it sound, you would think that Facebook’s security team were Tom & Jerry.
Alright, no need to keep beating around the bush about this.
Let’s take a look at methods that can work on nearly any device with any operating system.
On your mark, get set, GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Method #1: The Ninja Technique of Keylogging
The first method you can learn about today is a time-honored approach known as keylogging.
Ok, just be patient, I am going to tell you what the hell that is first.
Keyloggers are tools (which can either be software or hardware.) They provide the ability for a third party to intercept and memorize keys pressed on a device.
Let’s say, for whatever reason or another you want to type “Goddamn” on the keyboard. This same “Goddamn” is stored inside the keylogger for later viewing by the person collecting and reviewing it.
Sounds pretty great, right?
Keyloggers can record any information the victim enters with their keyboard – including passwords intended to access social media, their emails, the one side of chats from sites (Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc.), and even internet searches.
I’ve said before – there are two types of these keyloggers including hardware (connecting directly to a physical device) and software.
Let’s take a look at each of them, shall we?
- A victim must have a desktop or laptop (Mac or Windows), that device must have a USB port, and this should be a device they use to access Facebook.
- You are going to have to gain access to this device.
- PC must be connected to a keyboard (cable, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
I can spare you a lecture and get right into the basic requirements that you need.
To be fair, this is a point where I have wasted time in the past.
Hardware keyloggers are very small devices, so they can often get connected to the cable that connects the computer and its keyboard.
Often, you will find that it looks most like a USB adapter.
Yes, because it looks different you might be shaking your fist at the sky because you don’t know if the ruse will work. Tread lightly so you do not get discovered.
How to Spy on Messenger with Hardware Keyloggers?
The good news is there are no alien devices or complex math problems for the device to work as it should.
- First, connect the device through the USB port (between the keyboard and PC). If it connects wirelessly, you can just insert this receiver into an available USB port.
- During its presence with the PC, the device will log all typed words automatically. Words and passwords get saved to the internal memory of the device as a .txt digital file.
- Once you are free to grab it, snatch this device and look over the data it has collected.
I tested a keylogger I bought from eBay, and I should tell you it worked exactly like it said it would. Gathered all information and stored it neatly into an accessible file.
You do not need to only use eBay, though. Amazon or Google can help you find countless varieties.
Isn’t this great? Let’s not rush to our victory here quite yet.
Some Drawbacks of Hardware Keylogging
One of the things I have learned since I started to really delve into tech toys is that few things go as smoothly as you plan.
In fact, this data is not always so easy to read and decipher.
The device can save them all in a single file that might be too confusing for many users to actually read.
You need to make sure you have your eye doctor on speed dial before you start reading this information because you are going to strain them. Now, you have a headache and lots of data still to work through.
You need to remember that this is logging ALL of the information entered on the keyboard in a large, sequential file. It is not broken up like a detailed report you might expect to find.
Want an idea of what to expect? Here is a small screenshot of a portion of file I extracted:
But that’s not the only concern.
This is actually not even the only limitation that this approach has when targeting someone. I can label a couple more, but promise I’ll give a fair evaluation wrapping it up.
Ok, here it is:
Limit 1: You will only be able to use these on Windows and Mac desktops or PCs. Keyloggers will not work on smartphones.
Limit 2: They are not often discreet, and any physical device might get spotted (and get you a swift kick in the pants). Be leery about this if the target has visible USB ports you intend to use.
Limit 3: This is not going to bypass any two-step authentication or verification in place through Facebook or other sites. In fact, if you use their credentials to login on a device other than what they use, it will likely email them an alert about suspicious activity.
If you still think that this is the method that you want to try, you should check out an entire article I’ve written about keylogging.
- Ease of Use – 6/10 – You do not need exceptional skills on a computer. All you need to know is how to connect a device to the keyboard and open a .txt file once you are ready.
- Safety from Being Caught – 3/10 – As these are physical devices for the most part, it is not a challenge for your victim to see (especially with well-visible USB ports)
- Speed – 2/10 – It is not always entirely reliable because it could take days for a target to literally sign back into their Facebook – you may never get the information you desire.
- Remote Control: No
This is only effective if you already have physical access to the victim’s computer and you are sure that your target logs in to Facebook from that device. If you need to know the information sooner, it is better to avoid this method as it could take days to yield the results. It is a waiting game.
- You need access to the victim’s device (phone or computer/laptop)
- You need to know how to install a software file on a PC or install an app to a smartphone
If you do not already have a headache (well, good), let me talk to you about software keyloggers.
I won’t go into incredible detail about how much better of an alternative I believe this to be, but it is smarter, easier, and safer than hardware. It also comes with less complications and limitations.
The software keyloggers are computer programs installed directly to the device, and they are developed with the intentions of saving every keystroke made.
Wanna know some good news?
Up until recently, you could only install software keyloggers to a computer or laptop, but now this technology has begin to spread. Now these applications have convenient app versions for installation on Android and iOS phones and tablets.
To install these apps is simple, and most of them provide you with assistance throughout the process.
I apologize now, but I must spoil the great finale of this article, but one of the most widely used software for this purpose is mSpy. It works for both computers and mobile devices.
I intend on writing an entire piece about this later in this article, but if you cannot resist knowing more about it now, friend, go ahead and scroll down. I can’t stop you.
- Ease of Use – 9/10 – You do not need computer skills, especially with software like mSpy. You get 100% assistance throughout installation and they even have video tutorials you can use to help.
- Safety from Being Caught – 8/10 – The software is virtually undetectable, so your victim will not notice it is recording all of the inputs from the keyboard.
- Speed – 10/10 – As soon as the target gets on to social media, you gain access to these credentials as well.
- Remote Controlled: Yes
- Compatibility: Used on any device (PCs, Macs) and any smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS).
This is an approach that you want to use only if you can physically access the device of the victim. It will begin to spy on the activity immediately, so if you need instantaneous results, this is what you need to do.
Method #2: Psycho Techniques Like Phishing
Let’s take an in depth look at the second technique you can use to spy on a Facebook Messenger account.
Ready for the big reveal? Hypothetical drumroll please…..budum tiss. Phishing!
Everyone by now has heard of phishing, but do you know how it actually works? You can use this technique to swipe someone’s Facebook login credentials.
As usual, there are specific requirements to making this venture successful, and then we can dive a little deeper into the matter.
- Must own a computer
- Must have the patience to implement the plan and basic IT skills
- Have a basic knowledge of HTML and PHP programming
This is an old, yet effective, method of accessing someone else’s information. The drawback is that it is not as easy as other options.
Okie dokie – let’s talk about how to do this in the simplest terms possible.
How Does Phishing Even Work?
This is basically a smoke screen of sorts that has been used in different delivery systems by calculating thieves for centuries.
Have you ever seen the iconic movie Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo Di Caprio?
This is based on an actual series of events with a guy named Frank Abagnale.
He performed successful cons worth millions all before he turned 19. He was able to adopt personas as a Pan American World Airway pilot, a doctor in Georgia, and a prosecuting attorney in Louisiana.
In short, this is what phishing actually is. You are making other people believe you are someone else so that you can steal the information you want.
Let’s take a look at an example.
Let’s say that in this scenario, you are trying to steal the Facebook password of your partner to discover if they are cheating on you.
You would want to follow these steps to set up a successful phishing campaign:
- First, buy a web domain with a Facebook related name (i.e. FacebookLooks, FacebookAlert, etc.) and create an email address like [email protected].
- The landing page of this site needs to look precisely like the login screen for Facebook.
- You can send an email message from your created email address to your victim with the understanding that they believe it will be from Facebook.
- You (pretending you are Facebook) invite them to log in (following the link to the domain you created) to their account to update personal information.
- They are directed to the landing page that you have created that appears like the Facebook login screen.
And…… BOOM. You got them.
The victim, unaware that they are not actually logging into anything will enter their credentials. It gets stored in your database and only you have access to it.
Now, you have the victim’s Facebook password.
Unlike a keylogger approach, you do not need software, but rather social engineering. (I don’t have the time to write all of that into this article too, so Google it if you want to know more)
You can see, it is really nothing but a clever ruse.
This method definitely has some limitations, however.
Once you have their login credentials, you should be able to quickly login to their accounts.
Unfortunately, we live in the time of two-factor authentication and Facebook can send an email to the target if you attempt to login from an unrecognized device.
In short, your risks of getting caught with this specific approach is high.
Disappointed? Well, that’s not where the story ends.
Sure, it’s a big obstacle to overcome. In fact, the best approach to getting around this is to utilize these newfound login details from a trusted device already used to access that account. This bypasses two-step authentication.
If you are curious, I have already put together a full article about phishing, and you can read about it here.
- Ease of Use – 3/10 – You need computer skills to successfully accomplish this.
- Safety from Getting Caught – 4/10 – You might get caught up in the two-factor security measures if you try to enter Facebook of your victim from an unrecognized device
- Speed – 3/10 – It takes substantial time to set up all of these steps.
- Remote Control – No
- Compatibility – Can get used on any device (PCs, Macs) and smartphones or tablets (Android or iOS)
This method is free, but it is also complex to set up the trap and risky. You have to know some HTML coding and PHP language, not to mention understand some basics of the internet. I personally would not recommend this approach unless it is your last resort.
Method #3: Batman Level Software – mSpy (The Best Facebook Spy App)
- Access to the target smartphone (iPhone or Android) for a few seconds
- mSpy (get 30% off with a discount code for being a reader of my blog)
- 10 minutes to set everything up
mSpy is the best app for tracking and spying on Facebook Messenger.
Before making this statement, I have tested more than 30 spy apps over the past five years. I would test them on various parameters, including user friendliness, the ease of installation, and security.
I consider this to be my favored method of spying on phones should the need arise, but that is a consensus I share with the world.
You might not be as tech savvy as I am (which actually makes you in the majority), but I can sum it up to say that this is the easiest and best solution available to you on the market.
There might be thousands of apps or programs that you can choose from that all claim to be the best spyware, but really, they’re trying to compete and catch up with mSpy.
This is one of the most sophisticated programs that you are likely ever to find, and also has a high reliability. Once you learn how to operate the software, you will love it forever (longer than most marriages seem to last once this app reveals the truth.) maybe you can count yourself among the lucky ones that get a divorce.
Installation is all that you need to do to get this up and running.
This collects data for you and delivers it in a convenient package. Perhaps you might want to pop some popcorn if you are settling in for a long night of entertainment.
Once mSpy it gets installed, you will be able to read Facebook messages, but you can also have access to a greater wealth of information, including:
- SMS messages
- GPS locations
- Email accounts
- Call logs
- Browser history
- Saved pictures and media
- All messaging apps
- All social media services and accounts (WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat etc.)
User friendliness is one of the staples of the service at this software provides. Their interface is foolproof, giving you a fast access to the information you need.
You could also contact customer service 24/7 through email or chat to help you with installation or other technical issues that might arise.
I would only take a few minutes to install this on the target device, and if you have any issues, customer service is always there to help walk you through it step by step.
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So, How Do You Spy on Facebook Messenger Using mSpy?
It is remarkably easy to install mSpy on a victim’s smartphone. Believe me.
It only takes a few minutes, and you don’t need to be a technological whiz to accomplish it.
Before we continue, I do have one important thing to tell you:
As for Android smartphones, you will not need to root the operating system. Beginning in 2021, mSpy implemented ‘Screenrecorder’. this is a feature that takes screenshots of Messenger chats. For iPhones, instead, you would need to jailbreak the iOS operating system.
Remember: rooting an Android phone or jailbreaking an iPhone are processes that crack the operating system from its normal functionality and limitations. This allows the installation of applications outside of the official Google or Apple stores.
Ready to begin? Just follow three simple steps:
- to begin, purchase mSpy (everything isn’t going to be free you miser!)
- connect mSpy to the victim’s mobile phone
- wait a few hours for the software to download all the information from the target
- enter the dashboard from a link you receive with login details after purchasing, and monitor everything happening on the target phone as often as you like.
And then you’re done. See? It was easier than you thought.
The installation process changes depending on the operating system of the phone you are trying to target. To make your life a little easier, I have put together more than one tutorial. One is focused on installing the software on Android phones, and the other for iPhones. You will get a range of photos and videos to show you in detail how everything should look as you install the software to the target device.
I will keep these tutorials updated regularly, as they are a great source of pride for me. They have helped 10s of thousands of people over the past few years to install the software and keep their children safe from predators on the Internet. It has also helped suspicious spouses to identify if their partner is being unfaithful.
You can’t have all this good news without a little bit of balance, so let me tell you about the drawbacks.
The Drawbacks of mSpy
I may have said drawbacks, but there is really only one hang up with this service.
As with all espionage software, you first need to access the device that your victim uses without interference for a few seconds.
Believe me, I’m always on the lookout for software that allows remote installation, but until now I have not found it. In fact, I will tell you with some absolute confidence that it simply doesn’t exist.
Let me explain why.
This program, as well as other Facebook spy apps, are legal because they are sold as tracking and monitoring systems for children’s smartphones. Spying on Facebook Messenger, or mobile phones in general, is a crime if it is not for a minor and by that individual’s parents.
We assume then, that a parent can access a childs smartphone without issues. It should not be complicated to install the app.
If you are trying to monitor a spouse and their mobile phone without their knowledge, this is a prosecutable offense.
Facebook, much like Apple or Android, have worked hard to boost the security of their products by introducing barriers like two factor authentications. This alerts users to attempted access from unknown devices or software.
Even still, I’d like to help you out here.
If you are not creative (or just possibly too lazy) to figure out a good reason to grab your partner’s phone, I have some suggestions.
I recorded a video detailing infallible methods to get someone’s phone without alerting them to your intentions.
Note: these same techniques used to gain access to your partner’s mobile phone can be reproduced to give you access to your child smart phone if they are older and more guarded.
Best of luck.
One last thing: one of the questions that often gets asked as if the victim can never notice that they are being spied on with this software. To put it plainly, the answer is no. There is no trace of installation or the software’s presence on the phone, so you can sleep peacefully.
Alternatives to Hacking Facebook Messenger without mSpy
You might easily determine from reading this guide that I’ve been very upfront and clear about what you need to hack Messenger conversations and which software is the best to do this.
When you search for terms like hacking Facebook Messenger, you will get a multitude of potential options for programs that can claim to do this. If you do not like mSpy, there are popular choices like Flexispy (here’s the official FlexiSPY review), Cocospy, Spvic, and more. These applications are good in their own right, and they do work, but there’s a reason that mSpy is so widely used across the world. The interface is easy to use, and the value is worth the money.
Despite my insistence that everyone should be using mSpy, it does not hurt to briefly discuss other options like Flexispy or Cocospy.
Flexispy: in terms of spy apps, this is probably the second most popular option across the world. In recent years, this is the only real competition that mSpy encountered. This app has a long list of features and also offers 24/7 Technical Support. The price is likely the biggest hang up for many users. What is known as the ‘Extreme’ plan allows you to view social media accounts in conversations like Facebook Messenger, costs $20 a week or $200 for three months of access. This is considerably more than mSpy.
Cocospy: the people that use this product seem to be satisfied, and it works without the need to root the Android device you intend to spy on. You do need to still have the target device in your hands for a few minutes to complete the installation. The base cost of this service is $50 a month, making it about the same cost as using mSpy.
In summary, if you are unfamiliar with spyware or afraid of getting caught, I still believe that mSpy is the best possible option. Beyond cost efficiency, the software is more user friendly and allows remove installation to iPhones. With the mAssistance service, you can get the software installed on your behalf for even less of a hassle. This is the best choice if you ask me.
- Ease of Use – 9/10 – You do not need computer skills to do this. This software gives you detailed assistance to help walk you through the installation process if you need it.
- Safety from Being Caught – 8/10 – You never have to worry about the software leaving a discernible presence on the device, as there are no logos, notifications, or icons to show it exists.
- Speed – 10/10 – After you complete the install, you will have all the information you need delivered in real time.
- Remote Control: Yes, you can monitor Messenger conversations and other applications, even if the target is halfway across the world.
I don’t believe that you can find any software more effective and efficient than mSpy. Because you don’t need technical skills, is a nice fit for almost anyone looking to monitor activity on another device. Even though it is not free, the affordable monthly charge is worth the information you receive.
This may interest you:
- How To Spy On Whatsapp Messages From Your Pc Or Phone (Android And iPhone)
- How to Hack Someone’s Instagram Account
- Hacking a Snapchat profile
FAQs Spying on Facebook Messenger
🔵 Can you spy on Facebook if you only have a user’s phone number?
No, this is not possible. To get into a Facebook account or read any conversations from Messenger you will not be able to access them with only a phone number. You should not trust companies that say they can get you this information with only a phone number. This cannot be done.
🔵 Are there free apps that will allow you to spy on a Messenger account?
There are no free apps that can spy on Messenger. No one with the time or money to do this would offer it for free. If you want to know more about spying apps I suggest you read this guide: the best mobile spying apps that you can find in 2021.
🔵 Is it legal to spy on Facebook accounts and Messenger?
This is a more complicated answer. There are some programs including mSpy or Flexispy that are legal to use when using them as parental controls. If you use them to look at a cell phone of another person besides your child without consent you are going against the law.
🔵 Can I trace back, thanks to mSpy, the name of a person having just a photo?
Let’s suppose you suspect your partner because you caught him in some “hot” pictures with smoeone. This person is not tagged, so it is impossible for you to find his name. Thanks to mSpy you can find out if your partner is chatting with this person and what they say. I also recommend you to read my guide on how to find out a person’s name by having only a picture.
If you have any other questions feel free to email me or comment below. I will get back to you are soon as I see your comment. For me to respond properly please enter the smartphone model you are looking into spying on.
The Take Away
Now, I would say that we managed to have a lot of fun with this article. Now you can appreciate that hacking a Facebook account is not complicated and (un)fortunately, within anyone’s reach to do to someone else.
Three methods we discussed to do this are:
- mSpy App
I would say that if you want a quick and effective solution that does more than just spy on Facebook (but rather the entire phone – victim could use messaging apps that you do not know), then the clear choice is mSpy.
Not only is this easy and effective, but is untraceable by the victim.
Now you can see what is happening on your wife’s phone or on your husband’s phone, the devices that your children have, or find cheating spouse location live or whoever the intended target might be. You never have to worry about apps that you didn’t know they had.
Hopefully this article gave you some helpful information about this famous, though admittedly controversial, matter.
If you have any other questions or concerns, you can always take a couple minutes and drop me a line in the comments below. I can be sure to get back with you as soon as I see it.
P.S. I would recommend taking a look at an article I wrote about protecting your phone from spies because as you can see, it is not very difficult to become a victim.