Facebook Messenger Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Facebook Messenger is a messaging app and platform developed by Facebook, Inc. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Facebook Messenger from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Facebook Messenger Silently

Facebook Messenger Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.messenger.com/desktop
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: Messenger.x.y.z.exe /S /D="%ProgramFiles%\Messenger"
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Messenger Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Facebook Messenger
Vendor:Facebook, Inc.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Messenger.x.y.z.exe /S /D="%ProgramFiles%\Messenger"
Silent Uninstall Switch (ProgramFiles)"%ProgramFiles%\Messenger\Uninstall Messenger.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (UserProfile)"%LocalAppData%\Programs\Messenger\Uninstall Messenger.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.messenger.com/desktop

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website.

How to Uninstall Facebook Messenger Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Facebook Messenger Silent Uninstall (EXE) – Program Files

"%ProgramFiles%\Messenger\Uninstall Messenger.exe" /S

Facebook Messenger Silent Uninstall (EXE) – User Profile

"%LocalAppData%\Programs\Messenger\Uninstall Messenger.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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