Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.

Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.

Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)

Even more ways to message:
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Preview your camera roll photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send.
Record voice messages when you have more to say.

Extra features:
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Messenger uses location data to make features work, help people connect and more.

What's New

Version 162.0

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available features and improvements. Thanks for using Messenger!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

29.2K Ratings

29.2K Ratings



The app is great and all, the only problem is this bug that prevents me from accessing all of my recent messages; whether it’s from a direct message to a friend or a group chat. All of these contacts and group chats seem to have disappeared and will always prompt me to “wave” the particular person or create a new message. Whenever I open a contact whom I have sent message before, the messages will not load and would always show the error “Couldn’t load messages.” Any further messages will end up not getting sent despite showing that it was succesful in sending the message. Furthermore, any attempts to access any form of chat either through Facebook, Messenger and its website counterparts will always fail and continue to show the bug. Please fix this bug as soon as possible so we may be able to contact our friends and family using this app.

Can't mute groups


The app was good before but, now I can't mute anything anymore? Like, I still get notifications from conversations that I have clearly muted yet they still always appear and it's super frustrating. I've tried muting and unmuting it and nothing works, the messages keep on appearing and notifying me. I also have messenger on my samsung yet it also has the same problem, so I guess it's not the device then? I really don't want to ignore or mark the conversation as spam, so the only solution I have for now is unistalling the app. I don't really use my messenger much on my phone because my samsung is really laggy, so please please fix this bug (?) on the next update or so.

Thank you.

Video chat


The last time I updated my messenger it did something with the video chat. I like the feature before where in everyone who I'm talking to is in a grid and I can see them all at once but then it became like a slideshow. I don't like it at all, it makes me dizzy and it changes every 5 seconds. I tried pressing the grid icon at the top portion but it doesn't work. Please fix this, I talk to my family through this app almost everyday including my mom who's 66 years old. We like it simple don't add things that makes it complex. Thank you.


Facebook, Inc.
234.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Facebook, Inc.


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