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Facebook Messenger

By Facebook, Inc.

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Instantly reach the people you care about.

Messenger is a fast, free and reliable way to stay in touch. It's just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Get to your messages without opening Facebook.
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Send photos privately.
Have group conversations and make plans on the go.
Text your phone contacts, even if you're not Facebook friends.
Share your location so people know when you're nearby.
Record voice messages.
Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.
Know when people have seen your messages.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.

What's New in Version 4.1

Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place

Forwarding: Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn't in the conversation? Just tap to forward it

Plus, continued improvements to make the app faster and more reliable

Free Calls: Talk as long as you want and stay in touch wherever you are. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply).

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Customer Reviews

Don't like it!

I see no point in this app! In the past I could get messages "within" the actual FB app but now you're taken in and out of the FB app so you can access the FB messenger instead. If you haven't logged into your messenger app you now have to wait until it connects so you can read and/or send messages.
Why am I being forced to use a new app (FB messenger) in order to keep features previously available within the old app (FB)? What's the point??
Also, now I get all those annoying "sync contact" requests, "phone confirmation" prompts, etc.
I'm not against using new features per se but this just doesn't make any sense to me? I currently own some $100K in FB stock and am very grateful for the way my retirement portfolio has performed thus far BUT sometimes I wonder if FB likes to change things around to make them better or simply for the sake of change? I guess it's too early to tell?
As of now I do not like the FB messenger.


Nice clean app and interface, cute notification sounds that actually make you want to use it. Also they added voice calling it isn't perfect or always clear but it gets he job done not necessary but useful I guess if you don't have someone's phone number. I did not integrate my contacts from my phone but it gives the option. Additionally, it interferes very well the standalone Facebook app transition is easy between apps as they have a return to button in the banner area. Very cool very easy nice upgrade even though I was hesitant to do so.

Annoying and unnecessary

The messaging works fine but doesn't do anything that Facebook messaging already did better. Plus it's beyond annoying how they tell you to turn on notifications every time you open the app. Just screw off with that nonsense, I'm perfectly capable of making my own decisions regarding which apps provide notifications, I don't need facebook telling me what to do. They also bombard you with "sync contacts," "confirm number," "invite friends" and "allow location" pop ups every few hours. Why won't they just let people use the app the way that they want to? Limiting freedom is not conducive to a successful or efficient app. Very disappointing that they'll be forcing this silly app down everyone's throats soon.

Facebook Messenger
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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2014
  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 35.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Facebook, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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