By Facebook, Inc.
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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.
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.
What's New in Version 37.0
Thanks for using Messenger! We update the app around every two weeks so it continues to work great for you. We're also working on fun new features, and we're excited for you to try them out soon.
Needs to be optional
I hate that Facebook has done this. Things worked perfectly fine before when we could message people from within the Facebook app. Facebook needs to stop trying to become a phone company and stick to social media. If I need to text or call someone, I'll use the phone I payed money for, thank you. The fact that this app is REQUIRED to message people from your SMARTPHONE is ridiculous. This might be a good idea if it was OPTIONAL and at least 90% of your contacts list are also your friends on Facebook, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who texts and calls people who are not on my friends list. I have been putting off downloading this app because it will take up unnecessary space on my iPhone, and I came here to download it and try it out. However, after reading several bad reviews, I realized my original views on this superfluous app were justified. I will not contribute to the number of downloads this app has just to keep in contact with Facebook friends "more easily". I can wait until I'm at a computer for that. I just want to know how downloading a whole other app to perform basically the same function that was performed just fine by the actual Facebook app is "easier". I don't care about emoticons and .gif compatibility and all that because my phone already does that. This app needs to be made optional for people who want to use it and let those of us who don't simply message people through the Facebook app like we used to.
I don't want to be notified, and yes I know how to turn it on.
Does the app work? Yes. Overall the app is ok. It works, yes it crashes as well. But the most annoying thing is that I DO NOT want to be notified of every stinking little thing that is going on Facebook on my phone. If I did, clearly I would have followed the instructions the first time and turned the alerts on. Please for the love of all the is holy make it possible to permanently disable the darn message!!!! I get it! I don't want to be told every stinking time how to turn the darn thing on!!!!!!!!! I am almost to the point of removing this app from my phone because of this message. This is about to push me over the edge. The app receives 3 stars overall but I have removed a star because of sheer hassle. 2 stars. If you have an option to disable this setting then have it set on to default and then let the user decide whether or not to enable the notification feature. Clearly if I have disabled it I want it disabled! This is the one reason I don't get on the Facebook messenger program often on my phone because it is annoying! But apparently they think I'm an idiot that doesn't realize that I have become un-leashed from Facebook for a a brief period of time... Oh my goodness I have a REAL life in the world where I walk around and live and not type/text/take pictures/etc... Shocking!
Not faster, or easier
Before messenger, if I wanted to message somebody all I had to do was find them, click on their name, and start chatting. Two easy steps.
After messenger, I have to search for the person, click on them, wait for the other app to open, and then I get to chat.
Before messenger, if I wanted to quickly view a friends page, all I had to do was click on the name once or twice and I could visit their page.
After messenger, I have to look them up, click on their picture, wait for the app to open, click on their picture again, click "view profile", wait for the other app to open, and the finally I get to view their profile.
I don't see how this app made FB any faster or EASIER. easier
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Sep 28, 2015
- Version: 37.0
- Size: 77.0 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, Zulu
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.