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.

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 193.0

We have a handful of new features we're planning to introduce in the near future, such as colour gradients and a re-skinned interface. We will be rolling this version out gradually over the next few weeks – stay tuned, we'll be back with more soon! This version includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using Messenger!

Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
63.5K Ratings
63.5K Ratings
Pineapple chicken

Thank you

I finally found a very dear friend of mine on Facebook after last seeing or talking to him 23 years ago in Sheffield. So last week once the Facebook request was accepted, we just keep sending messages madly try to catch up on the years that have gone by. Last night I rang him on messenger as I was told the calls was free of charge. We were both unsure whether it would work I am in Australia and he is still living in England. We couldn't believe the call went throw as we have not even exchanged numbers yet. One and a half hours later we finally hung up both with smiles on our faces. We both said imagine how much this would have cost 23 years. So to cut a long story short, messenger is brilliant. Thank you. Kind regards. I found my buddy.

Someone who wrote a review

If it ain't broke don't fix it

The new update of this app has left me wondering what those app developers are spending their days doing.
There have been many unnecessary and quite obviously unwanted changes made in Messenger's recent update that has just left myself and everyone who ik uses the app in utter frustration.

The first of the subtle but annoying changes are the dots when typing - this is helpful for one to see if their counterpart is planning on replying to the message or simply leaving them on read.

Another change would be in the games. This one I'm particularly salty about. As an avid player of the games messenger had to offer, the new update has left it looking even of less quality than it did before, I don't know how this is possible or how the app developers have managed to make it look like I'm playing on a 2006 Nokia phone.

For the more competitive of us out there, Messenger is seemingly almost entirely useless on the matter of scores within a chat. For competitive purposes, I like showing off my score and high streaks. This new update is riddled with bugs and doesn't show the scoring, leaving my counterpart and myself in much frustration. Not to mention the ads. Honestly no comment there, it speaks for itself - get rid of them. Facebook makes more than enough money as it is, you don't need ads on the add-on app you make us get.

I expect these problems to be rectified immediately on the next update this app has to offer.


Can't undo accidental sent messages!

Messenger is otherwise good except for the annoying ease in which one can unintentionally send hello "waves" or messages due to a slip of the finger.
This can result in embarrassment for the sender.
My suggestion would be for Messenger to either enable an unsend button or a warning pop-up that asks whether "you really want to send that?" This could have a toggle on or off option for those that would like this feature.
I have suffered from pressing the wrong thing twice sending myself into a panic trying to unsend the message only to realise that I can't and the recipient is going to see whatever I accidentally sent!
Why the hell does Messenger even have a wave button so prominently placed that could easily be pressed? If a person wants to say hello, they will! We don't need your constant prompting!


Facebook, Inc.
247.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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, Zulu
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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