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 157.0

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

4.4 out of 5

76.4K Ratings

76.4K Ratings

Messenger is well....


It’s a really good app that’s why I gave it 4 stars as my rating for you guys (you know the creator/s of this chat app). It had great quality camera viewing but when people sent you a pic it takes quite a long time to load to let you see it but when it did it was still really good quality always. Now let’s talk about the video chats or group vid/voice’s a great way to chat with more than one friend at a time or just one friend depends on what person or group you vid chat on. Now I know I said it was a great way but at the same time sometimes you can’t see each other or Here each other and maybe even when the app has a little glitch it will make the vid chat stop then come back on again then stop then come back on again then stop then come back on again then-....I think you get the jist. But over all when it doesn’t glitch out the veiwing quality is amazing the face and background filters are really good and everyone can just have a nice chat with one another...THATS MA REVEIW OF DIS!!!😁🤘🏻❤️thanks for an amazing app guys (again the creator/s of the app). Keep up the good work and remember what I said

Doesn’t even deserve one star


I feel like I’m in The Truman Show with this app - people can see that you have the app, if you’re online, if you’re offline, where you are, how long it’s been since you were online. It’s ridiculous and utter crap. I was tricked into the ‘find my contacts’ malarkey, whereby I clicked it thinking it would match my existing contacts. Oh no. Facebook messenger proceeded to add, on messenger, every single person who’s phone number I’ve EVER had, even if they’re not contacts anymore and not my Facebook friends. I’ve had my phone number for 10 years or so now so you can imagine how weird this was. I was being messaged by people I couldn’t even recall, asking me why I had added them on messenger. Absolutely atrocious and I dread to think how many other people have done this too. Constant notifications and asking me for my location settings to be changed. It’s not even a good app. Facebook - book your ideas up and go back to having messenger built into the Facebook app.

Overall Good...some Issues


Overall a good app, but this past week have been having serious issues with it. It freezes and kicks me out of the app, or refuses to open, or takes ages to load the initial list of recent contacts, or drops the calls, or won’t ring when I am receiving a call, or won’t proper load the screen when I am on a call so is in portrait while the screen is landscape, or gets frozen on the call ended screen. I have had to delete the app and reinstall it twice now, hoping the version just needed to fix malfunction. No other app on my phone has been behaving like this. I have been needing to use WhatApp for messaging needs this past week. I am a loyal Messenger Member, but these glitches need sorted please! ASAP!


Facebook, Inc.
230.4 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 Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Facebook, Inc.


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