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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.

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.

What's New in Version 85.0

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!


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Customer Reviews

A decent app

As said by the title, this is a decent app. It's a little aggravating I had to download an app separate from Facebook, but on the bright side I can turn on the notifications on messenger, which is less annoying than being notified by everything on Facebook. It's a good app for, as you can probably guess, messaging! My main concern right now seems to be a small error, which for some reason closes messenger unexpectedly at times. This is really annoying, and I've tried redownloading the app a few times, but that's only a temporary fix. It may be an error with my phone, because it's nearly used up all its GB's, but just incase it isn't, I thought it should be bought to your attention. That's my only real issue.

Side bar is illogical

It would be cool if you could customise the order of things on the sidebar. Having birthdays plonked right in the middle of recent conversations and more conversations doesn't make sense. I don't want it there at all. I think recent conversations should be right at the top. Quite often when I've been messaging in silent mode, I've not noticed a message come in from someone else as its underneath the active people section. Keep it simple like most email apps, just list all the conversations in chronological order.


Its alright as it works, most of the time, as long as youre chatting to only one person. Its a nice touch to have the emojis slightly different in the app. However, I have been added to a groupchat and only just been able to view it, as at first no messages from anyone would show up. Now, I can only see the last page of messages sent in this chat, and it wont let me view more when I scroll up.

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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 85.0
  • Size: 131 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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