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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 80.0

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

Impossible to sign out and now slower

The brand new Favourites and Currently Active lists are taking over half of my entire inbox and keep jumping around and there doesn't appear to be any way to remove or reorder them. Which would be useful seeing as FB has got it wrong and just picks people from your most recent conversations, which is pretty pointless as it just gives them twice the space in your inbox. Now turning off the Active Now option under People tab > Active no longer works.
Also, even with notifications switched on the app still pesters me to turn them on.
Another thing that still doesn't work is the small black bar that appears within busy message threads telling you how many messages you have missed and has an arrow to press to take you to the last message you read and start from there. It never works. It just turns into a swirling animation and then disappears. Useless.
It is not possible to sign out of this app which means that it has to be deleted to effectively sign out. Also I'd like to know what updates they are making to the app, not just a vague 'we makes updates' message.
With every new update the app gets bigger and slower. This app combined with the main Facebook app are now taking up a total of 1.2GB on my phone.

Terrible - one of the worst on the App Store!!!

YET AGAIN time for the weekly re-review after FB desperately tries to remove bad reviews by releasing invisible updates (with NO indication that the update does anything). Still, I have this review saved in text format so time to paste it on here again.

We are still forced to use this crap by the Facebook app. When launched it continues to annoy me about turning notifications on when you look in settings (even though I ALREADY HAVE THEM ON YOU IDIOTS).
I don't know what 5 yr old coded this but until their carer corrects it’s inherent poor functionality it is next to useless junk and not good at all on the iPad and iPhone.
Plus, WHY is this separate to the main FB app? Needless bloatware imho and should be reincorporated back into the main app ASAP. We don't need 100 different apps for messaging thank you, I can get by with one or two and don't need YET ANOTHER when it could simply be part of the parent app!

App won't download

This app automatically updated itself and when I went to use it it kept crashing and shutting down. I deleted the app and thought reinstalling it would resolve the issue. However this app will not reinstall now!!! The blue cloud with the arrow appears and when you click to download it the icon changes to the circle as if it's going to download but changes back to the cloud icon within one second! This Facebook messenger app is my main source of contact with some people and I'm now having to use the horrendous online mobile version of it in order contact these people! This has been like this for at least 3 weeks now with no explanation from previous complaints I've made!!

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  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 80.0
  • Size: 114 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 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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