* SEND A MESSAGE -Skip exchanging phone numbers, just send a message. It's seamless across devices.
* SHOW YOUR REACTION - Add a silly sticker, send a dancing GIF and use emojis to express yourself better.
* SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - Capture the moment with the Messenger Camera, add a filter or doodle, then send to friends or share to Stories.
* RALLY THE GROUP - Make plans to get together with polls, share your location, split the bill and more.
* HOP ON A CALL OR VIDEO CHAT - Hang out anywhere, anytime by getting on call or a group video** chat — filters optional :) **Calls are free over Wi-Fi but otherwise standard data charges apply.
* SEND A VOICE MESSAGE - When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send say, sing or shout it out loud.
* SEND MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US, UK and France only) - Send and receive money from friends in the app by adding your debit card or PayPal* account. *PayPal available in the US only.
* SHARE YOUR LOCATION - Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps.
* CHAT WITH BUSINESSES - Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more.
* PLAY GAMES WITH FRIENDS - Challenge friends, climb leaderboards, and discover your next gaming obsession.

What’s New

Version 202.0

The brand new, redesigned Messenger app is now easier to use, simpler to navigate and more fun.
Messenger has been simplified into three tabs—People, Chat and Discover.
-Chat tab lets you quickly access all your messages (1:1 and groups), video chat, call, use the camera and even catch up on friends' Stories.
-People tab helps you find friends, both new and old.
-Discover tab connects you to your favorite brands, find discounts, play games and more in explore.
Plus, new color gradients make your chat more colorful too!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
136.3K Ratings
136.3K Ratings
njohnsonuk ,

Online status

So for some reason anytime someone messages me on messenger and me not even having the app open or even on my phone at the time yes it is tuned on but I aint using it all the Time I was busy doing some English work and this was the first time I noticed it then me and my friend kept checking stuff like when and when we was active working out if they could of been then or not and my friend wasn’t on her phone and We found out well that’s lies and it’s been happening with lots of other people I’ve heard and read some reviews and I want it fixed ASAP because sooner or later it’s going its cause trouble as people will be shown as online and not actually being online and people panic and worry if someone “airs” them and I’m just like worried that people will start on others about it and I need it cus me and my mate are getting angry not knowing if we are acturly online or not so please do everything in ur power to fix this thank you !! Over all great app ?!?!

dimis1981 ,

Dreadfully glitchy and unreliable

Of all the apps I have EVER used this is by far the one that contains the most issues. Despite regular updates the reliability issues of this app just never seem to want to go away. And especially with this latest update that has resulted in the app being slower and it freezes and and crashes endlessly. Virtually endlessly!! I can barely type a few messages before it all of a sudden freezes! ESPECIALLY when I switch between letters, emojis and also click to select a gif 😡.And finally, there have been numerous occasions when my messages and even articles I have shared don’t appear when I send them 😡...I always update in the hopes that the previous reliability issues will disappear only to be confronted by an app that’s even worse!! For goodness sakes, fix the app and make its operation nice, smooth and reliable! What on Earth where you thinking with the last update? I wish I hadn’t updated it now. Please update this app and focus on the glitches and reliability issues to finally make it work properly. Meanwhile, I will look to find a decent a app to replace this one. Hopefully someone is taking notes and will give this app the update it so desperately needs....

DebzBrum ,

Annoying and new bugs

So firstly the red app badge no longer displays in the app (other friends have this too), so you have a glitch because people can’t see when they have a message and are missing messages - kinda pointless.

Secondly, will you please get rid of the Last Active stamp already!!! Or at least give us the option to turn it off! I’ve seen so many problems caused by this in relationships because it’s inaccurate. Nobody likes it!

From what I can see, it doesn’t even take your active status just from the app itself. It takes the active stamp from basically whenever your phone is doing something. So you get a text, surf the web, phone call, are asleep and get a notification on something else on the phone etc - this app says “ooh they’re using their phone I’ll tell people they’re online”. No. Pack it in and switch it off. This app is telling others someone is active/has been active on the app when they haven’t been and is causing people serious issues. Enough already.


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240.2 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

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.
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