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 195

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!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
127.2K Ratings
127.2K 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....

Cam__cc ,

Irritating blue bar and forced update

I have liked this app most of the time but if I don't update this app at least once a month I get this large blue bar across the top of my screen telling me my version is out of date and to update. Now this alone wouldn't irritate me to much if it wasn't for the fact that if you click anywhere around it, it transfers you to the App Store. My version like the multiple ones priori have worked fine, and without issue but for whatever reason they want to keep forcing me to updating. Now I know what the next stage is, if I ignore it long enough every other time I open a new conversation a message covers my screen telling me to update.

All I have felt is that every time I do update the app works slower, struggles to load conversations more and more making the app infuriating me giving in and updating. This may be because I have an older phone but if they keep this up I'll end up removing the app and in turn my Facebook account.

I am only writing this because of being forced to go to the AppStore my this app, so it is its own fault for getting one star even though I don't think it should receive that


Facebook, Inc.
243.1 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 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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