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 188.0

We update the app regularly so that we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available Messenger features. This version includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using Messenger!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11.9K Ratings
11.9K Ratings

every time i call someone messenger is getting worse worse


Every time i call someone all my apps in my phones instantly lag and my screen turned on and off continuity without stop. Since i downloaded messenger nothing is getting better and updates are nothing repair. Please fix the problem with the calls. But except this problem messenger is a great app!

Updates are for the better not for the worse


Every time I update the app, something is worse. Seriously, developers, please why is it so hard to improve the development of this app? You know what we want. At the moment we are happy with something, we update and it is gone.
Please, bring back the little icon that shows us that the message is read, we don’t want the time to appear next to the message we sent or received. We want to know if the person read the message. Why do you have to make the whole process slower and make us check if someone read the message or not?
Thanks in advance.

Still unorganized after many updates


The app doesn’t show a person’s activity. I mean that, when someone is not on messenger and one hour passes (exactly), I won’t be able to see how long ago he was active. Also, after the last update, notifications do not arrive most of the times, even though they are turned on. As a result, many messages will be unread if I do not open the app. Just fix these issues to make us appreciate the app. Thank you.


Facebook, Inc.
249.4 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.
© Facebook, Inc.


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