* 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 198.0

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 Explore.
-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.
-Explore 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

3.9 out of 5
22.2K Ratings
22.2K Ratings
hungarianiphone7user ,

Update doesn’t work

So far I haven’t had any serious issues with this app, but recently I’ve heard people complaining about the new update, since it doesn’t work for them and neither does it work for me. I still have the old surface, even though I have the newest version, no new colours, no new type of letters etc. I tried to delete the app and download it again many times, I also deleted it before the software update of my phone and then downloaded it after that but it didn’t help either.
Please do something about this issue.
Thank you in advance.

Mrs. Pucu ,


It’s buggy and slow, not optimalised for the new OS. Since the new update, it crashes randomly even after I re-installed it. The keyboard doesn’t work properly, especially when you try to switch between the emoji and letter keys. Sometimes the ‘message reaction’ feature blocks the text itself.
To add some ‘opinions’, I think it’s kind of unneeded for the app to show who comes online on the top of the screen, beacuse it only notifies me when certain people do and I’ve stopped talking to some of them a week ago, so why does it show me them?
In conclusion, messenger needs some improvements. They need to focus on the core of the app, not on the freaking filters and the ‘story’ feature.

Update: The message reaction no longer covers the letters anymore, however.. ads? Really? Adverts are the last thing this app needs.

iMickiX ,

Where is 3D-touch?!?

Messenger used to have 3D touch and now it is gone.... I do like 3D touch and now it has this “slide to the side” move... why? much slower and it is to both sides and if you change your mind and want to slide the other way you have to slide back, let go and touch and slide again but to the other side..


3D touch was way easier and was much more neat and way faster..

(I do mute conversations and groups from time to time, and do have to mark messages as unread so I don’t forget about them, etc... - this change makes it annoying)l to do stuff with messenger)

Don’t take that feature away! Put it back.. (at least on those devices most iOS users have 6s-7-8-X-Xs-XsM)

now not only the looks is for a 4yearold but these gestures too.... This is iOS... 3D-touch is a liked feature.., IF there is no 3D touch or disabled then yes, do the slidetotheside thing..


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