Description

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 179.0

We update the app regularly so 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

3.8 out of 5

13.5K Ratings

13.5K Ratings

Annoying.

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.

Please improve x

skillher

The application is buggier than ever before, at least in my personal case, despite the updates. The GIFs in conversations are either not showing up at all, or are sped up, thus defeating the purpose of that fun feature. The keyboard not appearing issue is still occurring from time to time, but it can be overlooked, just not always, especially when I install an update in vain.
All in all, this is my favourite messaging app on the market, and I would greatly appreciate it if it were a bit more improved with each new available update, as it hasn’t been thus for a good while now.
Only love. Xx

Hide active contacts on iPhone X

stannoone

Could you tell me how to hide the "active/online" now pictures on the upper part of the Messenger application, please? Also, there is absolutely NO "Active" bar/button on the "People" page on iPhone X, so that method will not work. I have already disabled my own active signal via the Facebook AND Messenger desktops (and via both applications as well), but that had no effect, obviously. Similarly, could you, please, tell me how to hide the "Favourites" permanently? Is there any way other than actually deleting the contacts whose faces I do not want to see every single time I open the application?!?! I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Information

Seller
Facebook, Inc.
Size
232.1 MB
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© Facebook, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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