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 171.0

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available features and improvements. Thanks for using Messenger!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

48K Ratings

48K Ratings

Best Way To Connect


I had serious problems with WhatsApp Messenger once it infested into our daily life. Initially, say for a year or so, I enjoyed being on it. Then group formations went out of control and the. Most of the time I was doing only catch-up game, and eventually started getting bored out of excessive content and consequent deletions. I realised that the problem here was that there was no filter towards connectivity. Anyone (or everyone) who had my number could reach me without my permission. I decided to get rid of it, and I did! But, connecting is a need nevertheless! I took to FB Messenger, where at least one filter was there - only those who I have accepted as ‘friend’ on FB can reach me. My life is pretty much sorted thereafter. I am loving Messenger 👍😊

Chat Always On On IPhone 6plus


It’s all good except the part when it comes to “turning off the chat” I don’t know how to turn it off sometimes I think you left out that feature. And also when it comes to deleting a message, I have to delete messages one by one instead of just selecting multiple messages at once, also when it comes to uploading video stories the quality reduces like way too much...please fix these problems. Concerned user.

Improve Group Chat

Truecaller Fan

Cannot reply to a specific person on their specific message in group (like on whatsapp) and cannot check who’ve seen mine message in group (again like whatsapp) and one more thing....I uninstalled and re installed my messenger and login again but still dealing with same prob that it’s showing my last third profile picture to me on it and not the recent one and also some messages sent by in a group disappeared and i do refresh again n again but still can’t see them and they start showing again the next day....So what’s all this? Messenger’s Haunted ?


Facebook, Inc.
233.4 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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