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 192.0

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!

Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
68.4K Ratings
68.4K 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 👍😊


Active status problem

Hey Team, lately i am facing the problem of not able to see last active status of some of my friends even though they haven’t off their active status option, so I guess it’s a glitch in app because I haven’t been ignored, blocked or restricted but still not able to see their last activity. We are just added in messenger but not friends in fb but previously i used to see their last active status but now it’s not showing any, it just says ‘messenger’ instead of status. Will really appreciate your help with this as soon as possible please!!! Thank you!!


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.


Facebook, Inc.
246.1 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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