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 166.0

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

3.8 out of 5

8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

Offline button


For a long time I used Facebook messenger mostly on PC and used offline mode on a daily basis.
I’ve always found, not being able to switch online/offline on mobile version, to be extremely annoying.
And You’ve FINALLY made an option to switch to offline mode... and now you take that feature away... not cool messenger! Not cool...

POS this app now is


Edit: With the series 3 I hoped I could leave my phone behind altogether, but no, Messenger on the Apple Watch barely even works, only when you open messenger simultaneously on your phone and watch, but that is behind the point.

Whose idea it was to put that piece of crap everwing in a messaging app? At first you added that snapchat thingy no one's using and now some sh!tty non removable games that have annoying notifications you can't even block. Get it together, or most people will simply leave messenger for iMessage altogether.

App isnt working properly

Wiktor Rajzner

So my app started to doing weird things after my friend sent to me some special symbols. And i cannot enter the app and i want to let you know about that problem. I want an Update for that because its a such a shame that i cant reply to my friends on the phone :/


Facebook, Inc.
230.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 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 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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