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

4.3 out of 5

11.2K Ratings

11.2K Ratings

Sometimes it’s laggy

robert sandru

I have a problem with the app. Sometimes when I go back using the interactive gesture recognizer from the chat view to the friends list, it’s freezing for a short period of time; I thought the problem was the device I was using at that time: iPhone SE. Now I experience the same problem on iPhone 8. Anyway, in rest the app is very good and useful. It’s the reason I still keep my Facebook account.

Problem with the “active now” facility

now active

The indicator “active now” for other users is fake. Messenger (last version, and a few others before) shows that the person i am wating to reply is active now, even if the person is offline. The calculation of the offline time is also fake since the last time seen online is fake. I really don’t understand how is it possible for a person have the “active now” indicator if they are offline actually.
If it doesn’t work properly anymore, don’t offer the option anymore.

Black screen & crash


Usualy i never met this problem since now, when someone text me via messenger and i’m on background, pressing the notification bar to access the app, it’s black screen and after secounds crash...if i’m accessing manually the app isn’t the same problem, works fine, I think maybe is the last update fault...if needed i have a iphone 8 but doesn’t count that i think


Facebook, Inc.
232.1 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
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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