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 167.0

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

4.5 out of 5

10K Ratings

10K Ratings

Review on Cheryl

Ee Lee

Cheryl has shown her sincerity from start when we met her at the expo fair to handover day. Her sincerity has made us decided to sign the package with her. Cheryl has been following through closely on our project and constantly keep in touch with us on updates. I believe she has many projects on hand but she is still able to respond to our queries and request almost instantly and most of the time late at night. Keep it up! As we are one of those picky and demanding customers thus it took us a while to finalise our layout after few rounds of changes but Cheryl is able to show her patience with us. On one very last minute request/suggestion to our bathroom cabinet, Cheryl managed to get her carpenters done up the cabinet overnight and delivered the next day, amazing! Good job! During the whole process it was considered a smooth progress. During the last few days before handover we really appreciated Cheryl was at our unit everyday to oversee the final touch up and help us to receive our fans delivery to seeing the installation as we were at work and unable to be there. We are very happy with the final outcome from design, to lightings, electrical to painting! Thanks Cheryl for the great job and we are much appreciated!

Message received went blank


The message received sometimes went totally blank or got blanko at the last few words in messenger. This issue has been bugging me since last year when I was still using iPhone 5s. I’ve changed my phone to 8plus and this issue still persists. Messenger has been a great app to chat with my friends but this issue is annoying.

Notification issues


The app’s great and all. But one thing that really annoys me is the fact that when I have a chat window open and I switch to another app after replying (without pressing the “<Home” button), the app will not notify me of new messages within that conversation. It’s not an app-breaking thing but it’s really annoying.


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 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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