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Facebook Messenger

By Facebook, Inc.

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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.

What's New in Version 26.0

Fixed issues to make the app faster.


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Customer Reviews

NO need for the 2nd App!!!

The Facebook app worked perfectly fine just the way it was! In just the ONE original app you could: browse Facebook, comment on posts, update your status, etc. AND still write & receive messages! Now, just to check, write, or reply to a message you have to leave the app entirely, and open a whole separate app just to do so! Why you felt you needed to make a separate app for the Facebook Messenger I'll never fully understand... I do however understand that certain people like the 2 separate applications (for whatever reasons: being faster, more options, etc.) but I don't think it should be MANDATORY to have to have them both. I HATE having to leave the Facebook app just to check a message that someone sent me! Then, after I've read the message & replied, I have to leave The Facebook messenger app. Then go back to the Facebook app! And, when you're having a conversation with someone, you end up going back-and-forth between the 2 apps quite frequently! It gets very frustrating and VERY old VERY quickly!!! I say, bring back the original Facebook app, and let people choose which one they'd like to use!!!

Message Remains In Text Box After Being Sent

I, too, am having problems with messages remaining in the text box after having sent and received a response. This has only happened since the latest update. It's beyond annoying, since it makes friends think I'm writing something to them when I'm really just clearing out a message that they have already received from me.

Besides that, the only other complaint I have is still not being able to view the Other folder. If Messenger is meant to take the place of in-app messaging within Facebook, the least you could do is give us all the features we had with Messages on there. It's redundant to have to open up the Mobile Web version to access such a thing, when I have both Facebook and Messenger apps on my iPhone. Shouldn't at least ONE of them be capable of such functionality?

Gives A Use to Facebook

So over the years of having a Facebook I've realized how pointless it really is; for me I just really skim them reading about how crapy people lives are or see what grandma made for dinner. Ok for real now lol; this app is actually useful I don't use Facebook anymore but I still use this app. It's kept my group of friends together throughout the years even after high school we chat on this just about everyday. Other apps could do the same I know but really everyone at one time or another had a Facebook and this really allowed for a more ease way of communication. Btw if you made it this far you should get out more d: but seriously check out Ballentine LP on UTube (: moving back to what's important. I can thank this app enough for keeping the bonds of friendship alive for so long. Anyways good day Jesus bless <B

Facebook Messenger
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 26.0
  • Size: 66.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Zulu
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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