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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 25.0

Thanks for using Messenger! We update the app around every two weeks so it continues to work great for you. We're also working on fun new features, and we're excited for you to try them out soon.


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Customer Reviews

No idea what these kids are whining about

Facebook, you've tried your very hardest to streamline the separate apps idea for a year now, and I am happy to conclude that you has succeeded with flying colors. A great overwhelming majority of these reviews claim they will give Facebook automatic one-stars for the rest of eternity... To those reviewers: don't you think that isn't the slightest bit unfair? Social networking and messaging are related, but they both exist in separate realms. Like you, I was skeptical before, but I am open-minded enough to realize that the Messenger app has just blossomed over the past years to include apps, voice messaging, and easy pic taking directly within the app. Also, accessing Messenger from the Facebook app is so totally seamless that I don't notice it at all. And going back is just as intuitive. Above all else, I have realized that I truly love being able to access my messages directly from a separate app, without going through the hassle of opening the Facebook app. I can't imagine going back. If you can't accept this, I think you really need to examine your aptitude for change. Facebook Messenger is truly replacing text messages as the standard for messaging for my social network. Actually, I lied; it already has.

Not the droids you are looking for

To start, this is a solid app, like a mini version of apples messenger where your conversations can be linked from mobile to machine. This is nice in that you can go back and look at prior conversations and it doesn't use up all the storage on your phone. I have two complaints however that I'm hoping will be addressed as they continue to tweak the app (regularly apparently).
- ringtones. They should have customized ringtones so you can assign a ring for each of your Facebook contacts. I'm not an IT guy so how they would do this is beyond me but it would make for the app very personal and fun.
- the ability to search out old conversations. On a computer or Mac you can go and search out specific words or phrases from earlier chats. The ability to do this on mobile would be awesome.

So to summarize, great app, totally grand but still missing some small features that would set it apart from the competition.

App update

I have no problem with the messenger app, with using it to communicate with friends on fb. I did, however, like the previous way where I did not have to go to a different app to do so. You say it was to create a better experience with texting blah blah. Why couldn’t you have created the same experience with the already existing fb app, instead of inconveniencing your users? What I also have a problem with, is the fact that it does not tell you what time someone read your message. There was absolutely nothing wrong with that aspect of the app before the recent update. Please fix it!!! I urge you! Maybe while you’re at it you can get a better integrated software that allows users to have the same experience with the regular fb app..just my opinion on the last part of course.

Facebook Messenger
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 25.0
  • Size: 70.3 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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