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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 22.0

While using other apps on iOS 8, you can now tap the share button to easily share photos, videos and links directly with Messenger.


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Customer Reviews

Two apps 👎

I realize I'm just one person with my own unique opinion and I'm among many others writing a review for this app but, I have hope that despite that you guys still listen to the people who made you as big as you are today. It seems, from what I can gather, a lot of other people feel the same way I do. Two apps seems bulky and unnecessary. It takes up space and causes me frustration. Here I am browsing through my news feed when someone sends me a I click my messages tab and it takes me to the messenger app. Okay, great 😒 let me wait for the app to boot up and load my message(s). I reply and want to go back to what I was doing so I leave to get back into Facebook again. I understand that to some people that's no big deal to have to leave one app and go to another but messaging used to be integrated, so that's a luxury I'll never forget. I wish it could be up to the user whether they want to install an entirely separate app or use the integrated messaging. But like I said I'm just one person so I don't expect anything to change.

This game is decent

When I downloaded it, I honestly thought it was a good game, but i started experiencing flaws and bugs in it. This game made me realize i had no friendships because i never received any messages. The reason i give 3 stars is because my mom sent me 643 messages in an hour, she constantly told me to answer my phone or she would kill me. Plus graphics are decent, it needs more storyline and its not as linear as i thought. The character (aka me) was a complete failure who thought he had friends, and that is pretty accurate. Plus all the in-app purchases make this game a pay 2 win like skype. I enjoyed most of my time watching my mom sending messages every now and then, but i dont recommend this game because once you become addicted there is no going back.

Come on guys, give it up.

Well, I think it's safe to say everyone hates the Messenger app. I hate it too and I wasn't planning to complain about it. Until I had a link pop up on my news feed (from Facebook) explaining their reasoning for the Messenger app, as if that's going to change everyone's opinion. Obviously, they can't take a hint and they're still trying to make this thing work...and that's the really crappy part. LISTEN to your customers, instead of wasting time explaining your products. If they need an explanation, you're doing it wrong.

If you need two apps, you're probably also doing it wrong. Facebook just announced that they will be releasing updates to their regular app every 6 weeks. Yes, you heard that right. They are constantly tweaking the app and they still can't just re-add Messenger. Pull it together guys and stop forcing this on us. It's obviously not working.

Facebook Messenger
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2015
  • Version: 22.0
  • Size: 47.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, En, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hu, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Ko, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Zulu
  • Seller: Facebook, Inc.

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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