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.
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 38.0
You can now use Messenger on watchOS 2! Send and receive voice clips, Likes, stickers and more. With iOS 9, you can now find Messenger contacts and conversations from your phone's search screen, and access Messenger from the list of multi-tasking apps on your iPad.
Decent App with Some Issues
Alright. I use this app everyday in order to communicate with my long-distance sweetheart. For the most part, the app functions. I can easily text back in forth, call my friends, or video chat with them. The sticker store is my favorite part of the app. I absolutely love the Pusheen and Sugar Cub stickers.
Despite the functionality of the app, there are a few issues with it. For one, the minimal video recording time is 15 seconds and maximum sending time is 90 seconds. I wish the app could record at least 90 seconds and send 180 seconds of film. Instead of using the app directly, I use another app to send videos to my long-distance boyfriend. In addition, I have an issue with the app draining battery life. FB Messenger majorly drains battery life when I'm not texting, when I'm voice calling, and—especially— when I'm in a video call. If there any resolutions, I would very much appreciate it.
Overall, it is a decent app with some issues. 3 out of 5 stars.
Stop asking. I said no.
I would give this more stars if it wasn't for the same message popping up every time I open it: Turn on notifications!
I said NO. I DON'T WANT TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. STOP ASKING ME. It won't even let me turn on badge notifications without harassing me. No. I have to have banners and lock screen and Notification Center until Facebook messenger has control of my phone.
The app itself (besides the popup message) isn't that bad. Gets the job done. The permissions thing that everyone is freaking out about is no different than any other app. But my god. The popup. It makes me crazy. So I deleted it. Just for that. If the app really and seriously can't work without all those notifications, then I'm thinking it's badly designed. Totally not worth the price of $0.00. It's far less annoying to just go through the Facebook mobile site in my safari app. Pathetic.
Good! But needs some updating
I downloaded this for my Apple Watch and I'm so happy it finally was released. But I gave 4/5 stars because whenever someone messages you you have to tap on "so and so sent you a message" everytime just to read what they said. And there's another problem with bugs; half the time when someone messages me I'll open the app and it will look like the actual message they left is "so and so sent you a message" instead of their actual message. I learned if you click on that "message" it'll show their actual message but maybe it is just taking time to show up or something. Whatever the issue, please fix and I'll update my review! Thanks guys :)
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Oct 08, 2015
- Version: 38.0
- Size: 79.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- 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
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.