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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 72.0

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!


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Customer Reviews

Erratic notification

**Please Note: Facebook is coming out with regular version 'updates' that don't have genuine fixes or improvements, but they do hide their bad ratings temporarily.**

This app has nagged me every day to rate the app, you want it so badly Facebook? Here it is: Sometimes the app will tell me I have a message, sometimes it will actually show me my new messages. More often it doesn't and I have to go into the website to get messages to actually load. The app performs at the same low level over various internet connections I've tried in different places. Where is the working Facebook calling feature that is being pushed as available, but doesn't actually work? If two people are online why won't it ever connect? This app needs lots of improvement of it's existing function before adding in new features. Make the app not perform so poorly. More updates and now we have 'stickers', which actually work, surprisingly. The notification and updating are still erratic at best.

New updates keep coming out yet there are no noticeable improvements to the app, which never needed to be separated from the main Facebook app.

Tragic, absolutely tragic.

the quality of this app has gone right down the drain in the last few months. There are so many bugs that desperately need to be fixed.

the first one is the notifications: the replying from the notification banner is very handy, but a lot more often than not the messages sent via the notification banner do not send, so many conversations go I replied to because of this. That's not the only issue, a lot of the times it shows that I have a new message when in reality I don't, it's a notification from my message that I sent. Which is really annoying, another issue with this app is that a lot of the times the notification in the Notification Center disappears as though I've read it and I actually haven't.

The second issue I've been having is the connection, the app says I have no connection when I have perfect wireless connection and every other app I use that needs internet connection works perfectly fine, it's just messenger that does not work which is very inconvenient to me, and many other users whom have had this issue.

and my last issue with this app is the photo quality;
when I send a photo the quality decreases terribly, to the point that I cannot even see what the photo is of.

until these bugs are fixed, this app gets one star, and will continuously get one star until this app works efficiently and well.


Look, I love messanger and always have, but frankly I've been having lots of problems lately and have not been happy with it. I cannot send messages anymore without it telling me, cannot load conversations and every time I send a message a red exclamation mark pops up that gives me options to retry, retry all delete and some other one. Apparently I've talked with my friends and they can see my message, but I can't see theirs. A lot have told me it's been happening to them to. At first I thought it was my wifi, but it works perfectly for my mum, and the wifi has no problem. So I very much would appreciate it if you guys would take the time to really update the app and try to fix the problem!! Thank you!! And I appreciate everything you guys do and will try to do!! 😊

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  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 72.0
  • Size: 97.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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