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 24.0
Now you can use other apps with Messenger to express yourself in fun, new ways!
- Send and receive GIFs, videos, photos and more
- Watch GIFs play automatically
- Instantly reply with the same app
- Easily install the apps your friends are using to send stuff to you
- Discover new apps to install right from Messenger
To log out, go to the app's settings>Privacy and Terms>tap the white arrow in top left on the blue>tap the "3 line icon in top left>scroll down the menu to "log out" and log out. It looks like the Facebook menu, which it is. But it will log you out of Messenger. It will not affect your Facebook app. Why so many worried about permissions? I have given 64 apps permission to access my photos. 14 to access my microphone. Etc etc. I'm not worried. This is a great app. I like the notification "ding" when someone messages me. What's to not like? You can always hide this app in a folder with Newsstand, then use it in the Facebook app.☮
Why in the world do you have to have a separate app just to message someone? The messaging system within the app was perfect so why fix something that isn't broke to begin with? This app alone uses a hell of a lot of memory & that's not including the memory usage for Facebook, which btw is rather large also. I started deleting this app to clear up some space on my iPhone & then download it again (like I just did yet again) when I finally decide to check my messages, which isn't often, ever since this ridiculous messaging app was created & forced upon Facebook users. That's what prompted this review. Please listen👂👂to everyone & change it back to the way it was to begin with. Ahhhhhh the simple life!!!
Stop nagging me!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!!!
Update: still nagging as of March 3st. KNOCK IT OFF!
The tone deafness of Facebook on this matter is really irritating. Facebook Messenger periodically nags me to turn on notifications, something I WILL NOT DO! This has been a persistent problem since the introduction of this app and a frequent complaint, yet they haven’t done anything about it. I don’t have notifications on because I don’t want to be constantly pestered to check/use the app. I even turned them off for the regular FB app long ago because they just kept coming up with excuses to toss me a notification, like “Hey… so and so updated their status”.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Mar 30, 2015
- Version: 24.0
- Size: 71.8 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
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © 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.