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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 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.


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Customer Reviews

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.

Thanks for the Apple Watch love

Glad to see you are updating your apps to take advantage of the best iOS has to offer! Messenger is truly better as a separate app and I'm sorry for all the people who just hate change. The app is stable and speedy as always.

Wow super!!

Wow that was fast yesterday I had ask for the watch app in this messanger. And today it has it and it's just great love it. I can msng right from my Apple Watch and also on my iPhone 6plus I don't have to go inside the app it's self to reply anymore!!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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