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 85.0
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!
Shared Photos should delete when convo is deleted
I was really hoping that this new version would fix the much complained about "shared photos" issue within the conversation information. These photos should be deleted when the conversation is deleted and not pop back up when you start a new conversation with the person. This is my only complaint about this other awesome app. The video calling and phone calling are awesome. Love the gifs and the customizing options but the shared photos need to go, there's absolutely no reason for them to be saved within a conversation. I'm still giving four stars because I love this app but pretty please remove that feature, I don't know anyone that likes it.
It's a decent enough app but you can't delete or hide shared photos even if you close, delete, archive the conversations and they still don't go away when you delete and reinstall the app. I hate this part because not only does it take up room but I don't see the purpose of having them available all the time. I should be able to add/delete whatever, whenever. Online you have the option of hiding them but not on the phone app. They talk about privacy yet they give you no option for it in the app. I think I'll just use my phone to text so I have the option of flexibility that they don't provide in their app until they develop this option.
Deceptive notification and contact access practices
Messenger keeps asking me to turn on notifications. I have to click not now every time I open the app or switch to it.
When you first run the app you have to jump through hoops to not get notifications and click on smaller out of the way buttons to not let messenger access your contacts or notify you.
Messenger needs to be less deceptive. I am capable of deciding if I want notifications from an app or if I want to allow access to my contacts. Trying to trick users betrays trust.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Aug 24, 2016
- Version: 85.0
- Size: 207 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
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.