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.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Messenger uses location data to make features work, help people connect and more.
What's New in Version 105.0
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!
It never occurred to the programers that anyone would not turn on notifications in the iOS for the app. This it constantly harasses you to turn it on and leaves a permanent alert if it cannot access your personal contacts.
It is clear that this is not about contacting facebook folks but stealing your contact information and forcing their stream of Facebook communication down your throat. Nobody needs this program to chat with their friends. Thats why we have phones and a contact list full of names. Facebook wants to get you to move all your communications to them so they can use everything you say and do to monetize their ads.
Full message history not showing in latest update
My entire message history is not showing up with the latest update. This needs to be fixed. Also, still frustrated by no sign out option. (See review below.)
My iPad is sometimes shared with family and not having a sign out option causes some serious privacy and security issues. In the current climate of privacy concerns this option seems like a no-brainer. Until this is addressed I can not give the app more than 2 stars .
Love the emojis; ringer doesn't alert well
Does everything you want it to do! It's funny how the Snapchat portion hasn't caught on for any of my friends. Investing in Snap's IPO, I will. The only thing I'd fix on Messenger is that when you call someone the ringer, like WhatsApps ringer, isn't very attention-getting. I often miss calls and others miss my calls. I LOVE the emojis they look much better than iOS! They capture the emotions more accurately, for me at least.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 16, 2017
- Version: 105.0
- Size: 237 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.