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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 31.0

Thanks for using Messenger! We update the app around every two weeks so it continues to work great for you. We're also working on fun new features, and we're excited for you to try them out soon.


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Customer Reviews

Tries to force you to turn on notifications VERY annoying

It seems Zuckerberg and the other folks running Facebook can't even fathom the fact that most people hardly ever use Facebook anymore. I personally only am on for occasional networking etc and added messenger so I could occasionally talk to people who I otherwise might not be able to reach. Yet they want you to treat messenger like an alternative to texting, CONSTANTLY begging you to turn on notifications. Not to mention the fact that making this its own separate app is terrible for storage. Another complaint I have is that it sometimes doesn't get messages when they're sent; sometimes they come in about 2 hours later. Overall pretty much everything you've come to expect from Facebook.

Absolutely HORRIBLE/won't ever get fixed

People don't get messages I sent to them. I have sent some messages to Facebook friends and they have received those. But other than that, this thing is horrible. I've sent messages to people that were not my Facebook friends at the time and they never got them. Then the status of the messages I've sent are always wrong. I seriously hate this app but there's nothing else to use. I know that I can usually send a message to my Facebook friends. But saying hi to someone I met a couple years ago, introductory before friend request, does not work. Can't send messages to people that are not on my friends list and I've noticed that you can't send messages to people that don't have the exact messenger program you have so is absolutely horrible!!

Fix it please

I think it's okay but it needs lots of work, I agree with others when they say we shouldn't have to download an app to read our messages, Facebook makes ways too many changes and it's more complicated then before, the app is okay but it could be better like for example the app for the iPhone you can't sign out or switch from one account to the other they should make it to where you don't have to sign out if not just switch and see the account that you want to switch it to, they should fix the apps for the iPhone because the one for the iPad you can sign out and sign in to a different account so that needs to be fixed other then that it's okay...

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 31.0
  • Size: 71.7 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
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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.

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