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 123.0
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!
Still no Siri support?! Now becoming much too bloated!
With iOS 10 apps can now use Siri APIs to let users send messages in them with Siri. Facebook messenger is updated weekly, but never adds any meaningful features or even says what's new! (Just look at the version history on the AppStore) This is especially embarrassing for facebook as the main facebook app was one of the first things supporting Siri at all! The only reason for facebook to not add Siri support is so they can get us in the app to see their ads and try to push more unnecessary "features" to us! I will use messages rather than facebook whenever possible thanks to its Siri support, and actual useful updates! Also messages isn't selling my data, unlike Facebook, another bonus!
Other social networking apps like WhatsApp have Siri support, it's unbelievable that Facebook messenger still doesn't!
Also this app is becoming much too bloated losing most of its appeal as a simple universal messenger app without all the bloat of Facebook; now it's practically trying to replace the phone's OS with built in stupid games that nag you to play them every time a friend does, and pop ups nagging you to send photos and add them to your "day".
Good app but needs help
I would give this a four star rating except for two things. First there is no deleting a message. I sent a message to the wrong person and I could only delete it from my side not his. The only way to avoid this is to just watch where you click. The second thing, which is only mildly irritating, is that it takes too long for it to send s message. I was messaging and it would take at least two minutes for it to get to him. But other than this the app is awesome and Im very glad I downloaded it. Its a great way to talk to people you dont wang knowing your phone number. However if youre friends it would be much easier to just text. Oh yeah and the group chat is great, very fun practical and efficient.
This app is useless
This app is completely useless. There is total disconnect between this and either the Facebook website or the app, in either if you click the icon to message someone it just takes you back to the App Store, even if you have downloaded and signed into this one. It also just won't allow you to send messages. I could not send a single message. I have downloaded and installed it three or four times since the last update and it has not worked a single one of those times. I am honestly so tired of Facebook screwing up both Facebook and instagram that I am considering closing my accounts on both. They are crap services not even worth the aggravation or stress they cause. I would rather fine a good service I have to pay for than use a garbage free one.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jun 22, 2017
- Version: 123.0
- Size: 264 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.