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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.

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 110.0

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!


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Customer Reviews

manipulated into downloading an app i didnt need

Facebook Messenger is so unnecessary that Facebook uses coercion tactics to get its users to download the app. I only got it to avoid the sheer inconvenience of inexplicably NOT BEING ALLOWED TO CHECK MY MESSAGES FROM MY PHONE ANYMORE. Why?? Please, please let me check messages from my phone. Messenger app doesn't always load my messages, so I've missed everything from hanging out with friends to job opportunities. Why is it Facebook's decision to literally prevent people from checking their messages the old fashioned way? When you finally download this useless garbage, it insists that you turn on notifications, lighting up with a red number 1 as if you have an unread message. I'll save you the time checking: unless you turn on Messenger notifications, you will have that red number as long as you have the app. Soon, the sight of it will drive you insane, and you'll remove the app out of spite, smash your phone on the curb, get hundreds of tattoos, try hard drugs, try shepherding in a remote location, try rehab, then finally build yourself a one-person spacecraft capable of sustaining inter-orbital life for the next 80 years and leave this planet for good. Thanks for nothing facebook messenger.

Messenger, now with 75% less messaging.

A few UI updates ago, Messenger was a fine app. You could message all of your Facebook friends and groups with ease. Then they decided to add some random clutter, adding useless buttons all over the messaging screen and then later by changing the homescreen by reducing the contact list to 3 friends you actually want to message and then 10 friends you don't care about.
After that point, I refused to update the app. And now they've forced this update that turns messenger into a middle school student's attempt of a Snapchat app, and they were so proud of that for some reason that they reserved a massive section for it at the top of your list... As well as the bottom of the screen, the top of your keyboard, the bottom of the chat screen and they've made it so when you scroll up it opens your camera to send a not-Snapchat to all your friends.
Very unprofessional, Facebook. Shame on you.

Has it's kinks

The app is good in just quick messages but freezes from time to time says there's a message when there's not half the time I have to restart the whole app just to get rid of the notification. And forget it if you message someone from one of the sites because half the time it goes straight to the other folder which can be a pain to find on this app and not only that most people don't know that there is another message folder. I liked it when you could open the messages right through Facebook and didn't have to install the separate app just to answer messages.

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  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 110.0
  • Size: 271 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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