Instantly connect with the people in your life. Messenger is free, fast, and secure.

- Reach anyone. You can use names or phone numbers to find friends.
- Use everywhere. Messenger works across all mobile and desktop devices. You can even connect with people internationally!
- Connect however you want. Send a text message, share a photo, or start a video chat — all in Messenger.
- Communicate better with groups. Catch up in real time with high quality group video chat or customize your messaging experience with colors, nicknames, and group photos.
- Call and video chat your friends 1:1 or in groups. It's free over Wi-Fi (otherwise standard data charges apply), so talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries.
- Express yourself. Send emojis, stickers, and GIFs to conversations or add new masks and effects to your video chats.
- Capture photos and videos with fun art and effects. You can save these to camera roll, send to conversations, or post to your Day, a place where people can see what you're up to.
- Play games and compete with your friends. You can compare scores and see how you rank against other people.
- Chat with businesses. You can make reservations, check on orders, and get real-time customer service.

What's New

Version 171.0

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

364.2K Ratings

364.2K Ratings



I use messenger regularly to keep in contact with people, especially since my phone doesn’t have service at my work and I have to rely on WiFi. I enjoy using it, for the most part it’s not that difficult. And I don’t have very many issues and can’t complain much. But I’m really annoyed because when I type in keywords on the search bar it only goes back as far as 2016. I wanted to see mine and my boyfriends first messages and I couldn’t do it on my phone, I had to pull out my broken laptop and google in until I found a link that you had to change the micro seconds(I believe this was the term), which means I had to figure out what the micro seconds were around the time we talked which involves going to another web page to find out, and it really wasn’t that easy and didn’t work the first few times. It’s really aggravating that I couldn’t just search it on the app and it function the way it’s supposed to. I know this isn’t a major thing, but some people need to see messages from a long time ago for important reasons. Making me do extra work because your system isn’t operating correctly isn’t really what I want to be doing in my free time , I almost feel like you should be paying me for figuring it out. I know it’s only a minor thing but it really should be fixed because that means anytime I or someone else runs into this issue they have to resort to pulling out there laptop or desktop and going the extra mile just to see a few messages.



•If there's anything that you could do, even just one thing, is this-FIX THE VOLUME PROBLEM. I'm tired of not being able to adjust my volume during a video call. Sometimes it's too loud, even when I try to adjust the volume down, it says it's at the minimum but the loudness doesn't change. Sometimes it's too quiet, so I try to turn it up and when I push the up button for the volume, it shows like I'm turning it up, but nothing actually happens to the loudness. This is really annoying me. Fix it ASAP please.
•Another thing with volume-I'm not sure if this is something you can fix or only Apple can fix, but whenever I video call someone, the volume of everything else gets lowered WAY down. I can't watch any videos that my boyfriend tags me in while we're calling because I can barely even hear anything, and that's only when I'm wearing headphones. It's much worse without them. I'm not sure if you can do anything about this, but I hope you can.
•Something you could consider adding is multiple notification sounds, PLEASE?? I hate when I hear the messenger sound and it ends up being someone else's phone. Maybe a bit more customization too? Like adding a picture to a chat background, or at least setting out some for us to choose from. Or maybe more chat colors would be nice. Things of that nature.

I hope you guys see this!!

This App is horrible.


As in the title, this app has a lot of bugs and it lacks many necessary features. I am only using it because it’s it connects me to my Facebook contacts, if it was an independent texting application, i would have never used it. Why when you add someone to a group, they can read every previous message? Why you can’t delete a message that you have sent (deleting it for the other person)? Why going offline (aka turning off chat) still shows you as “active now” but only with the green dot disappearing, so you are basically telling people “Hey, this person doesn’t want to chat with you”? Why does the video call button starts glowing when both you and the other person are opening the chat tab (so i might be reading an old message and the other person would think that i am stalking)? What about the profile picture bug? If someone (me or my friends) changes their Facebook profile picture, it won’t changes in messenger 99% of the times. Also when going to check pictures in an conversation, they might not load or load slowly. What about the “active 1 minute ago”? It appears always except if i turn the internet off in my device.
All those previous bugs, “features” and other lack of features make the app just horrible. Hope that you fix those bugs and remove those “features” and add other necessary ones.


Facebook, Inc.
233.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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