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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 in Version 131.0

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available Messenger features. Thanks for using Messenger!


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Customer Reviews


Can I please just use the Facebook app without having to install this one every time to see my messages? I never chat with my friends on Facebook, so if I get a once in a blue moon message I check it in case it's important. I hate that in order to check my messages I have to have a whole separate app. It's a waste of space and data if you ask me. Plus the privacy is terrible. Because I accepted a chat from my annoying coworker once to tell him I don't want to add him as a friend, now I can't get it to where he nor anyone else can't tell when I'm on. It's an annoyance that makes it really easy for annoying people to know when I'm on and bother me. I liked it so much better when it was just a small chat box I can easily hide myself on and still check my messages. Like on a desktop. Too bad I don't have access to an actual computer all the time. So it's either have this useless app and be bugged every time I open it; or never be able to check messages on those now rare occasions when I'm using the Facebook app. I've chosen the latter.

Why is Facebook forcing users to have BOTH apps

I have the Facebook app, and due to space limitations on my iPhone, I don't want to download an additional app. Especially since they are trying to copy Snapchat and make it unnecessarily complicated for some reason. I used to check my messages by going to safari and viewing it on the mobile website. However, they have recently removed that feature and are forcing you to download the app to view messages. I just want a simple interface to view and reply to messages, a simple app that does the job without adding unnecessary bloat ware that takes up all the space.


I am not one to complain but the app won't actually allow me to not have notifications. The app popped up to ask if I want to allow notifications and I said no. Now it constantly harasses me, many times a day asking if I want notifications turned on. I shouldn't have to answer that question more than once and it is an extreme nuisance. I also can't seem to change this setting in my general notification settings either. I have had to delete the app and only check from my computer because of how annoying this has become. Please fix this. It is unbearably stressful.

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  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 131.0
  • Size: 249 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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