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

Version 153.0

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!

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Being Forced


I hate that in order to use Facebook messenger I have to download yet another app to eat through my data and battery. I don’t like being forced to have something I don’t need and this app is exactly that.

If it was super efficient and easy to use I wouldn’t mind as much, but even on my iPhone 7 this app is clunky and useless.

Please stop forcing your content down our throats to make yourself more money. The old Facebook messenger using Facebook was perfectly fine.

Bad reception


Please, please, please can you fix the reception on messenger. The signal is poor and I can hardly hear anything said. I’m in South Africa and the only way I can keep in contact with my partner. All was fine before the last updates. Thank you

“ You are now connected on messenger “


This is literally the most annoying thing, maybe even more annoying than lag during a online game... there is no option for a user to disable this notification. It makes us miss so many messages that actually are real.


Facebook, Inc.
224.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 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.
© Facebook, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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