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.

Messenger App Description & Overview

The applications Messenger was published in the category Social Networking on 2011-08-09 and was developed by Facebook, Inc.. The file size is 262.96 MB. The current version is 119.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

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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Messenger Reviews


Update isn't an improvement  laaddeeedah  1 star

Ever since the most recent update it keeps telling me I have new messages when I don't. It won't show me messages from certain people and all around isn't performing as to be expected. Please un-update thank you


Please fix  OceansGal  3 star

Ever since the update, I have not been getting notifications for my messages. That's the only problem I have.


Horrible  Santypol  1 star

It should not be a forced download to view messages.


Hated it!  ClairaDepontSpeedy  1 star

It clogged up my text messages with all kinds of Facebook stuff. It does my email to by the way. And I have to unsubscribe to each and every friend that I get an update on. Very frustrating. I got a new phone and I refuse to download messaging onto this one. I think that it's terrible! They need to go back to what they used to use in the original messaging when Facebook first started. That was much better.


Worst one yet.  Hahagaggaga  1 star

I can't stand it it's super annoying that every time I try to scroll down to an old conversation it takes me back up to the top messages, and it is super super ANNOYING !!!!!


Bad  Marjorie543  1 star

This is only useful if you (for some reason) have a Samsung/android phone. Most people just text on there because the green texts don't cooperate with iPhone iMessage. But I, having an iPhone like most of the world, find this app so frustrating and annoying. Every other platform includes the messaging. Facebook, take it back. I never have enough room for all these apps. I have to delete and redownload when I get the notification someone messaged me. Ridiculous


Update  Surelyyoujest  1 star

Can't stand this new update! I want to be able to delete an entire conversation yet I can't without doing line by line and even then it doesn't delete who the conversation was with. I liked swiping to the left to delete or archive an entire conversation. Poor update in my opinion (and obviously alot of others too) Please fix ASAP!!


Be dressed  jonvomit  1 star

It's way too easy to accidentally hit call or video chat.


Terrible.  BarkingPoptarts  1 star

Just put messenger back in the actual Facebook app. This is terrible.

Dinesh thada

good  Dinesh thada  5 star

very interesting and useful app.tq


Don't have messenger stories  Aryyyyyyyyyyyyy7  2 star

I don't have messenger stories but if someone else logs on their account on my phone they have it why don't I have the stories ?


Update is annoying!  Jr135  1 star

Take off the shared days!!! Super annoying. Facebook keeps going downhill.


Love but need chat bubbles  StarcallerAngel  5 star

I need chat bubbles I may switch to android for this reason


You messed up  JdbVzj  2 star

Hey, before i previously updated the app, contacts numbers who are or were in my phone would appear beside their name. Bring that feature back. Thanks.

Ashley Claude

I absolutely hate needing two apps for Facebook  Ashley Claude  1 star

This is ridiculous that I have to install the app just to check messages if I try and use chrome on my iPhone. I didn't want the apps but that seems to be the only way to check your messages.


Messenger  MudafaDoesGaming  1 star

Keeps crashing

Baffled by tech

Bad news  Baffled by tech  1 star

I was just getting to where I enjoyed Facebook, now there's messenger. It doesn't work well on my iPhone, I don't like to have to use it, and I am thinking I will probably just get rid of Facebook and messenger totally and say goodbye to my friends. Why can't they just leave it alone. I don't see any advantage to having two sources of social media for the same thing.


Going Back & Forth  Derpageddon_  3 star

5/27/17 This is definitely the best messaging app out there, and there have been some issues but it's still the best overall. The reason I say that is because everything loads the quickest compared to other similar apps such as pictures/videos/other media. The entire app in general is quicker at uploading and downloading media and I've rarely ever had an issue with crashing or freezing. I really appreciate the fact that I can have a slow internet connection and everything still works perfectly fine even if it takes a bit longer to load, but I don't have to wait very long. I was skeptical about the "Day" option because of it being a copycat of Snapchat, but it's kind of a more personal version whereas Snapchat is more public. I'd definitely rather add new people/allow those to view my stories on Snapchat than Messenger. It's a more up front way of letting everyone know how your day is going cause you could easily miss status updates on your general feed on Facebook unless you wanted to visit everyone's profile all the time. If you want everyone on your friends list to know what's up, posting your thoughts on your Day is the best way to go. Voice calling and video chatting are pretty good overall. Regardless of how fast or slow my connection is, the voice calling specifically will still work just fine. Obviously during a slow connection the video chatting will be very laggy, although the audio will still work. An aspect of this app that I don't like is how they keep switching back and forth between different photo UIs. The best one was the one where you could select the order your photos wanted to go in and when they sent they'd be in the order you selected. The UI they chose doesn't do that. You can select a group of photos but there's no option to upload them in chronological order and when you send them they're all out of order. I like sending screenshots of text to be read in order and I can't do that directly from the app anymore. Luckily, having an iPhone gives me the option of going to the Photos app and selecting the photos I want to send and they'll send in the order I want. It's just a bit odd to me that they took away the option to send photos in chronological order within the app. Another thing they took away is that you can't select photos from all of your albums anymore in the app. I have to go to the Photos app to find the photos I want to send from the albums that aren't default. Overall, the app is easy to use, looks clean, rarely ever crashes or freezes, and everything loads quickly. Definitely more good than bad and definitely the best messaging app based on efficiency.


Doesn't create groups  Justus14  1 star

This option used to work but after the updates doesn't work anymore. Hopefully you fix this option very soon so I & other ppl can use it! Also agree that swiping to delete threads are a must to come back! Not liking the squeeze option & clicking delete.


Mejoren  lic172  3 star

Podrían poner a que hora alguien leyó el mensaje, solo sale "leído" y quiero saber a que hora fue. Gracias También que salga opción de actualizar bandeja pues a veces me llega notificaciones de mensaje nuevo y me meto a la app y no me sale el mensaje hasta que intento muchas veces que se actualice solo el mugrero

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