Messenger [Social Networking] App Description & Overview

Be together whenever, with our free* all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features. Easily sync your messages and contacts to your Android phone and connect with anyone, anywhere.

Watch videos, tv shows, and movies with your friends over Messenger Video Chat and Rooms when you can't be together. Capture every moment and reaction in real-time.

GET THE GROUP TOGETHER WITH ROOMS Send a link to group video chat with anyone, even if they don't have Messenger. Host up to 50 people with no time limits.

Keep your friends and family close with unlimited live video chatting - like facetime, but works across devices (Android, iOS, etc.). Host group video calls with up to 8 people, with high-quality audio, high definition video, and interactive video features like face filters.

Skip exchanging phone numbers and simply send a message to your Facebook friends, even if they’re across the world. Enjoy high-quality voice and text messaging on mobile, tablet, and desktop.

When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send. Say, sing, show, or shout it out loud.

Give your eyes some rest with a sleek new look that darkens the colors of the chat interface.

Use custom stickers to show your creative side. You can even add effects and filters to video calls.

There’s no limit to the number of files you want to share with your friends.

RALLY THE GROUP – Make plans to get together with polls and more.

Send and receive money from friends in the app by adding your debit card or PayPal account.

Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps.

Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more.

No need to open multiple apps to stay in touch. Use one app for SMS and Messenger.

Chat with friends across an array of devices, like desktop, Portal, and iOS.

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- Great App, Some Suggestions

Ok, first I’d like to thank you for making such a great app! I’d also like to say that I love using this app and that it’s one of my favorite messaging apps despite what many people think. It’s got many features and special effects and I like it. I do have a problem that I’d like to address, so I hope you read this review. Ever since some of the recent updates, I haven’t been able to add my new phone number to my account (since I recently changed my old one) nor have I been able to change my profile picture. The reason? Well, that’s because I don’t have a Facebook account since I made my account on my old phone number. It would be cool if I could make a Facebook account for my messenger account since I don’t want to make a new one and lose all my contacts, but that isn’t a feature, at least not yet. Other than that, the app is great, I just hope you get this fixed soon and I hope this review finds you well.

- New Update is Trash, Useless (iOS)

The new update is absolutely disgusting. It makes this app not only visibly unappealing, but the new UI is hard to use, foolhardy, and removes many useful features. I also keep having problems with crashing. The new online/offline status is buggy and gets stuck. Phone calls are buggy too and stopped displaying properly. Messages can no longer be easily copied, deleted or forwarded. The old menu was easier. I preferred the swipe reply feature. Messages are no longer easy to reply to in notifications either. Pictures are not easy to send. I used to like this app because of the little unique things like the old cute reactions, chat colors, and balloons and hearts that you could catch. Now, they are all gone. I used to love using stickers, but the system is all messed up now as your most recent stickers and the packs are harder to find. I do not like the excess spacing between packs either. I am not exaggerating to say that I hate this new update. I have recommended that people do not update if they still have an older version. Many of my friends have agreed with me and say that this new version glitchy, problematic, and ugly. I have stopped using it as much because it is useless now. What did you do to this app?

- Messenger disappears

My messenger icon disappeared a while ago and I wasn’t able to access it. I was able to do it through Facebook though. Then I found the icon on my iPhone through Siri app suggestions. Well now I can’t access it at all. Not through Facebook and not through Siri app suggestions, which is the only place that had the icon I could access. When I do click on it it shows for less than a second and disappears. It does it through Facebook, when I click on that messenger icon, and even when I try to get Siri to access it. When I go onto the App Store, it does the same thing. I want to uninstall it to hopefully restart it. I have rebooted my phone and left it off all night hoping that would help, but it didn’t. The icon that shows in Siri app suggestions will not allow me to hold it down so I can delete it like any other app. I think it’s because it’s not the app itself, just showing the icon that allowed me to access thru it, but that was it.I don’t know if this is making any sense or if I’m even explaining it correctly. I would literally have to show somebody what’s going on. All I could say is I cannot access messenger in any way shape or form not even to delete it or anything and I don’t know what to do .

- New update is horrible

Facebook and messenger are always changing. The new messenger updates are less than desirable. For some unknown reason when I have a message from marketplace and delete it, it still keeps the marketplace folder in my chats, even though there are no messages in it. Before, when you’d delete all the marketplace messages, the folder would also disappear from your chat list. I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to make it go away. Then it happened again today, except now it not only is keeping the folder in my chats, it’s saying there’s still an unread message in it when there are zero messages in the folder. Seems minor, but I like my chats cleaned up, so the fact that it no longer goes away is rather annoying. Also, could we stop constantly changing where “spam/other/message requests” go? Why can’t you just make it a more accessible option and leave it? We shouldn’t have to go hunt for the folder and this last update completely moved where they are found, to the point that initially I thought message requests were just going to be a thing of the past. Rarely are the updates good, and it’s clear others agree. Unfortunate!

- Glitchy to the point of unusable.

For the longest time, Facebook messenger with my go to for communication. I didn’t have everyone’s phone number and not many of my contacts used something like WhatsApp, but everyone has a Facebook account. This app is so glitchy that it’s finally broken me of Facebook period. I never really used the service as a social media platform to begin with, but it was a decent communication service. Or would have been. For the majority of this year, the software has been unreliable, glitchy, and riddled with bugs. It consistently fails to give notifications, occasionally forgets that I had sent a message, and by far the worst glitch: it will randomly kick me out of conversations while I’m reading them or typing in them and put me back at the contacts screen. And of course, it doesn’t save what I had been typing. This means that something as simple as sending a message can require you to start typing it two or five times before you can actually send one. There is no excuse for a company that big to deliver software this crappy, especially given how much shady crap they are otherwise up to involving user data. Check please, I am done.

- Please Do This !!!!!

I’m not trying to write a bad review or anything but... Can y’all update this app by telling us our emails in the settings. Because had an Messenger account and then I had forgot the password word. Then, I had to make a new one but I couldn’t use my regular phone email so I had to come up with another one because it was an account (my old account) that was already use. But now I had my Phone number changed and now I can’t log into my account. Because my account is not set up on this phone number but on my old one. SO CAN Y’ALL ALSO let us have an option to change our phone number on there ??? And I don’t have Facebook account I only have an Messenger so I can’t log in with the Facebook login. Thank you for reading. 🙏🏾 || MINUTES LATER: just found out u can’t have Messenger with an Facebook account so bye Messenger had a good time with u but bye.

- Add Callers Catastrophe

I’m generally on Messengers facetime 24/7, not exaggerating, but the add a contact option is horrible. There’s already a button at the bottom of the screen for adding another person to the call, so then why have the swipe up feature? It’s too easy to swipe up and open all of your contacts, then accidentally add someone to the call without even a confirmation “yes/no” button. I’m constantly adding people to the call that I did not want to and usually in the most embarrassing times.... One time, the person I was on call with fell asleep and somehow touched their phone and added over 20 people to the call, back-to-back, in just a few seconds, waking everyone up in the middle of the night. It’s embarrassing and frustrating. I’ve sent messenger this same message over and over in the “report a problem” section for months and I’m still waiting to see it corrected. And what’s worse is you never receive a reply back from any of those messages if they have been received or even being considered. Please fix this feature!

- Fair review.

I feel as if that app deserved 3 stars from using it a few days. I’ve had it on other phone but I just recently started using it again on this one. I gave it a 3 because there is no option to voice chat with more than 1 person. I feel as if the time is getting near that this app should have that feature to out do competitors. Discord has a voice chat that allows more than 1 person to join and I think that they are below this app. Please add that feature. If you do, I will be willing to give it a 5 star rating. I like that you can have a group text chat but voice allowing multiple people is better for those who want to have prayer with more than one person. If you are a developer reading this, please respond to me to let me know you were interested in my feedback and please recommend to your higher up. Please reassure him I am willing to give this app a 5 star rating if they add a voice chat that allows multiple people to join. Bless all who read these words.

- Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugs

Honestly a lot of the features being removed I get. Especially with the app being rebuilt from the ground up. Within the last day or so going into any conversation *instead of just one from a recent bug report* I will be kicked out back to the conversation selection screen with the animation like I swiped to go back there myself but I didn’t. And even if I’m in the middle of typing it can happen to. On top of whatever was being typed being gone when *trying* to go back to the conversation. Also when it force backs you out some reason all the conversations flash out of existence for a few seconds. I was going to say maybe it was just my phone. I restarted my phone and uninstalled and reinstalled and even cleared app data to no avail. But it also happens on my IPhone SE which is on the latest 13.4.1 update like my 11 Pro max right now. So I pretty much can’t reliably use messenger now on any of my phones and have to go to a laptop. I’m also very confused as to the fact this just started happening today. And not the day of the update 🤔

- Nice update the app is cleaner and faster

I can’t believe you finally removed all the trash that was bloating this app ,now finally the app looks like a messaging app which how it should’ve looked since the beginning, unfortunately as cool as the app looks right now I think this change has came in too late ,well for me at least because I don’t recall the last time I actually used messenger to message someone and every person I know has move away to using other apps that provided a better and cleaner experience that what messenger used to offer for the past years ,now I’m not hating here no in fact i hope people get back to using it because it’s just more convenient than other apps especially now that it’s simple and clean but I’m just saying it’s kinda late and I’m afraid people have gotten used to the other apps but we’ll see about that...

- New update is total garbage

They have changed a few things on this latest update and it feels like a step backwards in my opinion. First off... when my friends and I share location you can no longer see the their location without having to click on the map, then zooming in a lot farther than you ever should have to. And most of the time that location is not even correct. Secondly you can no longer see if the other person has seen your message without opening conversation (which was very useful). Also the new emojis for reacting to pictures are not good and they need to be changed back to the ones prior to the update. In the previous version you could click on stickers that were sent to you and the pack that it came from would show up and you could use them if you wanted to... now you can still click on them but all it does is show you the pack and you cannot use them. You have to go back to stickers and find that pack to use them. This new update is not at all user friendly and Facebook needs to go back to previous version.

- Can’t Login

For the past month, I haven’t been able to log into my account on Messenger. I’ve reported the problem twice through Facebook with no feedback. When I try to login, it says, “Unable to login. Please try again later.” I’ve tried using “Forgot Password,” but it glitches and won’t let me continue. I have tried every login and password combination I have had in the past as well as what the current login should be and can’t get in! When I use Facebook through my Chromebook I can view messages that way, but it’s very inconvenient since my laptop is outdated and barely functions. Nothing looks suspicious, so I don’t believe my account has been compromised. I also can’t view messages through a mobile browser as it just directs me back to the login screen for the app. I need to be able to get in through my phone, but no word back from the Facebook team. I’ve updated regularly, and checked the FAQs which don’t provide any useful info. I hope the Facebook team will look into this, otherwise I’ll have to drop Messenger, which I really don’t want to do.

- Why update it to make it worse?

Why did you have to update messenger, remove cool feature like popping emojis in chat, add a really cool feature imo: the ability to spam emojis in chat, and then remove the spamming again? Why are you adding features to then later remove them and why did you remove old features? Please bring back the ability to check if someone has seen your message without having to enter in the chat and #bringbackoldmessenger ;( Update: Now, after a few more updates, it got a lot worse. If I try to send more than 10 pictures at a time, it doesn’t work. Like it straight up doesn’t send the pictures. If I want to look at pictures within a chat, they don’t load unless I wait for like an hour. You still can’t fast forward within a voice recording and to select a different album than just “recents” when sending photos and videos is a pain and it’s better to do it off of the gallery app. Also none of these problems are because my phone is slow or because of bad internet, I have an iPhone X with 100mb/s down/up wi-fi.

- This app is an absolute joke

What a dumpster fire of an app. I’ve always had problems with messenger, but they’ve often been minor and have sometimes been resolved. It’s ridiculous how long it took to get more (but still not all) emojis available as emoji buttons for chats, but they eventually added this inconsequential feature. It would be nice if they expanded the color/theme options, but I can live without that. Recently, though, things have just gotten worse. The removal of polls in group chats is ridiculous. There’s no reason for such a feature to be taken away. Facebook has been “working to add them back” for months now. Additionally, my main issue with the app is that I’m now completely unable to make new group messages. This has happened once before, and I had to delete and reinstall the app to fix the problem. I should never have to do that, but at least it worked. The problem has resurfaced now, though, and even deleting and reinstalling hasn’t solved the problem. I guess the app is just permanently broken for me? Good on you, Facebook. What a waste.

- New update looks really bad

Most of the people I’ve seen have just been complaining so I’m going to try and make this review at least a little helpful. This new update has so much wasted space. Just yesterday the formatting was pretty much perfect from a design standpoint, but now there is so much unused white space at the top of the screen. Even just the word “Chats” takes up so much unnecessary space which previously encompassed everything that wasn’t actual chats (like stories and your profile info. The previous design was perfectly fine and there was no need to change it, and changing your design completely won’t make a significant number of people suddenly decide to download the app. If nothing else, give everyone the option to go back to the previous version. As a lover of web design, I know white space can be useful, but it can be extremely harmful if there is too much unused space, and that is exactly what happened. You messed up with this one, but there’s still an opportunity to fix it, or at least canter to those who know this is bad design.

- Why not Apple CarPlay like messages has

Hello how is everyone doing? I’m wondering why messenger isn’t up to date with everyone else. I’m sure others have the same thoughts, A lot of individuals use this service to call and message others along with maps people send others when they are trying to meet and for products and merchandise just for an example. Why can we not have this app sync with our vehicles like the phone and messages app that Apple have in place. This would be a very nice update to an increasingly popular app. Not only that, but it would make us, yes even yourselves safer on the road. After all isn’t that what we all strive for, I know your users strive for this on a daily basis. Please if you would, look into this. I for one drive a very huge truck 2016 F350 dually FX 4 lifted & oversized tires for work purposes. I am a safety officer so I especially know safety is of the utmost concern no matter what we do as a society. I for one love my Sync3 system and would love to be able to use it to keep us all a little safer.

- Pointless

Facebooks messenger app is a pointless application—everyone already has free text messaging and pays for cell phone service, so why create a new application (for things like virtual yard sale) and ask for permissions to text and call? I find it absolutely absurd that I have to download an app to view messages from a web based platform. (No I DO NOT have the FB app, thank you.). Not only that but the two rarely communicate efficiently. After you check messages in the app, FB profile will still show a messages notification. On top of that every time you use it asks for notifications to be turned on (why? When FB should be notifying you?) and asking for permission for microphone and camera. The app drains battery power when you do have notifications turned on especially in group chats—pinging every time there is a new comment. I’m not sure what a good use for this app is—it should be reintegrated back into Facebook and allow users to check messages from the web based platform.

- what happened???

I use messenger all the time, daily, multiple times a day, never really had problems with it that I’d noticed. when I went to sleep last night everything was fine... when I woke up this morning and clicked on my messages through the facebook app, it took me to the messenger log in screen. weird. I didnt log out. so it asked me if I wanted to ‘continue as _________(my name)” I clicked on it and it said “we could not log you in at this time” took me to a login screen to put in my email and password, did that, and got the same message.. “we could not log you in, please try again later.” well I need this app to work. the way it is supposed to. this is installed on my iPad no part of the app will work. I have tried uninstalling, turning my device off and on, with it installed and without it. nothing will work. I want to continue to talk to my friends during this quarantine time and you just cut off my way of communicating with people... please fix immediately

- Worst Service I Have Ever Seen

I have never been more disappointed. I am a big Facebook Marketplace person and sell things all the time but I have had ONE CONSISTENT UNRESOLVED PROBLEM. Messenger will NOT send me notifications when someone messages me through marketplace! If a friend messages me it comes through just fine but if it comes through marketplace there is no notification whatsoever. I have done my own trouble shooting, being a very tech literate person, and have tried multiple devices including my new iPhone Xs. I have checked settings, redownloaded the app, reset my phone, AND REPORTED the PROBLEM to Facebook 3-4 times now with NO RESPONSE whatsoever. I have missed important messages and sales because of this. I have done my own research to find that others ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM with also no response from facebook. I’m a patient person and don’t like leaving bad reviews but I have been dealing with this problem for a LONG time now. At least other places respond to you problems even if they can’t fix them. I am severely disappointed Facebook.

- Not Horrible but Has Issues

Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.

- You missed it up again, way to go

I am becoming more and more disappointed with messenger, not only did you do away with the sticker blow ups, you also did away with the icons on the the picture edit. I used to be able to use the kiss lips to kiss my wife and my daughter goodnight as we a far apart and I like for them to know I am kissing goodnight, yes corny I know but it is something we found that helps us. But now in order for me to even do that once I have to use the text and use only one and it takes time to do that so all I can get is one because she is wanting to sleep. Also the lack in the chat itself has got slower and slower. Not to mention the video chat is really bad. And can not hold a connection. It seems that all you are doing is trying to cater to the adware and businesses and not to the actual people that really use it to stay in touch with there loved ones. Bring back the features please and stop with all the adware and sponsors. I am sure most are like me if they want to find a product then they go to the website itself. I don’t need to use you for that. Very very disappointed Facebook and Messenger August 12, 2020 Once again when you are going good you start to tinker with the app and screw things up, You have got it now to where it slow again and not respond. Just a month ago it was actually work fairly good but not now. Please address the lack time and loading issues. Thank you..

- Great but definitely could be better!

Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)

- Somewhat an annoyance

I don't normally leave reviews, but i feel that i have to in this case. I don't really have any problems with Messenger itself, being what it is; however, there are a few things that I need to gripe about: 1) foremost is the fact that it is a whole separate app from Facebook. You have to have both in almost every single case. I remember that you used to be able to utilize the Messenger function in the Facebook app without the need for the second application. 2) the most annoying thing about the Messenger app is the "friendversary." It's just an attempt to make the app seem relevant. I have pretty much every function of the Messenger app turned off aside from Notifications because I have a couple of people that only send things through Messenger. I seriously wish that the stupid "friendversary" crap could be turned off as it goes off randomly and the sound is quite loud and distracting.

- Post iOS 11.0.3 issues

Always been a big loyal fan of Facebook’s Messenger app and to this day it is still my go-to method of communication versus texting with my personal cell number. However, after the iOS 11.0.3 update messenger has a huge lag when it comes to sending pictures, and even messages at all for that matter. I thought it was the pictures themselves or the WiFi connection but it happens with any picture or video I try to send, no matter what size, and no matter the WiFi signal strength or network I’m connected to. At times the app will even crash right when opening it for the first time on any given day, no matter how often I clear background apps and history and data on my iTouch. Don’t know if it’s Apple’s or Facebook’s issue but the compatibility and functionality should be pristine and on point, considering how much we pay for our devices and how often software is updated.

- What happened?

I no longer receive Messenger alerts or messages from FB marketplace replies; that used to automatically go to the Messenger chat for privacy, vs through FB. There have been no settings changes, as all my apps are automatically updated however I have gone into all relevant Apps, made sure all is as should be. Nothing had been altered. A reply now shows up in my emails, naming the person replying that I’m supposed to be in conversation with via Marketplace. It takes me to “open in Messenger”, then “Would you like to open in Messenger”, then to the Messenger App Store, which then when opened, takes me back into Messenger that again shows no Marketplace message. A total futile cycle. All messages through my contacts are fine, and as I’ve said, all my Messenger settings are in tact, as I went through everything in detail. There are no issues at all with FB or my emails. I have no idea what has changed, but it is very frustrating, as I use FB Marketplace frequently. Whether I’m the seller or the buyer, it is not a good reflection on me.

- Notification alarm

Good app, let’s me keep in contact with others. Initially I deactivated Facebook when I was in school, but was allowed to use messenger still. After a while for some reason that stopped being the case and it deactivated messenger too. Well, that wasn’t an option because I have a family chat on there and otherwise I would have been out of the loop. Minor issue, done with school now so not as big of a problem, until I return for degree number two. Video quality could be a bit better too. Also, my dog absolutely HATES the message notification. He will run away when he hears it. I would prefer a list of audible options for the sake of my dogs ears, and me being upset when he leaves due to a message coming through. Minor detail, but it makes me want to get rid of the app all together.

- Newest Update

I recently updated my messenger and it’s weird because I have two Facebook accounts and I can only see the update on one account when I switch to the other account I can’t see the update, it’s in the older version. I don’t know if it makes a difference but the one account that does have the update is also open on another device I use (iphone6s) and it shows it’s updated and the one that isn’t updated I only have it in this iPhone XS device. I already reset all settings, deleted Facebook and Messenger Installed then back logged out of accounts and just finished Factory Data Reset. Nothing works I’m not sure what’s going on. It bother me because on the newer update seems to be more simple and basic than the older version. Same goes with instagram both accounts issue. I don’t auto update my apps on my iPhone XS but iPhone 6s I do . I’m not sure if that would be the issue however i still complete the updates ... hopefully I get answers from this.

- Latest update problem

I’ve just updated the apps in few minutes ago and I thought they’re going to improve the apps but no. Whenever a notification pops out and I clicked it to reply on the apps, it just forced to close. I can’t even click on the messenger icon on the right top of Facebook because it’ll force to close the apps. I like to use messenger because I don’t have to backup my messages as it’ll be stored online and even when my phone is charging, I can still chat with my friend by using laptop. However, I can’t type really fast and it’ll lag and I have to double check and correct my message sometimes. And, I hope that this apps can add a search history function in mobile phone version, because sometimes I want to check the first message that I chat with my friend and I couldn’t do this as I have to manually scroll back to the message which texted in few years ago. Imagine how long should I scroll back while me and my friend texting to each other almost everyday from day to night.

- Very poor job with this one.

Just the fact that you force me to download a separate app, in order to message people on Facebook, is ridiculous. There is no reason for you to have taken away our ability to message people in the regular Facebook app. This is just a pathetic ploy to gain more downloads of Facebook branded apps, and make your numbers look better. But to add to it, the app hardly works half the time. Messages always "send" but rarely "deliver". What is even the point in having it be two steps. No other message app has send and deliver as two separate functions. It should be sent and delivered at the same time. Tell me how instant messaging worked fine in the 90's, but you can't get it to work now. And what exactly are you "updating" every week. Constantly getting updates yet nothing ever seems to be actually fixed. *new complaint* STOP ASKING FOR MY PHONE NUMBER!!!! Every time I sign in, it asks for my phone number. I’ve put it in at least 25 times, and it still just keeps asking for it. This has to STOP!

- I’m really upset

All of my messages from the past hour have been deleted. The chat color changes sporadically. One day it’s blue. The next day it’s back to the gradient hue. And then back again. Nicknames get deleted, mixed up from other groups I’m in, and then goes back to the persons regular name. I can’t see if my friends have read my messages, I can’t see whose online, and I can’t send new messages to people. Sometimes this works?? And then disappears again. The cute chat feature that I use with my boyfriend where the emoji blows up to a bigger size, no longer works. I can’t send stickers, and I can’t use any other apps while in a call or the call drops. My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and it’s our primary source of texting, calling, video chat, and now it barely works. What happened?? The app goes from functional for a few hours, I close it out, then everything is gone. I’ve turned off my phone, closed out the app, and even deleted it and reinstalled and nothing has changed. I’m so sad.

- New updates seem like downgrades

I’m not sure if these are happening while Messenger is between updates, but I prefer the “heart eyes” react to the new “heart symbol” react. Also, chat emojis can no longer be held down to get their two larger sizes? I hope this is something that returns soon, because all my friends and I have been really disappointed to lose this. I also noticed that now when I click on someone in a group chat, I don’t have the option to send them a direct message. I can go to their profile and message them or I can just go search their name and message them, but I liked the see less transition from before. I still prefer FB messenger to some other meds engine apps, though. Please always keep the fun char colors, chat emojis, and multiple react options. It’s fun and adds visual variety to chats with different people/different groups, and it’s a cool way to personalize different relationships.

- Update please fix!

I love messenger and how you can connect with your friends and family etc. However I’m not too fond with this new update because it’s easier to tell if someone has read your message by seeing their bubble next to your message, unfortunately that feature is removed :(. I also miss whenever I would go to look at pictures it was easier just to scroll down and see the pictures exchanged instead of going through the option “View Photos & Videos” it just looks kinda bland. Last but not least please change it back or at least improve it 😁 including the “search messages option” like make it to where we can the dates these messages were sent so there would be no confusion. Thanks! Update: Please bring back the old features such as reminders and pills and the fun blow up emojis, the games and things that would make it look fun not bland!

- Disable messenger so we don’t have to use it with Facebook

I got phished using this and went through hell to make sure everything in my life was safe. It should be an option to have messenger or to keep messages on your Facebook!!!!!!!! You are forcing ppl to use this app when anyone from anywhere can send you something and can hack right into your Facebook account get your information and use it to their benefit, Putting all of your friends at risk for going through the same thing. I have emailed you, went to the security only to be told we are working on it. Don’t lie. You are not ‘ working on it’ you have no desire to ‘ work on it’. These phished got my phone number, email, etc. now they’ve moved onto my friends. There is nothing safe with this app. You could have a separate password, or a number of other things to secure an account that is built on ruining your life of the ppl who get into your Facebook account and can use it against you. MAKE IT AN OPTION, NOT A ‘ YOU HAVETo HAVe THIS TO Communicate with YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!

- Bad new update

This new update changes how video calls look when you don't have them fullscreen. This just used to be a smaller version of the fullscreen view, but now it gives equal size to you and the person you're calling. This also makes it so that you can only see a square of what you are showing your friend, and you can only see a square of what your friend is showing you, which is very annoying. You can't see as much as you can in fullscreen (the old non-fullscreen version still allowed you to see everything). Also, when you send hearts in Messenger, you used to be able to grab and pull the little hearts that float up, but now you can't do that. This is a small thing, but it was something that my boyfriend and I really enjoyed about the app, and I am very sad that this feature is gone. Also, a long time ago on the iOS version, most of the Emojis had a messenger version (which I much prefer to Apple's styles). I don't know why these designs went away on iOS, but I want them back.

- Facebook messenger need to pickup the pace

Facebook messenger is seriously lacking behind with simple and small functions that can make it great. Facebook has friends that we do not want to share our phone numbers with to be able to communicate on other great and easy to converse instant messaging apps. One of those function is to be able to reply directly to a particular message. So difficult to handle conversation on Facebook as it doesn’t allow for different topics to be discussed concurrently just with a reply functionality. Most times when you go back to an old discussion during a new one the whole thing becomes confusing and then takes longer to type and clarify things with who you are chatting with. I can have a discussion in 3 mins on other apps and that same conversation would take me 10 mins on Facebook messenger. This is because you talk about one topic finish it up properly and start the next one again. When you can talk about both same time just directly replying to the exact thing you getting back at. Please fix this because it’s getting boring chatting on Facebook messenger. If you can smile to a message thumb up and other things why can’t we reply? Thank you.

- Message Requests

I have had no problem with messenger, until recently. Recently (the past few weeks) every time I log onto messenger I get a banner above my messages saying I have 100+ new message requests. I click on it. Go in. Nothing. No message requests. I hit edit. Delete all. 3 minutes later I go on and it says I have 100+ new message requests. This is getting entirely annoying and I would really like something to be done about this. I don’t know if anyone else is having this problem or if it’s a bug. If it could be addressed or I could be told where I could turn off being able to receive messages from people who aren’t my friend that would be great. I’ve also been linked into group messages with people I don’t know by someone I don’t know to be tried to be sold something. (Probably a phishing link to be honest.) I really don’t understand why it’s even an option to be messages by people you don’t know but that’s a separate issue. Please fix this problem as honestly it’s a nuisance.

- Very Irritating – No need for update at all

Update: 7/9 – finally updated because it’s irritating for this app. Or to support last version. But why do I need an internet connection to login when I’m connected to my data? Still frustrated! Ok so usually I don’t do reviews. I might rate an app, sometimes I leave a review if it’s an especially exemplary app. But now, I’m going to leave a not-so-nice review: Please, PLEASE stop with the very frustrating update reminders. I looked at the update, and I have absolutely no need whatsoever for ANY of things that are “new and improved” for this app. People are complaining of it not working, of not needing “new and improved” versions, they are complaining about absolutely useless upgrades. I use this app to text three people. I use it to message them because we live so far apart and are friends through something that means we’ll never meet in real life. All I need out of this is app is 1, the ability to message them, and 2, the ability to receive alerts when they answer back. Nothing more, nothing less. I don’t need a new and improved video chat, or whatever these “room” things are, or new stickers, or anything else. Just plain ‘ole texting. That’s it. So please, because I am no longer able to use “this version” of FB Messenger, please make it to where the app does support older versions because I don’t need to upgrade.

- What if...

What if the facebook account gets hack and then you can’t also return or log in to the messenger which the account from facebook? Still not secured here. I hope that problem fix, waiting for the day it changes. My relatives just get hack a week ago, they thought it’s fine because they don’t addicted to facebook much. Then they realized that there are dozen of images they took before for memories, thousands of messages who encourage them come through the dark storm had been deleted because of the hackers with no conscience. Anyways, I’m concerned for these related app. I’m giving 4 stars because I loved this app before, now it updated and somehow it disappointed me. And with the hope of bringing a better security for both apps, I remove 1 star. Please fix

- Update is absolutely terrible

BRING BACK THE HEART EYES (😍) REACT. Will rate 5 stars if this change is made. Useful and fun features were unnecessarily removed for this new update. Reading other reviews, clearly nobody is happy with this change. This isn’t a matter of not wanting to see the app change and grow.. features I used every day are now gone for no reason. App features that need to come back immediately: -Timestamped read receipts (seems to be an inconsistent glitch) -The profile picture bubble indicating that your message was read without having to open the chat (also seems to be inconsistently not working) -Emoji reacts (the heart can stay, but the heart eyes need to come back) -Filters, stickers, and emojis on photos you edit within the app. And preferably ADD more stickers that can be placed on photos. The hats and mustaches and goofy eyes are fun! -Speaking of editing photos, options for editing text onto a photo were removed. Sometimes I want a background behind the text or to choose a different font, where did that go? I’m sure there’s more that I can’t think of at the moment as well. Read other reviews; there are many other complaints. I’m sure there was a reason for updating the app, but with so many people unhappy with useful features removed, there’s now more of a reason to bring those features back. Otherwise, many people will stop using the app. We want it to be fun, most people don’t use it for business!!

- Normally I adore this app

However, it's super irritating with this current version, that I can't play messenger games with people without it looking like I have an unread message from each individual because either them or I have made a move in the game. App badges would be enough for me, within the application. Separate the games notifications from the messenge notifications please! Badges on the game tab and that's it would be super nice. If I want to play games I'll go over there. But I'm actually losing messages in all these integrated game notifications... Also still having an issue with messenger not allowing me to continue typing a message when the phone is rotated. The whole app freezes and I am forced to close or send a half typed message. Many times this happens and it was not intentional at all. A fix would be fantastic. Currently functioning off iOS 11.2.1 on the 7plus.

- Very good but....

Messenger is a good app and I like to talk and connect with people on the app. And the sticker feature I really like since you can pick from a wide variety of different things. But the thing I recently hated about messenger is that I can no longer save gifs that I send to my friends or anyone, and I used to be able to do that and I would give a five star rating then, but now only four because I really need moving memes in my life and in my photo album, please consider letting us save gifs again. I know I may sound silly but I’m really upset that I can’t save them anymore and I found my favorite meme on gif recently and I can’t save it no more so I beg you, please let us save gifs again, but if theirs a new feature we’re you can save it but just have to click something different then please tell me :(

- New update very upsetting

I am so disappointed with this new update. Here are just a few things I have encountered so far that is very disappointing and frustrating: 1.) can’t send balloon emojis anymore. This is a feature I used extremely regularly with friends. 2.) the notification sound has changed to a default iPhone sound and I have tried everything to change it back to the messenger notification sound. I miss the sound of the messenger notification but more importantly it’s caused confusion: every time I receive a messenger notification from a friend now I think I’m receiving a text from a client or important calendar notification. I am used to having separate sounds for separate notification, more specifically a separate sound for business/important (text/calendar) and social (messenger). With this update I no longer have that distinction on sound so I’m constantly picking up my phone when I don’t need to be. 3.) no sound sending message 4.) no bubbling hearts across screen when you send a heart emoji There’s other things I don’t care for esthetically but that based on person preference, I can get used to. The things I listed above are simply an inconvenience and frustrating to the functionality of messenger and I think you need to re-evaluate. I never really write reviews, but I am very upset about this update. I use messenger all day every day and this update is a big turn off to the application I once loved.

- I hate messenger now

I used to love using messenger because it kept me connected to my family but not now. Since FB changed it’s requirement to use Messenger I no longer am able to connect with the most important person in my life. There are extremely important reasons they don’t have FB. Safety being the most important one. FB only cares about it’s bottom line. Did not think about the ones who use messenger only because of the type of job they have. Those in law enforcement, military members and others who work for our country. I am ashamed I will still need to use messenger to stay connected to the rest of my family. But I will not encourage anyone to join FB. Now I am researching other messaging apps. By the way, my most important person had messenger before you made the change and getting any help with this issue is non existent. FB does not care about the people that use it. Thanks for screwing up my communication with someone I love very much FB. That’s sarcasm in case you don’t recognize it.

- Bugs in New Update

Firstly, I am not a fan of the update at all. I particularly liked the availability to see if someone had read the conversation without actually having to open it, but that has been taken away. The 'active now' status is totally inaccurate, it'll say someone i'm physically with is active when their phone is locked in an entirely different room. My biggest peeve, though, is the inaccuracy of the read tag. If an hour goes by since the message was delivered, it'll read delivered until it is opened, but as soon as it is opened, it'll say "read one hour ago". No matter how long it's sat on delivered and how much later it's read, it'll always read that it was read however long ago it was delivered, when, in fact, it could have been opened 13 hours afterward. You claim to be focusing your app around professionalism, but how professional does it make you when you're "leaving your boss on read" when you're just finally getting to open the message?

- Messaging is Good, Calling Isn’t

The messaging with FB friends is pretty good. I like that you can customize individual chats and I enjoy the sound effects in the app. It’s a really good way to stay in touch with far away friends & family. I don’t always get notifications when I receive a new message though. I’m not a fan of the call/video chat feature. Calls are often dropped, the sound/call quality is awful. Video chat is really choppy. A lot of the video calls are spent “connecting” so all you see is a black screen , but at least you can still talk to the other person while this is going on. This app isn’t too bad , it works better than the Facebook app itself in my opinion. It’s a good way to stay connected and talking to old friends. I recommend using it if you got Facebook.

- Explain please

I used to be able to get to the “other” folder but now that is gone. Please redo this and fix because many messages get filtered and now I can’t get those. Long time user. **EDIT** I found this setting finally. One last thing that would be a great addition is to give us the option to remain hidden. I don’t want everyone knowing I’m online. I have active turned off and I can’t see who is active but the ones who have active on can still see me. Also it would be nice to have an option that doesn’t show its read. Sometimes I can’t reply in a timely fashion and it leaves the person thinking I don’t care enough to respond. Yes I can mark it as unread but they can see it’s been read. My main suggestions. Thank you so much

- Why! Why!! Why!!!

Only three stars and here is why. First the good. Messaging and sending photos is it’s strong points. I have had zero problems with doing either and if I were to rate solely based on the two it would receive five stars. However, the actual calling is for me what hurts the app the most. Annoying doesn’t even begin to explain my feelings towards that particular feature. I have yet to get or to make an actual call, as to where, the call doesn’t take it upon itself to just end. I don’t know if it’s just on my end but I suspect not. It doesn’t seem to make a difference from where it ordinates the result is the same. Call abruptly ends for no reason and then you are asked to rate the call. HAHAHAHA!! What a joke. Instant one star and not even deserving of the one. So again the messaging and photo sending are excellent, the calling function not so much.

- Fixed: A annoying glitch

Edit: hey you fixed it, nice. Typing on iPad is pain still layout wise but it works. Messenger usually works well on my iPhone no issues what so ever, in this case for an odd reason it doesn’t want to type I’ll begin typing “Hey I’m” and it doesn’t let me type afterwards. I have no idea why this occurring but I hope I’m not alone, I use this app to talk to friends and talk about homework and junk— this is a real pain and honestly a bad move on the team’s part for not checking before sending this update out. This could’ve honestly been fixed or avoided if they checked this before releasing it, I trust on the team a lot and will always update on day one. You’re making me regret this honestly, y’all just giving me trust issues

- New update is bad

I’m fine with this app, but I think the most recent update messed up my messaging capabilities. I had a weird experience where all of my messages randomly disappeared, so I thought maybe I had to download the update because it was glitching. Updating didn’t fix the issue. It eventually started working again, but ever since the update my texting has been weird. I’ll go to fix the middle part of a message and, mid-typing, the cursor will jump down to the end again. It’s messing with my text messaging as well as messages sent through the app. I also haven’t been able to swipe-down on photos in the message to minimize them once I’ve expanded them anymore. My main concern is the cursor randomly jumping to the end of the paragraph. I utilize this app to run my business, so this problem which would usually just be a slight annoyance is seriously cutting into my productivity. Please fix this!!

- Doesn’t work at ALL on the Apple Watch

It’s a decent messaging app, not really anything special. But it seemed appealing because of its compatibility with all Apple devices. If you thought so, you will be DISAPPOINTED. The app does not work with the Apple Watch. It simply doesn’t. You download it, and it tells you to “log in with the paired iPhone”. You do that, and open messenger up on your phone. It still doesn’t work. You try logging out and back in to your Facebook account, and it works for a little while, but then the next day when you try to check your messages again, it doesn’t work. It is very frustrating when you try to make it work, but it just doesn’t. Hopefully the developers can really work on the compatibility and syncing between the watch and phone app, so it will actually work. Great disappointment, so you might as well just use the default messages app, no need to download this one.

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- Message requests

I can’t for the life of me find message requests since you have upgraded the app. I have my little message icon showing on Facebook and haven’t been able to clear it despite the fact that I have read all messages from my contacts. I can only assume this is then a message request from someone I’m not connected with on Facebook but can’t find in messenger (on my phone) where to find them. I haven’t tried on computer but have tried using the website instead of the app on my phone and can’t locate it this way either. If you could fix this it would put my little OCD brain to rest so I can clear the unread message.

- New update March 2020

A perfect example of why new is not always better. Really not a fan of the new update. Used messenger for a while. Don’t like not being able to see whether someone has seen my messages and I don’t really know why they would get rid of that function. I also preferred the old way of viewing images in the app, it was much cleaner. The new way to view videos is also not as clean. Another thing is the replacement of the heart eyes to the heart. I’m not sure why they replaced that, the heart eyes was more useful for humour and other contexts. Please revert to the old update. Also, I don’t know why US companies use Australians as their guinea pigs for testing things like this. I’m looking at you Facebook and instgram, let me see how many likes or “reactions” posts have please. Why would you remove this feature. If it was in hope to reduce bullying or for self confidence reasons, then why did you still keep the ability for the person who posted it to see that number. :(

- Attention - Not happy with last update!

Just adding to my previous review, The app is now also running REALLY SLOW like when looking for a “gif” or sending pics it seems to take forever for them to show up being sent can you PLEASE look into this and fix asap!!! Hello there guys, Look I’m not here to give you a hard time I just wanted to bring your attention to something, You’ve just recently sent out a new app update & there’s one thing I’m not content about that I hope you’ll fix please?!? Basically you use to have it set that when you send someone a message that once you go back to the list of friends/family you’ve messaged that to the right of the persons name you could see if they have seen your message.... But now that’s not the case you have to click/select that person to view the last message you sent to even see if they have seen the message which is usually shown by that little blue tick to show the message has been delivered that then changes to the persons profile icon pic that you sent the message to indicating to you the person sending the message that your friend/family member has actually seen it, If that makes sense. So please rectify this & change that one aspect of your app back to how it was before this most recent update, Other than that the app works well & enjoy using it, Thank you for your time!

- bobblehead read messages, games, polls

main one show when someone’s read your message with their little bobble head popping up next to it without having to click the convo because that gets annoying having to click the individual convo and accurate times when people were last online and when people change their profile photo show it on messenger aswell changed automatically and not the old one. when someone changes their profile photo show the new photo on messenger. bring back the games option on messenger because people still play games like myself and gets annoying having to go through facebook to do that! also when in games section have a search bar so you can search up your favorite games as it’s easier to access them instead of having to scroll through a million games just to find the one you want to play. remove secret conversations as it isn’t necessary and promotes cheating and gives hackers a way to message people on your account without you knowing and now the option to turn it off has vanished and it’s on and i don’t use it because it’s sneaky!!! 😡 also show what year and time like PM and AM you got those messages like how it was before because it gets confusing without it! like right now says 23:56 it was better when it showed it like 11:56pm please fix this as it's confusing !!!! thankyou x

- I don’t feel good with last update

I really don’t know where should I start but the only thing that I come to write this just because the last updated app is more and more wired to use and I don’t think that only me who feel this. First, start with the tiny blue circle that show us if our chat have been sent or seen by the other side but it doesn’t exist anymore now. Second, there a messy way to send my voice message that I have to click before I start and click again after finish. It’s not work as fast as the old once. Third, there are messy thing to send a photo that I can easily confuse or send the wrong photos to my partner cuz this feature is updated to the brand new thing but I don’t think it’s really helpful. There many things that I really don’t appreciate with this latest update but these three things is the most headache things ever after I got this update. I hope to hear and get the better version as before from you soon.

- Not happy with latest update!!

I have used this app for many years - found it easy and convenient. With this latest update however, it has changed some of the the simplest and easiest tasks and made them more difficult or removed the features altogether?? I liked the photo attached to the conversation; I liked how you could see if a sent message had been seen; I liked you could see if a friend was currently or recently active; I liked you could see all this with a quick glance!! I do not like this new version where I have to open each conversation to see if messages have been received; I do not like the tick for message received is removed from the home page; I do not like the impersonalization of a name with no photo for each friend; I do not like the update and would really appreciate the features I took for granted being reinstalled - I did not realise how simple and user friendly it was until you made all these changes??!

- Glitchy / Broken App ruined by 40+ pathetic updates in a row.....

Updates 252.1 onwards (roughly 40 updates in a row, so far...) Honestly do you guys even bother to check updates before releasing them? Over 40 updates in a row, and all you have done is introduce BUG, after BUG, after BUG.... On the iPad it constantly "glitches" or at least it did for the first 8-10 of those updates. Then basic functionality walked out of the room, and things like emoji's in the blue emoji at the end of the chat box vanished from the emoji / gif / sticker screen. So now it just has gif / stickers & a stupid poll option, and the only way to add emoji's is via the redundant Globe button. For the next 7 - 10 updates when you reinstall it, it's glitched from the outset. I have sent you multiple error reports verifying all of the above / below, and not once have you listened to me or any of the other thousands of complaints. Other issues: Active status is hit or miss Unable to create events Unable to tell if a message is delivered or not Notifications no longer being sent / received .....& many many more. Seriously, how you can screw up such a great app, with 40+ of the worst updates known to man is beyond me. What we would all love to know is if you plan on FIXING this abomination of an app and returning it to its former glory (ie prior to 252.1 onwards)!?

- Over-Rated

It’s unfortunate that so many people use this app. I’d love to use something else. The app drains battery at a staggering rate on unknown processes. Clicking OP on a group chat comment reply lags and may take two presses to execute. Each scroll up takes about 1-2% battery per reply on iPhone 7 with current OS. Pictures and GIFS often fail to load and need to be reposted to the same chat which for some unknown reason unclogs the data. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Often struggles to give information to apps (such as Photos) for sharing so that sharing via messenger opens up with no chats with which to share. Such problems have persisted for a few months. The only real recent change has been removal/downgrade of features, such as “temporarily” unavailable polls, games - they’re gone - and emoji reacts which have been swapped for weird, toothless, ugly ones straight out the uncanny valley. Frequent freezing requiring closing and re-opening the app (which works SOME of the time). Often I feel like its just getting worse with each update. It takes me roughly two hours if i want to read up on a typical day of group chat (~200 messages per one group chat, including lag/freeze/buggy times). This app turns something that should bring me hoy into a chore, which is frustrating and sad.

- Not happy with the latest update...

I am not at all happy with the latest update. It has gotten rid of recent stickers, which I use all the time and now I have to go through every individual pack to find the ones I want... It has also removed being able to hold down a sticker that has been sent and be able to select “show pack” or something similar. This would then take you to the pack of stickers if you have downloaded it, or it would take you to where you can download it. Another thing that has changed is that you can no longer send small, medium and large versions of your special emoji, on the right side of the keyboard, by holding it down for different lengths of time. It will now only send a small version 😔 As I said before, I do NOT like these new update and I hope you change these features back to what they were originally!!!

- deleted messages

i wish this app would completely delete people from messenger after questioning and replying to a for sale post on facebook .. as messenger is the service used for facebook and the sales sites set up on facebook . every time i go to a message from friends i continually see old messages contacts keep popping up after being deleted . if there not in our friends contacts they should be permanently deleted after you delete them from a conversation . fix this please is very frustrating and pisses me off . cos there is no other way of deleting them unless you block them on fb but then if they are regular sellers you cant see there other items at later date . needs to be fixed .and I have one person I have blocked on fb I do not know and they continue to stay on . How is that possible unless they are a hacker .

- Messenger annoying bug

Since I update yesterday I have constant trouble my messenger keep cutting off and keep taking me to the front page it’s very annoying and frustrating this update keep crushing you suppose to fix the bugs not creating them I update the app again today and sorry to say this app is still crushing also there is a time delay the app constantly get crushed approx every 2 minutes it is very frustrating I update the new version and the phone keep crushing not so often as it used to but it’s still very annoying as I be texting and all of a sudden the phone blinks and get me on the screen page it’s only start happening since the last 3 update ,I write this message and had no issue but if I was at messenger I probably wold have to get back on messenger 6 times I know I got old phone iPhone 5s 64gb memory, please try and fix the update

- Great update, though things are missing

I’m thrilled to finally have the dark mode follow the system settings. Unfortunately this has come at the cost of two features I love - being able to see if someone’s read my message without going in to the conversation, and POLLS. I understand that Polls are being changed, but was it not possible to keep the old version of polls until the new version was available? Already I’ve had group chats disappointed by the lack of polls - we literally had a group chat dedicated to polls!! Anyway, I’ll stop being dramatic. But please bring back this feature and you can have your five stars from me 😊

- Why fix what wasn’t broken?

As a UX consultant, I have to say I am severely disappointed. The newest version of this app aimed to make its use more simple, but really it increased the complexity of conducting a basic conversation. As a homage to the stupidity of the industry, it seems a designer who can make pretty pictures has come in, without a thought for use cases. First of all, and most striking, is the removal of the emojis... this I don’t even understand. Now I have to download another app to add an emoji keyboard in my phone, which I have to switch to every single time? Yay. Also, now if I want to send a photo from another album in my phone (not the recent camera roll) I have to go through 3 other interactions to get there: and if it’s a gif it will paste as a flat image? Now I have to go into my photos app to access any of these photos. Yay. The fact that messages are automatically opened if you haven’t exited the conversation, without notification, is ridiculous. Missing messages ISN’T what I want out of a chat application. Not to mention that there is now an extra step to get to the shared media... Sometimes less isn’t more. Do us all a favour and give back what we had because it was working seamlessly and didn’t need “fixing”

- Waste of space on iPhone Xs Max

The application is merely a scaled up version of the iPhone X interface and thus, does not take advantage of the larger iPhone Xs Max's screen. This results in blurry, oversized text, image and UI elements. What makes matters worse is that it has a very low information density. What this means is that when compared side by side with the iPhone 7+, the extra vertical screen space is not being used to show more text, images and threads, it is simply being wasted with even more white space. Furthermore. The application does not follow dynamic type settings in the iOS setting application. This means that despite setting the smallest font size. The font remains comically oversized that it looks as large as an advertising board and can be seen from across a standard living room with 20/20 vision. It's enormous and it is a disgusting oversight.

- Too Easy to Accidentally Delete Messages

Have always enjoyed using the messenger app, however, I find it easy to accidentally delete messages when I meant to hide them. When you hide a message, a banner appears and asks you if you are sure you want to hide the message. Yet, when you delete a message, no banner appears to check you are sure you want to delete a message. This is really frustrating because you can easily delete something. The developers really need to take this into consideration as this must happen often. Thanks.


A common occurrence across all of my friends phones and mine. The app tells you that your friends are active when really they aren’t and sometimes haven’t been for hours.a simple refresh of the app will fix the issue. Facebook have allowed this ‘bug’ to continue existing because it gains the company more money. If your friend is active you are more likely to text them therefore you spend more time on the app, more time watching adverts and more time making more money for Zuckerberg! I’m honestly surprised about the lack of public outcry about this issue. It leaves people feeling bad because they think their friends are online and not responding to their messages. Fix this now it is a very unhealthy way to conduct business as it makes users feel bad just so the company can gain more cash. Outrageous.

- New update Sept/ 2018

Messenger is such a nice app, we can chat to family, friends, have groups and be able to share and store pictures until this update. We used to be able to tap the name of te char or the name of the person we were chatting to and access all photos shared in the conversation now you can’t, which is a terrible thing when it comes to being able to find some important information or reference. Also it seems that we no longer can go back and read the conversation that happened over 5 months ago because the history of the chat ends there! I wanted to access some pictures and the dates I shared them with a friend and nothing, just until April, and I had shared the pictures back in February so I couldn’t find it.

- You messed up big time.

Why are there STREAKS in a messaging app. It makes SOME sense on snapchat but on a MESSAGING APP? How about instead of ripping off snapchat for their bright ideas, you just stick to what this app is supposed to be; a MESSAGING APP. Who do you think is going to send a message saying "streak" everyday to keep a streak on a conversation. It's actually infuriating that this idea was implemented. Im just imagining the MANY LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT this idea had to go through in order to be implemented and yet IT STILL WAS IMPLEMENTED. WHO THOUGHT "WELL WOW THE NEXT GENERATION WOULD REALLY LOVE THIS HIP FEATURE, AYE??". This is seriously the most annoying feature out and by far the lamest implementation along with Facebook stories which no one even uses. I beg you, for all young people out in this world, stop being so extra and just improve what you have. You're making snapchat look good.

- Constant bugs

I constantly experience bugs while using messenger, usually minor ones that can be worked around, but this latest one is ridiculous. As of today, every time I receive a message about the world cup or even mentioning the word "Australia" the message flashes up for a split second before disappearing for myself as well as the sender. I think this has something to do with the stupid world cup themed plugins that allows you to take photos with a filter over your face, as it appears at the bottom of the screen shortly before the message disappears. If it weren't for the majority of my friends using messenger I would have stopped using it long ago. You would think a company with this much development budget could get it right. Disappointed

- Store links in group chats...

Facebook messenger is pretty straight forward with what people need.. you have a place for photos in chats.. but something I think it needs.. is a place that stores all the links people share for re watchability and or re use ability.. and would be very great full because if you have 20 people in a chat and they hardly stop talking and sending links and instead of sitting through hours of chat to find links you could just click on the options for the group go to saved links and easily re use them..

- Messenger app crashing

I thought updates fixes issues and improves overall performance? How come After I updated messenger on my iPad yesterday, it kept crashing? Everytime I try to open, everything goes black and freezes the whole screen. Please do something about it and make sure future updates don’t cause more problem. Another thing, the features in the old version like maybe until January were way better than the current version (eg. the video icon looks like it’s blinking when you are talking to someone and the person is on your chat/conversation at the same time, it tells you when the one you are calling is on another call, and it shows without having to open the conversation to check whether the last message has been read or not

- Message bubble & other features

I’m a daily user of this app and would gladly appreciate if you could bring back the bubble chat head for iPhone users to make it more efficient to use instead of needing to constantly open the app just to message another person back. However other features are great but as some others have pointed out if it’s not broken please don’t attempt to fix it. More so I do like the fact that the design has changed and the little improvements made as it no longer drops out on me as it used to :)

- Works pretty well but constant updates are too vague

I rarely have any issues with using the app, it even has some advantages over a web browser; in particular, you can create plans in the app but not in browsers. My only issue is that there is almost always an update in the App Store for messenger and the description is always the same vague one. It doesn't matter if the specific bug fixes and changes are listed somewhere online, it should be in the update description and users shouldn't have to switch between apps to find out what they're downloading. Considering how many people must be working on these updates, it comes off as really lazy or really shady that the same description is being copy pasted every time.

- Forced me to update

I was perfectly happy with the old design. New design made to match the new iOS. Now feels very clunky. Would've been fine if they didn't force me to update - I wasn't having any issues. Poor UX. But worst of all performance issues. App is so laggy nobodies pictures loads and takes minutes opening conversations. If you're reading this please revert me to the old version my fb name is Amir Sirder Edit - performance issues have been solved (was probably first time indexing my chats) will bump it up to 3 stars. But the UX is still bad, I have an iPhone SE so my phone resolution is small. I want to see 6-7 chats on my screen not 4. Feels like they are treating my like a blind old person.

- Keeps resetting and blocking people

So today I was Messaging my girlfriend and everything was fine but I sent a message and then I sent another message not even a minute later and it was failing to send saying she’s unavailable to chat so I messaged her on another source telling her what’s was happening and she was sending message that would send but not deliver so I reinstalled the app and went back in and it told me she was blocked on messenger and I had to unblock her then everything was fine, but then I noticed our emoji we had set in our chat which was the 💖 emoji was in fact a 💰 so I changed it back to the 💖 and exited the app and closed it and opened it again to check and it went straight back to a 💰 it’s very annoying that this stuff is happening please do something about it

- Again? Seriously?

It seems to me that every time this app updates its either fixing a problem it keeps causing or causing the problem it keeps fixing. After the most recent update my app has decided it doesn’t like being open for more than 30 seconds to a minute at a time and will simply close itself halfway through me typing a message. I’m having to reopen it multiple times in order to send or type a message and sometimes it doesn’t even give me a chance to do that. This is the third time this has happened and it’s always after an update. I’m generally fairly patient but honestly it’s getting tedious. If this problem could be solved it would be much appreciated.

- Extremely unhappy with latest update

Where to even start there are so many problems and issues with this latest update it’s ridiculous One of my biggest issues With this update is the Avatar stickers you create yourself (which I loved and used every day) keep disappearing from messenger other sticker packs that I’ve downloaded are there but not the custom create avatar stickers if I uninstall the app and reinstall the app they then reappear but then after a few hours or no more than a day they’re gone again and I have to uninstall and reinstall to get them back and I’ve had to do that more than 8-10 times there’s so many other issues and problems I have as well but so many other different reviews have already mentioned and or covered those

- Messenger not openin

Recent update not so good. I cannot open messenger. It immediately crashes when I open it. I reinstalled it yesterday and it did work for one day. I have an iPhone 6 and it always work well before this. Please fix the bug as soon as possible. This is very annoying. It’s the 3rd consecutive day this week, every afternoon my messenger crashes every time I opened it. Turns into black screen. I uninstalled the app thought it will rectify the issue and few minutes later reinstalled again. Sure it works for a day then back to crashing again. What’s the reason of this problem. Please fix it outright ASAP. Thank you. Please fix this App. It constantly crashing. I always delete the app and reinstalled again but same thing happens. What’s wrong this App.

- Disappearance of documents and saving issues

Unfortunate for me to write this review but very disappointed with how poor this app has become. Most of my documents that were saved onto this app on my iPad are no longer there. Majority of the times when I save a document with what I have typed up, the automatic save switch will be on which is convenient as I can add something later down the track and then return to it, seeing it still there. However recently with my some of my documents, I can only see what I have typed up prior to manually saving the document. Whatever I have typed afterwards are no longer there or saved. Really disappointed as this app was convenient at the beginning.

- I demand a “search by date” option!!!

Great app, used daily. But one MAJOR THING the developers forgot to add is THE ABILITY TO SEARCH MESSAGES BY DATE. It’s 2019 and yet I still find myself scrolling for hours through 10’s (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of messages just so that I can find a conversation from a particular date. People suggest “key word search”, but this is unhelpful when you don’t even know what you’re searching for! The whole reason I’m searching through my old messages is to backtrack and try to remember something about a particular day. PLEASE FIX THIS!!! I’m so sick of having to scroll for ages just to give up half way cause it was taking so long.

- Perfect except a small bug

I love this app so much!! It’s my main way of communication with pretty much everyone I know. However, I have been experiencing a small bug, involving the text box. Sometimes when I tap on the text box to start writing a text, it won’t allow me to write anything. My keyboard doesn’t pop up at all, and the line (that flashes whenever you are about to start typing something in the area), doesn’t appear at all. This happens only SOMETIMES but I it would be very nice if I don’t experience this at all. Thank you :)

- Unable to login with phone number 😡

The creator’s of the app should inform people in the description of using the app that if you either buy a new phone or get a new mobile number that you need to log out of your account. I have two accounts that I have created with the app and I can’t access either of them. Now I need to create for the third time using my phone number because I don’t want or need to have a Facebook account and the app won’t even allow me to do that. People should be able to create a messenger account with their phone number without having a Facebook account. Also messenger should have Face ID available for when you want to sign in option. I would really appreciate if someone could get back to me regarding this issue.

- Works well, but...

I use Messenger regularly. It is pretty good & convenient. BUT, I want to be able to delete selected conversations & single messages for everyone, especially admins. It is silly for a message to only be deleted from myself and not others, ESPECIALLY if you are an Administrator of a group conversation. Administrators are there for a reason, so why would an Administrator delete something from themselves only and not the whole group. Odd. Administrators should be able to moderate all conversations in a group and to delete something from everyone if it is necessary without everyone in the group being told what the Administrators are doing. So, to sum up, messages should be able to be deleted - not just from myself but also from the person I sent it to... like it used to be. If I want to delete something I want it really deleted. And to be able to edit mistakes etc Please include this in an update. Added to this, why fix something when it’s not broken. Updates are not always good.

- Emoji bugs since the newest update in March

I can no longer use emojis in chat, when holding down the little face icon in the text box, there are only “stickers” “gifs” as available buttons instead of “sticker” “gifs” “emoji”. I reinstalled the app and the emoji button was back, then a few hours later I opened messenger the emoji button was gone again. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the app again and the same thing happened, the emoji button would be back for a few hours after I reinstall the app before disappearing again. I don’t know what kind of bug this is, but it only started happening after the latest update. And now I have to manually switch keyboard if I want to use emoji in chat, no a big deal right, it only takes like 5mins to use one emoji, it’s great.

- really good

i love the app as it’s def my go-to messaging app, it’s just a nice clean and streamlined look and feel. but this new bug’s come up and it’s disgustingly inconvenient. PLEASE fix the “search in conversation” option. whenever i tap that option and search for a word that i wanna see in my messages with someone, and i tap on a message mentioning the word, it takes from 15 seconds up to 44 SECONDS for the message to come up (until which is just a black screen where messages should be) and that’s with every message mentioning the word i tap on, oh god please fix it lol

- The latest update is terrible

I’m sure you’re going to receive a lot of feedback about the latest update, and I hope you listen to the feedback and revert back all the terrible changes you made. Firstly the option of hiding messages is gone, now they can only be deleted. The “see who’s online” feature constantly has to be turned on. It doesn’t stay on after the first time you turn it on. There’s no filter for message groups, the hidden message requests filter is gone, and the worst of all you’ve removed the message delivery/read icon from the chats list. To see if your message has been delivered or read you now have to go into each message individually. Why change something that isn’t broken??

- Not happy

Admittedly I don't use Facebook much, I only got the app in order to effectively communicate with my work and friends. It was glitchy from the start and would shut down randomly- annoying but I could deal with it. Then later it started not updating conversations and it was as if no one had posted anything (which they had) and only the next day did it load all the messages. Hoping for a fix or at least something a tad better I updated the app. Now, no messages will load at all and this is unaided by the continued "trying to connect" "connected" messages that change to the other every second. This app has gotten worse with the update and I hope these (at least some of them) will be fixed soon.

- It’s alright but don’t add the thing

The app is good but when it comes to the phone number thing I don’t have a phone number since I’m a kid and then my mum asks me to download to see if the phone number thing is still there it is so I can’t text my mum,dad,Aunty,uncle or grandma and last time I got into my messenger account and now every time I put in my email it will say error and I will delete and download and again and again please fix this and make sure you don’t put the phone Number thing xoxo <3 hope you could fix this but still love it

- Calling

I love messenger and I wouldn’t talk to a lot of people without it, but I call one person in particular quite often and in the latest update, when someone is calling a notification comes up and there is the iconic messenger ringtone, but I have to log into my phone and open messenger to answer the call, which can sometimes mess up my messenger and I miss the call. In a previous update messenger made the call like a normal Mobile call, where u can answer the call without logging into your phone, just simply pressing a button. I don’t know why this was changed but I would love for it to return. Please messenger...

- Annoyed with update

Messenger is my first point of contact, I liked that it was simple, you could see with a quick open of the app if your messaged had been sent and received/opened, and at exactly what time, now it gives you a estimate of “an hour ago” which in itself is very glitchy, I can be told my a friend was online an hour ago and they’ve opened my message 23 minutes ago, it’s very annoying and to me this is really uneconomical. The features you’ve added have gone completely unnoticed, just the ones you’ve changed. I had read the other reviews since the change and no one is happy. I think it would be in your best interest to change these settings back. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

- I can no longer attach any docs to messenger

Before the update, it was perfectly fine for me to attach a document file (PDF, words, excel, etc,) from the iPad to the messenger app. I can send them to anyone of my friend via the file system in the iPad or the app (word, page, notability, are all not working). However, now I am unable to do that, whenever I hit send, a notice would come up, telling me to “Check my connection” and that the file can’t be sent. This is ridiculous! I am a student and I need to always being able to send stuffs to my mates. I have tried sending pictures, and everything was fine. Please fix this. P.S. when I tried sending notes via my iPod (which messenger hasn’t been updated) everything is fine.

- YouGoneAndMessedUp

My messenger app has turned sensitive. I keep getting logged out, when try to log in it says “can’t connect to the server”. This is the only app on my phone glitching and being this slow. People’s names, conversations and pictures won’t load. I get the notification on my phone instantly, however, if I dare look or reply, messenger crashes. This is awful. My phones storage is fine and I’ve installed and uninstalled so many times. My messages are accessible on my laptop on Facebook search. So I’ve taken all the possible “but” and I’ll I’m left with is a glitchy app. Please fix this, I have university and work information being sent on this and I don’t wanna have to use my laptop to access. Really disappointed


Awesome app love the addition of videocalling but now would love a conference calling feature that is properly done including the addition of longer video clips because 3 minutes isnt enough ...... also the Audio Message feature is great but the 60 second time limit is very frustrating especially when leaving a voice message to a family member I would appreciate if you could give us at least 3 minutes on that feature and 5 minutes on the video pleeeeeeeeeeeeez!!

- The Latest Update 👎🏻

The latest update isn’t as good as I thought it was, having the active list filled with people who were previously online and the time that has passed since they logged off is annoying and clutters the screen. The games and discovery section are okay, but not needed, the app is for conversation. They’re unneeded and get in the way. And swiping left or right on the home page is irritating, especially when you just want to send a message. I would like to know what the app developers were thinking about when given their brief by Facebook. Would like to see this go back a few stages, to the simplicity of it all.

- New update

I usually love this and use it to communicate with almost everyone but I hate the new update (as does my partner and friends who use it too) can no longer see if it’s read until entering conversations, “active 15 mins ago” still shows even when they just read it and doesn’t change until they start typing or message is sent... can’t tell if they’re viewing the conversation at the same time as you anymore from the video chat icon in the top right corner... that was very useful!! I typed a long message and was so frustrating to reread because the text window is collapsing too quickly and I can’t read 5 words before it’s gone again ... very unhappy with it 😡

- Notifications Problem

Great app, except for the second time in the past year, randomly it will stop sounding notifications. Last week it was working perfectly but without warning (or app/OS update) it has stopped pushing notifications to my phone for messages. It will, however notify when one of my messages receives a reaction which is strange. I’ve updated twice without remedy and reset notifications but it is quite annoying not knowing if someone has replied and having delayed conversations with large gaps.

- Don’t like the new update.../crashes.

Never had problems till now. My messenger plays up a lot and never has before. Everytime I would exit the app and go back on it later on it completely exits and takes me straight to the home screen. I have to keep clearing my history for me to get back onto it. I tried uninstalling it many times but nothing seems to work plz however fix this cause it’s really annoying Also don’t like how there is a wave option like i would accidentally “click”on it and I wouldn’t even want to talk to the person don’t understand why that’s a thing. :/

- No repeat alert tone!

Overall I’m not upset with the newest updates. The one thing I am not happy with is that fact someone will send me a message and I’ll get the initial notification sound but the moment they send another (and I’m yet to open the first one) it won’t alert me with the tone anymore. So I am finding that I am missing a lot of messages now. Also if you play games through messenger and the person has taken their turn on a game there is NO alert tone at all! Then if they then message you, you don’t get notified because messenger is seeing this as the 2nd message and therefore no alert tone! Very frustrating because if you miss that first alert you don’t get alerted again! Terrible feature!!!

- Unorganised

I think it would be really cool to bring back or make a section where I can organise my chats. Especially in terms of group chats, an option where I can sort my group chats into one section and see them all, instead of them being mixed in with individual chats. With the business I’m in and I’m not saying this for my own benefits, maybe for others as well, this app is a great way to communicate but would be easier to have group chats in one section.

- v170’s unexpected feature - and it’s not a useful one

Since updating the app to v170, it includes the horrible “feature” of crashing upon opening. I have to open the app twice to actually get to the message every single time. This “feature” occurs with banners and direct opens. As an added bonus, if you’re in another app and trying to open messenger from a banner, your current app crashes in sympathy. I’d love to not have left this as feedback: I’d have preferred to contact the company directly to give them a chance to resolve it first. However for a company that prides itself on connecting people, there’s not a single place you can make a direct contact to them. No email. No phone. No suggestion form. Go figure...

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- Five

Everything is great about it

- Won’t show messages

App is constantly saying it’s reconnecting and won’t show any messages. Have went days without realizing someone has messaged me.

- Love Facebook messenger

I love Facebook Messenger it’s simple and I use it to text my family

- Why does messenger do that?

Messenger keeps sending invitations to everyone of my facebook friends, every 5 minutes, and I didn’t even want to invite anyone to messenger.

- Love Messenger/Great for old folks too

My mother has Alzheimer's and doesn't get much use out of her iPad except for messenger. Every morning I sent her videos of random things off the Internet and she can spend a 30 to 60 minutes watching them… It brings her a lot of laughs. It's also been a great way to keep connected with friends in other countries. I highly recommend it for anyone.

- Update

I still have the old version, nothing new🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m using an X

- Give my emoticons back!

Dear Mark, I really love Facebook emoticons, why did you guys remove them? :(

- Seriously, ads within messages?

Whoever thought adding ads throughout Messenger was a good idea was WRONG.

- not liking it!

facebook! please give us an option if we want to upgrade or not! this new screen interface is so annoying! i want the old look, much simple

- Forced to use

I did not want to download messenger to be able to talk with people, I was forced to. I miss the old way of just being able to see your messages from within safari or in the app. Now to use Facebook I have to have two different apps! I'm currently looking for an alternative to Facebook, as with all the changes it has become quite a nuciense to use

- Are we stupid?

So, messenger wants to help us build more meaningful conversations with friends and family. I think most of us can handle that just fine ourselves. I do not want to have my inbox filled with stuff I did not ask for from people I barely know. If I want to be in touch with people I do so on my own, at my time. Can I just mark these unwanted mails as spam or block it otherwise?

- Group chats

Hi, Wondering why if FB owns WhatsApp why doesn’t the client behave the same in a group chat. If I am away from a group chat for a while in WhatsApp is picks up right where I left off when I comeback. Messenger just gives you this “20+ unread messages” thing and then takes you back sort of where you were but not quite as good as WhatsApp. Can you please fix Messenger to be gave like WhatsApp? It would be so much less annoying to use if if just behaved like WhatsApp. Thanks Marc

- Request

Please update my messenger I loved the new update last couple weeks buts it’s gone to my messenger and it went back to the old one

- Facebook Messenger review

My app totally shut down because of this update, which now that I’ve updated it, is honestly not good. Wack.

- Can't open

Last version crashes while opening. Unusable!

- Change it back

How do I get the normal messenger back. Like it was before this update. I hate it. I didn’t even wanna update my messenger but I had no choice. Due to it updating on its own. I hate it. And keep logging me out. So no I don’t want this new update. At all

- App crashes

Most recent update causes app to crash 50% of the time upon opening

- Messenger

I try to open messenger Screen goes blank then back to home screeen anyone else with this problem

- Love the UI redesign

The new UI redesign is really great, so much clutter is now gone. Good enough to make me write a review. Seriously good work.

- My messenger doesn’t work good

I have iPhone 11 Pro and I’m trying to write a message but the conversation disappear and I can’t write nothing I delete the app and instal again I reset my phone I updated my phone And the messenger still doing the same thing What I can do more ... please help

- Mise à jour

Depuis la mise à jour que j’ai fait ce matin, je ne suis plus capable d’ouvrir mon messenger.

- Add new features please

Now messenger message became big mistake for some people’s because they can’t remove messages send both side it’s just allowed for 10mints.. please make new features that we can delete messages from both side even its has been a year . That’s could help some people.

- The App doesn’t even open

You can’t even report that the app doesn’t open.

- New update

I have the update but it didn’t change anything!!!

- Crashes

Iphone 6 user here. Every time I open the app it works good but if I tab out to another app and come back. Messenger closes. Please fix or I’ll delete app.

- Plutôt déçue

Je trouve que la nouvelle mise à jour rend l’expérience moins agréable. Avant la mise à jour, lorsqu’on était sur l’accueil de toutes nos conversations on pouvait voir si quelqu’un avait lu notre message alors que maintenant on doit ouvrir la conversation chaque fois pour savoir. Aussi le processus pour envoyer des photos n’est pas très optimal, car il est difficile de faire la distinction entre chacune de nos photos, car il y a 6 petites photos collées les unes sur les autres. Est ce que dans la prochaine mise à jour il serait possible de régler ces problèmes?


My app updated in the last day or two and now an edit bar keeps staying over the text (typing) bubble. Please fix this!!!!

- Disappointed

Not a big fan of the new design. Change it back!

- Messenger

Je n’arrive plus à ouvrir Messenger , que se passe-t-il?

- I hate the new update!!

This new update ain’t it. Please switch back to the old one.


You think your stupid update is so fantastic bcuz you've now made your app so EVERYBODY can See EVERYBODY'S business!! Don't you think that totally Breaks all PRIVACY Laws! Why on earth would I want everyone to see that I'm using messenger and that they can see Everything about me within their Chat Threads and visa versa??? "More Meaningful" Who the heck cares about"More Meaningful?!?" I don't get WHY you would try to make messenger basically the same as facebook!? Facebook is already waaay too INVASIVE & INTRUSIVE, and now you're doing, and pulling off the same crap to us!! If messenger is going to continue making the app Extremely Invasive and Intrusive, then I'm just going to have to Delete it and stick with Text Messaging, where Nobody Knows or Sees what I'm up to until I actually text them and decide whether I wanna divulge any info!! Why do you think I haven't friended people on facebook? Bcuz I don't need my FB profile name, popping up on everyone's page basically saying: "Looky here, Kaycee just came on facebook!" "Oh goody, I'm going to message her and see what she's up to." It's NOBODY'S friggin business what I do!!!

- Usually great

Chat system is fine, but once in a while you don't get messages until a few days after they were sent... that's not fun...

- Fix it ASAP

The app after iOS 14 acting so weird when I type a message it goes back the main screen!!!

- I phone 11 incompatibility

Every time I receive a message in messenger, while I’m writing in a chat, the app kicks me out of the writing part. I have to start my message all over as it completely disappears.

- Flickering all the time

What is going on With messenger, it’s refreshing all the time it’s so annoying, needs to be fixed ASAP

- Messenger

App worked great until about a week ago, now Messenger won’t open on my iPhone. I have uninstalled & reinstalled it , works for a few times then quits again ? Please fix issue.

- great app but 1 major flaw (for me)

It is 2020 now and still no option to be able to use my phone ringtone instead of the apps sound. At my work 90% of my college have an iphone and almost all of them use messenger and when 1 starts ringing almost everyone checks to see if its there phone that is ringing (including myself). I am very disappointed that the option to use my phone ringtone as not yet been implemented on the IOS version of the app, while it is doable (other apps can do it) and is been requested for years.

- bad

way better when messenger and facebook were the same app...

- Emojis are not right

Give back the large emojis to iPhone users please...

- good


- Where’s my giant thumbs up?

Obviously, it’s a top notch app, but it used to let me send giant thumbs up by pressing and holding, and now I can’t anymore. That makes me very sad.

- Only issue

My iPhone keeps overheating like crazy using the video chat feature on this app.

- Update issues

Unsure if it’s just me - I’ve rarely had issues with Messenger before but there was an update sometimes in the last few weeks, and since then I can’t watch any videos people send me, they will load endlessly and never play. I also can’t send big emojis anymore, which isn’t a big issue but still annoying. There’s been updates since and I’m still having the same issues.

- Arkk

la nouvelle mise à jour est dégoûtante pour faire un message vocal étais bien mieux avant et on voyait si quelqu’un avait vue notre message sans qu’on aille sur la convo (je préfère l’ancienne version)

- Terrible up date, it’s messed up

Won’t show me any messages, no ad iOS on the side n I can only message in my end, it won’t even let me see want they said, it’s all messed up

- Bad update

This update is very bad,It prevents me from doing alot of things I could have done easily in the last versions and I can’t even use big emojis and editing is pretty bad right now.

- Bad update

New update royally pisses me off, no more big emojis??!! Sending a photo was twice as simple and reaction emojis were a lot better🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

- It’s a alright app but I Hate the new update.

I liked being able to see who’s seen my message, but now I have to go into each individual message to see if someone has seen it. So much for improvements

- How do I roll my app back?

Hi yes please let me use an older version of the app, when the reacs weren’t ugly as sin.

- New version

The new version is terrible!!!!

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- My messages don’t show as delivered

My problem is that for the past month, I will send a message to someone and whether we are Facebook friends or not, my messages do not show as delivered. My Facebook Messenger app has the latest update, I just recently updated my iOS software and I’m still having this problem. I’ve tried googling it and haven’t found any solutions. Can you help me please? Also, I was wondering if you could make an option for us to be able to only accept messages from friends or friends of friends only in addition to the current one accepting messages from everyone? The messages I get from people I’m not connected with don’t always appear in the message requests folder first and instead show up on my home page in bold letters.

- A 150MB Dark Pattern

And if you don't get what I'm saying, then it's time for you to check out what a dark pattern is on Google. This app was only good nay excellent back when they first released it. It made me ditch the monstrous Facebook app. It revolutionized IM, read receipts and stuff. It was way more usable. It was lighter, too. Browsing pictures wasn't the pain it is today. Besides, half of the features just don't work. I can select pictures in a given order all I want; it seems they are uploaded as possible, the 'lighter' uploading first thus being put first. Also three months ago, I had to change a password that was perfectly fine for no reason, and the first thing that Facebook tried to trick me into was to give them my phone number so that I could keep my password. What's the link between both? Nothing but a dark pattern. All in all, this app is Facebook's new cancer. Oh, and each time I launch this garbage, it asks me for my phone number and contacts; no thanks, Zuckey.

- Problems

Can it be fixed so people have a reply for each topic of conversation? Gets confusing for people to stay on the subject. Also people tend to not look above to read previous comments. That’s aggravating. Why does it tell when people erase things. People get suspicious when the message comes up. They want to know what was erased. No need for that. Also I don’t understand when I want to delete something it shows Remove for you and Remove for everyone. If I’m talking to one person - why would I just want it removed for me? And who is everyone? If that comes up - I’m thinking - who did it go to. I don’t talk to groups of people. I also worry that certain people with knowledge know how to look at a person’s Messenger. How can I be assured that doesn’t happen?? I’ve got everything in messenger settings turned off that has an on/off button.

- I’m really disappointed with messenger

I got messenger for my daughter to talk to me while i was out so I could talk to her without calling whoever was watching her and it was really cool for the both of us she loved the option to change your profile pic but now you have to have Facebook I don’t want my 8 year old to have Facebook I don’t even have Facebook and I’m 33 please change this she got so upset that she couldn’t change her profile pic cause she got her first pet and wanted to change her pic to her new pet and the option was gone it was gone on my phone too so please make a little girl and a single mother happy and make the edit button or three dots appear or click your picture and the option come up please I hate that you ruined the app for the both of us please fix this mistake I also saw that other people were complaining about it too then maybe you should make the people who use your app happy and fix everything that’s wrong? Not a bad idea huh?

- Always broken

The app is constantly having uses for one it once signed me into the wrong account and now it’s not signing me in to my account/not loading any of the information my account had such as group chats and contacts, pretty much everything is wiped after reinstalling the app and the reason I was reinstalling was because the messages were not delivering and it kept popping connected at the top of the screen... unacceptable wouldn’t recommend this for any social use, just stick to the regular Facebook site or use one of the other social network providers such as Snapchat, Instagram, etc. It is very annoying (and unsafe) for the app to forget what account information goes to what account, and it constantly does it. If the problem gets fixed then I will alter my star rating and review however I doubt a fix will come considering how long this problem has been going on for and after today of my account being wiped, I’m done with it.

- BUGS: Lost audio in group talk!!

Thanks Messengers for the service. However, I am so sad to see the two following bugs: 1) I created a group chat of 6 people. Recently, the group will get no audio from either one person (if 5 people attend), or no audio of two people (if 6 people attend the call). We can still see video of each other, but each one can’t hear 1 or 2 people at the same time. Please fix this! Note: This bug happens recently, not before! Is there any restrictions to the number of people attending the group? 2) We attended a group talk of 5. We got audio lost of 1 person (different pairs couldn’t hear either one of us randomly). One person in our group slept or knocked out during the talk. We decided to kick her out and restarted the conversation so that 4 of us could hear each other. Unfortunately, when we all hung up (in hope that the call would be disconnected if there is only one person is still in the group call), the call is still there for us to join with the sleeping person presented!!! There is no way we could restart a new call without the sleeping person! To solve the problem, we had to hang up, created a new group of 4 and started a new call! Please think of this bug. Maybe if Messengers fixes the audio lost bug, then the second bug is fine to users. Thanks for reading.

- The Good, The Bad, and The Annoying

The Good: • Just about everyone I know has FB and therefore some form of Messenger. Super handy! • We are a military family who has lived abroad for several years. I love that I can call friends and family through the app • I love that I can share and receive pictures, videos, and even some documents so easily through the app The Bad (and kind of infuriating): • For all the talk of how we have choice with privacy, I do NOT understand why I can’t turn off the little green dot when I’m active (even if I toggle off the “chat” - my son and I tested it)! • To go along with my complaint above, WHY is it anyone’s business how long ago I was active? This should be a choice. Apps like WhatsApp give users this freedom to choose. The Annoying: • Dear Facebook Messenger, you are NOT Snapchat. Please stop trying to be Snapchat. If I wanted to have filters and things in my way every time I want to take a picture. Then I’d use Snapchat. You’re trying to be like them isn’t competition - it’s annoying. The people who want Messenger stay with Messenger. Please stop. • I am confused about why the feature to pay/send/receive money is available in some accounts and devices and not all. You might be a pretty good competitor to PayPal of the feature were available to all. So...there you have it: The Good, The Bad, and the Annoying


MAJOR ISSUE #1 - Messenger DOES NOT Prevent Repeated Audio/Video Calls When Messenger is set for DND, it only allows for a 24hr period. RANDOM callers who are using the app as a dating app will call back multiple times within a three minute window and interrupt my day or sleep. I cannot shut my phone down completely as I have to remain accessible to family. I would like the option of DND until I DECIDE turn it back on with the option of keeping out repeat callers who call right back within a 3 minute window. Right now I have to reset Messenger DND every 8 hours. MAJOR ISSUE #2: Why do I get Messenger notifications EVERY SINGLE TIME I accept a new FBF request that says “wave to your new friend?” I do not need this added message that draws ppl to contact me as if this is a dating app. I use Messenger only to contact ppl for important non-public information. Not to hook up. Just like I have to choice to add someone as a FBF, I should have to choice if I want to add them as a messenger contact. This should NOT be automatic! How dare you take away my choice and subject me to unnecessary harassment! MAJOR ISSUE #3: There’s no option to report inappropriate messages such as porn.

- The worst!!!

I wish I could give this app less than one star!!! If you have more than one Facebook account, get ready to wish you could punch someone! In order to switch accounts it asked you if you know what you are doing about three times before you can switch. When you have finally clicked ok a million times and you are on your dog or baby’s account it tells you that you have a new message on your other account, you click ok a million times again only to find that the new message is “you are now friends with Johnny and you can message them.” Yeah!!! I freakin’ know how your terrible app works!!! That’s not a message!! I know I’m now friends with them! I just approved it!!! And I know I can message them!!! Thanks for wasting my time constantly! The fact that I’ve updated it over and over and they never fix it makes me want to strangle someone! I have never hated an app more, but I have a lot of friends who use it so I’m stuck with it. It’s the worst!

- wow!

facebook is really run by evil Trolls to make you use this in place of the easy jabber compatible chats they had for a bit. facebook and google BOTH said making us stick to larger, purposely buggier, proprietary apps seems to keep more users on one site. you can only make a lotta money on ads and selling user data if you have a lot more than a lot. government funding is even better because backdoors on one side get you frontdoors into law. they either have to make your life harder or they have to wait longer to bank on a future web that is FOR communication that can support other world advantages, rather than baiting people into another parasitic money mine. the money is supposed to support the venture for the goal of the venture. you should not get into anything important to living with the end goal of money. would you be a doctor or teacher that holds lives for Ransom? or rather the point of bothering is to fix people so they can get onto the real useful ways to profit

- I have a lot of problems

Ok to start off with I love messenger ok, its like a good app where I could chat with my family and friends and it was nice while it lasted. Later on I got a new phone number and because of it I couldn’t get no notifications or calls from messenger, my relatives complained about it. I tried to change my phone number but it always said my phone number was invalid. I tried like 10 or 15 times already. So I logged out and deleted and downloaded the app again so then I tried to create a new account with my new phone number but when I did it didn’t let me talk or add some people. Like I couldn’t add my parents and I couldn’t text my friends it said there was an error and it said the message was not sent since Dec 31st and I couldn’t even find some people! Please fix this or look over it because I really would want to get this fixed as soon as possible!! Thanks

- Unfavorable Update

On January 13, 2020 my Messenger app updated itself even though I have the “Automatic Updates” turned off. I’ve noticed a few changes that I am not a fan of, & question why it was necessary to remove them with the update. Today (Jan. 23) I’ve noticed I can no longer see or create polls within my group chats; I can no longer long-press the group emoji to send a large emoji; I can no longer send pictures in my gallery from the different folders I have them organized in; & the “Star Wars” color theme option has disappeared for me while my friends continue to enjoy it. These are small things that probably don’t bother others, but for me I can’t experience the app the same way as my friends I’m in contact with & that upsets me. If some of my friends had another way to easily contact me, I would’ve deleted Messenger already.

- What’s the point?

My account keeps getting locked out for “suspicious activity”. I end up having to send facebook a picture to prove I am who I say I am. When I get my account back after a few days it never tells me what the suspicious activity was. This happens around once a month. Now I’m locked out due to “suspicious activity” once again. But everytime I try to send the image the page refreshes and says that my network isn’t stable and to connect to a better network. And it also gets rid of the file I selected. I’ve tried changing the file type of the picture. From JPG to PNG I’ve tried uploading different pictures all of me. And of different file types all with no luck. Im not making another Facebook account. I’ve already had to do that once due to losing my phone. It’s way to much work to re-add all of my friends and family. Plus I’ll probably still have to deal with getting locked out all the time. So I guess I’m done using Facebook.

- Oh joy

Facebook has already turned Messenger in to a bloated bastardization of what it once was, that being the best messenger app available. Messenger being a app intended for communication between two or more people. Now they are turning Messenger in to another Facebook, another useless social network app. Just what the world doesn’t need. We can only hope that they don’t add all this useless crap to messenger lite. It is not what messenger once was, but at least the lite version isn’t this frufru monstrosity that we see in the full version or what ever these new cancerous intrusions will be that they are adding. Rest In Peace FBM, your useful days are gone. Freddie’s nightmare is right around the corner. It’s funny that they say they want messenger to be useful to businesses. And I mean that. Hellarious. In order for ANY app to be useful to business, it requires two things. First and foremost, ease of use. Second is for it to be easy for your customer to contact you(ease of use) out of the blue. IE, Jim I need a painter. Jim says, “ here call Bob, easy way is on FBM at this number FB724paint. Jim gives Tom that FB number and he calls Bob to set up a bid. Tom has never ever seen, talked to, friended unfriended or wiped snot on Bob, but easily contacted him this way. Messenger has nothing like this and the tards at FB will probably never set anything up so easy or sensible on messenger to make the app as useful to businesses and customers.

- Some bugs with the latest redesign and suggestions

There is a bug after the latest recent redesign of the app. Sometimes when I open the app it uses the old design but when I close and reopen the app from multitasking the app then correctly displays the new designed app. This happens on my iPhone XS Max with iOS 12.1.2 Suggestions: -Apple Watch app needs improvement although it has gotten a lot better recently in that it actually works correctly now. It is annoying how every time you open the app you have to let it sync the messages again. I feel like it should stay in sync in the background if that is possible with the latest watchOS. -We need an Apple Carplay app to read messages while in the car. This would be amazing to have in the car.


Dear Facebook, I am absolutely SICK and TIRED of constantly blocking HUNDREDS of people just so I don’t have to see their “active” badges anymore. I have blocked literally HUNDREDS of people the last few months, as there is absolutely NO way to edit your contact list. And half the people on the contact list are people I’ve NEVER talked to? So when I set my story settings to friends and messenger contacts viewing only, there are still several people whom I’ve never met or talked to in my life who are able to view my stories because of this hole. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! I shouldn’t have to block hundreds of people to fix this issue, that’s ridiculous and I don’t understand why this is an issue in the first place. Some of the people I’m blocking could be potential future customers as I sell a lot of things on FACEBOOK marketplace, so now they could be unable to contact me. All of this seems super counterintuitive and I really wish you would fix this ASAP.

- iPhone8+ Messenger app glitches

I have an iPhone 8+. Love messenger app BUT a lot of times if I click on the app on my home screen to open and use, the screen will not open the app. I’ll delete the app then reload it. Sometimes this works. When it doesn’t, I will turn phone off, then reload Messenger. One of these solutions will get messenger back on and working. I really don’t know if this is a glitch in the app or an update? problem? with the iPhone 8+ model. I just know it’s aggravating. Other than that, I love this app! It allows me to FaceTime call my daughter in Israel which is our only way of “personally” speaking and seeing each other. I don’t know how I would be able to communicate with her otherwise. So thank you Messenger! There’s no way I’d want to permanently delete your app.

- Facebook names

I am highly irritated because everyone one else has gang names and cussing in their name on Facebook, but I have just a name that I am called and they won’t accept it. I honestly don’t think it’s fair because in people bio it has a lot of negative things in it about black people and how other people are not welcomed. I don’t think that’s fair. I mean you want me to send something to show you what I’m called in my everyday life that’s not cool, maybe I don’t want to be called that maybe I was to be called something different. I mean if your going to come after me than we are going to change everyone who has a bad name. If I have to report them myself I will do so because that’s unfair that I can’t keep my name but other people can. I don’t think I’m going to keep this app. I am things about deleting it and that’s just what it’s going to have to be. So because my name is a problem, it won’t let me log in to my messenger which is stupid but whatever

- It was fine 2 days ago! 😡

While messaging on Facebook on a laptop is okay, I use this app for personal and business while on the go. However, the recent update 2 days ago has caused me so much frustration that I can’t even connect to my own profile without getting an error message that says I’ve been sent too may confirmations! Well, if I’ve actually GOTTEN ONE, then I would have confirmed it and wouldn’t have to write this bad review!! But I’ve gotten NOTHING back and like I said, it’s been 2 days!! What gives!?! I’m not even able to verify my own phone number because it keeps telling me I have no connection when clearly, I’m always in a WiFi zone, even in my car OR I’ve tried too many times!?! Send me confirmation FROM THE FIRST TIME I’VE TRIED IT TWO DAY AGO!!! Geez!! And stop saying “we’re making it better for you” with your standard automated message on the Update History when all you’ve done is prevented me from even logging in! 😡 Fix it AGAIN!!

- Dear Facebook, you are not invincible.

The real reason my rating is so low is because of the awful experience I’ve had with the messenger pay support, over the past week or so $130 somehow disappeared into their system so far not one penny has been returned I’ve been in regular contact with their “pay support” team and all I get are these message written about robot about how they will be “investigating things”. And really the money isn’t the thing, it’s this nonchalance about the situation I can’t understand why they can’t call me or ask more questions so they can fit assist me. But so far it just seems like they are sitting on their tushes and compliant with stealing my money. I’d like to feel like my issue matters to Facebook but it doesn’t. I’ve had the messenger app for longer than I can remember. But it’s always been a staple along with Facebook but I realize now that you don’t care you are here to simply make money off of my social interactions. SAD

- Random Update on 1/8/19 I didn’t approve/Lots of old features moved / Missing

I’m disappointed at the fact FB didn’t give us a heads up or even send a notification of some sort letting us know it was going to update messenger! Please, at least, address the issues and explain the purpose/reasons for this update. It looks like the new update is zoomed in, everything is bigger and there’s lots of unnecessary white blank spaces all throughout each page. Not to mention the GAMES page! It’s Gone. I had to manually type the game I wanted to play in the search bar, and when I did about 5 other different things/pages popped up along with the game. And I don’t see why we need two different pages to view peoples story’s on. Just pick one, THE HOME PAGE! Honestly, the home page was fine. Aside from everything I dislike on the H.P., one thing I do like is swiping left on each message to see my opinions. (but please bring back the archive option) Some feedback: HP: Change it back to the original -Call it either Chats or Messages, not both. (“New chat requests or new message requests”) ACTIVE:Instead of the lime color to show who’s active change it back to green and add our calls on the same page GAMES: bring back and leave it ALL on one page GROUPS/DISCOVER: Go ahead and put the groups/discover options together, at least let us still be able to find them.

- 171.0 was still crashing.

So far 172.0 is not. So I will tentatively add one star and if it continues to not crash, I’ll bring it all the way back up. Fortunately on my main device I had left it on something previous to 170.x, so I didn’t have issues with the crashing on that device it was only on my 6S. Whether or not I update the app on that device depends on if the app stop crashing when I open it. But it appears to be behaving at this moment, so thank you for fixing this “I hope”. I just had a great idea, why don’t you put the Messenger function back into the Facebook app where it should be? That way it would only be one app crashing rather than two. ======Previous/Old Reviews=====>>I am however not going to update this until I hear whether or not 170.1 is not crashing the same way 170.0 was crashing for everybody Minus -1 point for the irritating "invite" thing that keeps coming up, also this app should stick within the confines of FACEBOOK and not try to take over other messaging services. I shaved off another -1 point for that as well. This was a 5 star app until those things were added. Within the scope of Facebook, it is still 5-star. (Old review) Oh yah, could use an iPad version too. And can you PLEASE put this app back into the Facebook App, so we don’t have to use this piece of CACK.

- The app in general

I have been a committed person to messenger because this is a way to communicate with family members and loved ones. Recently the app has been nothing but failed messages and crashing through the app. I’ve tried to send messages and so has the other person but nothing goes through anymore. I don’t know if they have been working on it constantly and disrupts it but otherwise I would say it’s not worth it anymore. They still have the whole Snapchat/instagram feel to the message portion. Really get rid of it, not a lot of people really enjoy it. My messages are getting randomly deleted as well so if somehow they have an update where they get rid of the Snapchat portion, fix messages going through, and fix the whole deleted messages, then maybe give it a shot otherwise not worth it any more. Only keeping it so I can try to message people.


I use this app a few times a week to keep the grandparents and great grandparents close to my 2 year old. When she is in her high chair painting or in her room with toys I place the phone or iPad an connect with distant family and it’s awesome. The baby often asks to call them now. I’ve never had problems being kicked off. The reason for only four stars is a lack of a “how to make the most out of video chats”. Sometimes we are each on half a screen. How did THAT happen. I can’t recreate it. Sometimes traffic lights show up and games start which they all love but I can’t recreate it. There should be a link right in the app to explains how to access these kinds of things right then and there while I am thinking of it. Otherwise, I love it.

- New app is junk

The app was changed without any warning. The games I used to play with my friends aren’t even shown. I can’t find/access any games now. When I get a challenge from a friend I open the game and it sends me to Facebook but then it comes up with a much smaller screen. I can barely read it and I have a iPhone XS Max which has a large screen that I usually have no trouble seeing/reading anything on. Everything about this messenger is much smaller. Doesn’t matter what settings I use on my phone for the print it’s still very small. Everyone I know and talk to regularly on messenger still have the old format. I have uninstalled and reinstalled so many times I’m dizzy. PLEASE FIX THIS APP. PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS!! I have uninstalled and will leave it that way until it is back to a more user friendly version, as in the version I had!!!!! Too bad because this was the only way I had of communicating with a lot of people especially family.

- Awful and invasive

I don't usually write bad reviews, but messenger has inspired me. This app is basically herpes for your phone. If your girlfriend has it, you'll likely end up getting it as well. Its quite invasive and I wish I really felt like I had the option to delete it. It constantly tries to trick you to turn on push notifications (which I don't want) and it'll make the "read" Sound even when you don't have it open, and sounds and modifications are turned off. This has been an issue coming for about a year now, and clearly known but not fixed. I'd like to think it isn't intentional, but at this point I wouldn't doubt it. If you have to install this, I'm sorry. But on the plus side you can technically use this to talk to people, if that's your goal. It's just kind of like having an abusive relationship with an app when you try to not let it invade your life constantly.

- Facebook Messenger

I've never really been a fan of messenger from when it was introduced. The practice of PM's directly to a member's page was stopped. I was told if I wanted to PM other members I had to download the messenger app. I use it mainly to communicate with my son when he's online. I do enjoy playing the bingo game, but I have issues with that. The timer seems much faster than normal. I think the count of the bingos I've had is off. This past weekend, their practice of showing ads for a few extra points has not been "available". This wouldn't be a big deal but, when it does come up, it pauses the game till you finish. Because it's "unavailable", you're unable to continue to that game, you can't complete the operation. I went to Facebook Support to report it, the statement that came up, "Not everyone has the games available to them on the app.". Guess I have to submit a note.

- Great quality video calls and something to improve

I’ve have noticed something good and I came here to leave this review, this app has one of the best video calls quality, among other great things, but video quality is great. I’ve used this to call my friend and families in Cuba and that is the ultimate test because in cuba the internet is really bad and slow and with other apps is annoying to talk to people because it’s always freezing and you can barely see/heat the person but with this app the quality is great. Something to improve: please add the unsend feature that instagram has for the DMs. Sometimes I send messages I regret and I would like to delete them before the other person sees it 🙏🏻

- Laura Lareau

I really loved my messenger. I closed it not realizing how hard it is to get back. I miss my friends. It’s just that .Facebook has taken control of my camera any picture I take people can view it if I don’t delete it fast and my personal photos where rearranged in a way that makes me so sad every time I look at it , maybe to someone it seemed in organized, but I knew where everything was now I don’t recognize it and the dates are not correct. I wish to God they can put my messenger back with all my friends and my Facebook on my phone that was taken down for the same reason. I wrote them before trying this but know one helped me. Please help me now. Thank you have a good night. Laura Lareau

- please fix!!

I’ve been using the app for a while now considering I don’t have service and can only rely on wifi. Some of the problems I’m about to list have been a problem from the go but within recent months, worse problems have arose. (1) when I try to message people, through messenger it will boot me out while I’m typing and sometimes will shut down my phone (make it turn off) completely. (2) when I call, I often can’t hear them and it’s not a signal problem. they’re always cutting in and out and once I put them on speaker bc I can hardly hear them up to my ear, I often times can’t turn off speaker mode. (3) when I try to video chat - I don’t even try to now - it freezes up all the time, I can hardly ever hear them at all, sometimes the screen goes black.. it used to be pretty good but I’m on the edge now. I’ll be getting paid more soon so I can turn my service back on. in my opinion, I wouldn’t download.

- “New” feature should be removed from app

Messenger is probably the best messaging app to date with the exception of 1 thing and this just started in the last month or couple of months - SAVING PICTURES TO YOUR PHOTOS THAT OTHER PPL SEND YOU AUTOMATICALLY! I do not understand WHY the developers would think ppl would like this - it takes up your storage on your devices and in the Cloud, wastes your time by having to view and delete these photos, etc, etc! My gripe with this is pretty self explanatory. What makes this particular feature even worse is that you DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO OPEN THE CONVERSATION/THREAD FROM WHOEVER MIGHT HAVE SENT A PICTURE! Once a picture is sent TO you, Messenger now SAVES IT TO YOUR PHOTO ALBUM AUTOMATICALLY! It’s mind boggling to me that the developers actually thought this would be a GOOD feature! ...& if there’s an option to turn this off, PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME HOW!

- FBM & FB have become the most awful platforms!

FB use to be cool, fun and useful! I’m so fed up with all the ridiculous notifications that have absolutely nothing to do with me or my page that floods my notification box!!!!!! Why does FB feel the need to notify me about someone posting a picture on their page, or updating their page, or someone’s story and all the other dumb notifications again THAT HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH MYSELF OR MY PAGE!!??!! FBM has become exactly the same!! I’m even more sick of all the political manipulation that Facebook has involved it self with deeply! Sickening... and very scary!! People please find something else to do with your time and life instead of staring at this ridiculous app!! You are nothing more than a targeted commodity! Being spied on and manipulated. And if you can’t be shaped into the consumer they want or if you don’t agree with or share the same views of this entity then you’re band and silence, lied about and shamed.....

- Q: Where did the polls go? A: They’ve been found months later

I do enjoy using the application as my friends and I often communicate solely through messenger as we all have different devices (iPhones, Androids, laptops, etc) - especially video chatting during this quarantine. However, we also used to use the “poll” option quite a lot whenever we needed to vote on something, be it silly or what movie we would watch this weekend. It’s currently disabled and has not been brought back. It’s a shame, since this allowed us to easily vote on a topic - technology is supposed to make life easier, right? My rating may change once they enable it again, but for now, 4/5 ( a B- ). UPDATE: the polls are back, however there are still some glitches. Still 4/5 ( a B- ).

- Annoyed

I agree. It is more important to so many people. If some one we love passes away and we think our messages are kept only to find out they are gone is devastating. I had that happen after my mom passed on. It’s all gone and there are so many people out there hurting because of that. I hope that the powers to be that are always changing things here can have more compassion for others. You really need to listen to use. After all you have a job to go to because of us. We depend on you to see to our needs and sometimes that is all some of us has are some special words shared together. Please hear us and make things better for all is us as a community that is dependent on you or some day we’ll stop using this way of communicating and go to something better that understands our NEEDS

- AirPods/wireless headphones issue

I love messenger, been using it for a few years now. I simply hate the fact that whenever I make a call while my wireless headphones are plugged in, I can take the call and answer it via my headphones. But when I’m receiving calls, the speaker button doesn’t even show the Bluetooth options and goes straight to speaker or phone. The dial screen that resembles to that of a regular phone call stops showing. What really grinds my gears is that I have tell all my inbound calls via messenger to wait for me to disconnect my headphones and connect them again. That’s 30-2 minutes lost on each phone call. I mean what was the point of wireless earphones if the time spend disconnecting/reconnecting = time spent untangling wired earphones?!? Thanks!

- I’d put zero stars if I could

Ever since they had that big update that basically stripped the app down to its bare bones and removed everything that made messenger great, it’s been horribly buggy and pretty much unusable at times. It’ll crash randomly when on a call, if you exit full screen while on a video call the video will disappear and the screen will freeze and all you’ll get is audio until the call drops, it sometimes won’t let you scroll up in the chat to see past messages and be stuck “loading” the chat no matter how good your connection is (on video calls this has the added bonus of sometimes also dropping your calls) and beyond that it’s just buggy and infuriating to use honestly. I’ve tried deleting the app and redownloading it several times but the problems still persist. Someone please fix this and bring back the messenger we used to know and love. Not this hollowed out joke.

- I love messenger!

I’ve just finished reading reviews here and I’ll address a couple of things first. I’m grateful Facebook is trying to research people before letting them in; although, the Russians who ruined our election are already in, I’m afraid. I would like a choice of notification tones, but a background picture or whatever? I don’t spend that much time just looking at the screen. I type my message, go away, come back when I get a response. It does connect with your FB contacts. It easily attaches articles and pictures. It is speedy and reliable. It is free. It is an alternative to the phone call, allowing people to get my thought and respond at their leisure-just like regular phone texts.

- Only getting worse

The only reason I use this because I’m stuck in a group chat. Whenever I mute a conversation for a short period of time, it often forgets that I did that and will just play notifications anyway. Also I can never catch up because, instead of taking me to the last message I read, it takes me to the newest message and marks it as read. Whenever I’m chatting with other person and I have the group chat unread and I leave the app, it takes me right to the unread message instead of the main menu. There’s a few various dumb things that are completely unnecessary: like a displaying a full 5 second animation after reacting to another message. Why would anyone ever need that? Not being able to change the notification sound is also kind of a pain. This app is the reason I keep my phone on mute. And the FB team is only going to make this app worse. If you can, avoid this app.

- Necessary Evil

The Facebook app forces you to get this instead of just use the regular messages tab within the Facebook app. It's creation was redundant (what with the previously mentioned already functional messages tab,) inconvenient, and really just a waste of space on my phone, but if you communicate with anyone through Facebook messages, you kind of need it. Even after deleting it, just seeing a little red dot lingering in the corner of the regular Facebook app any time you receive a new message, forces you to either go on your desktop or redownload the app just to check the message. God forbid you turn off notifications for the Messenger app, then a different little red dot refuses to let you forget that “YOU NEED YOUR NOTIFICATIONS ON.” I don’t. That’s why I turned them off. This wasn't revolutionary in design, yet Facebook is constantly pestering you to use it, and honestly whoever thought it up should be fired from the company.

- Updating !!

I DoNOT want to update !!!! There’s too much on there now that I don’t want or use ! Please DO NOT update as I don’t want it !!👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 I’m a tired old woman & don’t need more to do !! Just plain messenger like it was is enough before the last updates !! 🤨👎🏼Pat Gilbreath ! Thanks , !! I don’t play games & don’t do video chats & don’t want all those silly faces etc as I already had more than I can keep up with ! I’ve already ask you to please quit updating as what I had was more than I used !! Please , go back as a lot of my messages I had sent are still there but didn’t go thru & too many to redo them !!😳👎🏼😧🤔 DO NOT WANT GAMES & Do not want more updates ! Please take notice off !! Pat Gilbreath. This is still the way I feel now in June 2020 as I DO NOT want to update as I said before that I don’t need or want to update every month or so !! I LIKE TO USE MESSENGER as I can text a longer text than I can in messages ! Thanks but please do not update !! Pat G .

- Give back my stickers functionality

Every day I curse this and the previous update under my breath. You’ve made stickers super annoying to access. If someone sends me a sticker and I touch it, I am no longer taken to the pack so I can send a sticker immediately back. Instead, this stupid updated app pulls up a preview of the sticker pack and tells me I already have it downloaded, but from here I can’t choose one to send back. Thanks Captain Obvious! Now I have to scroll forever through the stickers at the bottom to find the sticker pack so I can send one back. It’s made me stop wanting to use stickers. That function is ruined for me. Now for notifications. This is really important to me, as my husband is currently 5,000 miles away from me during this COVID lockdown. I used to get notifications when he messaged, but these last two updates have messed those up too. Not happy at all, bring the old app back.

- Videos degrade constantly

Part of what I use this app for is sending videos to people. Unfortunately this app will cause the videos to degrade and either be blurry or half the video is blurry and then it transitions to clear for the second half. This is a problem that I have reported numerous times and have received ZERO response on. You would think that with ALL the money and staff they have at Facebook, the least they could do is create an app that actually does what it says it does and maybe have at least one person responding to relevant messages about app issues and bug fixes. I can’t even express how truly disappointed and frustrated I am with this app and the only reason I’m not leaving 1 Star is because I fear retaliation from Facebook for leaving a negative review.... yes they do that.

- #1

This is my go to app for communication I mean yeah it’s a bit buggy from time to time but come on its been out longer than some of the people on it have been alive. Keep doing what you’re doing add more and more to it everything y’all have done to it so far has only made it better. Even if it is already great it still needs something more to make it grow bigger more customizable options are very much needed because the style hasn’t changed in years and now it’s a little outdated. Y’all are probably just going to run this off as a hate comment but come on it’s helpful criticism it’s needed to improve. I love the app and all out idea thanks for changing the way we talk online.


My boyfriend recently got a message from someone who seemed to be a normal girl in our area. When he opened the message, they made small talk then asked him to video chat through Facebook. He declined. Shortly after, two people start posting on his wall threatening to post videos of him. Once he blocks them and deletes their comments/ messages, they came to me. They posted screenshots of him at that moment threatening to send them to other people if we didn’t give them what they wanted. They then posted fake screenshots of conversations claiming they were from them. Long story short: someone hacked my boyfriends camera through a message on this app. Facebook & messenger do absolutely nothing to help. In fact, if you block them, you cannot report them unless you unblock you. The only way to unblock someone is to unlock them for a full 48 hours. I will not ever download this app again. In fact I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS APP TO ANYONE!!

- Good app but..

It’s a really good app. I use it everyday. However, it’s very annoying. Literally a few minutes ago, the call I’m in goes super laggy. Then the app continuously says, waiting to reconnect, something like that. But it never reconnects. So I decide to close out the app and start it up, and then nothing happens. It opens, with an infinite loading screen. Shows not contacts, no actives, nothing. Just the first page with the loading thing in the middle. Then the person I was talking to calls, I pick up, but it just says connecting and does those beeps. Then I get all of her texts, but none of mine go through. I can’t call her either because then it says contacting or connecting and goes to voicemail. This app has so many glitches, and it needs to be fixed. I’m really annoyed with these problems.

- They Claim the objective was to make app. Smaller. rather they took a lot of it’s capabilities away

Since they continue with updates constantly. The only improvement I see is the emoji are better then they use to be. Fb messager has been Stripped of all the things that made it a great! Therefore me and about everyone else I know are looking for another messager app. that have the capabilities that messager once had. The ever continuing updates , has only mades Fb messager less and less useful. Rather for business or simply connecting with family and friends. Fb message is Not what it once was! Again ... with each update messagerhas been made to be less useful and less appealing to those who used it frequently. It’s a shame really, yet with All the Negative reviews here, it goes upon deaf ears. They may start to care when other messager app. prove to take their place among users! Fb messager has failed their users tremendously.

- Changes are more hassle than useful

Please take away all the so called useful improvements. This was meant to be a social communication app not business. This has always been a great way for me to keep in touch with my friends and family. I hate the emoji changes , before they were easy to use and select, now it’s more confusing. You to away the ability to see wether or not someone has read your message now you half to go into the chat, how is that useful? My messages are not being received for up to a day or so. My contacts are all not showing up either. Please change it back to the way it was . It was already helpful and much less complicated. I hope you will take all the reviews in consideration . A lot of us are now using our phone texts more as a result of messenger not being as simple and helpful as it once was. Thank you

- My chat colors keep changing when I shut down and reopen the app on iPhone

Some of my chats that have custom chat colors (the ombré ones) will change to a different color completely when I shut down the app and reopen it. It’s fine on desktop and if I change it back, it doesn’t say I updated the color as a notification but it’ll change back. It’s so annoying having to see a completely different chat color than what I set up and I have no idea why my app is doing this. An update: my issue was fixed a few months ago but now it’s happening again. This time the emoji I have in a chat with my boyfriend is completely different. My nickname for him is removed, and his nickname for me is not what he set it up as. Instead our emojis and nicknames are ones that I set up with another friend if that makes any sense. Please fix this ASAP.

- Newest Update is Awful

The newest update attempted to “simplify” the chat but it makes other features even more difficult to find. Forget seeing any message requests, they’re either gone or so deeply hidden you’re going to need a masters degree just to find it. The new colors cause some chats to glitch and disappear. You’re also getting adds direct to your inbox now. It feels like the “better” the developers try to make this app, the worse it gets and the less control you have over the features you may not like. Unfortunately, if you want to message someone on Facebook, you’re going to need this app. Since a majority of my friends and family are out of state and move frequently, I’m going to have to deal with this issue until they decide to get Instagram or Snapchat.

- Constant issues

Oh hey look, they erased my review FOR A FOURTH TIME. 😡 App constantly freezes/crashes. Online status keeps getting turned ON when I want it OFF. False notifications. Language translation no longer works. With the recent update they took away some of the custom emojis for each chat that you can set one for instead of the thumbs up, and they all got set to the most recent one I changed. It continues to switch back to the emoji and won’t save the one I change it to. Now the Pay feature no longer works, tapping the buttons does nothing to send money. The buttons light up when tapped but it goes back a screen. The most frustrating issue that has been happening for over a month now is anytime I send a message it will act as if I didn’t and the text has repeated in the typing area to be sent. I have to keep erasing it before I can send my next message. The bugs never stop.

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Was delighted to discover you can move a whole conversation from Messenger into an 'ignore' pile. Messenger cheerfully told me I wouldn't see my sister's reply to being reasonably told to fuck off, and she wouldn't know I was ignoring her. Perfect! Made my evening last night.

Clancy Join Or Die Rodgers

@Facebook @messenger is trying to say that their messages are encrypted. For some reason I feel like this is all lies. #liars #MarkZuckerberg #markzuckerbergisareptillian

jen is in school 📚📝

i am just the messenger 😳

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@dusankoa @MEisNotFatigue Because everybody has ME even if they do not. Then people get offended when they realize they have been deceived... like I deceived them. Shoot the messenger.

Bailey C Benedict

@profamyoc @CatYKWesterman I do think age plays a role here, too. With Paradise being a slightly older community, Facebook was seemingly the preferred mode of communication around the Camp Fire. I only heard Twitter and Nextdoor mentioned once, with Facebook Messenger and email being more commonly used.

yoobi⁷ dynamite era

this is why i don't want to install fb & messenger again..fvck, i don't wanna think about online classes but everyone is now cramming abt it 💀


the number of complaints I got for not having a messenger app 😭😭😭😭 sorry na nga kasi


Imam Hussain AS was the only heir of that revolution which his grandfather The Greatest Messenger SAWA against the mindless ignorance age, and paganism racism, to save the weak once on earth from injustice, oppression, and slavery.” #HussainUnitesUs

Magulong Nilalang

no messenger for tonight and probably for tom. Need to relax a bit.


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Especially on this gloomy Sunday Morning ! But hey I’m just a messenger 🤷🏾‍♀️


@jessicnnt 💀💀💀 don’t shoot the messenger


Thinking of the collaborative effort between me and my mom to craft the perfect msn messenger screen name and proudly landing on - MotorMouthManiac

joo 🍞

@renrensa word!!! like during 1st semester exams i found out there was a messenger group with the whole promo in it and they all share answers there in during the exams LIKE?:!?!? and it's been established since like 2nd year or smg

Brian Letchworth

@emcrebbable Will you mail them to me? Or should I send a messenger?

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Messenger (Version 283.0) Install & Download

The applications Messenger was published in the category Social Networking on 2011-08-09 and was developed by Facebook, Inc. [Developer ID: 284882218]. This application file size is 87.67 MB. Messenger - Social Networking posted on 2020-09-21 current version is 283.0 and works well on IOS 9.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.facebook.Messenger

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