Messenger â a faster way to message.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: June 21, 2017
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000
Instantly reach the people in your lifeâfor free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).
Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.
Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.
Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.
Chat heads: Keep the conversation going while you use other apps.
Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)
Even more ways to message:
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Preview your gallery photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send.
Record voice messages when you have more to say.
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
Create shortcuts to get to any conversation right from your home screen.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Maggie Mehalko Published date: June 21, 2017
DO NOT UPDATE THIS APP! Facebook is desperately trying to become Snapchat and it's not working. The new layout is extremely confusing and they've hidden half of the features that I normally use. The text bar in which to type normal text is way smaller and when someone else types and sends a message the app no longer automatically goes to the bottom of the convo. Now every time someone says something you have to manually scroll down to see what was said! They've added a "story" type feature that takes up the top 1/4 of the screen and every little thing you do brings up a notification to add it to your "How's Your Day?" storyline. Facebook.. You're not Snapchat. Be original. If I wanted to add a picture to my story, I would be using Snapchat. I want to talk to my friends via text which is why I'm using messenger. Full Review
Published date: June 20, 2017
Everything works great, no bugs or glitches on any of my devices whatsoever, and the updates are informative and spot on. The majority of bad reviews are pathetic. People giving bad ratings due to issues that are not facebook fault... I could sit here all day and list all the things people have complained about that aren't to do with any faults on Facebook's side. To those people, how about go into a PC/Phone repair shop and have them explain the issue or get a new device. Christ It's that simple. Facebook, I think you should start reviewing reviews and stop idiotic reviews that arent necessary from being published. Full Review
A Google User Published date: June 21, 2017
Messenger is very Good 4 messages that are private. Plenty of Stickers. I Love that it Messenger has added more floating flowers plus many other stickers, TY. (* I Do Enjoy Using these often. So much so, that One emoji in Particular noted on Swiftkey, has That Emoji stated as my "Signature" emoji! I Love "ð" that! *) Please Fix the on and off button as It's Way to close to send! Overall I like your New changes, features and Gif and Emoji, etc. Bar. Would you consider to Please move Send buttons and Camera. Fix please this AND SEND Verification CODES PLEASE...(as I'm Not getting them. I found that They're going to my Other device? Why?) Tips on this I could use help with, or email me back on this, with the fix or what you're doing to correct this! Thank you! ~ Full Review
Lukas Turek Published date: June 21, 2017
A great tool with few major flaws. Those stories are not terrible but many people don't use them and don't want to see them. A simple switch to get rid of them will help everybody. Also could you please add a setting to use the Android default emoticons? I prefer them over the Facebook ones and also there are more of them on Android. Also I'm not sure whether it's a bug or a feature but ecerytime I open a group chat I have to scroll down to the bottom of the chat as it opens somewhere else. Fix those issues and the Messenger could be a perfect app Full Review
steve fenton Published date: June 21, 2017
I have had issues since the last update. Along with Facebook app it keeps logging me out making me verify who I am and stating "session expired" at 1st I just kept logging in. Then I couldn't get into either. So I uninstalled and re installed. Now... messenger does not work. Installs. Starts up.... and just sits there with the fairly blue circle. For hours. Then claims there is no network. Messenger is the only way I connect with some people so I kind of need this! What's the problem and how are u going to fix this? Full Review
KhÃ¡nh LÃ¢m Published date: June 22, 2017
Back then, Messenger was very good and straight-forward. Now there are too many useless features that should be on the Facebook app, not on Messenger (ex: birthday, share your day, etc...). There are also useless sections suggesting me to do something like talking to someone I haven't talked to for the longest of time or become online. I CHOOSE to stay offline and not talking to some people, so those are absolutely senseless reminders. Worst thing is, even after I hide those sections, they keep popping up again and again. Also, recently, the emojis and stickers are placed within 1 button only, so now it takes at least 3 taps to get a sticker. I use stickers much more than emojis, so personally, I think this is such a nuisance. Back then stickers have their own button and it was so much easier. All in all, I think Messenger should be kept simple and straight-forward, or at least, let the users choose what they want to see (I'm talking about the useless sections that usually pop up somewhere after several latest conversations). Full Review
Brandon Clevenger Published date: June 22, 2017
The app is a good app overall but I had a buddy who wanted to use my phone for fb so we were gonna both log in to where all we gottta do is go to your settings in messenger an go to switch user it takes soooo long an sometimes just won't log the person in at all..idk why. I have 10gb of data an just re newer it like a week ago.. Full Review
Published date: June 22, 2017
Crashes way too often. Messages will often not send. It's annoying especially when it happens 2 to 3 times a week for 3 hours a time where messages won't send. If you report a problem with the app they take forever to fix it. Hate this app. It should all be on one app again Full Review
Cody Proffitt Published date: June 20, 2017
Sooo many bugs. When I take a picture from the in-app camera it won't send no matter how many times I press it, I have to save it then send it. The app lags and is almost unusable with a watch. I know it just isn't the app, it's Facebook in general. The site freezes on my PC when no other website does and I have to force close and reopen. You would think with how frequently FB updates their app and how much money they have that they wouldn't have so many issues with their site and app. Full Review
di maria santos Published date: June 21, 2017
I dont know what yall think app is good probably you should keep in mind it gives u free calls and cool features why y'all gonna bring app calling and stuff thing old that if you dont have service on your phone u fiill me what if the other person dont have service all you can do is simple call from messenger if they have wifi and the app sometimes yesss can be slow but think about it it always get your message to the person... That all i got say plz dont go off on me just think about what good app it is...... Full Review
JA X Published date: June 21, 2017
I hate this app. It is way too piggy on resources and it wants far too many permissions (could you explain why?). Facebook basically shoving it down my throat makes it even less attractive. Bloated piece of barely useful software. Think you geniuses could streamline a bit and maybe respect the fact I don't want to give you access to every darn thing. Especially with zero explanation. Full Review
Published date: June 21, 2017
I wish you had a video recorder... Not face time, more like Marco polo.. See on my phone, my video takes up too much room and I have stuff I don't wish to remove on my phone and I know I am not the only one person feeling this way..hense why we are all using marco polo app... So having it to were we can record for friends that are offline would be amazing truly amazing...I like face time but I also like to record when they are off line would be sweet..so tell Mark or you web designer and lets get this done...so you know I am a little buzzed so it I don't make sense I am sorry...but check out Marco polo and see what I am talking about...and lets try this with fb.. ð Full Review
Martyna M. Published date: June 21, 2017
There are some bugs. Recently the messages come after several hours, many functions, like viewing a photo sent or trying to report a problem get stuck on infinite loading. This started happening recently though, and the app before was working quite well. The message delay is a really severe issue though, so I hope it gets fixed soon. Otherwise I see no point in having the app. The extensions are great, but if the major functions stop working, it doesn't matter what embellishements there are. I hope Facebook realizes that peak performance in instant messaging is the purpose of the app, and bugs in that are not acceptable. Full Review
Sarah R Published date: June 22, 2017
KEEPS CRASHING! Many flaws in the new games that need fixing. Smh. I dont wanna have to ANNOY my friends so i can play the game for 10 minutes and i dont wanna do a raid and get no points while others get all of them because i ran out of energy. Also, sometimes videos that have been sent through messenger glitch, crash or just dont play at all. And it sometimes completely glitches out my phone! Please fix. Full Review
Mistersirguy Teriyaki Published date: June 20, 2017
I gave four stars due to the fact that I'm in Michigan and my Girlfriend is in Texas, and the texts are always glitching, because this app doesn't account for timezones. So she just went inactive, and seeing as how I'm an hour ahead of her, it says she was last active an hour ago. It's annoying as hell. Usually would've rated five though. Full Review
Dominic Nguyen Published date: June 22, 2017
When I try to switch between conversations through the use of the chat bubbles, the chat bubbles themselves are unresponsive and sometimes are not able to be picked up by my touch. There's a lag when I tap on it, and it won't allow me to switch between conversations sometimes. I can't even drag the chat bubble sometimes either. There is some inconsistency to this. Please fix this if you can, and a better review will come. I use an LG G6, and I have had no problems with touch sensitivity or lag on this phone, except with the messenger app. Full Review
Dani-Karl Conway Published date: June 21, 2017
Starters you are trying to be Snapchat not going to work I'm afraid.. secondly this app is updating more times than a person going to the toilet after having bottle of laxatives. The updates dies cause my phone to glitch. The app does work great but please stick the basic and don't become something you shouldn't. You would have 5 stars but Messanger is not Snapchat Full Review
Joanie Green Published date: June 21, 2017
This is ridiculous that I have not onlt download another app which takes up ungodly space to get my messages but more importantly it can read my entire phone, record stuff, and take pics/videos. Where is the privacy in that. If possible I would give -10 stars you suck Facebook Full Review
Yousef Nassar Published date: June 22, 2017
Progress In comparison to the older versions, this is great, you guys really went somewhere here. You fixed most call problems (but still loses connection suddenly although connections at my place and other parties' places are absolutely flawless). It's way faster than before. I can actually call this a messaging alternative Full Review
Morgan Seymour Published date: June 21, 2017
I'm a fan :-) but, I recently had to reinstall the app after reactivating my Facebook account (some options didn't return upon coming back to FB). I didn't mind having to do that...but now the ringtones/notifications I've downloaded aren't available for use. They are still stored in my phone but I'm unable to choose them in messenger. *If anyone else can help it would be much appreciated ð Full Review
R j Published date: June 22, 2017
This new update that is FORCING people to show whether they are Active Now is wack. More privacy thrown right out the window, uninstall. GIVE ME BACK THE OPTION TO TOGGLE ACTIVE NOW ON AND OFF! THIS IS INVASION OF PRIVACY, EVEN MORE THAN YOU ALREADY ARE! Full Review
Daniel Baden Published date: June 21, 2017
Dear Mr Zuckerballs. I would like to to explain to me in a manner that does not make me want to be sick into my delicious bag of pork scratchings, why it is that with revenues most of us lack the imagination to comprehend, you still manage to produce the most incredible amount of utter bollocks. I message, they message back, i go to check message, entire string with all of my other chats have vanished. In amongst your jobs for the week, could perhaps FIX THIS FCKNG TRASH. Full Review
Trista Lynn Published date: June 22, 2017
This app is inconsistent in letting you view videos that you receive. I will update the app (seems like every other day it needs an update) I restart my phone and nothing helps. I have had issues with sending and receiving messages as well. They need to fix this or I will be finding another means of communicating and sharing media Full Review
Published date: June 21, 2017
Do something about the time stamp. Please. It will say someone is logged on when they aren't. It has been causing issues in my relationship. Though the app itself is great. It's fast and efficient. Full Review
Maz Streafeild Published date: June 22, 2017
Messenger is a poor functioning WhatsApp & Snapchat. Given I use facebook, seems I'll be forced to be on it anyway and meet road blocks when using regular facebook. So i got it. The games don't work. Continually glitches. Why have them? Full Review
Hime Ichijyou Published date: June 20, 2017
EDIT: Oh I fixed it right after and forgot to change my rating text. Sorry about that â¤ -- After the latest update, it keeps force closing as soon as I open it or facebook and I can't use either anymore. Other than that the app works wonderful. Looking forward to a fix gor this ð Full Review
Coskun Donmez Published date: June 21, 2017
I've always liked this application for what it is, however a few days ago after an update, I have been unable to send photos that I have taken using the app. It let's me take a photo but when I press send nothing happens. The only way it let's me send photos that I've taken with the app is if I apply one of the stupid filters they provide me with. Will not change my review until the issue is fixed. Full Review
Michelle Lunning Published date: June 22, 2017
It shows every time I get on Facebook and I have people that I don't want to talk to but I can't delete because it would cause problems. It's like they wait till I sign on every time. . I can't even get on Facebook anymore because of this. Please add a privacy screen so I can enjoy Facebook again without getting stalked! Full Review
Jannetta James Published date: June 21, 2017
This makes social media, social. It makes people communicate. Which I feel, social media has taken away. Nobody asks how you are, anymore. They know what you have been doing. But don't know what you think Full Review
sushant parkhe Published date: June 21, 2017
Facebook messenger is good app for chatting and free calls.Just one concern I have is regarding it creates confusion when to send SMS via simple functionality of phone and messenger. Full Review
Jeff Brylinski Published date: June 21, 2017
In your latest update you removed the ability to send drop box files. Add it back in. I don't know why you would remove features from your app. I don't know how many people send money to each other but I feel like it's a lot less than the amount of people like me that send stuff over Dropbox Full Review
Jovan DimitrijeviÄ Published date: June 21, 2017
Why are you trying to complicate things? I was so happy when i could use this app like chat app. Why did you have to add this "insta story" like stupid option. BE DIFFERENT! BE ORIGINAL! Full Review
Michael McNab-Kwiatek Published date: June 20, 2017
This app likes to hide its settings which can be problematic when in a hurry especially when privacy is involved. Using actual Facebook and standard texts Save's the day: make sure you are with 1 of those slightly smaller companies which gives you coverage of all the mobile towers in your country. You might be charged a little extra but it is worth it on safari and other adventures. Generally a great app: annoying it has got to be separate from Facebook: takes up extra room and loves to notify you if you are not clever with settings! Full Review
Rene Lopez Published date: June 22, 2017
At the beginning of the DL its kinda smooth but when the time I've installed it for a couple days like a week the bug and video of the recepient is not working well. The short clip from 15 seconds it almost happen only in 5s. Please fix this. Full Review
Kenny Logan Published date: June 22, 2017
It used to work fine, then, for some reason, it now doesn't get the messages through unless I actually go into the conversation. That's not much use now is it? Kind of defeats the point. Get it sorted. Full Review
Andrew Wilson Published date: June 21, 2017
Great app but now im having problems i can't send pictures anymore and last month it would cut the audio on my phone which to fix it required a reboot of my phone i always update the app so i don't know why this is happening if someone could help fix this bug it would be most appreciated Full Review
Kuba Rkd Published date: June 22, 2017
Recent update, everything is shyt. Can't send pictures or videos. Messages are jumbled around like a dyslexic 10 year old talking. Can't upload anything on "Your Day". I'm going to assume that y'all are having more than just technical difficulties with your support system. ð Full Review
Mitchell Brown Published date: June 22, 2017
Do you get a dollar every time you say "useful" in a review or something? Why are most 5 star ratings by foreigners or without context or usefulness? Does Facebook pay you to give them a 5 star review? "Now you can see your call history and missed calls" has been the WHAT'S NEW for MONTHS now. I believe it because nothing else ever is improved. Too many unexplained updates with no improvements at all. I can can no longer focus through the camera on this stupid app. Videos rarely play in this stupid messenger app. I only get a black box with a rotating circle. I really wish you knew how to make a stable application. Multiple devices and service providers... Full Review
Published date: June 22, 2017
Since the automatic last update I don't get any notification that I have a message in messenger unless I go into the Facebook app and see that I have a message in the corner. None of the chat heads come up automatically anymore Full Review
Ms. Catherine Published date: June 21, 2017
Let me say it like this: If You got a smartphone w/scrappy onboard memory updating Messenger that continues to expand on size, get a 08-32Gb expansion chop to save a headache. But a good phone folks. Looks aren't everything. Functionality is. Full Review