Messenger — a faster way to message.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: July 20, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000



Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.

Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.

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.

Extra features:
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
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.


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2 2,040,866 
1 6,388,890 

  • Messenger
    Patricia Mae Ponciano Published date: July 22, 2017

    It don't let me update even tho my storage is not full that sucks bro i just borrow my mom's phone dduuhhh... fix it!!!😡😡👊👊👊 Full Review

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    reactiongirl Published date: July 21, 2017

    This app is Amazing you can have group chats, send funny gifs, emojis, and cute stickers and FaceTime or you can call and send voice messages this game is great and I definitely recommend it to kids over 13 who want to talk with friends and family. Even me and my family mess around with this and spam each other with gifs. Full Review

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    Sachin Kakade Published date: July 20, 2017

    The Profile Pictures in messenger get updated very late when a person changes to a new profile picture on facebook. Wish there was an option to change the colour of the back ground because white is too bright and can be harmful for eyes..! It's not just about providing features to the users/customers, but also making sure they are safe! Full Review

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    Wati Mahmood Published date: July 20, 2017

    Always have this problem. Messenger got 1 chat not read but when i see all read. Then went to messenger request nothing. Still indivate that 1 chat has not been read. When this happaned, i need to uninstall & install messenger again so i can see the unchat msg. Its so troublesome. Can do something abt it Full Review

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    Published date: July 22, 2017

    Every single time I need to restart my mobile, otherwise ring tone and calls sounds is very slow ( some time I can't hear properly ) and so many reasons. This app right now useless. :( :( I like to give 1star only. But this app was good that's way I give 2star. Further if this problem if continue I'll leave Facebook forever. Full Review

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    Katarzyna Skupien Published date: July 22, 2017

    I can't send longer videos (like 1 min. long or even 30s) to my friends and just yesterday I had no problems with that. Earlier I was able to send videos lasting up to 5 minutes and now when I want to do it I'm asked to edit the video which means cut it onto smaller parts. Why? Full Review

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    Darren Thompson Published date: July 21, 2017

    This app used to be good. But now it says I have 1 unread message when I look all messages have been opened now which is annoying doesn't say when the message has been read. U click the message and it comes up with that stupid react to the message. Change it please so we can see when a message has been read Full Review

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    Donald Winzer Published date: July 20, 2017

    It's constantly freezing, forcing me to restart my phone after sending one message, then repeating the process. I've tried updating the app but it doesn't seem to work properly as it says it needs to be updated immediately after finishing the update. Very disappointing. Full Review

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    Quentin Buetow Published date: July 20, 2017

    Just a short year or two back, Messenger was great. Now that Zuckerberg and his wayward band of idiot engineers are competing with SnapChat and IG, the app is bloated and (as of today - 20 July 2017) has updated FOUR times in as many days. Full Review

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    Kathleen Ann Featherstone Published date: July 20, 2017

    As soon as I install this app my android phone starts to stick and the screen constantly freezes. The only way I can use it is to keep it uninstalled, then install it if anyone sends me a message, then uninstall it again. Come on, there's got to be something better than this Full Review

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    Abhishek Kumar Sah Published date: July 20, 2017

    I am getting so irritating from yesterday. New features is not available in my messager so i cant share my photos in photo of the day. PLEASE help me to solve this problem Suddenly its changes to old features and that is so boring. I already updated it today but the problem is not solved.... Tell me what to do now? Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 22, 2017

    Many times have lots of prob, can't view video and gif.. Mostly each you days receive same not, messenger stop working.. It's very annoying to face such situation, when you need the line for important matters.. Hope that can be set, otherwise i do not find any solution.. Full Review

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    Dondalea Stubbs Published date: July 21, 2017

    Ever since I got forced to do the newest update, it's blocked every1 on my page including my son's adopted mother who is trying to get a visit scheduled. This app has become trouble. Now I can't even get it to redownload. I uninstalled it in the hope that reinstalling it may help to fix it but idk because it won't let me have the app back. Full Review

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    Charles W Published date: July 22, 2017

    It was much better in its earlier days of development. Sadly it seems to be swamped with a lot of gimmicky features and most annoyingly, the battery drain is hugely sporadic. Hopefully it will have more stability and less bloat moving forward. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 19, 2017

    What is going on messenger! It wont let me check my messeges saying that "messenger has stopped" i have uninstalled it and than reinstalled 3times to see if it would work but nothing. I prefer the old version where you didht need an extra app to open your facebook messeges. Something needs sorting as im not the only one having this issue! Full Review

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    Suraj Perumallapalli Published date: July 20, 2017

    Messenger pisses me off sometimes. When all other apps work fine under certain weaker mobile data conditions, messenger is stubborn to load and be responsive. Except for this fact and also that every update of messenger and Facebook eat away your data, it's a good application. But not the best. Full Review

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    Aspen Rice Published date: July 21, 2017

    Every since the update, it doesn't do anything but crash. I'll be reading on my phone, and every five minutes a box will appear on my phone saying, unfortunately messenger has stopped. Please fix and I'll take away bad rating. I really want to communicate with my sister in college. Full Review

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    Georgie O Published date: July 22, 2017

    I should have a choice of having this program or not. Having many people send me messages and I have to have this app to view them is not cool. I continually install this app but turn around and uninstall once I can make the notifications disappear. This is a problem for me and it needs to be addressed. I should have a choice and if I don't have or want a program installed then I should not be harassed by others to download the app. Fix the problem and I will be happy Full Review

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    Tyler Austen Published date: July 21, 2017

    Please take Facebook Day out of the inbox! Also, when I hide a section (active now for example), it always comes back. I'd like my inbox to be as clean and streamlined as possible. That is why I will be using Messenger Lite until this version gets cleaned up. Full Review

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    Carlos Barahona Published date: July 21, 2017

    Right now it's at one star, because it doesn't let me see 90% of the stickers I send or people send me... I don't know of it's my phone or the last update... But it's not letting me see the stickers... Please take care of it!! Thanks... (I love the app BTW) Full Review

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    Julia Foote Published date: July 21, 2017

    Would have been 5 stars but I really really dislike how the text box is small unless you click in it. Not sure who thought this was a good idea. It's super annoying and I'd say it's a downgrade. Don't change what already works. Full Review

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    Gage Hurlburt Published date: July 20, 2017

    I usually love messanger but this latest update has alot of glitches with my Samsung Galaxy S4 it freezes everytime i try to call one of my fb freinds. Both regular and video calling causes my phone to completely freeze up. Please fix it Full Review

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    Nebay Debesay Published date: July 21, 2017

    I really like messenger to use voice call or video call but there's small issues about the app, the issue is when send a message accidently or unwanted messages you can't unsend it or delete it again!! E.g on Instagram you can unsend a message that you did accidently. That is the reason i given 4 stairs.Please have a look this problem. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 20, 2017

    Does not work properly on Android 6 on the galaxy a3. Messages do not appear in the message bubble and I cannot see the old messages it will not load. I'm sick of it now it's been 2 weeks now and no fixes Full Review

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    harold sesaldo Published date: July 21, 2017

    Why is that every time i call someone, its say failed? Call failed?...i have strong signal and data or even wi-fi..i notice this when messenger is updating last month..even though i uninstall and install back its same all call (voice or video) failed. Full Review

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    olivia Mclean Published date: July 21, 2017

    I have no idea wha g the last update was supposed to fix, but I've been using messenger for some time and I've never had any trouble watching videos sent to me. It only let's me see 5 seconds of any length video (over 5 seconds) and won't load the rest. It doesn't matter if I restart the app or just restart the phone all together. It's ridiculous and should be fixed. Full Review

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    Akhilesh Sahni Published date: July 20, 2017

    Showing invite option on the top of chats with those who don't use messenger is irritating, because of it can't see the full name of the person whom I'm chatting with. I want to turn off 'ALL DAY' feature completely, it's useless for me. Full Review

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    Jen Bowden Published date: July 20, 2017

    I hate thst Facebook forces this app to be on your phone taking up space just to read a message. I install it long enough to read my message then quickly get it back off. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Allan Ho Published date: July 20, 2017

    It's gone downhill. Needs some bug fixing. For example: profile pictures, missing sections, scrolling through text not becomes very slow somehow, messages not being received are not telling us why, GIF instant selection, and a few others. Just these small UX problems, but they definitely add up. Stick to simple fixes and no big additional content. Full Review

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    Kastriot Qerimi Published date: July 22, 2017

    I am experiencing an issue regarding video playback. After watching a video in messenger and closing the app there's still a video playback service that isn't shutting down like it's supposed to. I have to go to Running Services and to manually shut it down. The service is open in both Messenger and Facebook apps. Full Review

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    Sam Sarson Published date: July 20, 2017

    Good alternative to messanger. Causes arguments because when your on Facebook people think you've been singing the messanger if only the two could keep seperate times when last logged in. Full Review

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    Cynthia Mortimer Published date: July 22, 2017

    I hate that I have to go to Facebook through Google to accept my message requests. It's totally inconvenient. Fix it an I'll rate 5 stars Full Review

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    Tyler Swindell Published date: July 21, 2017

    I wanted to use this app on my new Chromebook but the app doesn't recognize the enter key on a physical keyboard and I have to use my mouse pointer to click the send button or reach up to the display to touch the button. It also has really poor support for windowing. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Vork Askasi Published date: July 20, 2017

    This app has been plagued with a sync error that has basically made it unusable. I am unable to recieve ANY of my messages or notifications since the update roughly 4weeks ago. Im sure other Galaxy S7 users are having the same problem. The app was clunky to begin with but considering its the only thing you can use to talk to friends and family through facebook i advise you encourage them to use other apps such as telegram, skype or whatsapp until this abomination is fixed Full Review

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    Mybae Empaces Published date: July 21, 2017

    I cannot see the other my day even if they did not customize me. Pls fix this issue pls put setting to show or know who did you hide my day 😑😑😑😑😑😑 Full Review

  • Messenger
    Rayven Houser Published date: July 20, 2017

    I sent a friend a msg in April and he still hasn't received it. I'm not blocked or anything like that. It's literally not sending. Also, why does it take so long for a msg to be "delivered" it'll just be an open check for hours even after already having a convo with the same exact person. Full Review

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    Priyanka Poddar Published date: July 20, 2017

    I want my 2 years back shared photos on messenger. Suddenly I became shocked that all my shared memories are lost. Please do something to get it back. This was the best that we can see our photos together from the beginning. But I don't whats wrong with that. I want it back. Please keep my request. Full Review

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    Mitchell Brown Published date: July 22, 2017

    Why would you take away the seek bubble? It was the only useful update you've had. Your app is trash. Videos rarely play in Messenger. You should feel bad. Full Review

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    Glimson Mark De Leon Published date: July 22, 2017

    After updating it. My messenger app is now so laggy.. Always prompt up the error message that messenger is not responding.. Tsk.. I hope this will solve the problem . i am now updating it to the july 19 update... Hope its now ok.. But definitely this app is great when not lag. Thank you . i will put 5 star if its fixed already. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 19, 2017

    Mostly a great app except for its connection issues for the past few months. Constantly have to refresh or quit for sent and received msgs to go through, whether i switch from data or wifi or have to switch in order to work properly, occasionally crashes, always getting updates but nothings improved. Usedbto be great then we updated it few months ago and its been a bit frustrating to deal with. Been using WhatsApp as backup. Full Review