Messenger 12+

Text, audio and video calls

Meta Platforms, Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Group video calls, voice calls, text messaging and more!

Be together whenever, with our free* all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features.
PRIVACY SETTINGS
New privacy settings let you choose who can reach you, and where your messages are delivered.
CUSTOM REACTIONS
Lost for words? You can customise your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from.
CHAT THEMES
Choose from fun themes and colours, such as Tie-dye or Love, to make your chats more personal.
WATCH TOGETHER
Watch videos, tv programmes and films with your friends over Messenger video chat and Rooms when you can't be together. Capture every moment and reaction in real time.
FREE* VIDEO CALLS TO STAY CONNECTED
Keep your friends and family close with unlimited live video chatting. Host group video calls with up to eight people, with high-quality audio, high-definition video and interactive video features such as face filters.
UNLIMITED FREE* TEXT AND PHONE CALLS
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.
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS IN DARK MODE
Give your eyes some rest with a sleek new look that darkens the colours of the chat interface.
RECORD AND SEND VOICE AND VIDEO MESSAGES
When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send. Say, sing, show or shout it out loud.
EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH STICKERS, GIFS AND EMOJIS
Use custom stickers to show your creative side. You can even add effects and filters to video calls.
SEND FILES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
There's no limit to the number of files you want to share with your friends.
PLAN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN
Make plans to get together with polls and more. Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps.
SEND AND REQUEST MONEY WITH NO FEES
Send and receive money securely and quickly – right in the app. Split payments in group chats to share rent, travel and other expenses. Start sending money to friends and family by adding your debit card, PayPal account (fees may apply) or prepaid card. Only available in the US.
CHAT WITH BUSINESSES
Easily connect with your favourite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more.
COMPATIBLE ACROSS PLATFORMS
Chat with friends across an array of devices, such as desktop, Portal and others.
Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
LEARN MORE about Messenger texting and group video chat at: http://messenger.com
* Data rates apply
Some Messenger features may not be available in your country or region.

What’s New

Version 454.0.0

We update our app regularly to make it even better for you to easily connect to the people that matter. Update to the latest version to get all the new features and improvements.

This release includes:
- Fixes for crashes within messaging experiences
- Performance improvements to remove latency in some of our core experiences
- iOS 17 support

Have a question? Tap Help in the Messenger app or visit
[facebook.com/help/messenger-app]

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
225.5K Ratings

225.5K Ratings

Peshin ,

Feature Suggestion: View-Once Photos

I’ve been using Messenger for quite some time and appreciate its seamless communication features. However, I believe there’s room for an essential improvement that would significantly enhance user experience: the introduction of a ‘view-once’ photo option, similar to what’s available on WhatsApp.

This feature would allow users to send photos that can be viewed only once by the recipient, providing an extra layer of privacy and control over shared media. It’s particularly useful for sharing sensitive or temporary information without worrying about it being saved or misused.

Implementing this feature could make Messenger even more appealing to privacy-conscious users, ensuring that it stays competitive with other messaging apps that already offer this functionality. I hope to see this in future updates!

Carlscon ,

Bring back sent, delivered, seen icons

Please bring back the sent, delivered & seen icons. Also do away with this issue of a person being able to leave your message on sent.. how rude ,ignorant. Have seen online that this and the features of restrict, ignore many are asking to be removed from the app as causes mental health problems, issues in relationships . I agree with this & thinks is so wrong to encourage people to not communicate, ignore them. What’s the point in messaging someone to be left on sent or delivered. If that person didn’t want to receive messages then option should be just unfriendly or block or drop them a quick reply to say busy etc. only takes a second to reply. I think messenger is just making people become non communicative & ignorant avoiding conversations & communication. It should be that if I send a message, it says sent, then when delivered to the other person say delivered, then if the person reads say seen or if they choose to not read say unread but they have to select that option. Or if they delete the message let the other person know they have deleted & saves them sending messages and wasting there time. I love messenger but these are not good flaws an a good way to communicate with people it’s doing the opposite. Fix these issues and bring in better options as mentioned above. Makes it more clearer for people sending messages to others

Charliixox ,

Great app but I have noticed a glitch no one is talking about.

I’ve used the messenger app for what seems like forever, I’ve had no issues with it other than the sound on calls being quiet which I know is not the fault of my phone, other than that everything is great.
The one glitch I’ve noticed and have asked other iPhone users about and they have confirmed it’s happening to them as well, is that sometimes notifications that come through (not the red circle by the app) and do not go away, for example I received a message about a week ago and it kept the notification in my notification wall even though I had pressed it and viewed the message, I deleted the notification by swiping it across and selecting delete but it came back within 24hours. It’s not really a big problem but it often does this with a few messages and they keep coming back, it’s a little frustrating and I often find myself thinking that I’ve missed messages from friends.

App Privacy

The developer, Meta Platforms, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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