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.
CROSS-APP MESSAGING AND CALLING
Connect with your Instagram friends straight from Messenger. Simply search for them by name or username to message or call.
Send messages that only last for a moment. Opt in to use vanish mode where seen messages disappear after you exit the chat.
New privacy settings let you choose who can reach you, and where your messages are delivered.
Lost for words? You can customise your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from.
Choose from fun themes and colours, such as Tie-dye or Love, to make your chats more personal.
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.
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.
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 MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US only)
Send and receive money securely and easily with friends and family directly in the app by adding your debit card, PayPal account or reloadable prepaid card (single-source cards eligible for sending money only).
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.
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.
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
Have a question? Tap Help in the Messenger app or visit facebook.com/help/messenger-app
Ratings and Reviews
I am getting tired of this app! At first it didn’t have the ‘’edit’’ button so I couldn’t change my profile picture which was beyond terrible! This continued to happen for months even though I regularly updated the app and sent numerous complains about this but nothing really changed. After so much frustration, I decided to delete messenger from my phone so I could download it again. ‘’This can maybe fix my problem’’ I thought. But nooo, the universe doesn’t want me to be happy! Now I can’t even get in! The moment I press messenger’s icon, I get kicked out. Please fix this immediately, I am in desperate need.
Worst Apple Watch app award.
It’s so bad that I don’t know where to start from. When I press reply the only thing I can see is three blue bubbles. If I press on one I realize the one means emoji the other voice and the other scribble. Why I can’t see any emojis?! Also why I can’t see any photo of any of my friends? What if I have two friends that have the same name? Also the reply just doesn’t work or I just can’t click on some conversations just randomly. Also no gif support and no calls support. What are you people doing?! Are you serious? You are multi billion dollar company and you make an app that a kid from my college can make better than you do? Invest a bit on making a useful interface with no bugs and also I have to say it really is a shame that you are so blinded that you don’t see people’s suggestions people's complains and people’s needs. Of course I am sure you will not even read this review and you will do nothing for fixing those things but I had to say it for other people to see how bad Facebook is being in accepting our ideas.
Many MANY issues
Messenger used to be normal and quite fun too. It was useful and usable. But now numerous issues, which, for your information, are terribly frustrating, have arisen. I cannot change my profile picture nor my name, I cannot edit the nicknames in group chats, and, the most important of all, all the photos that had been sent and saved in the chats are no longer there. It’s absolutely terrible because in many chats these were 2 years worth of photos. Not to mention that the new ones are not being saved either, nor can they be edited. My complain message was either never delivered or bluntly ignored. I’m getting tired of this and, as I gather from other people’s reviews and from my friends, other people are too. Fix this please. In the middle of a global pandemic, functional messaging apps are all we have. It is imperative you fix this.
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- Health & Fitness
- Financial Info
- Contact Info
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- Browsing History
- Usage Data
- Sensitive Info
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- Facebook, Inc.
- 123.8 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.