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 right from Messenger. Simply search for them by name or username to message or call.
New privacy settings let you choose who can reach you, and where your messages are delivered.
Lost for words? You can customize your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from.
Choose from fun themes and colors, like Tie-Dye or Love, to make your chats more personal.
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.
FREE* VIDEO CALLS TO STAY CONNECTED
Keep your friends and family close with unlimited live video chatting.Host group video calls with up to 8 people, with high-quality audio, high definition video, and interactive video features like face filters.
UNLIMITED FREE* TEXT & 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 colors 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 favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more.
COMPATIBLE ACROSS PLATFORMS
Chat with friends across an array of devices, like 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
Reliably crashes at launch on iPad with Magic Keyboard
A messenger app installation on that has worked for years crashed today when popping up the emoji selection window. Restarting the app now crashes immediately on launch. After uninstallation (clearing local data), restarting the device, re-installation, the app runs long enough to enter credentials, but then crashes when continuing. Further attempts to restart the app crash on launch as before. WITH FURTHER WORK, I have tied-down this crash to an iPad mounted on a Apple Magic Keyboard. While the app crashes when launched while the keyboard is attached, it will launch if the keyboard is detached, though the app seems in a fragile state once the keyboard is re-attached. For instance, if the track pad pointer is positioned over a “Sharrow” next to a message, the app will crash. Function can be recovered, again, by relaunching the app without the keyboard. THIS SEEMS TO BE NOW FIXED IN VERSION 366.1… THANKS!
App going downhill fast.
Ever since the last update the calls have been messing up bad when I try to call someone it says I’m calling myself and keeps ringing and ringing for so long I have to turn my phone off completely to get it to stop on top of that messenger it self as been messing up my data it will turn my data off out of nowhere or it won’t even recognize I have data on at all it just keeps saying “ no Internet connection” when I have full bars of LTE and even more on that note calls will randomly end or it will only end on me or said persons end but never showed on the other persons end and the whole time you think you’re on call you really not video length is way too short my friends can’t even send me videos without having to crop them into separate parts and same for me I keep getting kicked out of messenger almost on a daily basis nowadays and sometimes it keeps saying that my information is wrong when I never change my login information and don’t get me started on how many times it says “unable to login” over and over again on a daily basis and on top of the fact and stuff it has very bad security measures if you get hacked or so on. All the recent updates for a while On this app have just been making this app worse and worse and it has so many bugs and glitches it’s not even funny this app has gone to complete garbage.
Messenger keeps kicking me off
For the past three days messenger has literally been kicking me from the app nonstop. If I’m lucky I can get it to work enough for me to send maybe one message before it starts doing the same thing. I click the app to open it, it tries to open, then immediately shuts down. Over and over and over. And now when I do get into it, if it actually allows me to stay on the app, it no longer allows me access to my photos. I try to go to settings to allow access, but the app isn’t asking for permission in my settings. So I can’t even fix that. But I’m more concerned with the fact that I literally can’t get messenger to open unless I shut my phone off and on three or four times in a row. And when it does let me in, I know I have a limited amount of time before it does it again. It’s done this once before I few months back, and there was an update that fixed it and I had no more issues until recently. So I keep looking on here for an update, but haven’t seen one yet- so I’m curious if it’s just my phone specifically or if it’s the app itself. Either way it’s extremely irritating especially when it’s the main (and basically only) way that I communicate with people. And now I can’t even do that. It’s extremely frustrating to just continuously be kicked out of the app for no apparent reason. Please fix this..
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