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.

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.

VANISH MODE
Send messages that only last for a moment. Opt in to use vanish mode where seen messages disappear after you exit the chat.

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 customize your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from.

CHAT THEMES
Choose from fun themes and colors, like Tie-Dye or Love, to make your chats more personal.

WATCH TOGETHER
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.

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 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 MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US only)
Send and receive money securely and easily with friends and family right 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 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.

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 310.0

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:

- New TV/Movies to Watch Together. Grab your favourite snacks and message your friends!

- fixes for crashes within calling experiences

- improvements to video calling quality

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.2M Ratings

1.2M Ratings

Proteus 846 ,

Phantom Notification

Facebook Messenger is useful, but it has quite a few flaws and some of them are quite major. My latest issue is a notification badge on the app — on both my iPhone and iPad, and in the Facebook app on both as well on the [unnecessary] Messenger shortcut — that says I have one unread message. I’ve gone through my ENTIRE message history, message requests, and archive… I’ve read them all. I don’t know what this phantom notification is for, but if it keeps showing up I’ll need to disable badges for Messenger. As it stands, it’s a pathetic attempt by Facebook to get me to open their app.

In some ways, this app has improved a lot with time. In others… not so much. There was a time when I used Messenger for as much as possible (especially with my friends who don’t have iPhones, since SMS texting is so laughably archaic) but now I use it as little as possible. That change is partially due to my paradigm shift related to how I view social media in general, but it’s mainly because of what Facebook has done with this app and their main service as well. At this point, I’m waiting for an innovative, useful, and fun replacement for Facebook — we’re overdue one, and hopefully it’ll be far superior. (Honestly, it wouldn’t be difficult. Just care about user privacy and you’ve already got a huge advantage over Facebook)

Silverramette ,

Pointless

Facebooks messenger app is a pointless application—everyone already has free text messaging and pays for cell phone service, so why create a new application (for things like virtual yard sale) and ask for permissions to text and call? I find it absolutely absurd that I have to download an app to view messages from a web based platform. (No I DO NOT have the FB app, thank you.). Not only that but the two rarely communicate efficiently. After you check messages in the app, FB profile will still show a messages notification. On top of that every time you use it asks for notifications to be turned on (why? When FB should be notifying you?) and asking for permission for microphone and camera. The app drains battery power when you do have notifications turned on especially in group chats—pinging every time there is a new comment. I’m not sure what a good use for this app is—it should be reintegrated back into Facebook and allow users to check messages from the web based platform.

qhdms3886 ,

Overwhelming and extremely difficult to navigate

With school being online, I have been using messenger as my main medium of communication among the peers. The more I use it, the more I get annoyed at how poorly the app is made. When I have a few messages unread, it would make sense to guide me to the place where I left off when I open the chat. However, I have to scroll ALL the way up to figure out where in the conversation I had left from, so it is especially difficult when I am in a group chat and missed more than a dozen messages. It is also impossible to find the date and the time of each messages, which makes it take an even more time and effort from my end to go through every message to get to where I left off. This should be a basic function in all messenger programs by now, so I don’t understand why messenger wouldn’t carry such an essential function. It is not user-friendly, as the updates have been only adding stuff that no one would ever make use of while ignoring the basic necessities. I also can’t save or mark any messages if I need to go back to them. I truly hope you guys make the important updates soon.

App Privacy

The developer, Facebook, 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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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