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 323

NEW SOUNDMOJIS

Introducing a new way to express yourself in chat through short sound clips featuring noise effects, music and more! Each sound is represented by an emoji, providing some delightful discovery as you explore the library of fun sounds to share with friends and family.

Find your favorite Soundmoji and keep an ear out as we introduce more, culturally relevant audio clips so you have everything you need to make some noise.

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 I’ve had to disable badges for Messenger because of this annoyance so I occasionally miss messages now. 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)

JustinTyme1221 ,

Internal Browser JUNK!!!!

Messenger is getting a one star review from me of the sole reason that their internal browser is absolute garbage!!! it has wasted my time numerous times because I didn’t realize I was on their browser!! SMH!! I shouldnt have to look when I click the link it should open up in my default browser not Facebook messenger browser that doesn’t store my passwords for future use, auto fill my stuff or even work when I try to hit submit on an order!!Most recently I was trying to download professional photos from a professional photographer and it said I was saving them on the messenger browser but come to find out when I finished it didn’t save a single one and then I had to open it in chrome which I thought I was in the first place!! RAWR!!!!

I am absolutely fed up with the amount of time I’ve wasted but not realizing I was in the messenger browser and the fact that I have no way to control this or turn it off I am annoyed and I am going to delete this application if you guys don’t make the necessary changes. And another thing when somebody tries to call you over messenger I should have the option to decline that call not have to sit and wait until it quits ringing!!

Do you guys even test the functionality of your applications I’m beginning to question it!!

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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