Be together whenever, with our all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features.

Keep your friends and family close with unlimited 1:1 and group video calls - filters optional :) Host group video calls with up to 8 people, with high-quality audio, high definition video, and interactive video features like face filters. Works across devices (smartphones and desktop).

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.

When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send. Say, sing, show, or shout it out loud.

Dark mode is a sleek look that’s easy on the eyes, by switching the background from white to black.

SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - Capture the moment with the Messenger Camera, add a filter or doodle, then send to friends or share to Stories.

Send and receive money from friends in the app by adding your debit card or PayPal account.

Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps.

Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more.

Privacy Policy: LEARN MORE about Messenger texting and group video chat at:

What’s New

Version 257.0

Messenger has rebuilt the app from the ground up. We are excited to introduce a smaller, faster, and simpler Messenger! Messenger is now one-fourth its original size and twice as fast to start - and you’ll still see new features getting added all the time!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.1M Ratings

1.1M Ratings

Zombie Antedote ,

App is trash and overly intrusive

I usually dont write reviews for anything, but this is beyond annoying. So I had been trying to update my messenger profile pic through the messenger app. Well, I have been utterly unsuccessful in all attempts due to the fact that they removed the pen icon which allows you to do that.

So I tried deleting the app, reinstalling it, logging back in and still no luck. In fact, they deprecated even more features as it was pushing for me to use my number instead. So thats a NOPE. I have been off FB for a year and some time now happily, but I keep my messenger for contacts whom I dont have locally, and prefer messenger for chat.

I read somewhere online that you HAVE to use your phone number, in order to update something as simple as a profile pic. No thank you. I do not want to give you my phone number, or anymore data that you’ve already pilfered, just to change something as simple as my profile pic. I swear, if it wasn’t for some of my contacts and old memories I have stored in the chat, I would have long since deleted this intrusive, used to be fun messaging service that I no longer find joy in using or logging into. Its lost its luster and flare, and has gone far beyond the reason of its initial creation. If anyone is bothering to read this, I hope your experience and service with this golden days of past of an app is far better than what I am experiencing at present and in the near foreseeable future.

donttouchme <3 ,

New Update Removes the Features That Kept me Coming Back

I liked messenger because it had some more things to offer than other messaging apps. They were small things but it made me choose Messenger over other apps. This is only really a small detail, but the first thing I noticed was that my chat color I had with my boyfriend had changed to blue, so I went to change it back. Turns out they deleted the color. Not sure why, but it was disappointing. Then I tried to send a “blown up” emoji. Did nothing. VERY disappointed. It made it fun. Another thing that made me smile (it was my favorite feature, please bring this back) was that when you sent a red heart, small hearts would float up. They still do, but way too fast. I liked this feature because you could “grab” them, and slide and release to make them go faster. Can’t do that anymore. They made me really happy, and my friends would always send them to me to make me feel better. My friends and I were so disappointed to see this go. I’m sure I’ll run into more things Messenger removed soon, and I am not looking forward to it.
Update: Yep. Found more. Where are the games?? Why can I still see when people are last on when my active status is off?! I used this feature so that I would not think about if someone is ignoring me. It was unhealthy. If I could rate negative stars I would. Friends have also lost messages and now I need to back up just in case.

To-Whom_It-May_Concern ,

New update is less than satisfactory.

This new update removes a lot of features that, personally, I rather appreciated. Such as being able to tell if someone had read your message without having to open the actual conversation, holding down on emojis to make them “blow up” like a ballon, and (from reading some other people’s complaints) the games and even some stickers and the such just stop working and/or showing up. And on top of that this is an app that was originally created simply to allow people to connect by text or call without the need of a phone number, essentially making it easier for families and friends to get in touch and stay in touch for each other. This app was not meant to be, and should never mean to be as it cannot be properly supported, as a business or advertisement application. If you would like to have an app specifically for that purpose, then by all means build an app AROUND that purpose so it will work as intended without any complications or community backlash. Yes you still have the basic fundamentals, but what made people come back to using Messenger and not other messaging apps were the quirks that you have unfortunately taken out of your system. I do hope that you will take everyone’s grievances into consideration and reimplement what was taken out with this update. Thank you for your time reading this review if you ever do.


Facebook, Inc.
65.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

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

More By This Developer

You May Also Like