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 335.1

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

4.1 out of 5
1.3M Ratings

1.3M Ratings

Blatisian ,

Video length is too short

I have friends that talk through videos when I’m not available, instead of audio only or typing. And I will get 10-20+ videos at a time from one person. Please upgrade the app to make videos 3 minutes max, instead of 20 seconds. It would make things so much better. I know I’m just one person. But maybe look at your data to see how many people use the video message function and if they are sending multiple at a time as well. Please and thank you. Edit. Also, maybe add a highlight to videos already viewed by me on my side. If I start watching them and that friend texts or sends a new video, the entire conversation jumps to the bottom and I lose my place. And trying to figure out where I left off in 20+ 20 second videos is a hassle; 40+ today(all at once). Like a yellow outline around the seen videos and blue around the ones I haven’t viewed yet. Something like that, that’s colorblind friendly lol. No purples and blues or greens and reds together, cuz they will blend and I and others like me wont be able to tell which is which 😂. Thank you

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.

SullyGunther ,

Completely Unnecessary and terrible

So to begin. The existence of Facebook messenger is absolutely unnecessary. There is already the Facebook app and I don’t see what the point is in having to switch to a different app just to see your messages. But also if you’re going to force me to use this app to see my messages from another app might as well make it work. For about a month now I’ve been stuck signed in to one of my pages. I can’t read any messages on my personal or any of my other business pages. So I deleted it and re-downloaded it.
And now, it won’t let me sign in. I have tried signing in all day today and yesterday and it constantly gives me “ error your request cannot be completed at this time please try again later.” This is absolutely terrible. Get this thing fixed. I wish I could have the option to just use Messenger in the Facebook app. But since Zuck doesn’t want that I guess I don’t get it. If my businesses didn’t rely on it I would leave Facebook all together because of this.
In summation, the app is terrible doesn’t work and I shouldn’t even need it in the first place.

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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