Messenger — a faster way to message.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: July 20, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000



Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.

Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.

Chat heads: Keep the conversation going while you use other apps.

Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)

Even more ways to message:
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Preview your gallery photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send.
Record voice messages when you have more to say.

Extra features:
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
Create shortcuts to get to any conversation right from your home screen.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.


46,321,179 total
5 26,398,721 
4 6,983,808 
3 4,513,468 
2 2,039,738 
1 6,385,444 

  • Messenger
    Sachin Kakade Published date: July 20, 2017

    The Profile Pictures in messenger get updated very late when a person changes to a new profile picture on facebook. Wish there was an option to change the colour of the back ground because white is too bright and can be harmful for eyes..! It's not just about providing features to the users/customers, but also making sure they are safe! Full Review

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    Wati Mahmood Published date: July 20, 2017

    Always have this problem. Messenger got 1 chat not read but when i see all read. Then went to messenger request nothing. Still indivate that 1 chat has not been read. When this happaned, i need to uninstall & install messenger again so i can see the unchat msg. Its so troublesome. Can do something abt it Full Review

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    Donald Winzer Published date: July 20, 2017

    It's constantly freezing, forcing me to restart my phone after sending one message, then repeating the process. I've tried updating the app but it doesn't seem to work properly as it says it needs to be updated immediately after finishing the update. Very disappointing. Full Review

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    Kathleen Ann Featherstone Published date: July 20, 2017

    As soon as I install this app my android phone starts to stick and the screen constantly freezes. The only way I can use it is to keep it uninstalled, then install it if anyone sends me a message, then uninstall it again. Come on, there's got to be something better than this Full Review

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    Abhishek Kumar Sah Published date: July 20, 2017

    I am getting so irritating from yesterday. New features is not available in my messager so i cant share my photos in photo of the day. PLEASE help me to solve this problem Suddenly its changes to old features and that is so boring. I already updated it today but the problem is not solved.... Tell me what to do now? Full Review

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    Quentin Buetow Published date: July 20, 2017

    Just a short year or two back, Messenger was great. Now that Zuckerberg and his wayward band of idiot engineers are competing with SnapChat and IG, the app is bloated and (as of today - 20 July 2017) has updated FOUR times in as many days. Full Review

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    Published date: July 19, 2017

    What is going on messenger! It wont let me check my messeges saying that "messenger has stopped" i have uninstalled it and than reinstalled 3times to see if it would work but nothing. I prefer the old version where you didht need an extra app to open your facebook messeges. Something needs sorting as im not the only one having this issue! Full Review

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    Suraj Perumallapalli Published date: July 20, 2017

    Messenger pisses me off sometimes. When all other apps work fine under certain weaker mobile data conditions, messenger is stubborn to load and be responsive. Except for this fact and also that every update of messenger and Facebook eat away your data, it's a good application. But not the best. Full Review

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    Akhilesh Sahni Published date: July 20, 2017

    Showing invite option on the top of chats with those who don't use messenger is irritating, because of it can't see the full name of the person whom I'm chatting with. I want to turn off 'ALL DAY' feature completely, it's useless for me. Full Review

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    Gage Hurlburt Published date: July 20, 2017

    I usually love messanger but this latest update has alot of glitches with my Samsung Galaxy S4 it freezes everytime i try to call one of my fb freinds. Both regular and video calling causes my phone to completely freeze up. Please fix it Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 20, 2017

    Does not work properly on Android 6 on the galaxy a3. Messages do not appear in the message bubble and I cannot see the old messages it will not load. I'm sick of it now it's been 2 weeks now and no fixes Full Review

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    Jen Bowden Published date: July 20, 2017

    I hate thst Facebook forces this app to be on your phone taking up space just to read a message. I install it long enough to read my message then quickly get it back off. Full Review

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    Allan Ho Published date: July 20, 2017

    It's gone downhill. Needs some bug fixing. For example: profile pictures, missing sections, scrolling through text not becomes very slow somehow, messages not being received are not telling us why, GIF instant selection, and a few others. Just these small UX problems, but they definitely add up. Stick to simple fixes and no big additional content. Full Review

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    Sam Sarson Published date: July 20, 2017

    Good alternative to messanger. Causes arguments because when your on Facebook people think you've been singing the messanger if only the two could keep seperate times when last logged in. Full Review

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    Vork Askasi Published date: July 20, 2017

    This app has been plagued with a sync error that has basically made it unusable. I am unable to recieve ANY of my messages or notifications since the update roughly 4weeks ago. Im sure other Galaxy S7 users are having the same problem. The app was clunky to begin with but considering its the only thing you can use to talk to friends and family through facebook i advise you encourage them to use other apps such as telegram, skype or whatsapp until this abomination is fixed Full Review

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    Priyanka Poddar Published date: July 20, 2017

    I want my 2 years back shared photos on messenger. Suddenly I became shocked that all my shared memories are lost. Please do something to get it back. This was the best that we can see our photos together from the beginning. But I don't whats wrong with that. I want it back. Please keep my request. Full Review

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    Rayven Houser Published date: July 20, 2017

    I sent a friend a msg in April and he still hasn't received it. I'm not blocked or anything like that. It's literally not sending. Also, why does it take so long for a msg to be "delivered" it'll just be an open check for hours even after already having a convo with the same exact person. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 19, 2017

    Mostly a great app except for its connection issues for the past few months. Constantly have to refresh or quit for sent and received msgs to go through, whether i switch from data or wifi or have to switch in order to work properly, occasionally crashes, always getting updates but nothings improved. Usedbto be great then we updated it few months ago and its been a bit frustrating to deal with. Been using WhatsApp as backup. Full Review

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    Christopher Brito Published date: July 20, 2017

    Call is working fine for the longest and then suddenly just stops since a few days ago and now won't even work. Really frustrating app to deal with right now, it's great for messaging but not calls, would recommend Skype or Line instead for calls. Full Review

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    Jas Vin Published date: July 20, 2017

    It sucks that I'm not able to clear recent calls at 1 click. And I'm not able to switch my screen to the main (big one) during video call. Full Review

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    Robyn Taylor Published date: July 20, 2017

    I've been asking for months now why can't you just have a option to read unread messages? It shows I have a message but when I look there's nothing for me to see. It must be either from someone who I don't know or a message from way back that I missed but I can't find it. . Do any of your staff read these reviews as no one listens! Full Review

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    Tyler Belanger Published date: July 20, 2017

    I would like to know why every time I try to access my messenger on the home screen to see all of my conversations it's just a blank screen that spins no matter how long I wait I cannot see my list of conversations going on the only way I can talk to people is searching their name and start a new message Full Review

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    NiSuRo Productions India Nikhil Paleti Published date: July 20, 2017

    Everything perfect.... But somewhere, something is missing. Slow loading is one of such things: I can see Online friends in the home page, but takes ages to load the same in the section where I can mark myself offline. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: July 20, 2017

    I cannot do what you ask me.why? Because it is controlled even settings that is why I uninstall and install but the same thing. Otherwise I give 5. Full Review

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    Ben Woody Published date: July 20, 2017

    Continues to show a notification like I have a new message on my phone, even when I don't. It goes away after opening and closing the ap a few times only to return, 2 min later. Full Review

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    Minh Trung Published date: July 20, 2017

    The connection is too bad, too slow. And when i'm not in the main Messenger app doing something else on my phone, the text bubble always come 2hrs late when i have a message Full Review

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    Incarnadine Published date: July 20, 2017

    To many permissions, very bad optimisation, horrible user content, bad visual layout, horrible account linking. The only reason people use Facebook is because everyone is to simple minded to use anything else, the only reason people use this is because everyone already uses it, see where I'm coming from? Full Review

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    Tonya Webb Published date: July 20, 2017

    Only thing I don't like is that I can't see "my day" or anybody else's unless I have messages in my inbox. I like to delete everything and when it's a blank page, the "my day" bar disappears. Kinda annoying. Full Review

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    Randy keirstead Published date: July 20, 2017

    I have reinstalled this many times and its still not working!!! It will not show my meesages. Will not let me know when someone messages me. Add your day feature hides the buttons I try to video chat with someone. It will not send messages. Full Review

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    Kat Aragon Published date: July 20, 2017

    Still has horrible connectivity problems with and without wifi. Messages and media never send or receive in a timely fashion. Camera within the app is awful, does not focus well, has quite a lot of lag. Pop up filter suggestions are annoying. Full Review

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    Megan Voyles Published date: July 19, 2017

    Keeps closing my Chat Head in the middle of a message if I have any other app open, including Facebook :( And it loses everything I've typed every time! Full Review

  • Messenger
    Gary Walton Published date: July 20, 2017

    Unless you plan on adding an app locker to this, having my SMS and messages readily available is not a good idea. It is actually the dumbest thing that can be forced upon a customer. Hello! Full Review

  • Messenger
    Albert Nguyen Published date: July 20, 2017

    Latest update has messenger freezing non stop. Also freezes up my phone, forcing me to restart constantly. Really hope it gets patched asap Full Review

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    saintsrowboy91 xf Published date: July 20, 2017

    Ever since the last two updates, my Messenger app keeps saying "Waiting for network" I never had this problem before until now and now I can't see if people messaged me or not Full Review

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    sameer Ahmad Published date: July 20, 2017

    Brilliant application but there is a big problem while switching account.. Very slow switching and makes me angry while switching my account each time Full Review

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    Marion Antero Published date: July 20, 2017

    Whenever I tap-hold a message, this pop up window comes up then the whole app becomes laggy. Downloading the lite version now. Also, remove my day feature or at least make it optional. I don't want to see them Full Review

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    Matt Bratton Published date: July 19, 2017

    This is, by far, the worst update I've ever seen for a social media-based communication app. The notifications are extremely delayed, and I keep encountering a bug where the app hides a message thread after I reply to it. The app then refuses to show me the thread again until some time after the recipient replies to my message. The UI feels counter-intuitive and sloppy, it's riddled with bugs, and I'm tired of having to close/re-open the app in order for messages or content to load. Please release a hotfix for this dumpster fire of a programming nightmare. Full Review

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    Chinnie Deano Published date: July 20, 2017

    Its so annoying if i try to send a photo to my friend and something appear like "standard date charges"😒 can you fix that please? Full Review

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    JEFF TUCKER Published date: July 20, 2017

    Ever since last update before today the keyboard hust disapears on its own and you will end up typing in the mixdle of what you have already typed Full Review

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    gary bell Published date: July 20, 2017

    Must have an app to see messages even on the mobile browser version what a pile of crud nobody should have to deal with this for any reason nevermind Facebook's non existent reason Full Review