Messenger — a faster way to message.

Additional Information
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: June 19, 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.


45,271,737 total
5 25,673,490 
4 6,848,995 
3 4,430,584 
2 2,014,396 
1 6,304,272 

  • Messenger
    Maggie Mehalko Published date: June 21, 2017

    DO NOT UPDATE THIS APP! Facebook is desperately trying to become Snapchat and it's not working. The new layout is extremely confusing and they've hidden half of the features that I normally use. The text bar in which to type normal text is way smaller and when someone else types and sends a message the app no longer automatically goes to the bottom of the convo. Now every time someone says something you have to manually scroll down to see what was said! They've added a "story" type feature that takes up the top 1/4 of the screen and every little thing you do brings up a notification to add it to your "How's Your Day?" storyline. Facebook.. You're not Snapchat. Be original. If I wanted to add a picture to my story, I would be using Snapchat. I want to talk to my friends via text which is why I'm using messenger. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: June 20, 2017

    Everything works great, no bugs or glitches on any of my devices whatsoever, and the updates are informative and spot on. The majority of bad reviews are pathetic. People giving bad ratings due to issues that are not facebook fault... I could sit here all day and list all the things people have complained about that aren't to do with any faults on Facebook's side. To those people, how about go into a PC/Phone repair shop and have them explain the issue or get a new device. Christ It's that simple. Facebook, I think you should start reviewing reviews and stop idiotic reviews that arent necessary from being published. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: June 20, 2017

    I loved it so much. This is a No.1 app I use all the time. But those Stories... They are aweful and makes me feel like I'll get epilepsy! Just give us an option where we can turn stories of if we don't want to see them! And then, this will be an awesome app! Full Review

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    Cody Proffitt Published date: June 20, 2017

    Sooo many bugs. When I take a picture from the in-app camera it won't send no matter how many times I press it, I have to save it then send it. The app lags and is almost unusable with a watch. I know it just isn't the app, it's Facebook in general. The site freezes on my PC when no other website does and I have to force close and reopen. You would think with how frequently FB updates their app and how much money they have that they wouldn't have so many issues with their site and app. Full Review

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    Dani-Karl Conway Published date: June 21, 2017

    Starters you are trying to be Snapchat not going to work I'm afraid.. secondly this app is updating more times than a person going to the toilet after having bottle of laxatives. The updates dies cause my phone to glitch. The app does work great but please stick the basic and don't become something you shouldn't. You would have 5 stars but Messanger is not Snapchat Full Review

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    Mistersirguy Teriyaki Published date: June 20, 2017

    I gave four stars due to the fact that I'm in Michigan and my Girlfriend is in Texas, and the texts are always glitching, because this app doesn't account for timezones. So she just went inactive, and seeing as how I'm an hour ahead of her, it says she was last active an hour ago. It's annoying as hell. Usually would've rated five though. Full Review

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    Theofanis Lantzakis Published date: June 21, 2017

    Most of the stickers don't show up. I have to go to facebook via Firefox to see them. his is very annoying when you're messaging. For this reason I give it a low rating. Otherwise, it's a good app. 😝 Full Review

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    Morgan Seymour Published date: June 21, 2017

    I'm a fan :-) but, I recently had to reinstall the app after reactivating my Facebook account (some options didn't return upon coming back to FB). I didn't mind having to do that...but now the ringtones/notifications I've downloaded aren't available for use. They are still stored in my phone but I'm unable to choose them in messenger. *If anyone else can help it would be much appreciated 😊 Full Review

  • Messenger
    Jamie Flack Published date: June 20, 2017

    The app is so big & takes up so much room. It was better when it was all one app. Also, tell us why you're updating and make sure the updates actually work before rolling them out. UPDATE: Still crashing while messaging... FIX ISSUE ASAP Full Review

  • Messenger
    deadpeoplescreaming whadyameanshutuplisten Published date: June 20, 2017

    I believe it is rather invasive that a separate app is required for a function that used to be browser friendly to require an additional installation to essentially get a text. Sad Facebook, just sad. Are all the background data files really worth it. No I AM SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN A NONGENERIC RESPONSE. That's all. Full Review

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    Hime Ichijyou Published date: June 20, 2017

    EDIT: Oh I fixed it right after and forgot to change my rating text. Sorry about that ❤ -- After the latest update, it keeps force closing as soon as I open it or facebook and I can't use either anymore. Other than that the app works wonderful. Looking forward to a fix gor this 😊 Full Review

  • Messenger
    Jeff Brylinski Published date: June 21, 2017

    In your latest update you removed the ability to send drop box files. Add it back in. I don't know why you would remove features from your app. I don't know how many people send money to each other but I feel like it's a lot less than the amount of people like me that send stuff over Dropbox Full Review

  • Messenger
    Jonah Zook Published date: June 20, 2017

    I have the Samsung Galaxy S7 on Verizon. My house wifi is very expensive but very fast, facebook and facebook messager download slow and also take about 3 minutes to install each. These apps also take up a lot of space for a social media app. This is not quality, and is getting farther from it every update. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Michael McNab-Kwiatek Published date: June 20, 2017

    This app likes to hide its settings which can be problematic when in a hurry especially when privacy is involved. Using actual Facebook and standard texts Save's the day: make sure you are with 1 of those slightly smaller companies which gives you coverage of all the mobile towers in your country. You might be charged a little extra but it is worth it on safari and other adventures. Generally a great app: annoying it has got to be separate from Facebook: takes up extra room and loves to notify you if you are not clever with settings! Full Review

  • Messenger
    Sreelal Kannur Published date: June 21, 2017

    Im using mesenger. its a good app. but now a days its very boring becoz of new features like storys games nd sms. can you please remove those unwanted things from meseger. then its a good app.. remove story from mesenger.. its only for texting nd chating with frnds. so pls u remove story features from mesenger its a user request to Facebook. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Andrew Wilson Published date: June 21, 2017

    Great app but now im having problems i can't send pictures anymore and last month it would cut the audio on my phone which to fix it required a reboot of my phone i always update the app so i don't know why this is happening if someone could help fix this bug it would be most appreciated Full Review

  • Messenger
    Joseph Smith Published date: June 20, 2017

    It sends messages to your Facebook friends and it works. Other than that, it's an disgraceful mess of jumbled features to try and compete with every messaging app in existence. Design team should be ashamed at the work put into this. Full Review

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    angelyn rosales-capelo Published date: June 20, 2017

    This app has an advantage as well as disadvantage. The advantage is that you can chat, call etc. a person who's faraway. The disadvantage is I need to uninstall some apps in able to update this Full Review

  • Messenger
    Published date: June 19, 2017

    I think that its by far one of the greatest way of connecting with others. Whether it be for business or pleasure, the fun and educational stuff I've learned using this app , makes me truly grateful to have experience it . The fun don't stop! Full Review

  • Messenger
    kyaw soe lin Published date: June 20, 2017

    The new version is so annoying that even a slight downward scrolling makes phone camera open. Can the developer fix that problem? The latest version fix that annoying Full Review

  • Messenger
    Liz Mendoza Published date: June 20, 2017

    I don't like combining the text & messenger so I'm glad I can opt out of that. Otherwise I love using this to communicate with family and friends Full Review

  • Messenger
    Gemma Babb Published date: June 20, 2017

    Its a very nice app now i have not had any problems with my messenger since the last few updates will give it five ☆☆☆☆☆s i like the camera on it with the funny frames and funny moving motifs that dance over my head or the sweets that come out of my mouth etc i also like the drawing and colouring on it too makes private messeging much more fun its running okay now Full Review

  • Messenger
    Connie Ramirez Published date: June 21, 2017

    I love messenger! I would like it to be reprogrammed. Their is several misconfigurations that can cause confusion. Other then that it is one of my favorite apps! Full Review

  • Messenger
    Curtis Barker Published date: June 21, 2017

    Fed up with the messenger app. Should stop spending so much time making it into Snapchat and putting games in because I can't send or received messages anymore or send pictures. Terrible. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Fatih Maytalman Published date: June 21, 2017

    It has great options but takes too much space and asking privacy and privilege to use my camera and mic!!! For what purpose? Dear users why would you agree to that? Full Review

  • Messenger
    Nihad Shahriar Published date: June 20, 2017

    Overall this app is great. Main problm is 'my day'. It's ok but when it appears with cheat head it doesn't look good. It will be great if there any options to hide it Full Review

  • Messenger
    Fernanda Martínez Published date: June 20, 2017

    I don't like downloading apps that are not worth it. I mean, I guess your point is connect people and whatever, but, why do people need Messenger if they have Whatsapp? People are not using Facebook for communication, just for fun. Why do I have to download an app just to see 1 message? It is bothering and I will eventually uninstall Messenger. Five min. That's all Full Review

  • Messenger
    Steven Wicks Published date: June 21, 2017

    Since The update can't send photos. The picture and video quality is terrible when using the camera and when I send photos it distorts them badly. Are we ever going to be able to fast forward or rewind videos sent on messenger? Full Review

  • Messenger
    Kamille Caleon Published date: June 21, 2017

    Annoying update trying to be an app you're not supposed to be. Edit: I've come to accept the changes but now messenger constantly crashes when I started playing games. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Jessica Ramirez Published date: June 20, 2017

    I just have a problem with the update now for some reason there is always text already written on the bar. So every time I type a message I have to delete what's already typed and it is irritating Full Review

  • Messenger
    Tiffy C Published date: June 20, 2017

    LOVE IT, Upgade from normal f.b messanger, Have got back in touch w some old friends. Really Great to find them.. have private conversations, send Gifs, Pics, Emojis, Short Clips ENJOY ! Full Review

  • Messenger
    Clive. Winfield Published date: June 21, 2017

    This app does not respond to messages either sent or received. Tried downloading 5 times. Unable to use Facebook. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Ame Reed Published date: June 20, 2017

    Have quite a few issues that I've reported. 1. My notification sound gets changed constantly to a soundfile that doesn't exist anywhere in my device. 2. My old conversations are being deleted randomly despite me not being logged in anywhere else. 3. I can no longer add/switch between accounts Full Review

  • Messenger
    Michael Martin Published date: June 20, 2017

    The way this app opens is annoying and takes too long. There are far too many updates without any noticable improvements. The only reason I use it is because it's linked to Facebook. Absolutely terrible app. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Aman Ali Published date: June 21, 2017

    evrey thing u make good butt u never think abut msg cantroll u have to give option to dlt all msg ther no have shod b need this one bye one dlted msg for friends may b one day cant dleted so plz mark all to dleted msg all contacted Full Review

  • Messenger
    Prince Charming Published date: June 20, 2017

    Its a Good app..And very helpful.. I think It will be more attractive if we can set image on our personal Massege inbox like Whatsapp... Full Review

  • Messenger
    Kurt Bendl Published date: June 20, 2017

    It's an annoying app. I usually delete it after I read a few messages. If it weren't so intrusive and annoying if probably use it more. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Gabriel Vidales Published date: June 20, 2017

    Hate it, I can't shut off notifications. Can't look at deleted or archive messages. So dumb Full Review

  • Messenger
    gimmieURBRAIN - Published date: June 20, 2017

    This app is slow between the transition of going to my Facebook and this app, it's an unnecessary lapse of time. Also, it keeps running in the background even when I force it to stop. Full Review

  • Messenger
    Amy Loretta Published date: June 20, 2017

    Personally, I hate Facebook but being able to use this app and not have to be a part of Facebook is excellent! The only reason it got four stars instead of five is because," it's a part of Facebook". Full Review