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App last updated Jan 18, 2018
New in version 149.0

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Instantly connect with the people in your life. Messenger is free, fast, and secure.

- Reach anyone. You can use names or phone numbers to find friends.
- Use everywhere. Messenger works across all mobile and desktop devices. You can even connect with people internationally!
- Connect however you want. Send a text message, share a photo, or start a video chat — all in Messenger.
- Communicate better with groups. Catch up in real time with high quality group video chat or customize your messaging experience with colors, nicknames, and group photos.
- Call and video chat your friends 1:1 or in groups. It's free over Wi-Fi (otherwise standard data charges apply), so talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries.
- Express yourself. Send emojis, stickers, and GIFs to conversations or add new masks and effects to your video chats.
- Capture photos and videos with fun art and effects. You can save these to camera roll, send to conversations, or post to your Day, a place where people can see what you're up to.
- Play games and compete with your friends. You can compare scores and see how you rank against other people.
- Chat with businesses. You can make reservations, check on orders, and get real-time customer service.

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Michael Ed (YouTube) on 1/23/2018
It seems there always someone on FB posting or someone send you something/video/link through FB messenger. Bye FBA Messenger, you will not be missed. 💩💩💩
Check mark removed
Eyasu.S on 1/23/2018
Why is the little check mark removed, bring it back please
NiqueANique1 on 1/23/2018
Why did y’all take away the mood filters
Messenger on my iPhone stopped working
lburrell on 1/23/2018
Since the last iOS update, I can't do messenger on my phone. Major issue for me. I use messenger to interact with work colleagues for work's. Grrr
New update
Love Fireman on 1/23/2018
Change it back!!! I liked seeing favorites and active people on the message screen. I don't like it when I have to switch to see who's online. And I don’t like having to click the message to see if it’s been seen. Add the icons back to the main page.
I can’t see the check mark or persons profile pic now in messenger?
Student099 on 1/23/2018
In my messenger inbox I can only see the time now. I can’t see that little circle with the check mark or the persons profile pic anymore. What happened??
Annoying, frustrating and insulting — by design
brysmi on 1/23/2018
It would get 3 ★, maybe more, for being functional and solid, but the constant prompts for features I DO NOT WANT and personal information piss me off. When I make the mistake of enabling notifications, I get more than just the messages from friends I would want to know about; when I disable notifications, I get constantly hassled to turn notifications back on. I hate an app that won’t take NO for an answer. This is all clearly baked in to the app — annoying, frustrating and insulting, all by design.
Messy and useless
pmichelsen on 1/23/2018
Facebook apps are so cluttered and messy. Hate both apps
Switching between accounts now doesn’t work
PinterestAddictWithdrawals on 1/23/2018
Switching accounts says session expired and acts like the app just got installed EVERYTIME from today please fix this!!!
Really don't care
Jenni513 on 1/23/2018
When someone is online - seeing that on the top of the screen is just plain annoying. Also don't care for when people were last active, which I feel perpetuates the norm that one must be "connected" at all times.
Info Security Issues/Breeches faulty algorithm
snake pilot chadwick on 1/23/2018
Me too (previous review)! The person(s) coding (“new”fb) forgot to link identity to active/access and time. I’ve had to create 3 different login ID’s. I’m OUT.
Therapist and Parent on 1/23/2018
Having to resign in every few hours and being asked repetitively to give access to my contacts is getting this app deleted
Sick of ads
KingWyckd on 1/23/2018
It was bad enough that Facebook littered their site with garbage ads that can't be turned off... then you destroyed Instagram with ads and preferential algorithms. Now I have your ads popping up in my message feed! So sick of the constant advertisements!!
Crashes my iPad
Shrjwr on 1/23/2018
What’s going on? When I try to get on the app my iPad crashes , and I have to use a hard restart to reboot.
Calling doesnt work on my end. No one can hear me.
Dijutal assassin on 1/23/2018
Iphone 8. Ios 11. I have your most recent update. However when i try to send voice clips or make a voice call the other people cant hear me. I checked my end of the equation by trying my native messenger and making voice calls etc. my mic works fine on all other apps. Just not yours.
The most annoying app
Hhhiiggh on 1/23/2018
so frustrating app, hate that face uses this, marketplace is all spam :/ nothing is friendly , keeps telling me turn on notifications!!!!!! leave me alone messanger virus , it should be simple dm chat , less is more !!!!
Zacboy801 on 1/23/2018
Really downgraded with this update, really complicated to use
Bring back support for ACTIVE ONLINE friends
I am des on 1/23/2018
Facebook messenger automatically updated one day then all of a sudden I notice that there’s no list for the people who are currently online anymore. I usually use messenger while I’m up late bored so I like to see other people who are online so I can message them and know that they’ll reply quickly. Why take the List away????
game crap on messenger?
nicknamewpoiuytrewq on 1/23/2018
who the idiot on drugs that thought it would be ok for game notifications to come through messenger, it’s gone from bad to horrendous. now i can’t even chat with friends. (words with friends 2 is the culprit, so far) .. as if chain mail wasn’t bad enough
Messenger is Trash
LilMya17 on 1/23/2018
Messenger isn’t working so good. It deleted my messages and I can’t even get them back. Fix this problem ASAP. !!!
Messenger is SLOW and not functional at times
Campmulli on 1/23/2018
Not sure what’s going on but I’m unable to connect on messenger via smartphone at this time. Also video chat never rings through just get a missed chat message. I use this app to talk to my navy kids in Japan and am saddened by the poor quality of the app. Please fix this once fantastic app as of now it stinks
Continuous logging out
HomeDetailing on 1/23/2018
I’m so sick and tired of being logged out every 2 freaking minutes. “Login session has expired” what? Do they last only 2 minutes? I’ve just woke up and I’ve already got logged out 6 freaking time. This is terrible. This app is becoming trash. Each time it updates i get logged out more and more often.
Unnecessary download
heifhnrj on 1/23/2018
Why do we have to download this bs just for fb messages? I’m literally almost out of storeage.
Can’t send voice memo audio via messenger
CzarOmar on 1/22/2018
Each time I want to send a voice memo audio via messenger an error appears. Ps. Not talking about recording an voice audio through messenger, I’m talking about my voice memos audios that I have saved in my iPhone on voice memos app.
Seeing who’s active
Lady Luck1213 on 1/22/2018
This app is excellent but I would love a way to make it so that I don’t see who’s active? Or if I can hide certain people? Like I super don’t want my ex’s face popping up every time I open the app, you feel?
Update Failed The Messenger has stopped completely
ALI SAMIO on 1/22/2018
Update Failed The Messenger has stopped completely
Switch Account is messed up
!!!!! Not working - 😡 on 1/22/2018
When you are trying to switch account, the Session will automatically expire and then it load the previous account for about 10 mins!!!! This started after this update!
Separate, have to navigate through unwanted fluff
Lynxspirit on 1/22/2018
This worked much better and used much less memory on my iPhone when it was part of Facebook. I re-download it occasionally to check and answer messages then delete it again to save space. MAKE THIS PART OF FACEBOOK AGAIN! Also it is not at all user friendly anymore. When I get into Messenger it takes forever going through all the adds for upgrades and extras to get to all I want - reading or sending messages -which is the whole purpose!
New update is not good
Pennell78 on 1/22/2018
You can’t see if the person got the message unless you open the message.
Update for time of latest msg showing is annoying.
Dr.Righteous on 1/22/2018
Please change this back. It’s annoying and non-substantive. Thanks!
Do not install if you care about privacy
Digmax on 1/22/2018
Installed app and carefully selected option to not allow access to contacts. Next day app had a list of people from my contact that I may want to connect to in Facebook. Did not give my phone number and used new empty email account. Cannot believe Facebook is allowed to do this and Apple is okay with this app breaking privacy settings.
They’re listening
Surajp62 on 1/22/2018
Long story short, my friends and I were talking about male pattern baldness. When i unlocked my phone shortly after and opened facebook, ads for male pattern baldness cures were on my feed. Quickly deleted messenger and no creepy stuff has happened since:.. They’re listening
it’s just bad
Pika_Panda on 1/22/2018
aesthetically, the app is terrible. no updates for the new iphone X, night shift mode?, what happened to the old emojis?
Good App, No Issues
TNT6464 on 1/22/2018
Basically what the title says. Quick and easy to message people with no bugs or issues.
Can’t access messages after update
Flappy arms on 1/22/2018
Don’t know what happened but both my husband and I, on separate phones, cannot access our messages or it takes forever to show them. It’s not our data!!
The worst
R342 on 1/22/2018
This app is the worst
I think it stinks stinks
Just got had on 1/22/2018
Every time we turn around you guys want me to put a password in and you want me to start all over then you won’t do this and do that and it times are you want to start all over I John with it deleted
Messenger calling
FF663 on 1/22/2018
Be nice to turn off messenger calling if you want too
Can’t change peoples nicknames
apple fix it on 1/22/2018
Can’t change people nicknames
Gonzajinenacan on 1/22/2018
Chat heads
aalddiiiii on 1/22/2018
Great app just miss the chat heads,I wish you would allow them on iOS devices also
Jazzberg on 1/22/2018
Add more chat colors and bit emoji and I am sure you will gain more users. Also allow iPhones to set messenger as their primary messaging app.
For the love of god let us disable read receipts!
Tacetace on 1/22/2018
I am eternally trapped in group messages. It shows your icon as soon as soon as you open the message. Now my friends think I hate them. So. I never open the thread.
CourtneyMRoSe:) on 1/22/2018
Hate that with the new update I can’t see if someone read my messages without actually clicking the conversation and opening it.
The worst!
Elizarent on 1/22/2018
Just stop with these annoying updates, they don’t work!!
Can’t share photos from Text.
Lilly2179 on 1/22/2018
I have been having problems sharing photos sent to me via text on my phone and then sending them to messenger. I keep getting the following message “Can’t Send Message Check Your Connection and Try Again.” I am connected to WiFi at home and I have used my cellular data and I keep getting the same message. I used to be able to be able to send them Please Fix This Problem A.S.A.P.
What I don’t like
deziray32904 on 1/22/2018
I don’t like how the new update doesn’t let you see what time the message was viewed.
New Update
Sand pit turtle 2000 on 1/22/2018
The app randomly updated and now you can no longer see when your message is delivered or read unless you open the conversation which I think is obnoxious. I don’t think it needed to be changed at all.
It always appears online
Rikardoc03 on 1/22/2018
This app needs to be fixed because I don’t like appearing online and there is no option to appear offline Actually there is but it doesn’t work!!!
Let's make...
Mmmmhfddssd on 1/22/2018
...the Facebook experience even worse by splitting it into multiple apps.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Facebook, Inc.
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Aug 09, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Jan 18, 2018
  • Version: 149.0
  • Size: 224.8 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Vietnamese;