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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Social Networking 161.0 Aug 09, 2011 Apr 13, 2018 234.7 MB iOS 8.0 or later 12+
New in version 161.0

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available Messenger features. Thanks for using Messenger!


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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I can’t see my friends gifs
inkedj3di on 4/22/2018
I can’t see my friends gifs they sent. Please fix.
GIF’s haven’t been loading
Jag0420 on 4/22/2018
Ever since the latest update my received GIF’s haven’t been loading. I deleted and re-installed the app and now my sent GIF’s aren’t loading. Very annoyed since many of my friends and I can have full blown conversations using these.
Bugs bugs bugs
Hawastvtf tnvv on 4/22/2018
The app is super useless trash Speaker button is not working Power button ends calls which is so annoying The app crashes a lot The calls connections is so bad I don’t understand what is happening to the messenger app!!!!
Chat Head
MK_234560 on 4/22/2018
In android devices, there is a feature named “Chat Heads”. With this feature, person can text everytime while s/he is using another app. Can iOS devices have this feature? It would be grateful .
Cannot sign off
shelbydreyer on 4/22/2018
I hate that this app doesn’t allow you to sign off. You have to delete the whole app to sign off. It makes me not want to have the app on my phone.
kpopfan💖 on 4/22/2018
Messenger somethings loads so slow and I can’t send my message fast enough
Alisha Medusa on 4/22/2018
Won’t load without an account with Facebook. Please enable phone numbers for signing in.
A messenger mess
Elijah1971 on 4/21/2018
Why do you keep taking off the option to delete contacts it happens everytime you update it comes on and then it goes back off. Make your mind up and keep the option to delete contacts and leave the dam app along if you can’t get it right.
Apple Watch problem
474869582726 on 4/21/2018
Having a hard time keeping the app on the Apple Watch working. I have tried doing so many thing and frankly it’s annoying. Please fix.
Tylerthejett on 4/21/2018
The app will not open any messages. I just get the loading wheel screen and it never makes it past that.. I used to love viewing and replying to my Facebook messages on my watch but now it just doesn’t work.. very disappointed.
Apple iPhone
T. 0. on 4/21/2018
I would not give 1 star, trying to get the Apple ID is impossible
wilbreak on 4/21/2018
Sometimes it goes out
ipaintbridges on 4/21/2018
New update crashes upon opening. Not cool ! Please fix.
Not happy of SPYWARE
:Divo on 4/21/2018
I really do not like the allowance to look at any other stuff on my phone, NOR the use of my mic or camera when not currently permitted!
Messenger app for Apple Watch
G_Snap97 on 4/21/2018
It doesn’t work, I open the app on my watch and it just keeps on loading but nothing happens please fix this problem
My Messenger is Hacked
Grateful822 on 4/21/2018
I am so sad that a Verizon worked hacked my iPhone. Now my messenger is being used By everyone. I tried changing my password but thru always get it. Any suggestions. Should I change carriers and get new phone number. So disappointing in messenger not correcting this
Hacking problems!!!
Nammiepeepaw on 4/21/2018
I am tired of being hacked and having messages sent to my friends. Please get this off my FB page!!!
Keeps force closing!
The Travers on 4/21/2018
I’m pretty fed up. I use messenger to talk to my dad since he has a per text limit on his cell phone. I start typing a sentence and it immediately force closes! My phone is updated and I’ve deleted the app and re downloaded it. It’s a brand new iPhone 8!
Nfatigc on 4/21/2018
Had someone message me to purchase something I had for sale. Well, it turned into a spam ! I tried to delete conversation - CAN’T . It won’t let me. Tried to block them- it comes back - mark it as spam— deleted but it comes back .
sinzie- on 4/21/2018
I can’t see who view my story and my story is on the contact page and not on the conversation page which is very annoying
canman 2018 on 4/21/2018
I might of been hacked while opening up a video on Messenger a few days ago and I reported it (no reply from FB) I also attempted to change my password (had errors that the 6 digit code was added to many times (still having problems changing password) not sure where to go from here??
Mystery7733 on 4/21/2018
The app won’t load.
SeñorStuart on 4/21/2018
While the app is kinda necessary for messaging Facebook friends, 1) when you accidentally tap on the “invite a friend to messenger” button, Facebook will repeatedly spam them on your behalf by telling them to download the app), and 2) the app sends you a “new message” notification every time you make a new friend on Facebook.
Please Turn on Notifications
Scorpion101 on 4/21/2018
Please Turn on Notifications Leave the app and goes back to the app Please Turn on Notifications Closes app and restarts Please Turn on Notifications Uninstall app, restarts phone, reinstalls app Please Turn on Notifications Resets phone to factory settings and reinstalls app Please Turn on Notifications Throws phone into a fireplace, gets a new phone Please Turn on Notifications Changes identity, creates a new Facebook account, leaves the country Please Turn on Notifications
Hackers on this Now !!! Ugh
mad in mich on 4/21/2018
Today someone hacked a relatives messaged and started talking to me , I realized it wasn’t her and then I noticed my messenger profile changed so hey got into Mine also . NOT HAPPY MESSENGER!!!
Messenger notification sound
dog bff on 4/21/2018
It would be nice if you could give an option to change the notification sound for messenger for iPhone users
I do not want notifications
Dot.roxie on 4/21/2018
Stop asking !!!!! >:(
notABIGfan0965 on 4/21/2018
I use messenger when I do not have cell service but do you have Wi-Fi. I am about to delete messenger because I do not like having to open a message before I can delete it. There are messages that I would rather delete than open!!! and if I am going to be forced to open it then I will be forced to delete messenger app.
No working
iamthomasoliver on 4/21/2018
O aplicativo não abre no Watch apenas consigo responder às mensagens assim que as recebo
ambitiousdreams78 on 4/21/2018
I use to not mind the messenger app but it has gotten worse. Every time I click the camera to take a picture or look at the filter, it crashes. If someone sends me a link to a website I go to click on it and it crashes. Not to mention if I talk to more than three people it gets extremely slow. Please fix this.
Rob Woodson on 4/21/2018
The fact there’s an entirely separate app to message people for Facebook is on of the main reasons I rarely get on
Blind eye
Equality 100% on 4/21/2018
I can never see the “Gif’s” I post, Their whited out, They blocked me from copying something from Facebook & posting it in a “Private” messenger group (invasion of privacy) there’s a cess pool involved in the story but that’s for my blog. No replies when I inquire. They said blocked for posting forbidden content. I fallowed the link & what I posted wasn’t even against their policy. They create addictions for people that need attention & hate when I detail that in a post! They turned into Philistines so, I might as well start blogging about them!
Virus’s all over
CcDay1959 on 4/21/2018
Messenger has got viruses running rampid in this and only open once in a great while .
Don’t update. Now has giant ads splashed all over
Me1689 on 4/21/2018
What a joke. Not only does FB read your messages. Now they have gaudy ads in the middle of your home screen.
Privacy concern
whyisitsohardtochooseanamehere on 4/21/2018
Just got a push alert one of my contacts was also available messenger. Neither the Facebook nor Messenger apps are authorised to access my Contacts ....
Night mode
M3H2S1 on 4/21/2018
Everything is good I love this app But need to add iPhone night mode support to be good and more saver for battery I hope seeing it next update Thx...
Battery drain and deleting people
Dml1995 on 4/21/2018
I love messenger as it’s a way to connect with friends and the video function is the best way for my boyfriend and I to talk as he is deployed. However, it absolutely kills my battery. We talked for 1hr 45min and my battery went from 100% to 46%. When we are on the phone for just 30 minutes my battery will drop to 80%. I’ve only had this phone for two months and never use it while it’s charging so it should not be the battery. I also wish you could delete people without blocking them. If anyone messages me from marketplace or any groups that I’m in, they are permanently on my messenger unless I block them and I don’t want to do that. I would like to just be able to delete them so I don’t have a bunch of random people that I’m seeing online in front of all my actual friends.
Only use it because I have to.
MonsterMidian on 4/21/2018
Another annoying add on app that’s pointless and irritating. Wish it had never been. Switching back and forth is so lame. Feels invasive and I’m sure information isn’t safe. I keep begging those that have my number to text instead. Ugh.
delete fb on 4/21/2018
Forced to download
GodsGirl37 on 4/21/2018
App updated and my features are not the same anymore. Across the top, it doesn’t say Messages or Active anymore......why
Originally it was great
4ureyzonly on 4/21/2018
It used to be great before this latest update. Now every time I start it and send a message it shuts down my iPad. I uninstalled it so let’s see if that helps.
Please add a log out feature!
Elleautumn on 4/21/2018
I really wish this app would let you log out. I used to work 2pm-11pm and my nephews (who I love dearly) would “call” through Facebook messenger 11 times in a row while I’m working. I tried everything I could to make it stop without turning the phone off itself but there is no “log out” feature. WHY? Also, my mom used my phone recently and log into her account on my phone in order to get directions (she left her phone at home and had directions on messenger) and now I can’t even log out of her account. I can only switch it. I’m super annoyed with this app right now.
Problem in story 💔
علي معن التميمي on 4/21/2018
Every time I share a new story my messenger story watch number back to zero Every thing else is go will
Megan F6.9.12 on 4/21/2018
The app works well for group messaging and sharing posts with individuals. However I don’t appreciate not being able to delete conversations or spam messages that I do not want to open. This is something that needs to be fixed.
it's not working on my ipad mini 1
tdthong92 on 4/21/2018
It's not working on my ipad mini 1 anymore (ios 9.3.5) but very good on my phone (ios 11.3)
Apple Watch issue
Zayn.hs on 4/21/2018
I can not find apple watch option in messenger. I follow the steps and still can not work. Please help
Read the fine print before installing
StevePdx25 on 4/20/2018
Don’t want to butt call
Novicescholar on 4/20/2018
Adding features to mute or move the video and call buttons so the can’t be accidentally used would be helpful.
Screw you
D Giggity on 4/20/2018
I don't want to have to download your app to check the messages I've received on Facebook on mobile. Let me be able to check my messages on mobile without downloading your app. Even without giving microphone access I receive advertisements about things I talk about. It's really creepy and makes me want to delete Facebook all together.
This App Will not stop trying to access ur phone
harthansen on 4/20/2018
This app asks you to turn on notifications about once a minute. It is an invasive, pushy, cancerous app that is a bad copy of a dozen other apps.
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