Facebook, Inc.

Social Networking


This app was last updated on: Jul 21, 2017
TapNova doesn't recommend this version of the app.   
New in version 127.0

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


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.

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 camera roll 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.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Messenger uses location data to make features work, help people connect and more.

iPad Screenshots
Alicia8996 on 7/24/2017
Where do you start ? i randomly call people 1-2 times a day and there's no choice to disable the call function. the camera is extremely unstable. About 9/10 times when i try to attach photos the app is slow to respond , and crashes
Utahmulies on 7/24/2017
Works great. The only thing I hate about it is every time I accept a friend request on Facebook I get a notification on messenger telling me what I already know, I am now friends with that person. Stop it please! It's annoying. I only want notifications when someone sends me a message not every time I become friends with someone new.
Losing active contacts
Spurtie on 7/24/2017
Ever since last update, this app is NOT showing me Active contacts all the time???? Please fix this bug
Update please.
Historygirl1863 on 7/24/2017
Doesn't show active people when in chat. Please fix!!!
Won't re-install
Georgiegurl32 on 7/24/2017
App was not working. Tried updates. The updates didn't work so tried to re-install. Didn't work. I have room to add back to my phone but it's not working. Help!
App won't refresh
Ollinator1 on 7/24/2017
This app is still having the same problem. It won't refresh to show who is active and who is not. I never know the here and now. Please fix that.
Avoid at all costs!
Estée L on 7/24/2017
Since one of the recent updates I am unable to delete message threads in a not so easy fashion. You practically have to go through several complicated steps. Also the download is MASSIVE! Like 150mb massive. Needs fixed!
LoveandMercy69 on 7/24/2017
Just says "Couldn't load conversations". No help from app support.
App repeatedly crashing
BraudyH on 7/24/2017
This never happened before until today, every single time I open the messenger it crashes before I can scroll down.
Less than one star 😡😡😡😡
BachanaM on 7/24/2017
its better if you fix bugs and crashes instead of adding so many silly "features" 😡😡😡😡 i want to upload video on my day and by the time i would press Send it crashes and when i open messenger it crashes intantly so i have to download it again 😡😡😡😡😡😡
Last active
Rainy563 on 7/24/2017
Last active time and currently online is not refreshing unless you turn the phone off and on
Money grab
Jamiepie7 on 7/24/2017
This app is just a money grab as you are/WERE clearly capable of running msgs in the FB app. So you get more money this way. Whatever. But it could at least run in an efficient way. Do you really need to clog up my feed with a new msg each time I add a new friend?! It's annoying and I have to search through to find who has messaged me. Why not have ALL unread messages at the top?! I add friends for games so this is very annoying. Also, the pictures and videos people send are always hard to open, and have a hard time going full screen. But we wouldn't know if you fixed that in the update because you clearly don't have anyone to take 2 minutes to list what you've updated. 🙄🙄🙄 we give you money, FIX IT!!
Active feature broken
Rocky_1746573737 on 7/24/2017
I go on messenger tells me someone is online but not reading messages then I force quit and reopen and then tells me they were active however long ago. Needs to be fixed.
Mmaaa1 on 7/24/2017
"Active" people aren't active
YayaBananas3 on 7/24/2017
The app has been showing people as active when I know they aren't. I have to exit the app entirely and then open it again and refresh it for it to show the correct people active. Only recently started doing this and already is annoying the crap out of me. Also the audio call has a tendency to cut out and drop even when both parties have good wifi signal.
Me gusta
Fabianatelleria on 7/24/2017
A veces se cuelga
Please change notifications back the way they were.
Knk73 on 7/24/2017
I use this app daily to communicate with family and friends. I do love the app, but hate the change that has been made in notifications. I now get no notification of messages or calls if I happen to have left the conversation open or even the app open and just minimized. I now miss messages constantly because of the way notifications work now. Please change the notifications back to the way they were. Thank you.
Taylor Fromm on 7/23/2017
On my messages it would say error to the voice messages and I could not get it to work I have reset my phone an deleted the app and now I can not re download it
The Objective Truth About This App
chirochris on 7/23/2017
Because someone needs to say it. This app deserves 5 stars for a few simple reasons. When this app first came out i was annoyed. Another app, its own glitches and updates, all to message people on Facebook. But having used this for years, this app is everything. It is iMessage, skype, texting, and everything else packed into one app, all for free. And even more perfect because everyone has a Favebook. Traveling and don't have data? You don't need to have friends and family download a third party app. This app is the kind of thinking that will create that perfect handheld device. Many people were not fans of this app upon its creation. But it is truly a perfect and brilliant app ahead of its time. Plus no glitches or anything.
Will not open
P3PP3R R4Y on 7/23/2017
I was having an issue with one of my conversations. Every time I tried to open said conversation the app would crash. I could reopen it and every other conversation worked fine. I deleted the app and re-downloaded. Now it will not open at all. The icon becomes shaded notifying me that I touched it but never opens. A little help??
Messages don't show
Rock Hard Fan on 7/23/2017
You get private messages just fine. But if they send you an instant message they don't show up on your messenger. You have to log on to an actual computer to see those.
Tim'N'Tina on 7/23/2017
Dumb app. Still terrible. Not wanting to allow access to my contacts isn't a notification Worthless
Terrible loading
Cfeigelis on 7/23/2017
Since the last update or two when ever I open the app it takes 30-45 seconds to load. Even if I switch from one open app back to messenger it opens and then freezes for 30-45 seconds before I can type or anything. It's annoying. Would be awesome if it would be fixed. This is a new bug.
poconos playa on 7/23/2017
The most hated app on my phone
App won't refresh
BirdSniffer on 7/23/2017
After this latest update, the app doesn't refresh-even when completely closing out of it- and still shows people online who are not actually online. There also seems to be a longer than normal delay between sending and receiving messages-was not an issue before latest update.
Margarita P on 7/23/2017
Doesn't give me notification when I get messages or if I get a call from someone
Awesome but...
Stephanie 😍🤞🏽 on 7/23/2017
This is cool but it has Really bad video quality
christaslpa24 on 7/23/2017
I love the idea of the app and I am okay with having it as a separate app from Facebook. My problem with the app is every time I go to send a picture my app crashes. It may let me send 1 or 2 pictures at a time but only sometimes. Most of the time lately it won't let me send any at all. Crashes as soon I click on pictures to choose which ones I want to send. This used to not be an issue. I could send 20 at a time with no problem.
Chat heads!!!!
Simbabug on 7/23/2017
The app is really slow and glitches a lot. It would also be better if messenger had chat heads like it does on android. It should also be available on macs.
You Guys Finally Have A Log Out Button
Jay7492 on 7/23/2017
Finally!!!!!! Love the updates
jugheads on 7/23/2017
Whatever servers you run your games in need to be sent back to the 1990s and dumped into the frigging ocean. I'm sick of having great wifi & a perfectly good device, just to watch a bowling ball slowly travel down a lane, literally in "steps". Same with the pins after being hit. Or trying to start a match with an opponent and by the time I even get my first ball in hand, the opponent is on their 6th frame! Besides the yuuuuge download, that game section is nothing more than a massive battery drain.
I do Not like having 2 apps
Charliisme on 7/23/2017
Why Facebook? Why? I do not want 2 apps and I do not want my phone number connected to Facebook.
Moneyboy17 on 7/23/2017
No! I don't want notifications sent to me! I want them off! Can you please stop asking me that every time I go into the app?
My app is crashing 3 or more times em when trying to use it
LuVlyDaze21 on 7/23/2017
My messenger app always crashes, when I need to use use it I can't.
limeapplesAJ on 7/23/2017
Why can't I logout from the app and login with my user name and password straight from the app? I don't want to "continue as----"
This won't reinstall.
Blind guy 99 on 7/23/2017
I love this app, and I used to use it all the time. I had deleted it for a short while and now I'm coming back to reinstall it. I'll hit the download button, and it starts trying to load before just cancelling the download. It even does this on wifi. What is my issue?
Not a good update
Dj Cedar on 7/23/2017
This last update has not been good. It never refreshes!!!! Freezes!!! Need to look into this
Won't load
rebelchevyguy on 7/23/2017
Won't load or show me who's online fix plz
Messenger not working properly
Thinker1115 on 7/23/2017
Every time I open a message and open an article the page closes out. It has happened 6 times in the last two minutes.
Last update
gabargaro on 7/23/2017
After your last update app doesn't show realtime who's online it keeps showing me same people not updating.
Overall pleased.
Mere901 on 7/23/2017
We used it a lot on our cruise because it was much faster to get messages to each other on the cruise line internet.
App is too heavy on the device and keeps reading things from phone it has no business off
Worst app ever to make calls on 7/23/2017
App is too heavy on the device and keeps reading things from phone it has no business off. Privacy concerns. Memory utilization concerns. Not having ability to give zero star rating is also a concern.
Last online is broken
Captain Mo on 7/23/2017
See title
Active Time doesn't work anymore
DeadHeadTL on 7/23/2017
With the latest update the active time when a person was last on app does not reflect correctly. Need to shut phone off and back on to reflect correctly. Very annoying. Please fix asap!!
Very useful app.
Christtina Lay on 7/23/2017
Thank you all the creators.
Pretty awful
Tonythedad on 7/23/2017
Not reliable notifications. Ugly non intuitive interface.
Misaell on 7/23/2017
It doesn't work, you have to fixed it.
Yin35yang on 7/23/2017
I'm disappointed that there's no way to delete any messages and stop message requests too. Sometimes I get them and my friends haven't sent any requests either. Please stop those and bring back the delete button!
Thoughts of GOD
B@// on 7/23/2017
I like apple store and updates. U guys r geniuses. Thank u guys for developing frequently.
No good update
Rvujanac on 7/23/2017
Can't see who is online with this new update...
Apps from Facebook, Inc.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Facebook, Inc.
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Aug 09, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Jul 21, 2017
  • Version: 127.0
  • Size: 269.3 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Tagalog; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;