Facebook_pixel
Messenger Lite: Free Calls & Messages

Messenger Lite: Free Calls & Messages

Facebook

A faster version of Messenger that works in all network conditions

3.8 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

Write a Review
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By rolo roam
    The app is good and all that us needed no bloat, but the issue I have is if the app happens to be shut down (happens often with energy saving phone setups)... the app when restarted will not.load any missed new conversations. I might have started new conversion on an iPad with a different person who is not in my phone book, the conversion is not loaded in this app at all until I receive a new message from the other person. The new conversions are pushed only when there is new incoming message.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Rodrigo Nato
    "If your using mobile phone" The normal FB messenger doesn't have + button for sending files like pdf, exe, and the likes, but this app can do the job, For sending chats and making calls I am using the fb messenger app, this is good if you want to send files. Note that other phone brand like apple can send files using fb messenger but my samsung and oppo cannot do it, so having this app make sense,🤣🤣🤣
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By TheChiefer
    Very nice app now I can have messenger but in much less space but the only problem is that you can't reply to a message or if someone replys to tour message... you can not see that. That is a little bit annoying because you can not know what is the person talking about.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Krizha Dioso
    I liked this app so far, but the reason why I've given 4 stars is that ,it doesn't refresh and sometimes it loads too long.Also, this would be better if there's dark mode in the next update. So far, satisfied with this app because it's usable even in poor internet connection.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Daniel K
    I prefer this over the normal messanger for a few reasons however, I wish it brought over two features from the original messanger. Dark/night mode and the ability to react to messages with emotes. If those two features were in lite, it would be great!
  • Some of the latest features missing Jan 1, 2021

    By Bgzorro
    Did the developers just give up on this app for iPad or something? I see that the latest update was two weeks ago, and usually Facebook likes to update all of their apps every two days 🤨 While the app *is* functional, it lacks some of the updated features that are all available on the iPhone app and mostly available via the direct website — such as FB avatars stickers and the like (i do appreciate the extra choices for emoji reacts, tho’; i just wish there were more heart options with that). My iPad is on the latest OS (iPadOS 14) and is an iPad Air 2...this latest update of Facebook Messenger is an incomplete version of the latest update for its version on iPhone 😐 would be nice to access ALL of the latest features on this app for iPad, since there’s more space on my iPad than on on my iPhone to support it. Hopefully, y’all will come back with a new update of ALL the latest features soon...
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Martin Pipek
    Lite is definitely better than Messenger in my opinion. I like how it's clean, fast and easy to orientate. I have no problems with Lite. And also, it has only few megabytes. Great app! 👍
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Mylivn Mylivn
    "spam" tab is not available, like in the standard version. Many message requests are detected as spam, but they are not spam actually. So checking "spam" is a critical feature.
  • Not Horrible but Has Issues Feb 12, 2019

    By Tambri62
    Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.
  • Great but definitely could be better! Dec 17, 2017

    By Obsessed w/ makeup
    Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By rolo roam
    The app is good and all that us needed no bloat, but the issue I have is if the app happens to be shut down (happens often with energy saving phone setups)... the app when restarted will not.load any missed new conversations. I might have started new conversion on an iPad with a different person who is not in my phone book, the conversion is not loaded in this app at all until I receive a new message from the other person. The new conversions are pushed only when there is new incoming message.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Rodrigo Nato
    "If your using mobile phone" The normal FB messenger doesn't have + button for sending files like pdf, exe, and the likes, but this app can do the job, For sending chats and making calls I am using the fb messenger app, this is good if you want to send files. Note that other phone brand like apple can send files using fb messenger but my samsung and oppo cannot do it, so having this app make sense,🤣🤣🤣
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By TheChiefer
    Very nice app now I can have messenger but in much less space but the only problem is that you can't reply to a message or if someone replys to tour message... you can not see that. That is a little bit annoying because you can not know what is the person talking about.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Krizha Dioso
    I liked this app so far, but the reason why I've given 4 stars is that ,it doesn't refresh and sometimes it loads too long.Also, this would be better if there's dark mode in the next update. So far, satisfied with this app because it's usable even in poor internet connection.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Daniel K
    I prefer this over the normal messanger for a few reasons however, I wish it brought over two features from the original messanger. Dark/night mode and the ability to react to messages with emotes. If those two features were in lite, it would be great!
  • Some of the latest features missing Jan 1, 2021

    By Bgzorro
    Did the developers just give up on this app for iPad or something? I see that the latest update was two weeks ago, and usually Facebook likes to update all of their apps every two days 🤨 While the app *is* functional, it lacks some of the updated features that are all available on the iPhone app and mostly available via the direct website — such as FB avatars stickers and the like (i do appreciate the extra choices for emoji reacts, tho’; i just wish there were more heart options with that). My iPad is on the latest OS (iPadOS 14) and is an iPad Air 2...this latest update of Facebook Messenger is an incomplete version of the latest update for its version on iPhone 😐 would be nice to access ALL of the latest features on this app for iPad, since there’s more space on my iPad than on on my iPhone to support it. Hopefully, y’all will come back with a new update of ALL the latest features soon...
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Martin Pipek
    Lite is definitely better than Messenger in my opinion. I like how it's clean, fast and easy to orientate. I have no problems with Lite. And also, it has only few megabytes. Great app! 👍
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Mylivn Mylivn
    "spam" tab is not available, like in the standard version. Many message requests are detected as spam, but they are not spam actually. So checking "spam" is a critical feature.
  • Not Horrible but Has Issues Feb 12, 2019

    By Tambri62
    Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.
  • Great but definitely could be better! Dec 17, 2017

    By Obsessed w/ makeup
    Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)
  • Phantom Notification Jun 1, 2021

    By Proteus 846
    Facebook Messenger is useful, but it has quite a few flaws and some of them are quite major. My latest issue is a notification badge on the app — on both my iPhone and iPad, and in the Facebook app on both as well on the [unnecessary] Messenger shortcut — that says I have one unread message. I’ve gone through my ENTIRE message history, message requests, and archive… I’ve read them all. I don’t know what this phantom notification is for, but I’ve had to disable badges for Messenger because of this annoyance so I occasionally miss messages now. As it stands, it’s a pathetic attempt by Facebook to get me to open their app. In some ways, this app has improved a lot with time. In others… not so much. There was a time when I used Messenger for as much as possible (especially with my friends who don’t have iPhones, since SMS texting is so laughably archaic) but now I use it as little as possible. That change is partially due to my paradigm shift related to how I view social media in general, but it’s mainly because of what Facebook has done with this app and their main service as well. At this point, I’m waiting for an innovative, useful, and fun replacement for Facebook — we’re overdue one, and hopefully it’ll be far superior. (Honestly, it wouldn’t be difficult. Just care about user privacy and you’ve already got a huge advantage over Facebook)
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Dennis Bartlett
    Can't be updated, says must install full app. I prefer this smaller app since I seldom use messenger but need it to answer ads on fb marketplace. I really dislike bloatware. I've removed everything Amazon from my firestick; I use Frost instead of the fb app, less ads, less tracking, more control for me; I use Privacy web browser, with Blokada ad control, all to get rid of corporate interference in my life, so what makes you think I'll install full messenger?
  • Internal Browser JUNK!!!! Jun 25, 2021

    By JustinTyme1221
    Messenger is getting a one star review from me of the sole reason that their internal browser is absolute garbage!!! it has wasted my time numerous times because I didn’t realize I was on their browser!! SMH!! I shouldnt have to look when I click the link it should open up in my default browser not Facebook messenger browser that doesn’t store my passwords for future use, auto fill my stuff or even work when I try to hit submit on an order!!Most recently I was trying to download professional photos from a professional photographer and it said I was saving them on the messenger browser but come to find out when I finished it didn’t save a single one and then I had to open it in chrome which I thought I was in the first place!! RAWR!!!! I am absolutely fed up with the amount of time I’ve wasted but not realizing I was in the messenger browser and the fact that I have no way to control this or turn it off I am annoyed and I am going to delete this application if you guys don’t make the necessary changes. And another thing when somebody tries to call you over messenger I should have the option to decline that call not have to sit and wait until it quits ringing!! Do you guys even test the functionality of your applications I’m beginning to question it!!
  • Overwhelming and extremely difficult to navigate Feb 4, 2021

    By qhdms3886
    With school being online, I have been using messenger as my main medium of communication among the peers. The more I use it, the more I get annoyed at how poorly the app is made. When I have a few messages unread, it would make sense to guide me to the place where I left off when I open the chat. However, I have to scroll ALL the way up to figure out where in the conversation I had left from, so it is especially difficult when I am in a group chat and missed more than a dozen messages. It is also impossible to find the date and the time of each messages, which makes it take an even more time and effort from my end to go through every message to get to where I left off. This should be a basic function in all messenger programs by now, so I don’t understand why messenger wouldn’t carry such an essential function. It is not user-friendly, as the updates have been only adding stuff that no one would ever make use of while ignoring the basic necessities. I also can’t save or mark any messages if I need to go back to them. I truly hope you guys make the important updates soon.
  • Completely Unnecessary and terrible Mar 25, 2021

    By SullyGunther
    So to begin. The existence of Facebook messenger is absolutely unnecessary. There is already the Facebook app and I don’t see what the point is in having to switch to a different app just to see your messages. But also if you’re going to force me to use this app to see my messages from another app might as well make it work. For about a month now I’ve been stuck signed in to one of my pages. I can’t read any messages on my personal or any of my other business pages. So I deleted it and re-downloaded it. And now, it won’t let me sign in. I have tried signing in all day today and yesterday and it constantly gives me “ error your request cannot be completed at this time please try again later.” This is absolutely terrible. Get this thing fixed. I wish I could have the option to just use Messenger in the Facebook app. But since Zuck doesn’t want that I guess I don’t get it. If my businesses didn’t rely on it I would leave Facebook all together because of this. In summation, the app is terrible doesn’t work and I shouldn’t even need it in the first place.
  • Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugs Apr 9, 2020

    By AlexN.64-Bit
    Honestly a lot of the features being removed I get. Especially with the app being rebuilt from the ground up. Within the last day or so going into any conversation *instead of just one from a recent bug report* I will be kicked out back to the conversation selection screen with the animation like I swiped to go back there myself but I didn’t. And even if I’m in the middle of typing it can happen to. On top of whatever was being typed being gone when *trying* to go back to the conversation. Also when it force backs you out some reason all the conversations flash out of existence for a few seconds. I was going to say maybe it was just my phone. I restarted my phone and uninstalled and reinstalled and even cleared app data to no avail. But it also happens on my IPhone SE which is on the latest 13.4.1 update like my 11 Pro max right now. So I pretty much can’t reliably use messenger now on any of my phones and have to go to a laptop. I’m also very confused as to the fact this just started happening today. And not the day of the update 🤔
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Basil Nestor
    BEWARE! This app has been CRIPPLED by Facebook! Originally, it was a slim version of full Messenger without bloated extras... perfect for just messaging and calls... But then ... FB REMOVED the ability to COPY message text. Dumb, right? You can paste new text... but you CAN'T COPY TEXT messages that have been previously posted. It's an Intentional depreciation of features to push users to full Messenger. So... Messenger Lite still works, but it's needlessly HARDER to use. 😖
  • New update is total garbage Feb 29, 2020

    By cat1122334321
    They have changed a few things on this latest update and it feels like a step backwards in my opinion. First off... when my friends and I share location you can no longer see the their location without having to click on the map, then zooming in a lot farther than you ever should have to. And most of the time that location is not even correct. Secondly you can no longer see if the other person has seen your message without opening conversation (which was very useful). Also the new emojis for reacting to pictures are not good and they need to be changed back to the ones prior to the update. In the previous version you could click on stickers that were sent to you and the pack that it came from would show up and you could use them if you wanted to... now you can still click on them but all it does is show you the pack and you cannot use them. You have to go back to stickers and find that pack to use them. This new update is not at all user friendly and Facebook needs to go back to previous version.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Kirsten Richards
    The update is poor. They have changed it again, removed the tiny smiley reactions and still no "add story" feature has disappeared . And I am still not getting notifications when I've been messaged, I have to check manually, and not all images show up! Needs a delete and edit message feature.
  • Can’t Login Mar 29, 2020

    By licialowoke :)
    For the past month, I haven’t been able to log into my account on Messenger. I’ve reported the problem twice through Facebook with no feedback. When I try to login, it says, “Unable to login. Please try again later.” I’ve tried using “Forgot Password,” but it glitches and won’t let me continue. I have tried every login and password combination I have had in the past as well as what the current login should be and can’t get in! When I use Facebook through my Chromebook I can view messages that way, but it’s very inconvenient since my laptop is outdated and barely functions. Nothing looks suspicious, so I don’t believe my account has been compromised. I also can’t view messages through a mobile browser as it just directs me back to the login screen for the app. I need to be able to get in through my phone, but no word back from the Facebook team. I’ve updated regularly, and checked the FAQs which don’t provide any useful info. I hope the Facebook team will look into this, otherwise I’ll have to drop Messenger, which I really don’t want to do.

No reviews available

No reviews available

  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Rodrigo Nato
    "If your using mobile phone" The normal FB messenger doesn't have + button for sending files like pdf, exe, and the likes, but this app can do the job, For sending chats and making calls I am using the fb messenger app, this is good if you want to send files. Note that other phone brand like apple can send files using fb messenger but my samsung and oppo cannot do it, so having this app make sense,🤣🤣🤣
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Martin Pipek
    Lite is definitely better than Messenger in my opinion. I like how it's clean, fast and easy to orientate. I have no problems with Lite. And also, it has only few megabytes. Great app! 👍
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By TheChiefer
    Very nice app now I can have messenger but in much less space but the only problem is that you can't reply to a message or if someone replys to tour message... you can not see that. That is a little bit annoying because you can not know what is the person talking about.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Krizha Dioso
    I liked this app so far, but the reason why I've given 4 stars is that ,it doesn't refresh and sometimes it loads too long.Also, this would be better if there's dark mode in the next update. So far, satisfied with this app because it's usable even in poor internet connection.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By rolo roam
    The app is good and all that us needed no bloat, but the issue I have is if the app happens to be shut down (happens often with energy saving phone setups)... the app when restarted will not.load any missed new conversations. I might have started new conversion on an iPad with a different person who is not in my phone book, the conversion is not loaded in this app at all until I receive a new message from the other person. The new conversions are pushed only when there is new incoming message.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Daniel K
    I prefer this over the normal messanger for a few reasons however, I wish it brought over two features from the original messanger. Dark/night mode and the ability to react to messages with emotes. If those two features were in lite, it would be great!
  • Some of the latest features missing Jan 1, 2021

    By Bgzorro
    Did the developers just give up on this app for iPad or something? I see that the latest update was two weeks ago, and usually Facebook likes to update all of their apps every two days 🤨 While the app *is* functional, it lacks some of the updated features that are all available on the iPhone app and mostly available via the direct website — such as FB avatars stickers and the like (i do appreciate the extra choices for emoji reacts, tho’; i just wish there were more heart options with that). My iPad is on the latest OS (iPadOS 14) and is an iPad Air 2...this latest update of Facebook Messenger is an incomplete version of the latest update for its version on iPhone 😐 would be nice to access ALL of the latest features on this app for iPad, since there’s more space on my iPad than on on my iPhone to support it. Hopefully, y’all will come back with a new update of ALL the latest features soon...
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Mylivn Mylivn
    "spam" tab is not available, like in the standard version. Many message requests are detected as spam, but they are not spam actually. So checking "spam" is a critical feature.
  • Not Horrible but Has Issues Feb 12, 2019

    By Tambri62
    Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.
  • Great but definitely could be better! Dec 17, 2017

    By Obsessed w/ makeup
    Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)
  • Phantom Notification Jun 1, 2021

    By Proteus 846
    Facebook Messenger is useful, but it has quite a few flaws and some of them are quite major. My latest issue is a notification badge on the app — on both my iPhone and iPad, and in the Facebook app on both as well on the [unnecessary] Messenger shortcut — that says I have one unread message. I’ve gone through my ENTIRE message history, message requests, and archive… I’ve read them all. I don’t know what this phantom notification is for, but I’ve had to disable badges for Messenger because of this annoyance so I occasionally miss messages now. As it stands, it’s a pathetic attempt by Facebook to get me to open their app. In some ways, this app has improved a lot with time. In others… not so much. There was a time when I used Messenger for as much as possible (especially with my friends who don’t have iPhones, since SMS texting is so laughably archaic) but now I use it as little as possible. That change is partially due to my paradigm shift related to how I view social media in general, but it’s mainly because of what Facebook has done with this app and their main service as well. At this point, I’m waiting for an innovative, useful, and fun replacement for Facebook — we’re overdue one, and hopefully it’ll be far superior. (Honestly, it wouldn’t be difficult. Just care about user privacy and you’ve already got a huge advantage over Facebook)
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Basil Nestor
    BEWARE! This app has been CRIPPLED by Facebook! Originally, it was a slim version of full Messenger without bloated extras... perfect for just messaging and calls... But then ... FB REMOVED the ability to COPY message text. Dumb, right? You can paste new text... but you CAN'T COPY TEXT messages that have been previously posted. It's an Intentional depreciation of features to push users to full Messenger. So... Messenger Lite still works, but it's needlessly HARDER to use. 😖
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Florante De Guzman
    Well the good factor about this app is that it saves a lot of space. But the call option in the app is missing, you can't reply to the specific message and also can't see what message your chatmate is replying.
  • Pointless Jan 16, 2018

    By Silverramette
    Facebooks messenger app is a pointless application—everyone already has free text messaging and pays for cell phone service, so why create a new application (for things like virtual yard sale) and ask for permissions to text and call? I find it absolutely absurd that I have to download an app to view messages from a web based platform. (No I DO NOT have the FB app, thank you.). Not only that but the two rarely communicate efficiently. After you check messages in the app, FB profile will still show a messages notification. On top of that every time you use it asks for notifications to be turned on (why? When FB should be notifying you?) and asking for permission for microphone and camera. The app drains battery power when you do have notifications turned on especially in group chats—pinging every time there is a new comment. I’m not sure what a good use for this app is—it should be reintegrated back into Facebook and allow users to check messages from the web based platform.
  • Facebook needs to redesign all of its messaging apps Feb 6, 2021

    By xtosmia
    I honestly can’t understand how they allow so many bugs and glitches in this app to go on and on forever. For starters, if you accidentally add a theme and emoji to a group chat, everyone gets notified. But then you can’t remove themes. You can only CHANGE to another theme. Who programmed this app? Seriously? Why can’t you remove themes completely? Please explain the reasoning. And hyperlink previews often don’t work. Sometimes they do. But not always, and it seems to be tied to themes. Group chats with themes tend to have this bug. And when you UNSEND a message, they feel the need to alert everyone about it. Why?? So annoying. Sometimes you message the wrong person/group. It happens. It should allow a clean unsend like Instagram messanger. With no trace or alerts. Facebook needs to sit down with Instagram and WhatsApp and go over the BEST and WORST features of each app and make ONE that works across ALL platforms. For example, allow LIKES in WhatsApp. Allow unsend without alerting everyone. Allow hyperlink previews. Alow GIFS to play (Gifs do not play in Instagram, but they do in WhatsApp & FB). This is a typical problem in the modern era. No broad level quality control. It’s whack-a-mole programming and new platform aquisition by everyone. And the unbelievable ad targeting you get due to bots constantly reading your messages. Wow. No privacy whatsoever. We need a change. Otherwise, the app works nicely.
  • Jul 15, 2021

    By Rory Pomroy-Miller
    Works fine for standard messages but is slow to load up, won't download incoming pictures 90% of the time and can't be forced to (just fails to download) but has no issues with video. Also no dark mode which is a real pain
  • You missed it up again, way to go Aug 12, 2020

    By Not good for me
    I am becoming more and more disappointed with messenger, not only did you do away with the sticker blow ups, you also did away with the icons on the the picture edit. I used to be able to use the kiss lips to kiss my wife and my daughter goodnight as we a far apart and I like for them to know I am kissing goodnight, yes corny I know but it is something we found that helps us. But now in order for me to even do that once I have to use the text and use only one and it takes time to do that so all I can get is one because she is wanting to sleep. Also the lack in the chat itself has got slower and slower. Not to mention the video chat is really bad. And can not hold a connection. It seems that all you are doing is trying to cater to the adware and businesses and not to the actual people that really use it to stay in touch with there loved ones. Bring back the features please and stop with all the adware and sponsors. I am sure most are like me if they want to find a product then they go to the website itself. I don’t need to use you for that. Very very disappointed Facebook and Messenger August 12, 2020 Once again when you are going good you start to tinker with the app and screw things up, You have got it now to where it slow again and not respond. Just a month ago it was actually work fairly good but not now. Please address the lack time and loading issues. Thank you..
  • what happened??? May 28, 2020

    By NiaNicole1992
    I use messenger all the time, daily, multiple times a day, never really had problems with it that I’d noticed. when I went to sleep last night everything was fine... when I woke up this morning and clicked on my messages through the facebook app, it took me to the messenger log in screen. weird. I didnt log out. so it asked me if I wanted to ‘continue as _________(my name)” I clicked on it and it said “we could not log you in at this time” took me to a login screen to put in my email and password, did that, and got the same message.. “we could not log you in, please try again later.” well I need this app to work. the way it is supposed to. this is installed on my iPad no part of the app will work. I have tried uninstalling, turning my device off and on, with it installed and without it. nothing will work. I want to continue to talk to my friends during this quarantine time and you just cut off my way of communicating with people... please fix immediately
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Asdruval Perez
    I hate that it goes out of its way to block Bluetooth, and there is no setting to opt out of getting video/calls without having to just revoke all permissions.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Dennis Bartlett
    Can't be updated, says must install full app. I prefer this smaller app since I seldom use messenger but need it to answer ads on fb marketplace. I really dislike bloatware. I've removed everything Amazon from my firestick; I use Frost instead of the fb app, less ads, less tracking, more control for me; I use Privacy web browser, with Blokada ad control, all to get rid of corporate interference in my life, so what makes you think I'll install full messenger?
  • Internal Browser JUNK!!!! Jun 25, 2021

    By JustinTyme1221
    Messenger is getting a one star review from me of the sole reason that their internal browser is absolute garbage!!! it has wasted my time numerous times because I didn’t realize I was on their browser!! SMH!! I shouldnt have to look when I click the link it should open up in my default browser not Facebook messenger browser that doesn’t store my passwords for future use, auto fill my stuff or even work when I try to hit submit on an order!!Most recently I was trying to download professional photos from a professional photographer and it said I was saving them on the messenger browser but come to find out when I finished it didn’t save a single one and then I had to open it in chrome which I thought I was in the first place!! RAWR!!!! I am absolutely fed up with the amount of time I’ve wasted but not realizing I was in the messenger browser and the fact that I have no way to control this or turn it off I am annoyed and I am going to delete this application if you guys don’t make the necessary changes. And another thing when somebody tries to call you over messenger I should have the option to decline that call not have to sit and wait until it quits ringing!! Do you guys even test the functionality of your applications I’m beginning to question it!!
  • Overwhelming and extremely difficult to navigate Feb 4, 2021

    By qhdms3886
    With school being online, I have been using messenger as my main medium of communication among the peers. The more I use it, the more I get annoyed at how poorly the app is made. When I have a few messages unread, it would make sense to guide me to the place where I left off when I open the chat. However, I have to scroll ALL the way up to figure out where in the conversation I had left from, so it is especially difficult when I am in a group chat and missed more than a dozen messages. It is also impossible to find the date and the time of each messages, which makes it take an even more time and effort from my end to go through every message to get to where I left off. This should be a basic function in all messenger programs by now, so I don’t understand why messenger wouldn’t carry such an essential function. It is not user-friendly, as the updates have been only adding stuff that no one would ever make use of while ignoring the basic necessities. I also can’t save or mark any messages if I need to go back to them. I truly hope you guys make the important updates soon.
  • Completely Unnecessary and terrible Mar 25, 2021

    By SullyGunther
    So to begin. The existence of Facebook messenger is absolutely unnecessary. There is already the Facebook app and I don’t see what the point is in having to switch to a different app just to see your messages. But also if you’re going to force me to use this app to see my messages from another app might as well make it work. For about a month now I’ve been stuck signed in to one of my pages. I can’t read any messages on my personal or any of my other business pages. So I deleted it and re-downloaded it. And now, it won’t let me sign in. I have tried signing in all day today and yesterday and it constantly gives me “ error your request cannot be completed at this time please try again later.” This is absolutely terrible. Get this thing fixed. I wish I could have the option to just use Messenger in the Facebook app. But since Zuck doesn’t want that I guess I don’t get it. If my businesses didn’t rely on it I would leave Facebook all together because of this. In summation, the app is terrible doesn’t work and I shouldn’t even need it in the first place.
  • Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugs Apr 9, 2020

    By AlexN.64-Bit
    Honestly a lot of the features being removed I get. Especially with the app being rebuilt from the ground up. Within the last day or so going into any conversation *instead of just one from a recent bug report* I will be kicked out back to the conversation selection screen with the animation like I swiped to go back there myself but I didn’t. And even if I’m in the middle of typing it can happen to. On top of whatever was being typed being gone when *trying* to go back to the conversation. Also when it force backs you out some reason all the conversations flash out of existence for a few seconds. I was going to say maybe it was just my phone. I restarted my phone and uninstalled and reinstalled and even cleared app data to no avail. But it also happens on my IPhone SE which is on the latest 13.4.1 update like my 11 Pro max right now. So I pretty much can’t reliably use messenger now on any of my phones and have to go to a laptop. I’m also very confused as to the fact this just started happening today. And not the day of the update 🤔
  • New update is total garbage Feb 29, 2020

    By cat1122334321
    They have changed a few things on this latest update and it feels like a step backwards in my opinion. First off... when my friends and I share location you can no longer see the their location without having to click on the map, then zooming in a lot farther than you ever should have to. And most of the time that location is not even correct. Secondly you can no longer see if the other person has seen your message without opening conversation (which was very useful). Also the new emojis for reacting to pictures are not good and they need to be changed back to the ones prior to the update. In the previous version you could click on stickers that were sent to you and the pack that it came from would show up and you could use them if you wanted to... now you can still click on them but all it does is show you the pack and you cannot use them. You have to go back to stickers and find that pack to use them. This new update is not at all user friendly and Facebook needs to go back to previous version.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Kirsten Richards
    The update is poor. They have changed it again, removed the tiny smiley reactions and still no "add story" feature has disappeared . And I am still not getting notifications when I've been messaged, I have to check manually, and not all images show up! Needs a delete and edit message feature.
  • Can’t Login Mar 29, 2020

    By licialowoke :)
    For the past month, I haven’t been able to log into my account on Messenger. I’ve reported the problem twice through Facebook with no feedback. When I try to login, it says, “Unable to login. Please try again later.” I’ve tried using “Forgot Password,” but it glitches and won’t let me continue. I have tried every login and password combination I have had in the past as well as what the current login should be and can’t get in! When I use Facebook through my Chromebook I can view messages that way, but it’s very inconvenient since my laptop is outdated and barely functions. Nothing looks suspicious, so I don’t believe my account has been compromised. I also can’t view messages through a mobile browser as it just directs me back to the login screen for the app. I need to be able to get in through my phone, but no word back from the Facebook team. I’ve updated regularly, and checked the FAQs which don’t provide any useful info. I hope the Facebook team will look into this, otherwise I’ll have to drop Messenger, which I really don’t want to do.
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Ferdous Waheed
    This app is lack of many features. There’s no unsend option. I can't reply to a particular message, and can't react on the messages too. These options should be added. The build-in messenger in Facebook lite is far better than this one.
  • Why update it to make it worse? May 8, 2020

    By igrimReaper
    Why did you have to update messenger, remove cool feature like popping emojis in chat, add a really cool feature imo: the ability to spam emojis in chat, and then remove the spamming again? Why are you adding features to then later remove them and why did you remove old features? Please bring back the ability to check if someone has seen your message without having to enter in the chat and #bringbackoldmessenger ;( Update: Now, after a few more updates, it got a lot worse. If I try to send more than 10 pictures at a time, it doesn’t work. Like it straight up doesn’t send the pictures. If I want to look at pictures within a chat, they don’t load unless I wait for like an hour. You still can’t fast forward within a voice recording and to select a different album than just “recents” when sending photos and videos is a pain and it’s better to do it off of the gallery app. Also none of these problems are because my phone is slow or because of bad internet, I have an iPhone X with 100mb/s down/up wi-fi.

What’s Groovy

What’s Subpar

Want more reviews? Sign up for free to get all-access!

As well as curated coupons daily to your inbox. Save up to 90% on Apps & Games.

We will never share or sell your data with third parties. You can opt out anytime.

Loading...