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Messenger Lite: Free Calls & Messages

Messenger Lite: Free Calls & Messages

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A faster version of Messenger that works in all network conditions

4.1 Ratings 6M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads

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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Jamie Brewer
    The app was great until my phone was stolen and instead of helping me, they, along with facebook, locked me out of my account because I can't verify by the number that was stolen! The device is locked and wiped by Google already! If they had common sense to go with the schooling sense, they would be better.. give everyone the same chance and courtesy that you yourself would expect..
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  • THIS IS MORE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE MESSENGER DEVELOPERS Mar 22, 2021

    By pers0n_0
    This is more of a question/suggestion rather than a review As a regular user of facebook/messenger on a mobile device, I find the “Double Tap to React” annoying. That includes the message that constantly tells you to use it or “try it out” even when already understand how it works. It’s annoying and distracting. The function of the “Double Tap to React” itself is annoying itself. If you accidentally double tap the action will carry out automatically. I’ve used it by accident so many times yet I’ve barely even used it once on purpose. It’s caused awkward misunderstandings and I’ve had to explain that it was a mistake. Can you not just make it so you can react when you hold down on the message? It would be so much more useful and secure. If you don’t want to change it because you might be worried that other people might enjoy this function, can you not just add it to the settings so the person can customize it to what they want?
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By nick fitzenrider
    Hey, after newest update my friends and I can no longer receive calls through lite. We can make calls but are unable to receive the. We are only able to receive them through regular messenger. Please fix. I'll give you 5 stars if you fix this.
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  • 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...
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Khadar yare
    I was met little bit of a challenge, the challenge is when you get in conversation there is place were to keep photos and videos also links.
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Simona Popova
    The new update is ****. New bubles are terible, they are so small, and most of all, they are not always visible.. when ppl send me messages, i don't even see them.. I have to force bubles to show, but then, the orange "dot" showing there is new message is so small, I can't even notice it.. How to get back to the previous version. I want the old version!!
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  • Glitchy to the point of unusable. Jul 21, 2020

    By what do you mean name taken
    For the longest time, Facebook messenger with my go to for communication. I didn’t have everyone’s phone number and not many of my contacts used something like WhatsApp, but everyone has a Facebook account. This app is so glitchy that it’s finally broken me of Facebook period. I never really used the service as a social media platform to begin with, but it was a decent communication service. Or would have been. For the majority of this year, the software has been unreliable, glitchy, and riddled with bugs. It consistently fails to give notifications, occasionally forgets that I had sent a message, and by far the worst glitch: it will randomly kick me out of conversations while I’m reading them or typing in them and put me back at the contacts screen. And of course, it doesn’t save what I had been typing. This means that something as simple as sending a message can require you to start typing it two or five times before you can actually send one. There is no excuse for a company that big to deliver software this crappy, especially given how much shady crap they are otherwise up to involving user data. Check please, I am done.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Bibi Naseeba
    Why the hell this app don't provide the delete option? It's freaking embarrassing when you come to know that all the messages that you have deleted were actually not deleted from the other person's phone. It only clears out from your on screen but not deletes, that is meant to be, from the other person's phone.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Khadar yare
    I was met little bit of a challenge, the challenge is when you get in conversation there is place were to keep photos and videos also links.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Grey S.
    Fast and doesn't take up much space on my phone. Perfect if you want the convenience of messenger but don't care about the bells and whistles like stories.
  • Facebook messenger need to pickup the pace Aug 20, 2018

    By DIGBYS XPAND
    Facebook messenger is seriously lacking behind with simple and small functions that can make it great. Facebook has friends that we do not want to share our phone numbers with to be able to communicate on other great and easy to converse instant messaging apps. One of those function is to be able to reply directly to a particular message. So difficult to handle conversation on Facebook as it doesn’t allow for different topics to be discussed concurrently just with a reply functionality. Most times when you go back to an old discussion during a new one the whole thing becomes confusing and then takes longer to type and clarify things with who you are chatting with. I can have a discussion in 3 mins on other apps and that same conversation would take me 10 mins on Facebook messenger. This is because you talk about one topic finish it up properly and start the next one again. When you can talk about both same time just directly replying to the exact thing you getting back at. Please fix this because it’s getting boring chatting on Facebook messenger. If you can smile to a message thumb up and other things why can’t we reply? Thank you.
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  • What if... Jun 16, 2020

    By HEYYYYY YAAAAA
    What if the facebook account gets hack and then you can’t also return or log in to the messenger which the account from facebook? Still not secured here. I hope that problem fix, waiting for the day it changes. My relatives just get hack a week ago, they thought it’s fine because they don’t addicted to facebook much. Then they realized that there are dozen of images they took before for memories, thousands of messages who encourage them come through the dark storm had been deleted because of the hackers with no conscience. Anyways, I’m concerned for these related app. I’m giving 4 stars because I loved this app before, now it updated and somehow it disappointed me. And with the hope of bringing a better security for both apps, I remove 1 star. Please fix
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  • Explain please Feb 21, 2020

    By Sinnamyn
    I used to be able to get to the “other” folder but now that is gone. Please redo this and fix because many messages get filtered and now I can’t get those. Long time user. **EDIT** I found this setting finally. One last thing that would be a great addition is to give us the option to remain hidden. I don’t want everyone knowing I’m online. I have active turned off and I can’t see who is active but the ones who have active on can still see me. Also it would be nice to have an option that doesn’t show its read. Sometimes I can’t reply in a timely fashion and it leaves the person thinking I don’t care enough to respond. Yes I can mark it as unread but they can see it’s been read. My main suggestions. Thank you so much
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  • Mar 14, 2021

    By Clyde H
    Great for my potato phone. I like how it's fast and thrifty in using data, not to mention the overall minimalist design (although that might be a personal preference). However, without the reply and react features, it really feels like it's missing a lot. Would definitely rate 5 stars if at least the reply feature is added.
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Tim Ungers
    I love it. alot easier on my battery. but I would give it 5 stars if there were a way I could turn on a dark mode with messenger lite!!! please let me know if there is already a way to use dark mode on messenger lite. thank you
  • Notification alarm Mar 30, 2020

    By Babystego
    Good app, let’s me keep in contact with others. Initially I deactivated Facebook when I was in school, but was allowed to use messenger still. After a while for some reason that stopped being the case and it deactivated messenger too. Well, that wasn’t an option because I have a family chat on there and otherwise I would have been out of the loop. Minor issue, done with school now so not as big of a problem, until I return for degree number two. Video quality could be a bit better too. Also, my dog absolutely HATES the message notification. He will run away when he hears it. I would prefer a list of audible options for the sake of my dogs ears, and me being upset when he leaves due to a message coming through. Minor detail, but it makes me want to get rid of the app all together.
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  • Very good but.... Feb 24, 2020

    By woof user
    Messenger is a good app and I like to talk and connect with people on the app. And the sticker feature I really like since you can pick from a wide variety of different things. But the thing I recently hated about messenger is that I can no longer save gifs that I send to my friends or anyone, and I used to be able to do that and I would give a five star rating then, but now only four because I really need moving memes in my life and in my photo album, please consider letting us save gifs again. I know I may sound silly but I’m really upset that I can’t save them anymore and I found my favorite meme on gif recently and I can’t save it no more so I beg you, please let us save gifs again, but if theirs a new feature we’re you can save it but just have to click something different then please tell me :(
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  • Messaging is Good, Calling Isn’t Mar 21, 2018

    By lilmarbles
    The messaging with FB friends is pretty good. I like that you can customize individual chats and I enjoy the sound effects in the app. It’s a really good way to stay in touch with far away friends & family. I don’t always get notifications when I receive a new message though. I’m not a fan of the call/video chat feature. Calls are often dropped, the sound/call quality is awful. Video chat is really choppy. A lot of the video calls are spent “connecting” so all you see is a black screen , but at least you can still talk to the other person while this is going on. This app isn’t too bad , it works better than the Facebook app itself in my opinion. It’s a good way to stay connected and talking to old friends. I recommend using it if you got Facebook.
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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Jamie Brewer
    The app was great until my phone was stolen and instead of helping me, they, along with facebook, locked me out of my account because I can't verify by the number that was stolen! The device is locked and wiped by Google already! If they had common sense to go with the schooling sense, they would be better.. give everyone the same chance and courtesy that you yourself would expect..
    more
  • THIS IS MORE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE MESSENGER DEVELOPERS Mar 22, 2021

    By pers0n_0
    This is more of a question/suggestion rather than a review As a regular user of facebook/messenger on a mobile device, I find the “Double Tap to React” annoying. That includes the message that constantly tells you to use it or “try it out” even when already understand how it works. It’s annoying and distracting. The function of the “Double Tap to React” itself is annoying itself. If you accidentally double tap the action will carry out automatically. I’ve used it by accident so many times yet I’ve barely even used it once on purpose. It’s caused awkward misunderstandings and I’ve had to explain that it was a mistake. Can you not just make it so you can react when you hold down on the message? It would be so much more useful and secure. If you don’t want to change it because you might be worried that other people might enjoy this function, can you not just add it to the settings so the person can customize it to what they want?
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By nick fitzenrider
    Hey, after newest update my friends and I can no longer receive calls through lite. We can make calls but are unable to receive the. We are only able to receive them through regular messenger. Please fix. I'll give you 5 stars if you fix this.
    more
  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Mason Doolittle
    Id give it more stars but with It not showing or making noise when someone messages is confusing and frustrating very much bc when or if I'm waiting for a reply I have to constantly check which I shouldn't have to do
  • 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.
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Gad M. Blessed
    Fake messenger lite! Does not auto popup messages notifications like whatsapp and my settings & smartphone are ok. What is wrong? It is frustrating to have non notified messages inbox until you open an app to get em😔
  • 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.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Machary Ordinario
    It doesn't have the same feature like replying to that very message you want to ask...like swiping to right to reply to that message...I hope this feature would be available in life mode...also the dark mode
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Simona Popova
    The new update is ****. New bubles are terible, they are so small, and most of all, they are not always visible.. when ppl send me messages, i don't even see them.. I have to force bubles to show, but then, the orange "dot" showing there is new message is so small, I can't even notice it.. How to get back to the previous version. I want the old version!!
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  • Glitchy to the point of unusable. Jul 21, 2020

    By what do you mean name taken
    For the longest time, Facebook messenger with my go to for communication. I didn’t have everyone’s phone number and not many of my contacts used something like WhatsApp, but everyone has a Facebook account. This app is so glitchy that it’s finally broken me of Facebook period. I never really used the service as a social media platform to begin with, but it was a decent communication service. Or would have been. For the majority of this year, the software has been unreliable, glitchy, and riddled with bugs. It consistently fails to give notifications, occasionally forgets that I had sent a message, and by far the worst glitch: it will randomly kick me out of conversations while I’m reading them or typing in them and put me back at the contacts screen. And of course, it doesn’t save what I had been typing. This means that something as simple as sending a message can require you to start typing it two or five times before you can actually send one. There is no excuse for a company that big to deliver software this crappy, especially given how much shady crap they are otherwise up to involving user data. Check please, I am done.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Bibi Naseeba
    Why the hell this app don't provide the delete option? It's freaking embarrassing when you come to know that all the messages that you have deleted were actually not deleted from the other person's phone. It only clears out from your on screen but not deletes, that is meant to be, from the other person's phone.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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.
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