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Messenger Lite

Messenger Lite

Meta Platforms, Inc.

A faster version of Messenger that works in all network conditions

4.1 Ratings 7M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads

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  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Jessikah Hofland
    I like this app for what it is, the phone I am using while I wait for a replacement uses google go and has very little internal memory so this works great
  • Video length is too short Sep 22, 2021

    By Blatisian
    I have friends that talk through videos when I’m not available, instead of audio only or typing. And I will get 10-20+ videos at a time from one person. Please upgrade the app to make videos 3 minutes max, instead of 20 seconds. It would make things so much better. I know I’m just one person. But maybe look at your data to see how many people use the video message function and if they are sending multiple at a time as well. Please and thank you. Edit. Also, maybe add a highlight to videos already viewed by me on my side. If I start watching them and that friend texts or sends a new video, the entire conversation jumps to the bottom and I lose my place. And trying to figure out where I left off in 20+ 20 second videos is a hassle; 40+ today(all at once). Like a yellow outline around the seen videos and blue around the ones I haven’t viewed yet. Something like that, that’s colorblind friendly lol. No purples and blues or greens and reds together, cuz they will blend and I and others like me wont be able to tell which is which 😂. Thank you
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jessica
    Works when regular messenger doesn't want to but something you cannot do. Can't send videos, customize your reactions
  • Dec 15, 2021

    By Roosevelt McCarter
    I just got a New Phone from US Cellular from Thursday, September 24, 2020 because of my battery was about to leak and the screen was broken. I really need Troubleshooting Steps to get it fixed right away. Therefore, I'll have to go to the settings and click Google Play Store on my App. I'll have to go to Wi-Fi to see if I'm signed in as well as a strong Mobile Data Connection. Then try your Download again. When I received an error, I'll have to go to settings and clear cache. Thanks a lot. Bye.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Eric Kearney
    Missing two major features. Ability to have notifications without the audible notifications, and no dark mode.
  • I can no longer log in! Sep 14, 2021

    By MissOaht
    Recently(yesterday) I was logged out of my messenger since the update happened. I was unable to log into my facebook account nor was I able to “forget password” and change my password to see if that was the issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled the application and it still gives me the same issue. I’ve have messenger for years now but I’ve never experienced any issues up until this point. I’ve tried logging on with wifi and data separately but the issue stays the same; It will not allow me to log into my facebook messenger account. NOTE: I’m able to use my facebook account on the facebook application just fine, so its not my account that is the issue but the log in screen or app itself. Please respond to my issue ASAP as I get important messages from family members such as emergencies or events taking place via messenger.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    By Esther Moore
    It's a good place to talk with friends and Relatives. To travel now days it too expensive/plus because of the Covic19 Pandemic. Some of Us are too Old to travel. This is One of the Best things that could happen for Old People, they can get in touch with their Children, Grandchildren and GreatGrands. And also Old friends.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By Sydnie E. Smith
    Awesome app! Way smaller than the regular messanger app and it seems like my overall phone is not so laggy while using this over regular Facebook messanger. The only problem I have with this is not being able to send my live location to a friend and also not being able to take videos and what not but other than that this is a five star app for sure for sure! Merry Christmas everyone!
  • Dec 31, 2021

    By Samantha Bowerman
    If my notifications all came in correctly I'd give it 5 stars 🤩 but, since I had to physically be in the app to receive my messages was very inconvenient and sometimes I would receive the messages and it didn't have anything to do with connection issues.
  • Please Do This !!!!! Mar 28, 2020

    By Lori_Green
    I’m not trying to write a bad review or anything but... Can y’all update this app by telling us our emails in the settings. Because had an Messenger account and then I had forgot the password word. Then, I had to make a new one but I couldn’t use my regular phone email so I had to come up with another one because it was an account (my old account) that was already use. But now I had my Phone number changed and now I can’t log into my account. Because my account is not set up on this phone number but on my old one. SO CAN Y’ALL ALSO let us have an option to change our phone number on there ??? And I don’t have Facebook account I only have an Messenger so I can’t log in with the Facebook login. Thank you for reading. 🙏🏾 || MINUTES LATER: just found out u can’t have Messenger with an Facebook account so bye Messenger had a good time with u but bye.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Jessikah Hofland
    I like this app for what it is, the phone I am using while I wait for a replacement uses google go and has very little internal memory so this works great
  • Video length is too short Sep 22, 2021

    By Blatisian
    I have friends that talk through videos when I’m not available, instead of audio only or typing. And I will get 10-20+ videos at a time from one person. Please upgrade the app to make videos 3 minutes max, instead of 20 seconds. It would make things so much better. I know I’m just one person. But maybe look at your data to see how many people use the video message function and if they are sending multiple at a time as well. Please and thank you. Edit. Also, maybe add a highlight to videos already viewed by me on my side. If I start watching them and that friend texts or sends a new video, the entire conversation jumps to the bottom and I lose my place. And trying to figure out where I left off in 20+ 20 second videos is a hassle; 40+ today(all at once). Like a yellow outline around the seen videos and blue around the ones I haven’t viewed yet. Something like that, that’s colorblind friendly lol. No purples and blues or greens and reds together, cuz they will blend and I and others like me wont be able to tell which is which 😂. Thank you
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jessica
    Works when regular messenger doesn't want to but something you cannot do. Can't send videos, customize your reactions
  • Dec 15, 2021

    By Roosevelt McCarter
    I just got a New Phone from US Cellular from Thursday, September 24, 2020 because of my battery was about to leak and the screen was broken. I really need Troubleshooting Steps to get it fixed right away. Therefore, I'll have to go to the settings and click Google Play Store on my App. I'll have to go to Wi-Fi to see if I'm signed in as well as a strong Mobile Data Connection. Then try your Download again. When I received an error, I'll have to go to settings and clear cache. Thanks a lot. Bye.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Eric Kearney
    Missing two major features. Ability to have notifications without the audible notifications, and no dark mode.
  • I can no longer log in! Sep 14, 2021

    By MissOaht
    Recently(yesterday) I was logged out of my messenger since the update happened. I was unable to log into my facebook account nor was I able to “forget password” and change my password to see if that was the issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled the application and it still gives me the same issue. I’ve have messenger for years now but I’ve never experienced any issues up until this point. I’ve tried logging on with wifi and data separately but the issue stays the same; It will not allow me to log into my facebook messenger account. NOTE: I’m able to use my facebook account on the facebook application just fine, so its not my account that is the issue but the log in screen or app itself. Please respond to my issue ASAP as I get important messages from family members such as emergencies or events taking place via messenger.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    By Esther Moore
    It's a good place to talk with friends and Relatives. To travel now days it too expensive/plus because of the Covic19 Pandemic. Some of Us are too Old to travel. This is One of the Best things that could happen for Old People, they can get in touch with their Children, Grandchildren and GreatGrands. And also Old friends.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By Sydnie E. Smith
    Awesome app! Way smaller than the regular messanger app and it seems like my overall phone is not so laggy while using this over regular Facebook messanger. The only problem I have with this is not being able to send my live location to a friend and also not being able to take videos and what not but other than that this is a five star app for sure for sure! Merry Christmas everyone!
  • Dec 31, 2021

    By Samantha Bowerman
    If my notifications all came in correctly I'd give it 5 stars 🤩 but, since I had to physically be in the app to receive my messages was very inconvenient and sometimes I would receive the messages and it didn't have anything to do with connection issues.
  • Please Do This !!!!! Mar 28, 2020

    By Lori_Green
    I’m not trying to write a bad review or anything but... Can y’all update this app by telling us our emails in the settings. Because had an Messenger account and then I had forgot the password word. Then, I had to make a new one but I couldn’t use my regular phone email so I had to come up with another one because it was an account (my old account) that was already use. But now I had my Phone number changed and now I can’t log into my account. Because my account is not set up on this phone number but on my old one. SO CAN Y’ALL ALSO let us have an option to change our phone number on there ??? And I don’t have Facebook account I only have an Messenger so I can’t log in with the Facebook login. Thank you for reading. 🙏🏾 || MINUTES LATER: just found out u can’t have Messenger with an Facebook account so bye Messenger had a good time with u but bye.
  • Jan 10, 2022

    By Josh Morales
    Yet ANOTHER separate app created instead of just adding chat to the stupid Facebook app like they should have done in the first place. We don't need two different apps to use ONE SERVICE. F u to fb.
  • 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.
  • Jan 1, 2022

    By Jayden Edward Lee Hall
    Messenger Lite doesn't have as many features as the other Messenger app does - 1. No way to change your username 2. You can't edit photos in a conversation 3. There is no way to actually unsent a message 4. Doesn't have any message reactions 5. You can't join a video call if you're in a group chat; you can only do video calls in a private conversation 6. Doesn't allow you to reply to other people's messages 7. Private conversations & group chats cannot be ignored 8. No way to do stories
  • 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.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Scott
    It's Facebook I should not need more explanation. The app forces you to have another app if you want dark mode. I only use the app to help someone after emergency surgery. Facebook needs its business displayed to the world!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This app is an absolute joke Mar 15, 2020

    By Grobo555
    What a dumpster fire of an app. I’ve always had problems with messenger, but they’ve often been minor and have sometimes been resolved. It’s ridiculous how long it took to get more (but still not all) emojis available as emoji buttons for chats, but they eventually added this inconsequential feature. It would be nice if they expanded the color/theme options, but I can live without that. Recently, though, things have just gotten worse. The removal of polls in group chats is ridiculous. There’s no reason for such a feature to be taken away. Facebook has been “working to add them back” for months now. Additionally, my main issue with the app is that I’m now completely unable to make new group messages. This has happened once before, and I had to delete and reinstall the app to fix the problem. I should never have to do that, but at least it worked. The problem has resurfaced now, though, and even deleting and reinstalling hasn’t solved the problem. I guess the app is just permanently broken for me? Good on you, Facebook. What a waste.

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  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Jessikah Hofland
    I like this app for what it is, the phone I am using while I wait for a replacement uses google go and has very little internal memory so this works great
  • Dec 15, 2021

    By Roosevelt McCarter
    I just got a New Phone from US Cellular from Thursday, September 24, 2020 because of my battery was about to leak and the screen was broken. I really need Troubleshooting Steps to get it fixed right away. Therefore, I'll have to go to the settings and click Google Play Store on my App. I'll have to go to Wi-Fi to see if I'm signed in as well as a strong Mobile Data Connection. Then try your Download again. When I received an error, I'll have to go to settings and clear cache. Thanks a lot. Bye.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    By Esther Moore
    It's a good place to talk with friends and Relatives. To travel now days it too expensive/plus because of the Covic19 Pandemic. Some of Us are too Old to travel. This is One of the Best things that could happen for Old People, they can get in touch with their Children, Grandchildren and GreatGrands. And also Old friends.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By Sydnie E. Smith
    Awesome app! Way smaller than the regular messanger app and it seems like my overall phone is not so laggy while using this over regular Facebook messanger. The only problem I have with this is not being able to send my live location to a friend and also not being able to take videos and what not but other than that this is a five star app for sure for sure! Merry Christmas everyone!
  • I can no longer log in! Sep 14, 2021

    By MissOaht
    Recently(yesterday) I was logged out of my messenger since the update happened. I was unable to log into my facebook account nor was I able to “forget password” and change my password to see if that was the issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled the application and it still gives me the same issue. I’ve have messenger for years now but I’ve never experienced any issues up until this point. I’ve tried logging on with wifi and data separately but the issue stays the same; It will not allow me to log into my facebook messenger account. NOTE: I’m able to use my facebook account on the facebook application just fine, so its not my account that is the issue but the log in screen or app itself. Please respond to my issue ASAP as I get important messages from family members such as emergencies or events taking place via messenger.
  • Dec 31, 2021

    By Samantha Bowerman
    If my notifications all came in correctly I'd give it 5 stars 🤩 but, since I had to physically be in the app to receive my messages was very inconvenient and sometimes I would receive the messages and it didn't have anything to do with connection issues.
  • Please Do This !!!!! Mar 28, 2020

    By Lori_Green
    I’m not trying to write a bad review or anything but... Can y’all update this app by telling us our emails in the settings. Because had an Messenger account and then I had forgot the password word. Then, I had to make a new one but I couldn’t use my regular phone email so I had to come up with another one because it was an account (my old account) that was already use. But now I had my Phone number changed and now I can’t log into my account. Because my account is not set up on this phone number but on my old one. SO CAN Y’ALL ALSO let us have an option to change our phone number on there ??? And I don’t have Facebook account I only have an Messenger so I can’t log in with the Facebook login. Thank you for reading. 🙏🏾 || MINUTES LATER: just found out u can’t have Messenger with an Facebook account so bye Messenger had a good time with u but bye.
  • Dec 11, 2021

    By Josh Fi
    All good experiences in all areas of app. Only draw back is ... You cant use the app unless its currently updated. If you can fix or modify the crutial step, i wouldnt think about using another app to communicate. Thanks, Josh F.
  • Video length is too short Sep 22, 2021

    By Blatisian
    I have friends that talk through videos when I’m not available, instead of audio only or typing. And I will get 10-20+ videos at a time from one person. Please upgrade the app to make videos 3 minutes max, instead of 20 seconds. It would make things so much better. I know I’m just one person. But maybe look at your data to see how many people use the video message function and if they are sending multiple at a time as well. Please and thank you. Edit. Also, maybe add a highlight to videos already viewed by me on my side. If I start watching them and that friend texts or sends a new video, the entire conversation jumps to the bottom and I lose my place. And trying to figure out where I left off in 20+ 20 second videos is a hassle; 40+ today(all at once). Like a yellow outline around the seen videos and blue around the ones I haven’t viewed yet. Something like that, that’s colorblind friendly lol. No purples and blues or greens and reds together, cuz they will blend and I and others like me wont be able to tell which is which 😂. Thank you
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jessica
    Works when regular messenger doesn't want to but something you cannot do. Can't send videos, customize your reactions
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Eric Kearney
    Missing two major features. Ability to have notifications without the audible notifications, and no dark mode.
  • 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...
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Jimmy Conway
    Doesn't always send me a notification when I get new messages. And there's a lot of messages that contain viruses to look out for. They usually say something along the lines of "check out this video of you" or "OMG is this you" and have a link attached.
  • Jan 10, 2022

    By Josh Morales
    Yet ANOTHER separate app created instead of just adding chat to the stupid Facebook app like they should have done in the first place. We don't need two different apps to use ONE SERVICE. F u to fb.
  • Nov 21, 2021

    By Heart Momma
    If you regularly buy or sell on Marketplace this is NOT the version you want. No capabilities of drilling down on listings, vague capabilities for use I & most would prefer. If it really saves space & your phone is unable to have the slightly larger Msngr installed or you can't put that on a storage card then in a punch or lite use it might be OK for some. I'm not a heavy FB user - buy & sell occasionally only. Even my slight use I hated it enough to delete 2 apps for non-lite version.
  • 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.
  • Dec 14, 2021

    By Ron Deutsch
    Last update: no audio going out. I can hear other end, but they can't hear me. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Went back to 24/11 version and it works fine. Please fix and notify of doing so.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jan 1, 2022

    By Jayden Edward Lee Hall
    Messenger Lite doesn't have as many features as the other Messenger app does - 1. No way to change your username 2. You can't edit photos in a conversation 3. There is no way to actually unsent a message 4. Doesn't have any message reactions 5. You can't join a video call if you're in a group chat; you can only do video calls in a private conversation 6. Doesn't allow you to reply to other people's messages 7. Private conversations & group chats cannot be ignored 8. No way to do stories
  • 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.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Scott
    It's Facebook I should not need more explanation. The app forces you to have another app if you want dark mode. I only use the app to help someone after emergency surgery. Facebook needs its business displayed to the world!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This app is an absolute joke Mar 15, 2020

    By Grobo555
    What a dumpster fire of an app. I’ve always had problems with messenger, but they’ve often been minor and have sometimes been resolved. It’s ridiculous how long it took to get more (but still not all) emojis available as emoji buttons for chats, but they eventually added this inconsequential feature. It would be nice if they expanded the color/theme options, but I can live without that. Recently, though, things have just gotten worse. The removal of polls in group chats is ridiculous. There’s no reason for such a feature to be taken away. Facebook has been “working to add them back” for months now. Additionally, my main issue with the app is that I’m now completely unable to make new group messages. This has happened once before, and I had to delete and reinstall the app to fix the problem. I should never have to do that, but at least it worked. The problem has resurfaced now, though, and even deleting and reinstalling hasn’t solved the problem. I guess the app is just permanently broken for me? Good on you, Facebook. What a waste.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Philip Kelley
    The Facebook mobile site is total garbage, get with the times meta and use the browser instead of this jank app stuff, jeez.

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