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Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free

Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free

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Free group video chat, video calls, voice calls and text messaging.

4.2 Ratings 76M+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads
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Free group video chat, video calls, voice calls and text messaging.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.2
76.4M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    69%
  2. 4
    10%
  3. 3
    6%
  4. 2
    3%
  5. 1
    11%
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By ᴍɪzᴜkɪ ʜᴀrᴜ
    I was having a hard time with the last update. When Im gaming with my friends, the call would cut when I enter, and the chat bubbles disappear by random. But with the new update! It made my gaming experience easier! I used to use another phone to call and another to game, but this new update helped me a lot! THANK YOU!
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  • Fair review. Apr 9, 2020

    By Kacey2017
    I feel as if that app deserved 3 stars from using it a few days. I’ve had it on other phone but I just recently started using it again on this one. I gave it a 3 because there is no option to voice chat with more than 1 person. I feel as if the time is getting near that this app should have that feature to out do competitors. Discord has a voice chat that allows more than 1 person to join and I think that they are below this app. Please add that feature. If you do, I will be willing to give it a 5 star rating. I like that you can have a group text chat but voice allowing multiple people is better for those who want to have prayer with more than one person. If you are a developer reading this, please respond to me to let me know you were interested in my feedback and please recommend to your higher up. Please reassure him I am willing to give this app a 5 star rating if they add a voice chat that allows multiple people to join. Bless all who read these words.
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Joyce Asube
    This app is super nice for communication but this new update has a lot of bugs. New themes doesn't work on mine, messages were not delivered on time when it was sent. It got me a lot of frustration since I have online class. I couldn't really attend on time because of the delay. Please fix these bugs as soon as possible. Thank you.
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  • Nice update the app is cleaner and faster Mar 3, 2020

    By A_M_J_95
    I can’t believe you finally removed all the trash that was bloating this app ,now finally the app looks like a messaging app which how it should’ve looked since the beginning, unfortunately as cool as the app looks right now I think this change has came in too late ,well for me at least because I don’t recall the last time I actually used messenger to message someone and every person I know has move away to using other apps that provided a better and cleaner experience that what messenger used to offer for the past years ,now I’m not hating here no in fact i hope people get back to using it because it’s just more convenient than other apps especially now that it’s simple and clean but I’m just saying it’s kinda late and I’m afraid people have gotten used to the other apps but we’ll see about that...
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Champagne Cabido
    My experience in Messenger is good not until I had so many chats from group chats. I have suggestion: why not try having a pin📍feature like Slack do on important messages? It'll be easier to access and not keep on scrolling up. Another suggestion:🗂️ A folder type to sort out messages for personal use, business, school and group chats. It'll be much cleaner to see. Thanks. I hope you'll notice this and take some actions related to this☺️
    more
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Yellowish Bananas
    There's an error they haven't fixed yet with this version of messenger, whenever i change accounts on it, I can't go back to the account i was in before, a message will pop up saying "loging out" and then "an error has occurred, try again later", and the only way for me to access that account now is with messenger lite, and they haven't answered to my report yet, so, very annoying.
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  • New Update is Trash, Useless (iOS) Apr 4, 2020

    By Lady Ash A.
    The new update is absolutely disgusting. It makes this app not only visibly unappealing, but the new UI is hard to use, foolhardy, and removes many useful features. I also keep having problems with crashing. The new online/offline status is buggy and gets stuck. Phone calls are buggy too and stopped displaying properly. Messages can no longer be easily copied, deleted or forwarded. The old menu was easier. I preferred the swipe reply feature. Messages are no longer easy to reply to in notifications either. Pictures are not easy to send. I used to like this app because of the little unique things like the old cute reactions, chat colors, and balloons and hearts that you could catch. Now, they are all gone. I used to love using stickers, but the system is all messed up now as your most recent stickers and the packs are harder to find. I do not like the excess spacing between packs either. I am not exaggerating to say that I hate this new update. I have recommended that people do not update if they still have an older version. Many of my friends have agreed with me and say that this new version glitchy, problematic, and ugly. I have stopped using it as much because it is useless now. What did you do to this app?
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Tiffany Marceline
    The new update is so frustrating. Split screen for videocall window? Really? I can barely see the person I'm talking to and I have to put it on full screen. Chat bubble is also not working well. Everything is glitching. And where are my emojis? I can't see most of the emojis I was using before. I just hope you guys can fix these flaws. Or just put it back to the previous update..
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  • Messenger disappears Aug 23, 2020

    By trixiecheer
    My messenger icon disappeared a while ago and I wasn’t able to access it. I was able to do it through Facebook though. Then I found the icon on my iPhone through Siri app suggestions. Well now I can’t access it at all. Not through Facebook and not through Siri app suggestions, which is the only place that had the icon I could access. When I do click on it it shows for less than a second and disappears. It does it through Facebook, when I click on that messenger icon, and even when I try to get Siri to access it. When I go onto the App Store, it does the same thing. I want to uninstall it to hopefully restart it. I have rebooted my phone and left it off all night hoping that would help, but it didn’t. The icon that shows in Siri app suggestions will not allow me to hold it down so I can delete it like any other app. I think it’s because it’s not the app itself, just showing the icon that allowed me to access thru it, but that was it.I don’t know if this is making any sense or if I’m even explaining it correctly. I would literally have to show somebody what’s going on. All I could say is I cannot access messenger in any way shape or form not even to delete it or anything and I don’t know what to do .
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  • Oct 5, 2020

    By Richie and Kali Niemiec
    It has a few bugs from time to time. Once that's fixed it's the best. Use it all the time to talk to family and friends all over. ****update**** these bugs are getting ridiculous. I can barely use the app without any crashes or bugs. I cant even access using the payment option. I can barely ever see my messages. Please fix these problems as I use this app for damn near everything
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  1. Free, fast, and secure messaging by text, call, or video chat - anywhere and anytime you need to connect
  2. Personalize it! Customize your messaging experience with special colors, nicknames, and group photos for friends and family
  3. Calls and video chats are free over wi-fi, even to contacts in other countries around the globe

Reviewed by Kaylin on April 13, 2018

  • Oct 19, 2020

    By ᴍɪzᴜkɪ ʜᴀrᴜ
    I was having a hard time with the last update. When Im gaming with my friends, the call would cut when I enter, and the chat bubbles disappear by random. But with the new update! It made my gaming experience easier! I used to use another phone to call and another to game, but this new update helped me a lot! THANK YOU!
    more
  • Nice update the app is cleaner and faster Mar 3, 2020

    By A_M_J_95
    I can’t believe you finally removed all the trash that was bloating this app ,now finally the app looks like a messaging app which how it should’ve looked since the beginning, unfortunately as cool as the app looks right now I think this change has came in too late ,well for me at least because I don’t recall the last time I actually used messenger to message someone and every person I know has move away to using other apps that provided a better and cleaner experience that what messenger used to offer for the past years ,now I’m not hating here no in fact i hope people get back to using it because it’s just more convenient than other apps especially now that it’s simple and clean but I’m just saying it’s kinda late and I’m afraid people have gotten used to the other apps but we’ll see about that...
    more
  • Oct 18, 2020

    By ImBageGar
    Messenger is the best messaging app ive come across, it runs smoothly than any other messaging application, it has a lot of good features that you can use for communicating and etc. Also i have not come across a single glitch or bug in the app, the developers really was very cautious about their app, but it would be better if they would add a feature to allow users to add custom emojis in their chats because that would be really great.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Devin Dour
    I like the convenience of having all my friends from Facebook on my list of contacts to message. I love being able to open up an app and start a conversation with the many friends I have from Facebook. It's convenient and simple. I use it almost daily. Actually it's my main source of communication between people. THAT'S HOW CONVENIENT IT IS!!! Only downfall is the message react system. I always accidentally react to various messages by accident.
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  • 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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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Champagne Cabido
    My experience in Messenger is good not until I had so many chats from group chats. I have suggestion: why not try having a pin📍feature like Slack do on important messages? It'll be easier to access and not keep on scrolling up. Another suggestion:🗂️ A folder type to sort out messages for personal use, business, school and group chats. It'll be much cleaner to see. Thanks. I hope you'll notice this and take some actions related to this☺️
    more
  • 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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  • Slow sending & deletion option Jul 27, 2018

    By WeezerBeast
    I mean it works fine most of the time but obviously as some people has already said it struggles to send messages to others. Honestly still waiting it to send a message to my cousin it’s been two days? Even if my internet is slow it still sends to everyone else so that makes no sense. Only other issue you guys need to add a delete button; again my internet is slow so I have to wait forever just to log into Facebook on my computer to go into messenger to delete things but I shouldn’t need to go on there to do this id appreciate it if someone could consider this idea to add this ability on the app especially when you log onto Facebook through the phone it doesn’t give you the same option and just sends you back to the app?
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  • Fair review. Apr 9, 2020

    By Kacey2017
    I feel as if that app deserved 3 stars from using it a few days. I’ve had it on other phone but I just recently started using it again on this one. I gave it a 3 because there is no option to voice chat with more than 1 person. I feel as if the time is getting near that this app should have that feature to out do competitors. Discord has a voice chat that allows more than 1 person to join and I think that they are below this app. Please add that feature. If you do, I will be willing to give it a 5 star rating. I like that you can have a group text chat but voice allowing multiple people is better for those who want to have prayer with more than one person. If you are a developer reading this, please respond to me to let me know you were interested in my feedback and please recommend to your higher up. Please reassure him I am willing to give this app a 5 star rating if they add a voice chat that allows multiple people to join. Bless all who read these words.
    more
  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Joyce Asube
    This app is super nice for communication but this new update has a lot of bugs. New themes doesn't work on mine, messages were not delivered on time when it was sent. It got me a lot of frustration since I have online class. I couldn't really attend on time because of the delay. Please fix these bugs as soon as possible. Thank you.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Elyssa Mae
    The messages keep on appearing and disappearing and it takes time to load all messages. I am having trouble with messenger for Android right now. Everytime I open a chat (specifically, a group chat) it takes time to load and when it does, there are some messages missing (as I've noticed when I finally compared it on PC). And there are instances where the messages sent are disappearing then appearing again. Please fix this.
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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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  • 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. :)
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  • Add Callers Catastrophe Jul 30, 2020

    By VixenHBear🧸
    I’m generally on Messengers facetime 24/7, not exaggerating, but the add a contact option is horrible. There’s already a button at the bottom of the screen for adding another person to the call, so then why have the swipe up feature? It’s too easy to swipe up and open all of your contacts, then accidentally add someone to the call without even a confirmation “yes/no” button. I’m constantly adding people to the call that I did not want to and usually in the most embarrassing times.... One time, the person I was on call with fell asleep and somehow touched their phone and added over 20 people to the call, back-to-back, in just a few seconds, waking everyone up in the middle of the night. It’s embarrassing and frustrating. I’ve sent messenger this same message over and over in the “report a problem” section for months and I’m still waiting to see it corrected. And what’s worse is you never receive a reply back from any of those messages if they have been received or even being considered. Please fix this feature!
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Christy Lavender
    I like the new themes in the update but I absolutely HATE that I don't get notified when I have messages and the chat bubble no longer pops up either. PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE!! It's really frustrating when you're trying to have a conversation with someone. Sometimes I don't know that I have a new message for HOURS after I receive one 🤦🏼‍♀️
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Josephine Chang
    I use this app as my primary form of communication and have always loved that the chat heads appear over other apps so I can multi task when responding to people. But the new update with the bubbles has made it supremely inconvenient to use. You can't flip back and forth and check all your messages at once anymore, only when someone messages you. To access older messages that haven't bubbled, I have to open the app by itself to find an old conversation. New colours are too distracting, too.
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  • Why not Apple CarPlay like messages has Jan 22, 2020

    By Jeff horn
    Hello how is everyone doing? I’m wondering why messenger isn’t up to date with everyone else. I’m sure others have the same thoughts, A lot of individuals use this service to call and message others along with maps people send others when they are trying to meet and for products and merchandise just for an example. Why can we not have this app sync with our vehicles like the phone and messages app that Apple have in place. This would be a very nice update to an increasingly popular app. Not only that, but it would make us, yes even yourselves safer on the road. After all isn’t that what we all strive for, I know your users strive for this on a daily basis. Please if you would, look into this. I for one drive a very huge truck 2016 F350 dually FX 4 lifted & oversized tires for work purposes. I am a safety officer so I especially know safety is of the utmost concern no matter what we do as a society. I for one love my Sync3 system and would love to be able to use it to keep us all a little safer.
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  • 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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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Yellowish Bananas
    There's an error they haven't fixed yet with this version of messenger, whenever i change accounts on it, I can't go back to the account i was in before, a message will pop up saying "loging out" and then "an error has occurred, try again later", and the only way for me to access that account now is with messenger lite, and they haven't answered to my report yet, so, very annoying.
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  • New Update is Trash, Useless (iOS) Apr 4, 2020

    By Lady Ash A.
    The new update is absolutely disgusting. It makes this app not only visibly unappealing, but the new UI is hard to use, foolhardy, and removes many useful features. I also keep having problems with crashing. The new online/offline status is buggy and gets stuck. Phone calls are buggy too and stopped displaying properly. Messages can no longer be easily copied, deleted or forwarded. The old menu was easier. I preferred the swipe reply feature. Messages are no longer easy to reply to in notifications either. Pictures are not easy to send. I used to like this app because of the little unique things like the old cute reactions, chat colors, and balloons and hearts that you could catch. Now, they are all gone. I used to love using stickers, but the system is all messed up now as your most recent stickers and the packs are harder to find. I do not like the excess spacing between packs either. I am not exaggerating to say that I hate this new update. I have recommended that people do not update if they still have an older version. Many of my friends have agreed with me and say that this new version glitchy, problematic, and ugly. I have stopped using it as much because it is useless now. What did you do to this app?
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Tiffany Marceline
    The new update is so frustrating. Split screen for videocall window? Really? I can barely see the person I'm talking to and I have to put it on full screen. Chat bubble is also not working well. Everything is glitching. And where are my emojis? I can't see most of the emojis I was using before. I just hope you guys can fix these flaws. Or just put it back to the previous update..
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  • Messenger disappears Aug 23, 2020

    By trixiecheer
    My messenger icon disappeared a while ago and I wasn’t able to access it. I was able to do it through Facebook though. Then I found the icon on my iPhone through Siri app suggestions. Well now I can’t access it at all. Not through Facebook and not through Siri app suggestions, which is the only place that had the icon I could access. When I do click on it it shows for less than a second and disappears. It does it through Facebook, when I click on that messenger icon, and even when I try to get Siri to access it. When I go onto the App Store, it does the same thing. I want to uninstall it to hopefully restart it. I have rebooted my phone and left it off all night hoping that would help, but it didn’t. The icon that shows in Siri app suggestions will not allow me to hold it down so I can delete it like any other app. I think it’s because it’s not the app itself, just showing the icon that allowed me to access thru it, but that was it.I don’t know if this is making any sense or if I’m even explaining it correctly. I would literally have to show somebody what’s going on. All I could say is I cannot access messenger in any way shape or form not even to delete it or anything and I don’t know what to do .
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  • Oct 5, 2020

    By Richie and Kali Niemiec
    It has a few bugs from time to time. Once that's fixed it's the best. Use it all the time to talk to family and friends all over. ****update**** these bugs are getting ridiculous. I can barely use the app without any crashes or bugs. I cant even access using the payment option. I can barely ever see my messages. Please fix these problems as I use this app for damn near everything
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