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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.

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4.2
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  • Annoying ghost notification, have to delete/reinstall repeatedly Dec 22, 2020

    By KnD33
    I miss the old menu, the new one makes getting to things much more difficult. I have a hard enough time explaining where features are to my grandmother, and this didn’t help at all. But my biggest complaint is that for the past month or two, I’ve had an “extra” notification appear on the app icon. Like I have a message, except I do not. l check my “spam” folder, message requests, even scroll through all my messages, and nothing. But it will still show “1” on the icon. I deleted it and downloaded it again and that helped, for a short amount of time before it happened again. This is my 3rd time deleting and reinstalling. It’s not just annoying. I have a small business and lots of projects with various clients and I use this to communicate with them 9 times out of 10 as they found me on Facebook, so I can’t avoid using it. And I use it to communicate with some family, so it’s nerve wracking thinking I’m either somehow “missing” (it’s not there) a message that could be important.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Jose Roland Soria Jr.
    I think there's a bug somewhere in Facebook or Messenger, I don't really know where. When browsing from Facebook and I try to click the Messenger button on the top right, it will not lead me to my messages. Instead it will direct me to "switch accounts" in Messenger even if I have not connected any other accounts. And when going back to Facebook, it will pass through switch accounts first. Both app works good individually tho. I've experienced it for a long time now, and it happens on and off.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Pen pen
    Hello, The app is great but theres some few things that i want to say for the new update, 1. You cant customize the text anymore from the last update 2. I cannot see the previous pictures of what we posted 3. Cannot change nicknames. To be honest i loved the last update now its a downfall
    more
  • 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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  • 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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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Beautiful Julie
    I used to love this app. It was so convenient my family chose to use it as the all day, every day, keep in touch running conversation, complete with pics, animation, etc. Now we don't know when someone posts a message unless we are on the app, open and not just in the background. My son got Covid and survived, praise God, but it was hell contacting friends and family to ask for prayer. I couldn't help but think it was some kind of supernatural sign and my worry turned to dread. Please fix it.
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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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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Joel Gradwell
    New update has ruined the app. The simple method to check photos/videos that have been sent in a conversation has been removed. Meaning I have to literally scroll through years of conversations in some cases just to look at a nice memory. Where as before I could just select the 'media' option and everything would be there. ALSO, since the update I can no longer send voice notes. It shows that it's recording but when I let go it doesn't send. (Yes, I have all permissions checked). Disappointed.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Linda Lee
    My chat heads no longer show. I have to go to messenger to read and or send. I no longer have instant messages where a chat head pops up when someone writes....so I have to leave what I am doing to see. Can't play a game, browse the web, or fb and get messenger to work as it should. Says bubble heads which don't work. I've had this problem for over two weeks. I have Uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck. They need to fix it...
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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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  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

  • 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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  • Fixed: A annoying glitch Feb 1, 2018

    By ToasterWife
    Edit: hey you fixed it, nice. Typing on iPad is pain still layout wise but it works. Messenger usually works well on my iPhone no issues what so ever, in this case for an odd reason it doesn’t want to type I’ll begin typing “Hey I’m” and it doesn’t let me type afterwards. I have no idea why this occurring but I hope I’m not alone, I use this app to talk to friends and talk about homework and junk— this is a real pain and honestly a bad move on the team’s part for not checking before sending this update out. This could’ve honestly been fixed or avoided if they checked this before releasing it, I trust on the team a lot and will always update on day one. You’re making me regret this honestly, y’all just giving me trust issues
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  • MAJOR ISSUES😡 HUGE SECURITY FLAWS Oct 30, 2019

    By ChelleSpoon
    MAJOR ISSUE #1 - Messenger DOES NOT Prevent Repeated Audio/Video Calls When Messenger is set for DND, it only allows for a 24hr period. RANDOM callers who are using the app as a dating app will call back multiple times within a three minute window and interrupt my day or sleep. I cannot shut my phone down completely as I have to remain accessible to family. I would like the option of DND until I DECIDE turn it back on with the option of keeping out repeat callers who call right back within a 3 minute window. Right now I have to reset Messenger DND every 8 hours. MAJOR ISSUE #2: Why do I get Messenger notifications EVERY SINGLE TIME I accept a new FBF request that says “wave to your new friend?” I do not need this added message that draws ppl to contact me as if this is a dating app. I use Messenger only to contact ppl for important non-public information. Not to hook up. Just like I have to choice to add someone as a FBF, I should have to choice if I want to add them as a messenger contact. This should NOT be automatic! How dare you take away my choice and subject me to unnecessary harassment! MAJOR ISSUE #3: There’s no option to report inappropriate messages such as porn.
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  • 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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  • My messages don’t show as delivered Jul 18, 2018

    By Pink.Punkypie.Kitten
    My problem is that for the past month, I will send a message to someone and whether we are Facebook friends or not, my messages do not show as delivered. My Facebook Messenger app has the latest update, I just recently updated my iOS software and I’m still having this problem. I’ve tried googling it and haven’t found any solutions. Can you help me please? Also, I was wondering if you could make an option for us to be able to only accept messages from friends or friends of friends only in addition to the current one accepting messages from everyone? The messages I get from people I’m not connected with don’t always appear in the message requests folder first and instead show up on my home page in bold letters.
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  • Annoying ghost notification, have to delete/reinstall repeatedly Dec 22, 2020

    By KnD33
    I miss the old menu, the new one makes getting to things much more difficult. I have a hard enough time explaining where features are to my grandmother, and this didn’t help at all. But my biggest complaint is that for the past month or two, I’ve had an “extra” notification appear on the app icon. Like I have a message, except I do not. l check my “spam” folder, message requests, even scroll through all my messages, and nothing. But it will still show “1” on the icon. I deleted it and downloaded it again and that helped, for a short amount of time before it happened again. This is my 3rd time deleting and reinstalling. It’s not just annoying. I have a small business and lots of projects with various clients and I use this to communicate with them 9 times out of 10 as they found me on Facebook, so I can’t avoid using it. And I use it to communicate with some family, so it’s nerve wracking thinking I’m either somehow “missing” (it’s not there) a message that could be important.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Jose Roland Soria Jr.
    I think there's a bug somewhere in Facebook or Messenger, I don't really know where. When browsing from Facebook and I try to click the Messenger button on the top right, it will not lead me to my messages. Instead it will direct me to "switch accounts" in Messenger even if I have not connected any other accounts. And when going back to Facebook, it will pass through switch accounts first. Both app works good individually tho. I've experienced it for a long time now, and it happens on and off.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Pen pen
    Hello, The app is great but theres some few things that i want to say for the new update, 1. You cant customize the text anymore from the last update 2. I cannot see the previous pictures of what we posted 3. Cannot change nicknames. To be honest i loved the last update now its a downfall
    more
  • 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.
    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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Iris13D
    The filters are gone, you can't edit a photo before you send it, you have to search the whole conversation to find an old photo and the nicknames are gone as well. I still use the app but it's quite frustrating that all those nice features are taken. On a technical side sometimes notifications won't even pop up except if I open the app manually and refresh. Please fix this.
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Patrick Klyver Poulsen
    Well I still use it, that's the 2 stars. After the update they've removed important features like being able to see photos in a conversation, edit photos before they are send and even make polls. It's sad they've removed those features as they were really useful. Sadly I've lost a lot of great pictures because of this and I'm not able to look through long 10.000+ messages for pictures.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Rachel Diggs
    Jan 2021 changes suck, chat bubbles go away and it took me an hour to figure out there were 2 spots to "allow" it. Then when I got the bubbles to show up, they were teeny! TEENY! Ifhey are going to make them smaller, we should have the option to select what size we want. You also now have to manual select the person from the menu and select to view chat bubble! This is insane. All the conversations I use this for and I have to exit the bubbles and go to the main app to open it and select them.
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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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  • 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..
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Beautiful Julie
    I used to love this app. It was so convenient my family chose to use it as the all day, every day, keep in touch running conversation, complete with pics, animation, etc. Now we don't know when someone posts a message unless we are on the app, open and not just in the background. My son got Covid and survived, praise God, but it was hell contacting friends and family to ask for prayer. I couldn't help but think it was some kind of supernatural sign and my worry turned to dread. Please fix it.
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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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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Joel Gradwell
    New update has ruined the app. The simple method to check photos/videos that have been sent in a conversation has been removed. Meaning I have to literally scroll through years of conversations in some cases just to look at a nice memory. Where as before I could just select the 'media' option and everything would be there. ALSO, since the update I can no longer send voice notes. It shows that it's recording but when I let go it doesn't send. (Yes, I have all permissions checked). Disappointed.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Linda Lee
    My chat heads no longer show. I have to go to messenger to read and or send. I no longer have instant messages where a chat head pops up when someone writes....so I have to leave what I am doing to see. Can't play a game, browse the web, or fb and get messenger to work as it should. Says bubble heads which don't work. I've had this problem for over two weeks. I have Uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck. They need to fix it...
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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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