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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 75M+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

4.2
75.3M+ Ratings
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Dylan Senior
    I've used this for a looooong time and its pretty good. However with this most recent update.. I'm highly upset. More upset then i was prior. You add more to the colors like sweet gradients, but now you take out the entire color aspect itself?!!? I'm sorry but why would you make it better just to take it away? Moral of the story I would like to have the color changing feature back. I dont see why it was taken away in the first place. Update: they added it back a while ago.
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  • 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.
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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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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By John-Ivan Calderon
    Use this app daily. Getting annoyed since the last update my chat messages automatically open with every post . Not just a notification but it opens regardless of what I'm trying to do. Still happening 7/30. I am currently deleting and reinstalling the app to see if it fixes the problem. I've just kept notifications off since April but that's ridiculous.
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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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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By mom's kids fur babies
    Loved it for years as a way to keep all contacts in one place and easily communicate in multiple ways. This week, that all changed. I' ve had to sign in multiple times, reload my SMS contacts, voice chats are static filled and video chat is almost always dropped less than 5 minutes in. The new features are more annoying than useful. The new version shouldn't be considered an update because its clearly a downgrade. Fix it Zuckerberg genius'.
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  • Rather old Facebook message Jul 18, 2020

    By Ms Emll
    I deleted the Facebook messenger app because I was unable to delete things that were sent to me that I did not want. I was getting all kinds of scams asking me to take something I didn’t want and saying I won things I never won. I was using it on another device and I had a problem with my device after that and it was not working anymore. I have a new device that is very expensive and I do not want a virus attack because of a link in this messenger app. The main thing I deleted the app for was because I could not delete things that I did not want. I could not keep people from sending me things there was no way to block that person from contacting me with these things that I know are scams and possibly someone was hacked on the app I don’t know. I just did not feel safe using that app anymore. I have people that can’t contact me now from Facebook because they have no other way to contact me. And I cannot message them unless I use the FacebookMessenger app! If you could correct these things I’d feel safe about using it again. I don’t think we need video chat or whatever you have now! Just get back to the regular Facebook messaging please!I only want messaging my family and friends that I cannot contact otherwise! If this app is not changed I will have to take it off again and keep it off! Then my family and friends will no longer be able to contact me since they have no other way to do so other than Facebook!
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  • Glitches Jun 2, 2020

    By Hg52
    #1: when I’m typing a reply to one of my friends and someone messages me simultaneously, it closes me out of the conversation and erases all of what I had written and just brings me back to my inbox and it’s really frustrating because it happens every single time and always seems to happen when I’m typing long messages and then I have to start all over. PLEASE FIX ASAP!! Cause I just wanna use a different app to talk to my friends now but would prefer not to! This has been a thing for 2-3 weeks now and hasn’t changed even though I update it every time I get the chance to. Just downloaded the update for today so I’ll see if that makes any difference, but I highly doubt it because the update didn’t list anything about bug fixes. #2: this glitch just stared happening yesterday (June 1st, 2020) where I haven’t been getting notifications for new messages. I made sure to check my notifications were on in my settings, which they were, but my friend sent me a message at 9am and didn’t get it until 2:50pm. So please fix, again, this is very frustrating and I don’t want people to get mad at me and think that I’m ignoring them when I’m not. I hope you read this and can do something about it, please and thank you.
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Amy Flynn
    New update has seen some bugs, at times my messages don't send or there's a delay in receiving messages. And I would have full 4G signal or full WiFi signal. I also really think there should be an option to delete pictures from conversions for everyone and not just for the sender. It's an option that is available for messages, so why not for pictures.
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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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  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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Dylan Senior
    I've used this for a looooong time and its pretty good. However with this most recent update.. I'm highly upset. More upset then i was prior. You add more to the colors like sweet gradients, but now you take out the entire color aspect itself?!!? I'm sorry but why would you make it better just to take it away? Moral of the story I would like to have the color changing feature back. I dont see why it was taken away in the first place. Update: they added it back a while ago.
    more
  • 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.
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By Nirajan Khadka
    I love messenger, it connects me to all my family and friends but still there are some minor mistakes. If somebody sends me a video in messenger and I try to play them through chat head , it will not play but the play button will get stuck on your screen. Eventually you have to restart the phone so it disappears. If you don't open through chat head it's fine but through chat head it has lot of problems.
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Chief541
    Good app overall but often messages on both sides don't go through immediately or even within a couple days, it's not a problem with the phones or messages themselves since you can send another and sometimes they both just suddenly send, as if it refreshes previous messages or somethin, so yeah, fix that, thanks
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By Miss Beautiful
    I say this is a very good app, I would give it 5 stars but whenever I'm using my bluetooth earphones, it wont work. I tried resetting the earphones, letting it charge and it still wont work on video calls. I tried uninstalling the app and installing it and it still wont work. I want to be able to use my headphones on video and voice calls but it keeps going on speaker even though I keep trying to change it to bluetooth. Please fix this
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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
  • Jul 30, 2020

    By John-Ivan Calderon
    Use this app daily. Getting annoyed since the last update my chat messages automatically open with every post . Not just a notification but it opens regardless of what I'm trying to do. Still happening 7/30. I am currently deleting and reinstalling the app to see if it fixes the problem. I've just kept notifications off since April but that's ridiculous.
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By Icey Princess Brat
    Every time I restart my phone or God forbid my phone dies when I'm not at home (ie hiking, swimming, camping) and able to connect it to a charger, the app has to be reinstalled for some stupid reason. Get it together Facebook, it shouldn't take 3 bazillion updates to make it fast, functional and safe.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Phillip McCurry
    Easy to use, fun to play with. I'd previously given this a 5 star rating, but I've seriously reconsidered because it has to be updated at an overly excessive rate. Seems the bugs come along to necessitate updates that I really wonder about the efficiency of the app and I've been questioning the security of the app for quite a while. Seems Facebook could get it right for just a little while anyway.
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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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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By mom's kids fur babies
    Loved it for years as a way to keep all contacts in one place and easily communicate in multiple ways. This week, that all changed. I' ve had to sign in multiple times, reload my SMS contacts, voice chats are static filled and video chat is almost always dropped less than 5 minutes in. The new features are more annoying than useful. The new version shouldn't be considered an update because its clearly a downgrade. Fix it Zuckerberg genius'.
    more
  • Glitches Jun 2, 2020

    By Hg52
    #1: when I’m typing a reply to one of my friends and someone messages me simultaneously, it closes me out of the conversation and erases all of what I had written and just brings me back to my inbox and it’s really frustrating because it happens every single time and always seems to happen when I’m typing long messages and then I have to start all over. PLEASE FIX ASAP!! Cause I just wanna use a different app to talk to my friends now but would prefer not to! This has been a thing for 2-3 weeks now and hasn’t changed even though I update it every time I get the chance to. Just downloaded the update for today so I’ll see if that makes any difference, but I highly doubt it because the update didn’t list anything about bug fixes. #2: this glitch just stared happening yesterday (June 1st, 2020) where I haven’t been getting notifications for new messages. I made sure to check my notifications were on in my settings, which they were, but my friend sent me a message at 9am and didn’t get it until 2:50pm. So please fix, again, this is very frustrating and I don’t want people to get mad at me and think that I’m ignoring them when I’m not. I hope you read this and can do something about it, please and thank you.
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By MoanaLee Jasmine Navarro
    another complaint: i just noticed that i can't add music to my stories anymore! why did this change? Now, I can't access the games. Why is it telling me that I need a connection?! I have WiFi on and even when I'm not on it, it tells me the same thing! Stop changing things so often!!! UPDATE: Now I can't add a "story" via text. JUST STOP UPDATING IT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE! 😡 LEAVE IT BE UNLESS IT'S NEEDED TO BE!
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Argel Aligui
    Idk if it had an update and if is just me but it annoys me not being able to see my friend's stories above the chat list and also not being able to make one without having to go under people tab to make a story. 😏 Hopefully it gets fixed soon as it already happened on both of my phones and I dont know how to fix it.
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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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  • Rather old Facebook message Jul 18, 2020

    By Ms Emll
    I deleted the Facebook messenger app because I was unable to delete things that were sent to me that I did not want. I was getting all kinds of scams asking me to take something I didn’t want and saying I won things I never won. I was using it on another device and I had a problem with my device after that and it was not working anymore. I have a new device that is very expensive and I do not want a virus attack because of a link in this messenger app. The main thing I deleted the app for was because I could not delete things that I did not want. I could not keep people from sending me things there was no way to block that person from contacting me with these things that I know are scams and possibly someone was hacked on the app I don’t know. I just did not feel safe using that app anymore. I have people that can’t contact me now from Facebook because they have no other way to contact me. And I cannot message them unless I use the FacebookMessenger app! If you could correct these things I’d feel safe about using it again. I don’t think we need video chat or whatever you have now! Just get back to the regular Facebook messaging please!I only want messaging my family and friends that I cannot contact otherwise! If this app is not changed I will have to take it off again and keep it off! Then my family and friends will no longer be able to contact me since they have no other way to do so other than Facebook!
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Amy Flynn
    New update has seen some bugs, at times my messages don't send or there's a delay in receiving messages. And I would have full 4G signal or full WiFi signal. I also really think there should be an option to delete pictures from conversions for everyone and not just for the sender. It's an option that is available for messages, so why not for pictures.
    more
  • 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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  • New update is horrible Jun 17, 2020

    By RbkhWllc
    Facebook and messenger are always changing. The new messenger updates are less than desirable. For some unknown reason when I have a message from marketplace and delete it, it still keeps the marketplace folder in my chats, even though there are no messages in it. Before, when you’d delete all the marketplace messages, the folder would also disappear from your chat list. I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to make it go away. Then it happened again today, except now it not only is keeping the folder in my chats, it’s saying there’s still an unread message in it when there are zero messages in the folder. Seems minor, but I like my chats cleaned up, so the fact that it no longer goes away is rather annoying. Also, could we stop constantly changing where “spam/other/message requests” go? Why can’t you just make it a more accessible option and leave it? We shouldn’t have to go hunt for the folder and this last update completely moved where they are found, to the point that initially I thought message requests were just going to be a thing of the past. Rarely are the updates good, and it’s clear others agree. Unfortunate!
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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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