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Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free

Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free


Be together whenever with a simple way to text, video chat and rally the group.

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  • Editor's Choice
  • Free
  • Feature Rich
  • In App Purchases
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Negative Reviews in Most Helpful

55.8% Negative Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • by A Llama Stampede

    Overall it's fine I guess but for the love of god bring back the feature to select different photo albums. I have literally hundreds of photos on my phone and it's a pain in the ass sifting through each individual thing just to find a single photo buried deep in there. Why that feature was taken out is beyond me but it was the worst possible decision imaginable and it's incredibly infuriating and inconvenient. Don't "fix" what wasn't broken.

  • This App is horrible.

    by gameviewerrazi

    As in the title, this app has a lot of bugs and it lacks many necessary features. I am only using it because it’s it connects me to my Facebook contacts, if it was an independent texting application, i would have never used it. Why when you add someone to a group, they can read every previous message? Why you can’t delete a message that you have sent (deleting it for the other person)? Why going offline (aka turning off chat) still shows you as “active now” but only with the green dot disappearing, so you are basically telling people “Hey, this person doesn’t want to chat with you”? Why does the video call button starts glowing when both you and the other person are opening the chat tab (so i might be reading an old message and the other person would think that i am stalking)? What about the profile picture bug? If someone (me or my friends) changes their Facebook profile picture, it won’t changes in messenger 99% of the times. Also when going to check pictures in an conversation, they might not load or load slowly. What about the “active 1 minute ago”? It appears always except if i turn the internet off in my device. All those previous bugs, “features” and other lack of features make the app just horrible. Hope that you fix those bugs and remove those “features” and add other necessary ones.

  • by Michell Schneider

    Why star? Because I hate being forced into downloading this app in order to msg folks on FB instead of being allowed to do so in my browser. In order to personalize you have to go into settings then App mgr, instead of being able to do so within the app itself. When I tried to find help explaining the app's features all I could find was a short note on FB claiming how wonderful the app was. I've had folks msg me and I don't always receive notifications even though they are on.

  • Facebook Pay took my money for 10 days

    by sarsaff

    Regular messenger user here, have used Facebook to pay friends a few times. The most recent time, I sent nearly $100 to my friend. I hit “send” and logged out of messenger— only hit 1 button and that’s it! Next time I log in I see that because my friend had also requested the money after I sent it, another near $100 was removed from my account. The second sum was taken WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION. I never hit “send” I was not even logged in to see the request come through. What’s better, my friend never received the second $100, and I (after 7 days now) still have not gotten it back. I reached out to Facebook after 5days because their “help” section suggests waiting 3-5 days for bank transactions (keep in mind that this money should’ve never come out in the first place, now I’m waiting to get it back) and they get back right away with a very unhelpful automated response. After another message I was informed that it could take up to 10 days to get back this money. This is preposterous for a mistake that the platform made, I will never be using Facebook to handle my money again and would highly recommended VENMO to anyone looking to transfer money.

  • App Continues to Not Open Due to “[Having] Any Privacy Restrictions” a Few Updates Ago

    by PadLly

    As happened with the latest Facebook update now, even though I still receive texts from it (for now), am asked to continually update everytime, and have used the app on my devices for years, I’m now told in the App Store that I have to “turn off privacy restrictions” in order to open either app. Messenger disappeared a while ago and now, even the icons for both have disappeared on both of my non-laptop or computer but widely used types of smart devices. My privacy restrictions are universal for all apps as well as long-standing. Also, while when I click the text message update links and am diverted to the less user-friendly device version on the internet, it continues to ask me to open my Messenger app when I try to see my messages. I used to be a very frequent user of both apps randomly throughout the day, and the site in general for even more years, but it’s been getting a bit cumbersome. It also feels a bit strange that one would have to turn off their privacy restrictions in order to access a certain app, in general.

  • by Sonia Herrera

    Totally sucks now! I can now only access my personal FB messages and every time I try to access the messages from my business page it takes me to install / open messenger from the app store but I still cant get my business page messages. I've uninstalled and re-installed the app but still can't get my business messages! HELP!!!

  • Make it go back

    by Ifesbob

    This new update isn’t just not as aesthetically nice as the previous one, it’s not functionally as good. For one, going back through pictures takes a century whereas it used to be a lot faster. Secondly, the transition between functionalities such as adding a picture and typing is not as smooth as it used to be. You used to be able to just tap on the text box to start typing after sending a picture, now you have to manually switch back, which is annoying as hell. Also, for bigger devices such as iPads, you used to be able to expand the current conversation, and you still can, but the functionality of that feature as been hurt. The text box used to go all the way across the screen so you could see more of what you were typing at once, but it now doesn’t do that anymore. The only update the old version needed in terms of that menu was making the process of adding a gif smoother, none of the rest of this was necessary. I also don’t appreciate the unsolicited notification I got about syncing my contacts. Thanks, but I hate this update.

  • by Laurie Hurst

    The 21st century way of writing everyones phone # on a public bathroom wall! Can't turn the stupid thing off for more than 24 hours! Just as bad as robo calls, phone solicitors/sales people and scam callers. Nothing's worse than some creep who uses fb as a dating site and sends women porn through messenger! Who needs a stalker when messenger makes it easy for perverts. I hate messenger!!!!

  • New update looks really bad

    by smarchetti

    Most of the people I’ve seen have just been complaining so I’m going to try and make this review at least a little helpful. This new update has so much wasted space. Just yesterday the formatting was pretty much perfect from a design standpoint, but now there is so much unused white space at the top of the screen. Even just the word “Chats” takes up so much unnecessary space which previously encompassed everything that wasn’t actual chats (like stories and your profile info. The previous design was perfectly fine and there was no need to change it, and changing your design completely won’t make a significant number of people suddenly decide to download the app. If nothing else, give everyone the option to go back to the previous version. As a lover of web design, I know white space can be useful, but it can be extremely harmful if there is too much unused space, and that is exactly what happened. You messed up with this one, but there’s still an opportunity to fix it, or at least canter to those who know this is bad design.

  • Pointless

    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.

  • by Darius Massoudi

    This app is torturous for not letting you indefinitely turn off noise notifications every time you receive a message. It only lets you do so for every 24 hour period. Probably some people they hired said the noise would make the app more addictive but instead it makes me hate it and I'm encouraging my friends to use other services.

  • by Emelda Onyekwelu

    Ever since I updated to this current version, I can no longer send messages. I regret updating to this current device. Messages come into my app but I can't seem to reply any of this messages through the app. I have to switch to the browser in order to send messages. I updated yesterday. The problem started immediately after upgrading to the latest software. I am thinking of uninstalling this current version to see if the fault is from the updated version or from my internet settings. Thanks o

  • by Sam

    It's been months now that 90% of videos I send can't be watched by other people, can't watch some I receive either. The notification sound lags all the time and changes randomly. I've re-installed, updated, even changed my goddamn phone and the issue still remains. I am beyond sick of this but need to keep on using it because of my job. Seriously hope they fix it at some point. I know I'm not the only one struggling with the app nowadays.

  • Newest Update

    by J.Angeles

    I recently updated my messenger and it’s weird because I have two Facebook accounts and I can only see the update on one account when I switch to the other account I can’t see the update, it’s in the older version. I don’t know if it makes a difference but the one account that does have the update is also open on another device I use (iphone6s) and it shows it’s updated and the one that isn’t updated I only have it in this iPhone XS device. I already reset all settings, deleted Facebook and Messenger Installed then back logged out of accounts and just finished Factory Data Reset. Nothing works I’m not sure what’s going on. It bother me because on the newer update seems to be more simple and basic than the older version. Same goes with instagram both accounts issue. I don’t auto update my apps on my iPhone XS but iPhone 6s I do . I’m not sure if that would be the issue however i still complete the updates ... hopefully I get answers from this.

  • by July Buckridge

    UPDATE: A month or so ago I was Finally able to update, but yesterday (7/28/19) ONCE AGAIN I am unable to! Will not allow me to reinstall on my Galaxy Note 3. I've done all the troubleshooting & my phone is only using 34% of storage. Very frustrating! Also, the Facebook icon continuously says there are 2 unread messages, which isn't true. And Now there are ADS!

  • Latest update problem

    by unicornnnk

    I’ve just updated the apps in few minutes ago and I thought they’re going to improve the apps but no. Whenever a notification pops out and I clicked it to reply on the apps, it just forced to close. I can’t even click on the messenger icon on the right top of Facebook because it’ll force to close the apps. I like to use messenger because I don’t have to backup my messages as it’ll be stored online and even when my phone is charging, I can still chat with my friend by using laptop. However, I can’t type really fast and it’ll lag and I have to double check and correct my message sometimes. And, I hope that this apps can add a search history function in mobile phone version, because sometimes I want to check the first message that I chat with my friend and I couldn’t do this as I have to manually scroll back to the message which texted in few years ago. Imagine how long should I scroll back while me and my friend texting to each other almost everyday from day to night.

  • by Janet Sorensen

    In response to reading most of the reviews here, I'm going to nix the update...sounds like more trouble than I could handle...too bad, because I was very tempted...maybe down the road I might go beyond temptation and actually update, when most of Messengers users current complaints are fixed. I'm not liking what I've read here, so I'll play it safe for now.

  • Logout is too difficult and interoperability with facebook has major setbacks

    by Ezvq0930

    This is my first review ever in my lifetime, and will likely be my last. Facebook&Messenger is that horrible for non-frequent users. I only use the messenger when I need to contact someone not saved on my phone. So a few times a year maybe. For that reason I want the log out process to be easy so I won’t fail in the 10-step process, and continue to appear “active” to others every time I use the connected facebook app, which is the case that deserves another review of its own as one of their many horrible set backs despite being the biggest SNS service. Each time I use facebook messenger they have updated the app so the logout process I used before has a high chance of not being applicable anymore, which leaves me to scavenge for the latest method. Any app/service that relies on its annoying opt-out processes instead of improving their service in order to increase their user pool deserves to be ridiculed.

  • Disable messenger so we don’t have to use it with Facebook

    by grandmas home

    I got phished using this and went through hell to make sure everything in my life was safe. It should be an option to have messenger or to keep messages on your Facebook!!!!!!!! You are forcing ppl to use this app when anyone from anywhere can send you something and can hack right into your Facebook account get your information and use it to their benefit, Putting all of your friends at risk for going through the same thing. I have emailed you, went to the security only to be told we are working on it. Don’t lie. You are not ‘ working on it’ you have no desire to ‘ work on it’. These phished got my phone number, email, etc. now they’ve moved onto my friends. There is nothing safe with this app. You could have a separate password, or a number of other things to secure an account that is built on ruining your life of the ppl who get into your Facebook account and can use it against you. MAKE IT AN OPTION, NOT A ‘ YOU HAVETo HAVe THIS TO Communicate with YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!

  • Message Requests

    by P'od user

    I have had no problem with messenger, until recently. Recently (the past few weeks) every time I log onto messenger I get a banner above my messages saying I have 100+ new message requests. I click on it. Go in. Nothing. No message requests. I hit edit. Delete all. 3 minutes later I go on and it says I have 100+ new message requests. This is getting entirely annoying and I would really like something to be done about this. I don’t know if anyone else is having this problem or if it’s a bug. If it could be addressed or I could be told where I could turn off being able to receive messages from people who aren’t my friend that would be great. I’ve also been linked into group messages with people I don’t know by someone I don’t know to be tried to be sold something. (Probably a phishing link to be honest.) I really don’t understand why it’s even an option to be messages by people you don’t know but that’s a separate issue. Please fix this problem as honestly it’s a nuisance.

  • by Altagracia Martinez

    HELP! so a message popped up saying my session was over, this has happened before but i just log right in again no problem. this time the message came up both on my Facebook and Messenger. they were logged out and no matter how many time i put in my password it won't log me in. it's saying the password i put in is incorrect so no big deal right? I'll just make another password... Nope! it won't let me do that because my account won't come up for them to send a code. i just want my account back

  • I really despise this app

    by neosaganist

    I have been trying to set up a digital environment that limits addictive phone use. I only put this app on my phone to check my messages when I absolutely cannot get to a desktop. I delete it immediately after. The whole notification to let you know that you don’t have notifications enabled is the nail in the coffin for me. I get that nothing is free. This app doesn’t provide any additional value that isn’t already supplied by the message app that came with my phone. It’s convenient to type my messages on a full size keyboard but google voice, hangouts, plus etc all allow for this while integrating with a dozen other useful apps. The only reason I use it is because Facebook forces me to on my mobile device (I’ve figured out how to send messages to one person without it but not receive). Stop ambushing me with notifications and give the illusion of choice and you might not have to force your app on us.

  • by Karai Akauma

    don't ever use FB messenger for money wiring. i sent my friend $80 and he didn't take out the money. the money was supposed to be refunded after a week, with an additional 3-5 day wait. waited a whole month on top of sending fb support complaints. NOTHING. if they can delete my negative review, they can refund my money. don't use this app. stick with paypal directly for your money wiring needs.


    by Deborahspet

    Just sent this to all my friends on Facebook... Just a quick note, I’m no longer using Facebook Messenger!! Received a message from a friend, this message had his photograph attached, the body of the message advised that this persons “information” had been updated and there was a box to “Accept.” I clicked on it, trusting that it was my friend. The next screen showed his picture.....however, just underneath his photo and name was a message...”Using Messenger without Facebook...Logged in using a phone number from Nigeria, Account was recently created.” It gave a day and time created....and below to the left was a picture of him with a bubble that read, “Hello.” And attached to this was another “shadow bubble” with an emoji of a happy face and a + sign!!! I didn’t click on this, didn’t send a message, immediately blocked and deleted his account attachment and deleted the Messenger Application. I’ve had problems in the past with this platform and this was the last straw!!!! Please be careful!!!

  • BUGS: Lost audio in group talk!!

    by GoldenVong1

    Thanks Messengers for the service. However, I am so sad to see the two following bugs: 1) I created a group chat of 6 people. Recently, the group will get no audio from either one person (if 5 people attend), or no audio of two people (if 6 people attend the call). We can still see video of each other, but each one can’t hear 1 or 2 people at the same time. Please fix this! Note: This bug happens recently, not before! Is there any restrictions to the number of people attending the group? 2) We attended a group talk of 5. We got audio lost of 1 person (different pairs couldn’t hear either one of us randomly). One person in our group slept or knocked out during the talk. We decided to kick her out and restarted the conversation so that 4 of us could hear each other. Unfortunately, when we all hung up (in hope that the call would be disconnected if there is only one person is still in the group call), the call is still there for us to join with the sleeping person presented!!! There is no way we could restart a new call without the sleeping person! To solve the problem, we had to hang up, created a new group of 4 and started a new call! Please think of this bug. Maybe if Messengers fixes the audio lost bug, then the second bug is fine to users. Thanks for reading.

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Annoying

    by Nom@d

    The Good: • Just about everyone I know has FB and therefore some form of Messenger. Super handy! • We are a military family who has lived abroad for several years. I love that I can call friends and family through the app • I love that I can share and receive pictures, videos, and even some documents so easily through the app The Bad (and kind of infuriating): • For all the talk of how we have choice with privacy, I do NOT understand why I can’t turn off the little green dot when I’m active (even if I toggle off the “chat” - my son and I tested it)! • To go along with my complaint above, WHY is it anyone’s business how long ago I was active? This should be a choice. Apps like WhatsApp give users this freedom to choose. The Annoying: • Dear Facebook Messenger, you are NOT Snapchat. Please stop trying to be Snapchat. If I wanted to have filters and things in my way every time I want to take a picture. Then I’d use Snapchat. You’re trying to be like them isn’t competition - it’s annoying. The people who want Messenger stay with Messenger. Please stop. • I am confused about why the feature to pay/send/receive money is available in some accounts and devices and not all. You might be a pretty good competitor to PayPal of the feature were available to all. So...there you have it: The Good, The Bad, and the Annoying

  • The worst!!!

    by icantstandthisterribleapp

    I wish I could give this app less than one star!!! If you have more than one Facebook account, get ready to wish you could punch someone! In order to switch accounts it asked you if you know what you are doing about three times before you can switch. When you have finally clicked ok a million times and you are on your dog or baby’s account it tells you that you have a new message on your other account, you click ok a million times again only to find that the new message is “you are now friends with Johnny and you can message them.” Yeah!!! I freakin’ know how your terrible app works!!! That’s not a message!! I know I’m now friends with them! I just approved it!!! And I know I can message them!!! Thanks for wasting my time constantly! The fact that I’ve updated it over and over and they never fix it makes me want to strangle someone! I have never hated an app more, but I have a lot of friends who use it so I’m stuck with it. It’s the worst!

  • wow!

    by zzaakkaattaakk

    facebook is really run by evil Trolls to make you use this in place of the easy jabber compatible chats they had for a bit. facebook and google BOTH said making us stick to larger, purposely buggier, proprietary apps seems to keep more users on one site. you can only make a lotta money on ads and selling user data if you have a lot more than a lot. government funding is even better because backdoors on one side get you frontdoors into law. they either have to make your life harder or they have to wait longer to bank on a future web that is FOR communication that can support other world advantages, rather than baiting people into another parasitic money mine. the money is supposed to support the venture for the goal of the venture. you should not get into anything important to living with the end goal of money. would you be a doctor or teacher that holds lives for Ransom? or rather the point of bothering is to fix people so they can get onto the real useful ways to profit

  • Always broken

    by Curtis Galloway

    The app is constantly having uses for one it once signed me into the wrong account and now it’s not signing me in to my account/not loading any of the information my account had such as group chats and contacts, pretty much everything is wiped after reinstalling the app and the reason I was reinstalling was because the messages were not delivering and it kept popping connected at the top of the screen... unacceptable wouldn’t recommend this for any social use, just stick to the regular Facebook site or use one of the other social network providers such as Snapchat, Instagram, etc. It is very annoying (and unsafe) for the app to forget what account information goes to what account, and it constantly does it. If the problem gets fixed then I will alter my star rating and review however I doubt a fix will come considering how long this problem has been going on for and after today of my account being wiped, I’m done with it.

  • What’s the point?

    by MasonBalison

    My account keeps getting locked out for “suspicious activity”. I end up having to send facebook a picture to prove I am who I say I am. When I get my account back after a few days it never tells me what the suspicious activity was. This happens around once a month. Now I’m locked out due to “suspicious activity” once again. But everytime I try to send the image the page refreshes and says that my network isn’t stable and to connect to a better network. And it also gets rid of the file I selected. I’ve tried changing the file type of the picture. From JPG to PNG I’ve tried uploading different pictures all of me. And of different file types all with no luck. Im not making another Facebook account. I’ve already had to do that once due to losing my phone. It’s way to much work to re-add all of my friends and family. Plus I’ll probably still have to deal with getting locked out all the time. So I guess I’m done using Facebook.

  • I just loveHow do you make up your rating

    by Real Scorpio

    I mean you got almost 5 stars up there and I’m looking at the page that I’m on right now and there’s like 10 reviews there’s like two positive ones in the restroom are all crap I mean like 1 to 2 stars people saying worst app ever can’t stand it hate this mean what where does it come out to the troop 4.2 I’d like to kno I mean you got almost 5 stars up there and I’m looking at the page that I’m on right now and there’s like 10 reviews there’s like two positive ones in the restroom or all crap I mean like one and two stars people saying worst app ever can’t stand it hate this mean what where does it come out to 4.2 i’d like to know I’d also like to advertise with you guys because if you can magnify your own ratings like that just think what you could do for me no seriously I don’t wanna ever ties it I hate sales I like selling them or should I say I hate selling but I like sales yeah that’s it just like fishing is OK but I like catching better

  • Facebook names

    by Asap_jay

    I am highly irritated because everyone one else has gang names and cussing in their name on Facebook, but I have just a name that I am called and they won’t accept it. I honestly don’t think it’s fair because in people bio it has a lot of negative things in it about black people and how other people are not welcomed. I don’t think that’s fair. I mean you want me to send something to show you what I’m called in my everyday life that’s not cool, maybe I don’t want to be called that maybe I was to be called something different. I mean if your going to come after me than we are going to change everyone who has a bad name. If I have to report them myself I will do so because that’s unfair that I can’t keep my name but other people can. I don’t think I’m going to keep this app. I am things about deleting it and that’s just what it’s going to have to be. So because my name is a problem, it won’t let me log in to my messenger which is stupid but whatever

  • It was fine 2 days ago! 😡

    by psalm91bagsolutionista

    While messaging on Facebook on a laptop is okay, I use this app for personal and business while on the go. However, the recent update 2 days ago has caused me so much frustration that I can’t even connect to my own profile without getting an error message that says I’ve been sent too may confirmations! Well, if I’ve actually GOTTEN ONE, then I would have confirmed it and wouldn’t have to write this bad review!! But I’ve gotten NOTHING back and like I said, it’s been 2 days!! What gives!?! I’m not even able to verify my own phone number because it keeps telling me I have no connection when clearly, I’m always in a WiFi zone, even in my car OR I’ve tried too many times!?! Send me confirmation FROM THE FIRST TIME I’VE TRIED IT TWO DAY AGO!!! Geez!! And stop saying “we’re making it better for you” with your standard automated message on the Update History when all you’ve done is prevented me from even logging in! 😡 Fix it AGAIN!!

  • Random Update on 1/8/19 I didn’t approve/Lots of old features moved / Missing

    by KbishH3rr3ra

    I’m disappointed at the fact FB didn’t give us a heads up or even send a notification of some sort letting us know it was going to update messenger! Please, at least, address the issues and explain the purpose/reasons for this update. It looks like the new update is zoomed in, everything is bigger and there’s lots of unnecessary white blank spaces all throughout each page. Not to mention the GAMES page! It’s Gone. I had to manually type the game I wanted to play in the search bar, and when I did about 5 other different things/pages popped up along with the game. And I don’t see why we need two different pages to view peoples story’s on. Just pick one, THE HOME PAGE! Honestly, the home page was fine. Aside from everything I dislike on the H.P., one thing I do like is swiping left on each message to see my opinions. (but please bring back the archive option) Some feedback: HP: Change it back to the original -Call it either Chats or Messages, not both. (“New chat requests or new message requests”) ACTIVE:Instead of the lime color to show who’s active change it back to green and add our calls on the same page GAMES: bring back and leave it ALL on one page GROUPS/DISCOVER: Go ahead and put the groups/discover options together, at least let us still be able to find them.

  • 171.0 was still crashing.

    by XweAponX

    So far 172.0 is not. So I will tentatively add one star and if it continues to not crash, I’ll bring it all the way back up. Fortunately on my main device I had left it on something previous to 170.x, so I didn’t have issues with the crashing on that device it was only on my 6S. Whether or not I update the app on that device depends on if the app stop crashing when I open it. But it appears to be behaving at this moment, so thank you for fixing this “I hope”. I just had a great idea, why don’t you put the Messenger function back into the Facebook app where it should be? That way it would only be one app crashing rather than two. ======Previous/Old Reviews=====>> I am however not going to update this until I hear whether or not 170.1 is not crashing the same way 170.0 was crashing for everybody Minus -1 point for the irritating "invite" thing that keeps coming up, also this app should stick within the confines of FACEBOOK and not try to take over other messaging services. I shaved off another -1 point for that as well. This was a 5 star app until those things were added. Within the scope of Facebook, it is still 5-star. (Old review) Oh yah, could use an iPad version too. And can you PLEASE put this app back into the Facebook App, so we don’t have to use this piece of CACK.

  • The app in general

    by Photo girl 1016

    I have been a committed person to messenger because this is a way to communicate with family members and loved ones. Recently the app has been nothing but failed messages and crashing through the app. I’ve tried to send messages and so has the other person but nothing goes through anymore. I don’t know if they have been working on it constantly and disrupts it but otherwise I would say it’s not worth it anymore. They still have the whole Snapchat/instagram feel to the message portion. Really get rid of it, not a lot of people really enjoy it. My messages are getting randomly deleted as well so if somehow they have an update where they get rid of the Snapchat portion, fix messages going through, and fix the whole deleted messages, then maybe give it a shot otherwise not worth it any more. Only keeping it so I can try to message people.

  • Facebook Messenger

    by mbar1

    I've never really been a fan of messenger from when it was introduced. The practice of PM's directly to a member's page was stopped. I was told if I wanted to PM other members I had to download the messenger app. I use it mainly to communicate with my son when he's online. I do enjoy playing the bingo game, but I have issues with that. The timer seems much faster than normal. I think the count of the bingos I've had is off. This past weekend, their practice of showing ads for a few extra points has not been "available". This wouldn't be a big deal but, when it does come up, it pauses the game till you finish. Because it's "unavailable", you're unable to continue to that game, you can't complete the operation. I went to Facebook Support to report it, the statement that came up, "Not everyone has the games available to them on the app.". Guess I have to submit a note.

  • Awful and invasive

    by benGenghis

    I don't usually write bad reviews, but messenger has inspired me. This app is basically herpes for your phone. If your girlfriend has it, you'll likely end up getting it as well. Its quite invasive and I wish I really felt like I had the option to delete it. It constantly tries to trick you to turn on push notifications (which I don't want) and it'll make the "read" Sound even when you don't have it open, and sounds and modifications are turned off. This has been an issue coming for about a year now, and clearly known but not fixed. I'd like to think it isn't intentional, but at this point I wouldn't doubt it. If you have to install this, I'm sorry. But on the plus side you can technically use this to talk to people, if that's your goal. It's just kind of like having an abusive relationship with an app when you try to not let it invade your life constantly.

  • Messenger Uses Location

    by diamondavej

    I DON’T appreciate that messenger uses my location even when NOT IN USE!! It also decreases battery device life. There are privacy issues that bother immensely. Why does our privacy have to be invaded like it is?! Facebook, itself, has too many issues to put down here and I know this is only supposed to be about Messenger but I want it known that because this and Facebook being so LEFTIST and removing content that is conservative along with privacy issues that people have been moving more to Instagram, Twitter and others. Many younger people have already made the move to other social media outlets. Because of these issues, people have been talking about deleting their Facebook account. Please take care of these problems with Messenger and Facebook. I would rather continue using these services instead of changing to other types of social media.

  • please fix!!

    by yourlonglostsock

    I’ve been using the app for a while now considering I don’t have service and can only rely on wifi. Some of the problems I’m about to list have been a problem from the go but within recent months, worse problems have arose. (1) when I try to message people, through messenger it will boot me out while I’m typing and sometimes will shut down my phone (make it turn off) completely. (2) when I call, I often can’t hear them and it’s not a signal problem. they’re always cutting in and out and once I put them on speaker bc I can hardly hear them up to my ear, I often times can’t turn off speaker mode. (3) when I try to video chat - I don’t even try to now - it freezes up all the time, I can hardly ever hear them at all, sometimes the screen goes black.. it used to be pretty good but I’m on the edge now. I’ll be getting paid more soon so I can turn my service back on. in my opinion, I wouldn’t download.

  • FBM & FB have become the most awful platforms!

    by SoloF-T-App!! No good

    FB use to be cool, fun and useful! I’m so fed up with all the ridiculous notifications that have absolutely nothing to do with me or my page that floods my notification box!!!!!! Why does FB feel the need to notify me about someone posting a picture on their page, or updating their page, or someone’s story and all the other dumb notifications again THAT HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH MYSELF OR MY PAGE!!??!! FBM has become exactly the same!! I’m even more sick of all the political manipulation that Facebook has involved it self with deeply! Sickening... and very scary!! People please find something else to do with your time and life instead of staring at this ridiculous app!! You are nothing more than a targeted commodity! Being spied on and manipulated. And if you can’t be shaped into the consumer they want or if you don’t agree with or share the same views of this entity then you’re band and silence, lied about and shamed.....

  • Only getting worse

    by Wrathofthespen

    The only reason I use this because I’m stuck in a group chat. Whenever I mute a conversation for a short period of time, it often forgets that I did that and will just play notifications anyway. Also I can never catch up because, instead of taking me to the last message I read, it takes me to the newest message and marks it as read. Whenever I’m chatting with other person and I have the group chat unread and I leave the app, it takes me right to the unread message instead of the main menu. There’s a few various dumb things that are completely unnecessary: like a displaying a full 5 second animation after reacting to another message. Why would anyone ever need that? Not being able to change the notification sound is also kind of a pain. This app is the reason I keep my phone on mute. And the FB team is only going to make this app worse. If you can, avoid this app.

  • Necessary Evil

    by slim_kt

    The Facebook app forces you to get this instead of just use the regular messages tab within the Facebook app. It's creation was redundant (what with the previously mentioned already functional messages tab,) inconvenient, and really just a waste of space on my phone, but if you communicate with anyone through Facebook messages, you kind of need it. Even after deleting it, just seeing a little red dot lingering in the corner of the regular Facebook app any time you receive a new message, forces you to either go on your desktop or redownload the app just to check the message. God forbid you turn off notifications for the Messenger app, then a different little red dot refuses to let you forget that “YOU NEED YOUR NOTIFICATIONS ON.” I don’t. That’s why I turned them off. This wasn't revolutionary in design, yet Facebook is constantly pestering you to use it, and honestly whoever thought it up should be fired from the company.


    by alexisleigh5

    My boyfriend recently got a message from someone who seemed to be a normal girl in our area. When he opened the message, they made small talk then asked him to video chat through Facebook. He declined. Shortly after, two people start posting on his wall threatening to post videos of him. Once he blocks them and deletes their comments/ messages, they came to me. They posted screenshots of him at that moment threatening to send them to other people if we didn’t give them what they wanted. They then posted fake screenshots of conversations claiming they were from them. Long story short: someone hacked my boyfriends camera through a message on this app. Facebook & messenger do absolutely nothing to help. In fact, if you block them, you cannot report them unless you unblock you. The only way to unblock someone is to unlock them for a full 48 hours. I will not ever download this app again. In fact I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS APP TO ANYONE!!

  • Persisted notification is the worst

    by Pisull

    As a user, I am constantly bombarded with information and applications that want to gain my attention. I get it. Popping a notification onto the app icon or the notification screen is a great way to get someone’s attention and encourage them open the application. This drives active users which in turn looks good to investors and shareholders. Thankfully Apple recognizes this and allows users to turn off this Apple system level notifications. I did that for messenger when I first installed it. Now, whenever I click into messenger they’ve persisted a notification within the application because I don’t have Apple notifications enabled. This in-app notification is not able to be resolved/removes until you enable Apple notifications. I forever have a little red notification in the application. Don’t tell me how to live my life, Facebook. Let me live in peace without notifications. Please.

  • The worst app and I’m FORCED to have it

    by Bfarrahb

    1) I have forever a notification when I log on because I won’t enable the alerts. I don’t want alerts. Why is that appear as a new notification every time I log on? It’s not notifying me of anything. When I DO enable the alerts, that notification doesn’t even go away 2) for the past month I’ve had what appears to be another new notification for a request. The issue is that I accepted this request a month ago and have a conversation happening with said person- but the app doesn’t seem to realize and shows that I have a new approval but when I try to approve it to make it go away, there’s nothing there. Just a notification in the home screen section. Did I mention I don’t even want this app but Facebook forces you to have it if you want to receive messages? PLEASE allow messaging within your main fb app again and let me delete this horrible piece of garbage.

  • New messenger is no good

    by hiswifey122714

    Messenger was great....that is, until they changed it once again :/ There are many issues with the new messenger...for instance, it will alert me that I have a new message, but when I open the app, it won’t show up in my messages. It takes forever to load and sometimes I have to close it and open it back up MULTIPLE times before i can finally see the new message. Not only that, but when I try to scroll through to find an old message, it won’t load at all beyond a certain point. It just stops so many messages down and won’t show me the rest. I’m getting really close to uninstalling because it is getting really annoying. I have had messenger for several years now and every time it gets updated it goes further downhill. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”! Please go back to the old messenger and quit trying to fix things that are already good to start with.

  • Too Many Glitches

    by Rose Mairi

    Recently, when I try to send pics to my friends, they can’t see them, despite me being able to, but when I leave and return to the app, the pics are practically invisible. And what I mean by that is, you can see the outline of where the pics are supposed to be, but there’s no pic, just plain whiteness. And not only that, but every time I return to the app, the outlines of where the pics should be are moved around in random places, and one or two of the pics are still visible, but only to me. This didn’t happen until I had some Internet connection difficulties, so I don’t know if this has anything to do with that, like Messenger’s just not recuperating well after that, but all my other apps that weren’t working during that incident are working perfectly again. Please fix these glitches as soon as you can.


    by B00y4

    I get it. You have this cool app and you think that everyone would benefit from using. Let’s not even discuss that you basically forced us into it even though many of us were pretty happy with the Facebook messages as they were. What gets really annoying is installing this and then the application really being insistent that I turn on notifications. This is my mobile phone and I use it for work. The last thing I want is a bunch of pop-ups or buzzes or phone rings just because somebody messaged me in Facebook. Guess what, you are not a chat application, you’re just for Facebook. I don’t want to import all of my contacts in my phone list s stop pestering me about it. And the application doesn’t work too bad. It’s just all the added BS that’s included. Oh, and by the way, what is this app say for users over four years old? You can’t even get Facebook if you’re 13.

  • Really annoyed...

    by Ragnarok_X

    My account is being treated like it’s connected to Facebook, while I created my account in messenger without Facebook, somehow I can’t change my name or profile picture. And if I try to log in to Facebook with my messenger account it says that it is restricted because of the account type, so what is going on here? I never created a Facebook account with that, it’s not like I can sign in to that “account” either, I can’t do anything, I want to change my stuff but no. Here’s how it happened, I put my actual Facebook account to messenger, and when you want to change your things in messenger with a Facebook account, you have to go to Facebook to change, I had my non Facebook account on it before, but after I put my Facebook account on messenger, the little pen icon to change my stuff was longer on my non Facebook account.

  • Why though.

    by JunoHeks

    Okay. So I use this app on a daily basis. And I use the video chat feature almost every day. I used to use the filters with my best friend and have a bunch of laughs and make some great memories. I’m not entirely certain which update took that feature away, but I hate not having it. It made it so much fun to be able to goof off with them. But y’all took that away or maybe just hid that feature. Also, there is no longer the option to screenshot the video call through the call itself. Just back to standard screenshotting through my phone. Which isn’t always ideal because sometimes it’s just easier to tap a button like if you’re doing something and not holding your device. It could just be me that’s bothered by this. However, other issues like the lagging and insanely reduced speeds I know are not just me. I don’t know what you guys did but fix it. These updates are crap.

  • Please fix this

    by Moose.Destiel

    I’ve had this app for a very long time and on several phones I’ve had it on my Samsung’s and now I have it on my iPhone 6s. One of the immediate things I noticed it was different on the iPhone app was that I didn’t have messenger chat heads,This required you to open the app every time you wanted to text on the app if you didn’t pull down the drop bar from a notification fast enough. Another problem I’ve had with the app is it constantly crashes every time I try to open it I’ve had to happen at four or five times before it actually opened without crashing. I’ve never had this particular problem on a Samsung phone. I’ve had to delete and re-download the app several times before. It’s just kind of generally frustrating that the Samsung and Apple app are slightly different and perform differently.

  • Too much app switching

    by Coronaboi602

    There is far too much app switching now for my taste. Before we could use Facebook with messages all in just the Facebook app, Then they forced us to download messenger to send and receive messages. I hated the idea at first but then I grew used to it as I seen messenger had lots more features that wouldn’t fit in the Facebook application itself. However now when I go to play a game with a friend it Switches me back to the main Facebook application. This is very frustrating they should’ve just left everything in the original Facebook application and not require two different applications for what one can do. Of course Facebook does not care about our feedback when messenger first came out we told him we disagreed with it they did not care they still do not care to this day it’s a free application so I guess that means we as the users have no right to complain about it.


    by Kimmy Gunnzz

    My only problems with messenger is I didn’t have a choice whether to get it or not other then just not being able to get myyy messages ... anddd what I cannottt standddd is that you have no option to simply just sign off or log out or turn off or anything. All there is, is being able to exit out of other logins on other phones but doesn’t always give the option off logging off the current phone or session. Now with the feature of voice call people call all day and obviously you always seem to be present. The only way to get off other then me deleting or uninstalling is the option to switch accounts but you have to make an additional account, so is that the point of not having log out? I am now forced to make a fake messenger jus to switch accounts and close out of messeneger.

  • Fix your app then leave it alone!

    by grizzledcamudgen

    I hate, hate!...with a capital H.A.T.E when I’m in the middle of writing someone but not in the app itself like in FB and someone sends me a message, either the person I’m writing or someone else. Messenger will always bump my message (in progress) making me lose everything that I was just typing! It has happened to me more than once and I’d like to spit nails when it happens! I detest that with a passion! You could at least allow whatever it was I was typing to automatically show up in the bar of who I was in the process of writing to before I was slammed. You will NEVER and I repeat NEVER get above 2 stars from me because of that, regardless! I don’t care what the excuse may be...figure it out! We can go to Mars, the moon and interstellar space but you can’t prevent that from happening!? Figure it out at whatever the cost!

  • Every update a new problem

    by Swucvksvkts bygsuvgebovcrjv

    I have been using messenger for a while now to regularly text. The update before last had a bug (that I am still experiencing) where sometimes I would be typing a message and it would exit out of the conversation back to my list of conversations. Every time it does this I accidentally click on someone else’s conversation because I thought I was still typing. I accidentally waved at someone I don’t really know, so that was awkward. Last night I updated to 170.1 and somehow it got worse still. Every time I open the app it crashes and goes back to my home screen so I have to open it twice. This includes when I switch between apps. I thought this update would fix my other problem but instead it’s just a lot worse. I need to learn to stop updating messenger or stop using it.

  • Wish it wasn’t so

    by Che Joe

    Last night. I was there for a Christmas party. I have been there at least 5 times, for wedding parties, holiday events, etc. This time , I wish I passed . The food lacked flavor. The salmon and pork was old and over cooked. The lamb too, was tough from over cooking. The service rushed over us and took food away , shortly after it was served. No smiles. Just authoritative looks to give them our plates and flatware, when they take them away. Slamming dishes into buss buckets, near our tables with no regard for our presence. No one in our party was blown away with happiness. The singers , had no business being up on stage. There were mostly flat and pitchy in their poorly attempted performances . We drove 3 hours to get there and couldn’t wait to leave after an hour. Just want to say. I personally love this place and hope this was just an off night.

  • Need help

    by Nick62375

    What is going on with this app? It used to work flawlessly. Now after a few updates when I go in voice massages are spinning and I have to type something before they stop. This happens on both WiFi and when I am on my cellular network. So it is not a network issue. You really need to add a feature where a user can email the developers. Having to leave a review when you have a problem is lame. I like the app but the are issues that hat need to be addressed. Sometimes lately I don’t get notifications when I’m not on the app. Very annoying when you are having a serious conversation and things need to be addressed. I use messenger because of the features versus the text message on my phone. Messenger has much better photo capabilities and much better gifs. Please fix the issue I have addressed here. Thank you

  • Stupid Stories feature.

    by Les Paul 2550

    Why isn’t there a way to NOT copy posts to My Story? I do NOT want that in a messaging app. BTW, why do almost all mobile apps have so fed preferences settings? This stories junk is a great example. Give us an option to close it from the main window. It takes up valuable screen space and has NOTHING to do with messaging. Let us hide it or get it out of there. I don’t want to see “stories” from others in my messaging platform. This makes it harder and harder to keep using facebook as not using it seems to be the only solution. You’re pushing away people from your whole platform with this kind of junk with no option to not use it. Also... How about fixing the New Message button so it actually does something? That stopped working several updates ago. I don’t mean the one at the top, I mean the one in the middle of the left window pane.

  • Contact list & delete multiple messages

    by Nasnosa

    I'm giving you 1 star because 1. Contact list is gone!! And now I have to search for a friend in the search box (the result list will show friends and non friends people) or go to FB app then to the friends' list then click on the name then send a message. That's ridiculous!! Also from the list I was able to delete the "non friends" contacts who've been added when chatting with them, SOME OF THOSE CONTACTS I DON'T NEED THEM, I DON'T WANT THEM BE SHOWN IN MY CONTACT LIST, I DON'T WANT THEM BE MY FRIENDS!! THEY NEED TO BE DELETED!! Get the list back so I can manage my contacts easily. Please. 2. Multiple messages deletion at the same time!! I need to delete more than one message at once like iMessage. This feature was existing at the time before 2015. Can you get it back please?!! 3. Suggested people!! Can you stop this feature. From other reviews you can tell almost all users don't like it. 4.. Group chat button!! Can you get back the group chat button that direct us easily to the groups without searching in the search box!! I like using this app but because of these things I may end up deleting it but I need to stay in touch with family and friends. You guys are making $$$ billions because of us using it, so please listen to our reviews and needs. Thanks

  • Lipstick on a pig

    by Isthiswhereiputanickname

    “Messenger wants you help you build more meaningful conversations with your friends and family.” What rubbish. It’s a texting app, that they keep making bigger and more bloated. If I want a more meaningful conversation with someone, I will CALL or VISIT them. But I guess if your target market is the tween boys and girls (you KNOW they’re younger than 12) that have nothing better to do than to be on their phones all day - ironically never using them as phones - then this is the way to go. Personally I get tired of updates, bloat and features that are distracting from what I use this app for. In fact, I would be perfectly happy if there was no such thing and everyone just used SMS or MMS to send messages. But as a data mining resource, I’m sure that Messenger, just like Facebook and all the other social media apps, is invaluable...

  • I have 20+ messages but when I log in, it’s completely blank!

    by kb@77

    My account got hacked somehow. I’ve always kept my privacy settings very high, yet it happened. I sent messages saying to not accept new Facebook friend requests from me because I did not create a new account. Several people replied that they had been receiving multiple friend requests from me for days. Soon after I was unable to get into my messenger. It said I had 8 messages but I couldn’t see anything. The entire page was completely blank! I logged out of Facebook and deleted the messenger app. I just tried again today several weeks later, I downloaded the app again today and it said I have 20+ unread messages, but it is STILL blank! I have no clue what to do! I tried their “help” tab which just led to articles that weren’t helpful. I wanted to email someone at Facebook for help resolving the issue.

  • The “Updates” 🙄

    by Bryan_07_21_14

    There are waaaaaaaaaaay too many updates for this app! It’s really annoying and it unnecessarily takes up memory. Just about every other day is the same thing; “Bug fixes and improvements.” Bug fix updates are great and all, but only when needed. There’s no need to roll out updates for ONLY “bug fixes & improvements.” The update’s description always says the same thing every time. It also states that ‘any new features will be highlighted within the app,’ but this is never the case; as I have downloaded every update (and again the same description, every. Single. Time.) and there’s been a few design changes and a few new features but I find them on my own, I don’t get any indication of the new features. Facebook apps seem to be the only apps that do this. It’s very annoying.

  • Terrible!!!

    by Bayside Studios

    Mssgr was integrated into FB at one point in time. Once log off Facebook, mssgr closes as well. No hassle, no breach of privacy, and life was all good. But not for long!!! Because soon after, some moron thought it would be a great idea to split the two!! Gone is the one-click Log Off that closes both FB and mssgr!! The hassle of navigating your way around your FB account setting and close any open session within mssgr to close or log off on the app is a pain in the rear!! Logging out on FB does not close mssgr like it used to!! I have fallen victim to this terrible idea many times, where friends and loved ones borrowed my phone, open the app and read all my privies!! I keep making the mistake of thinking logging off FB closes mssgr as well. Remember Windows Vista? The worst OS ever that became a nightmare for Microsoft??!! Well, Vista is to Operating Systems as FB Mssgr is to social media!! If it's not broken, don't fix it!!


    by lfh215

    I use Facebook messenger often, I especially like to use it when my phone is occupied by other things however, I just recently(3-4 mos ago)got the Apple Watch and while the app is offered and was loaded on the watch, it doesn’t work. I’ve actually never been able to use it since I’ve had the watch. When I click on it, it acts as if it will load then it only shows spinning dots but ultimately, it doesn’t load at all. I’ve even taken it to the Apple store to see if maybe there were issues with my watch only for the associate to find out that his app wasn’t working on his watch either. I’ve also researched this issue and found that a lot of people are having this same issue so my question is how or when do you plan to fix this issue?? FYI it’s been updated, restarted, all those proposed “fixes” and none of them have worked.

  • Bummed out with Messenger

    by Want what I want

    I liked to use messenger to stay in contact with my out of town relatives and friends, even the ones down the block! I just don’t feel that I should risk the chance of all of my friends and contacts to be duped and or have them get hacked again! I don’t know how many times its happened but it has been very frustrating!! Even with the privacy level, THERE ARE PEOPLE ON MY MESSENGER THAT I DON’T KNOW AND/OR NEVER KNEW. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY GOT ON MY LIST BECAUSE I NEVER RECEIVED A FRIEND REQUEST OR I WOULD HAVE DELETED OR DENIED THEM RIGHT THERE BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW THEM!!!! The next thing is that Messenger has CHANGED ITS SCOPE so much that it doesn’t feel like it had in the past! Lots less community/village type focus!!!! NOW, it’s what can we get away with charging you for???? Honestly, find your scope and go with it! I was not able shut my green dot off day, nor night. The call quality needs to be improved. There was more room for ‘suggested’ people I might know (THAT MAY HAVE BEEN HACKED FROM OTHER PEOPLES FRIEND LISTS BY YOUR OWN TEAM) then the messages that I would get or the REAL friend requests that I may have received!!!! Please let me know when this app is more secure!! Cause WHY would I want to put any FINANCIAL INFORMATION ON A SITE THAT CANT BE TRUSTED TO KEEP MY INFORMATION and/or CONTACTS SECURE???!!! Signed, Want, what I want, from Wisconsin

  • Glitches & bugs will never be fixed

    by andrewaltogether

    I’ve had this app for over two years and they still haven’t fixed some of the original bugs, like how keyboard clicks sometimes get muted for no reason. Or how sometimes the option to send a photo or GIF just disappears and you have to force-close the app and open again. Recently, I cannot get it to clear an unread notification. You have to open the app, go back to the list of threads, and then re-open the thread to get it to mark you as having seen it. Sometimes it gives you double or triple notifications to tell you you just got a message. The Facebook M typing suggestions are absurd and have become a running gag with how they never make sense. How hard is it to make an app? You’d think a company like Facebook would know how, but you’d be wrong!

Negative Reviews in Most Recent

  • Hacked

    by GDaddyH54

    If you idiots care my messenger has been hacked, now you are 100% useless

  • Even after all this time, still required maintenance.

    by Kál42

    Bugs are consistent with this app, even with its many version updates. Deletion of conversations with unregistered contacts. And the longtime removal of a contact section to view people in, connected with a phone’s Contacts or not. Were my device be applicable with any other service, i.e. Whatsapp, that would be a better alternative to this.

  • Useless

    by sssshhhhheeeeeellllllll78

    I already have email and text service. I used messenger when it was strictly within Facebook but I will never use messenger as a separate app. Ever. If someone who is legitimately important to me within my life needs to contact me then they have my phone # and email. No I don’t want to add my #, no I don’t want notifications, no I don’t want to connect my phone book. And stop making it look like someone sent me a message on there when it’s just a friendversary alert!!!

  • Messenger problem

    by smileyluvsbambino

    When I send a video on messenger they seem to be zoomed In and upside down ??? Why is that I take the videos on my iPhone camera they look good on the gallery but not in the massage send

  • Should literally be a part of Facebook itself

    by Cra5h

    It makes no sense at all to have a completely separate app to view FACEBOOK messages.. What's next? A notification app? Marketplace app? Who knows..

  • Slow load

    by tazgal3402

    Very slow load friend list u still not fix it again?! Slow load friend list!! Need Speed up!

  • Useless!

    by me aka ma

    Just another thing to follow. Just get chain messages. Annoying!

  • Ms.

    by asergio714

    I decided I didn’t want it because it cost money and I can’t seem to delete it and now I can’t get my messages

  • Pointless

    by Dork princess

    This app takes up too much space and also it would make sense if it be merged with the Facebook app.

  • App keeps crashing

    by kient_basilio

    Everytime I get on the app, it just crashes every 5 seconds...

  • Hacked. Turning off automatic updates.

    by AnnieKnutz

    Hacked. Something that tried to get my VPN updated. Didn’t click button. Deleted iMessage from phone and logging out of FB.

  • Messenger

    by Grappa, great wine

    Why was it put in operation if you knew there were all these bugs. What a mess

  • Pointless

    by GodofShame

    No more need be said....

  • Can’t disable

    by leeleeinc

    I have tried numerous times to rid myself of messenger!!! I cannot make the notifications go away. This is the most useless app. We all have text messenger... or FB, or email. Ridiculous!

  • Don’t upgrade!!!

    by PY_fbmessgr

    Messenger App no longer works and just kicks me out immediately when I launch it. Not sure why the App would request you to do an upgrade if it has not been fully tested and is not ready for production. This is for the version released on 8/20/19 for iOS devices. I can only use my laptop now to continue my Messenger conversation, sigh...

  • It’s ok I guess

    by katelynn bolton

    I love I could text all my friends there no bugs no adds and it’s ok I guess but when u......jk nothing but the only thing is it’s a text app

  • Latest update is so difficult to use with XS MAX

    by Taing hengsong

    the latest update from messenger are so worse and some functions are uncomfortable like directing edit the picture Missing ........

  • Messenger back into fb app?

    by emim05

    Now that games are gone from messenger can we please integrate messaging back into the regular Facebook app? You don’t have to get rid of messenger for those without a fb profile but at least give us the option, please, to have less clutter. I hate having too many apps and use the mobile webpage whenever possible

  • the_prophet_

    by the_prophet_

    App and website share a huge issue. whenever you want to share something with anyone through messenger, all it does is open their news feed. And when you attempt to this through the website, the link is practically just an image. For social networking app, this is something that must be fixed.

  • App

    by sm91780

    Pointless don’t like it. Find it annoying.

  • Hackers are taking over my messages and my friends

    by Kmpcm

    My messaging has been hacked by someone using my friends Facebook photo. I think Facebook should provide a wAy to delete messaging on the app. I am now Afraid to open any message as it might be the hacker. I told hacker I know you are not my friend and I will report them to Facebook and authorities and they messaged me to go ahead so they are not at all worried about being caught. Facebook need to fix the app to avoid someone taking over our chats and using our identity.


    by Sissy's Ginger

    One: I continue to receive unsolicited messages from MY friends who I've not heard from in a while that are from nefarious unscrupulous unlawful solicitors who desire to divest me of my savings! Two: Why do you make it so damned hard to delete SINGLE MESSAGES ONLY (and not the entire line of messages) from my friends????? HELLO!!!

  • More hacking and risk

    by Sunkurian

    I have started getting attachments that contain links to VPN networks etc. I did not permit the file to execute but cannot figure out how to delete the file. Messenger is a non intuitive piece of crap

  • Thumbs down

    by Igneous1

    I find it terribly annoying how FB makes it so easy to accidentally tag a message with a thumbs down, and at the same time making it so hard to remove a thumbs down. Horrible.

  • Why is this happening?

    by Brittni Lii

    I apologize but this new update can’t connect for more than a few seconds.

  • Used since the first day i spend Money

    by Ther2546889

    So now no message from clients on Marketplace with messenger when i spend 10s of thousands and losing hundreds of thousands what is the problem! You need to be more open about problems! Should be like a great relationship you tell the other what’s going on! Come on you can do better! My Tax dollars just paid for a New DATA center here in rocket city! Let’s Go! Smile :)

  • Problem with voiceover and group chat.

    by hgcbot.sorry

    Still an issue with group chat on messenger. Not impressed, voiceover will not read the group members when hitting the sea group members button by double tapping. I need to be able to see my group members so I can manage my groups.

  • Messenger hacked

    by barney the pup

    Most of my friends know I wouldn’t bother to send a UTube video. The hackers also sent the attachment to people I have not friended

  • Hacking and problems

    by Teen girl POV

    There’s a hack going around and Facebook scanned and couldn’t find it and now a lot of my friends and family are hacked and it won’t let me deactivate my account or delete it fully and this is stupid, Facebook is stupid, and I just want my account gone.

  • Too many hackers

    by Texasnana50

    I feel very uncomfortable each time I use messenger due to all the hackers

  • Cannot get in

    by Brock girl

    Cannot get in

  • Annoyed

    by Lia lights

    1. Every time I use messenger it tells me there’s a message or when I talk to someone else or to the person I talk to it says I have a message from someone and shows me the notification. 2. I get my messages late and this gets annoying and frustrating when this is one of my ways of communications with friends and family, I have perfect connection so I don’t understand why I get messages late. 3. The ads are highly unnecessary to have ads on Facebook messenger. Please get this fixed.

  • just say NO !!!!

    by FoodleDee

    NO!!!!! I don't want the new app .. you don't need to know my business,, you don't need to chew up my battery when you are not in use.. I don't want notifications unless I WANT notifications.. I have texting .. I use texting. you are going to get a bye bye from me.. actually you're forcing me to go bye bye✋

  • New Messenger

    by Saints NOLA

    Terrible.... FB getting worst

  • Absolutely worst app

    by Disgusted and angry!

    App was updated 24 hrs ago. Not one bug was fixed! Constantly freezing and would not load messages and can’t even scroll down to previous messages!!! Worst app ever!!!

  • Absolute garbage

    by DeltaBreaker

    Not only does it force pointless updates, it’s also spyware. Ever notice ads for something you’ve never searched for?

  • No more Instant Video?

    by kd1379

    Didn’t see this outline in the update anywhere, but it appears that there is no more instant video? In chat at same time as other person and there’s no more pulsing video icon. Please explain!

  • ? What the F...? Every time I open this it wants update and credit card number !

    by captn' John

    Clumsy at best

  • Slams

    by KLD526

    I don’t trust it because it has too many scams that gets your personal information. Hate it

  • New Facebook app

    by inkslinger1

    I agree. Pointless.

  • Getting worse with every update

    by Donnies Ipad

    So now you cannot delete the zillion contacts this app bombards you with. It has every person of every person that has ever commented or looked at every persons on my friends list posts. I hate having all these unknown people in my contacts. Some of them their names are spelled with symbols.Ridiculous to constantly be bombarded with possible contacts, if I wanted them there I would ask for them. This messenger is just more spy ware and click bait. Deleting it now. Also after you delete a message, it still constantly shows the blue dot “you have a message “ and will not go away. If I were Facebook, I would not claim this app and fire whomever is responsible for making it work.

  • Facebook messenger

    by lisabetEs

    Is there a point? I encounter just a lot of childish emoticons, and they don’t really help with more mature thoughts.

  • Chat

    by NascarGranny


  • Lost Messages

    by Not Happy 45

    With the new update, I lost the thread of my messages. It would have been nice to know this before, I updated the app.

  • Can’t even use the app anymore.

    by ffgdgkzhfzfhhct stu

    The app is constantly freezing up on my phone. It’s pointless to even use it now..... so frustrating!!!!!

  • Needs more fixing

    by Love blaze

    Needs to be updated to where it was few months ago No longer shows me on how long the persons been active I have to physically click on some ones name to see how long it’s been since he/she’s been active Where before I could just open my app and it be right there on picture of how long Please fix the app issue!!

  • Roll this into FB, duh!!!

    by wtiuvcbmutf

    Messenger you so lame!

  • No privacy

    by Blackchand

    It shouldn’t show you online to others. Some time I just open it to see if I have something important message and all my friends see I am online and they message me and then I have to message them back and I stay on the app for hours which is killing my time. I don’t wanna lose my friends but they see me online and I don’t reply them back of course they will not keep in touch. So please no body wants that notification just keep it a little secret.

  • Confusing-I like simplicity

    by Ice Cream's girl

    Too much for WHAT?

  • Update needed after one day

    by KmbrHnry01

    I don’t understand how you can download and immediately need updating

  • No more funny voice-to-text??

    by SLiiPNSLiiDE

    A few friends and family and I all enjoyed the extra laugh that the voice-to-text predictions could make and now you get rid of that? For what? More dumb camera instagram-esque stuff??

  • Update doesn’t work

    by cindycorker

    App crashes, new chats don’t show, secret message doesn’t work

  • Mensenger falla

    by Papushö

    No lo puedo abrir, en cuanto abro la app me cierra!

  • Can’t even get back to my account

    by altopablo2000

    Idk why but if I delete my messenger or have another device and put it there when I try to log in it well get to a different account and every single time I try to do a new account it keeps on going to that account since it has the same phone number and I’m getting very annoyed of it

  • Facebook birthdays


    I am no longer able to view the Birthdays Today. It shows the primary name but when attempting to access all of them the screen is blurred out.

  • Terrible app, wish it would go away

    by trees n stuff

    See above. Nuf said.

  • Messenger

    by Boss148

    I know longer have messenger.. I guess you all knocked me out of that site. I have Facebook that will work.

  • Hate it

    by Taylor V M

    I hate the Messenger app. It’s pointless and draining. I should be able to view messages on the website and not be required to install a separate app. Or messages should not be allowed to those that don’t have the app. Regardless of not wanting it, it’s not easy to use. It could be simplified and more straightforward.

  • Worst messaging app ever made!

    by Liliana

    I can’t say, how many voice messages were never sent that I started to record and my phone went to sleep through. This is the worst app ever made for a messaging. The voice message feature is perhaps the worst of all, where if you don’t keep tapping on the screen your phone will go to sleep while you're talking and the message will NOT be there to send. I'm fed up... I can't wait for Facebook to ditch this app and integrate whatsapp to the Facebook experience instead of this. Searching old messages use to duck... Now it's even worse... You search but can only see a fraction of your conversations... Make it impossible to search for old messages... I could go on complaining but whatever! Terrible that's all I have to say.

  • Thanks thanks so soili

    by gjhntt

    Thanks for

  • I will rate 5 stars if you bring back this feature

    by bawan.bawan

    Can you guys bring back story feature?this feature has been removed with no reason and there’s no way to see a story on iPad!bring back story!

  • Messenger

    by Messucks

    This app is as bad as they come. Have to “update” every time I Want to see messages. Really terrible!!!

  • Messenger

    by the realist one yu know

    I have updated the app more than once and everytime I try to go on there it kicks me off I don’t know what is going on with it but they need to fix it .

  • Forced updates worse than the holocaust. Unusable

    by Colstauff


  • Photo ID?

    by michaeljordantouchdownpass

    I’m already logged in to the regular FB app but for some reason I have to upload a photo ID to log in to messenger. Not only is the idea of giving FB my photo ID absurd given what we know about the company, but I don’t even want to use messenger. I’m basically forced to download this app because otherwise I could be ignoring people that message me on it. It shouldn’t even be an option to message people who don’t have messenger - make it optional.

  • What’s going on ?

    by Divamarp

    Every time I want to see aa message on messenger a screen up up prompting me to renew, I do, wait for it to upload, then I can open an see message. This is getting tedious. What to Don?


    by ElEquisBitch

    Facebook, we don’t need messenger, it’s pointless.

  • Messenger

    by gettdex

    Since I have used this app I have been hacked! So has many of my friends!

  • Bad updates

    by kd ointment

    I hate updates, never once in 40 years of using computers has an update improved my use. Several times it has crashed the system, once to the point of literally throwing it away. If you screwed up to where a change is needed, make the change ONLY to fix the error. Do not add fluff and “enhanced experiences”. If you want to offer those as additional optional items we can pass on fine. I compare most of the upgrades to a guy who has bought his dream sports car, powder blue with the optional handling tires. But then you have an upgrade to the brakes so I bring it in. Three days later it’s finally ready with the updated brakes. That’s good. But you also repainted it orange with red and green stripes, jacked it up 2 feet and put 44” off road mud tires on it.

  • :(

    by mnjknfjnkm

    You have to update it all the time for no reason

  • Anyone else getting creepy messages?

    by Morethanfour

    I received a message supposedly from a trusted neighbor “is this really you in this video?” Neither of us knew anything about it. It was sent as of from her, to me. I could not access this video, but it’s just creepy all the way around. And I hear that FB and messenger has surveillance capabilities. I no longer am using this app. It’s unnecessary anyway as my “real” friends just text me.

  • Tired of it

    by laclassy

    Bad to have an app you can’t turn off and turn it back on when you want to . This app gives a time frame which is soo bad and drains battery life. NOT a good app.

  • Very serious matter....

    by DJ BANZAI

    It’s very well possible that FB could be using this app to record audio conversations. I saw this on the news and this downright creeps me out after hearing crazy experiences a lot of my friends are having. I looked through this the moment I saw this problem on the news, it’s very serious because I don’t want Facebook recording my talks let alone listening to them. I have a right to my privacy. I’ll find another way possible to reach my folks rather than use messenger. I’m out.

  • photo error

    by badtimes99

    can you fix the photo sending ? because i cannot send photos when i open the messenger photo say tap to open setting photo but when i came to settings theres no photo hays please fix

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