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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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55.8% Negative Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • by Moawia Abu

    New emoji's thay are so bad 😒 please back to old ones

  • Unhappy

    by Brulygirlnow

    I loved messenger when I could choose who and when I wanted to message someone. I’m a singer, so lots of people want to friend me on Facebook so they can follow my posts. Now when I accept a friend request, I’m bombarded with notifications to wave or say hi to my new friend. Also, Facebook is not a dating or hook up site for me. When I accept a friend, I control what they can see for a reason... I don’t want to get personal with them. Now my notification icon blows up with stuff I would get on a dating site.. hey beautiful, you’re so sexy, etc. I hate it!! One night I was cooking dinner for my family and my phone started going off with a weird notification ring I never heard before. My husband picked it up and it was another man calling my phone through messenger! These people don’t have my phone number for a reason. I only give it out to those who need it. Now any random person can call me through the app without having my phone number. Facebook is constantly changing things so I can’t keep up with this type of new feature so I was very surprised This is a great app for cheating on your spouse, if you’re into that. I don’t have time to accept a friend request, then go block every one of them on messenger, especially if I just accepted a bunch of new friends. Now I have hundreds of friend request sitting in notifications all because I don’t have time to follow through blocking them on messenger. Messenger is a Super invasion on my personal life... it was deleted!

  • by Ma Rongon

    please change logo style....and everyday update off please

  • 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.

  • Stop with the notification setting

    by AlyTriolo

    Look, the app does what it’s supposed to do. It’s a platform for contacting my FB friends and it does that just fine. Hence the two stars. However, with every single other app I own, you can opt out of notifications just once and never get asked again. I don’t like unnecessary notifications clogging up my phone all day long. I don’t want messenger notifications. EVERY TIME I log into the app, a pop up reminder comes up reminding me that my notifications are off and prompting me to turn them on. Even when I dismiss this alert, there’s a notification (little red circle with a number one in it) next to my photo on the app that is also a reminder to turn on my notifications. The red circle never goes away. And now just this week I’ve started getting an alert in red at the top of my messenger inbox letting me know that my notifications are not on. I find all of this very annoying and over the top. This issue in and of itself makes me want to delete the app. If I don’t want notifications then leave me alone! Why is it so important to this app that it’s forcing me to get notifications? Someone turn this off for goodness sakes.

  • Messenger is crap

    by nizdawiz

    I’m giving it a one star because I can’t get rid of zero stars. This messenger app is very faulty all it does is crash and go out when you try to touch screen the app you have to hit it about five or six times and then it will finally Connect but even when it does connect before you can even look at the messages you have it will just go out again no warning just goes out I have tried all types of troubleshooting including deleting the app and then download it again deleting and downloading again over and over Facebook makes it so you have to use messenger otherwise you can’t get any messages or send any messages to anybody you would think the least they can do is make sure that this app does I have all these glitches in them. I’m really disgusted with it I hope they fix the darn thing otherwise a lot of people are going to be just dropping off of Facebook like flies because this really does bite the big one. It is very very frustrating hopefully other people are having the problem will write a review as well then maybe will get something done I’ve already been on several forums and they all are complaining about the same thing

  • NO STARS (I had to rate it to post it but I would have given it no stars!)

    by Zander_Wolf3

    THIS APP IS TERRIBLE...THERE IS A HUGE VOLUME PROBLEM - Like when one of my friends is too loud I try to turn it down but it won’t let says its at its “max” lowest volume - or when I can’t hear one! It says it’s at its “max” highest volume - also WHATS UP WITH ONLY BEING ABLE TO SEE HE TEXTS FROM 2016 - When I was scrolling up and looking for a fight me and my friend got into to re-read it so I could understand why we even got into it I ran into a problem - the dumb thing wouldn’t let me see the fight because it was “too long ago,” and then I had to get on my desktop (WHICH RUNS SO SLOW A SLOTH COULD BEAT IT IN A RACE) and I had to google what to do and ran into something that I didn’t understand while reading what to do so I had to google that too! FIX IT - and another thing! When I was chatting with my friends on the face thing (4 friends who hate me now! Thanks a lot!) the thing just hung up! And wouldn’t let me call them back! And now they think I HUNG UP ON PURPOSE!! And they still AREN'T TALKING TO ME AFTER 3 MONTHS OF MY STUPID THING HANGING UP ON THEM! FIX IT NOW - PLEASE PEOPLE I ADVISE YOU NEVER GET THIS APP And last thing to say to the creators - FIX IT NOW

  • by Mr Highguy

    There is no such thing as privacy using this app. This is just another great way to keep track of everything you do, when you download this app your giving Facebook permission to have access to everything on your device. Not in favor for you but for those who want to keep an eye on you. Wish they kept it the way it use to be when you didn't need a separate app just to communicate. But there is bigger picture to everything.

  • Can’t even send a message on the main app

    by Astraeus99

    Ok so I have good WiFi at my home, right? Plus I have Data so it shouldn’t be a problem, but whenever I use the app, it disconnects and reconnects LITERALLY EVERY SECOND. This prevents me from sending messages or anything! Also there has to be at least 4 people for a group chat including yourself or else it isn’t allowed? What kind of rule is that! So it works perfectly when I use the website, but I can’t join group calls or anything. It’s like a mix of Facebook and Messenger but it shouldn’t be because it’s a site for messenger! So the only thing that that is useful for is texting people. Also, when I use messenger it makes me use another account for some reason which is REALLY annoying, and I can’t log that account out. Oh and that brings me to another problem. I can’t log out of messenger!!!! There is no option to delete your account from messenger or anything like that! I was trying to today, and it said that that isn’t an option! Well anyway, this app has just been a pain for me and I plan on deleting it. Aside from all that, Thank you for taking the time to read my review, and have a good day!!!

  • by Clairobelle Codilla

    Recently messenger was glitching out when I was changing my profile picture. I tried deleting messenger. When I tried to log back into my account, it appears that my account "does not exist". When I also tried to use my phone number, it lead me to a different account. I previously used my number, but now it won't work. I also don't remember my password so there is no way for me to get back my messenger account and this greatly affects me.

  • by A Google user

    wont allow me to use messenger without a Facebook account even though it says one isn't needed to do so. used it briefly, chatted with old friends I found only to wake up to a friend asking me where I went. removed our messages & said it's been blocked or reported as spam until verification of identity could be confirmed. I get the confirmation # via text thru phone number & still nothing! it's been days!!. it was enjoyable to actually use without the Facebook drama and several safety concens.

  • Seriously bad

    by WyatCharles

    This is the first review I’ve ever written, and I have only taken the 15 minutes out of my day to do this because of how much I absolutely despise this app. The overfilled, disorganized structure of Messenger makes it feel more like a carnival game where someone is trying to steal my social security information than an actual talk/text app. Messenger is just a filthy excuse for DM’s that no one wanted and frankly could have been done well if it wasn’t born as a grotesque second head of the beast that is Facebook. Instagram alone blows Messenger out of the swamp water it floats in, and Instagram’s Direct Messages are INCLUDED IN THE APP ITSELF. Not only is this the worst app visually and mechanically speaking, Messenger is also so littered with bugs it could feed a family of raccoons for weeks on end. That’s why, after explaining to all 127 of my Facebook friends that Messenger decided to send a broken spammy link to without my consent and IN MY NAME, I deleted my Facebook and Messenger accounts. I don’t even care if no one reads this review. I just needed to vent my frustrations with this god forsaken, useless trash fire of an app. If you read all of this, please, do not use Messenger.

  • by Pam Predmore

    I hate it!!!! It interrupts me when I'm not even logged on to facebook. Never shuts off even when I turn it off, Suprisingly it turns itself back on!!!! Get rid of it, go back to the old now once again I am being forced to update messenger. It even blocked me from getting on facebook unless I updated. So of course I had to delete other stuff to make room for the update. Messenger S*cks

  • by A Google user

    For the past 6 months, "what's new" update messages were the same even though stuff has, in fact, changed. The app takes too much space, and I can't remove loaded messages from my phone without wiping everything. The app is 100MB on its own, but takes up ridiculous 60MB more as soon as I log in. I'd use the lite version, but it's a bit too lite without emoticons.

  • by The Other Jasyuri

    Every emoji update is just getting worse and worse. I think most people use the emojis to somehow express themselves and changing that so often and so drastically, is awful. The recent ones look absolutely terrible. I would recommend making a feature in which you can change the style of emojis. I do not like the new ones at all and I would be very happy to be able to change back to the ones before.

  • by Ian Lecky

    Why cant i delete contacts? When you are no longer able to communicate due to them be decreased i would like to be able to have it nice & easy please. Update: No change , no response to my concerns. And they arent accepting emails at the moment.

  • 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 Cameron Dorman

    I do like some of the features. It's an improvement over regular text messaging on my phone. However, I did not like getting unsolicited robo-texts from businesses I have no relationship with. I found it annoying and an invasion of privacy. I understand the need for advertising but not by being bombarded with unwanted text messages.

  • 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.

  • I didn't get what I wanted

    by calvinrocks

    So I talked to my grandma in the kitchen and she told me that we were going to cook dinner but dinner wasn't served. Basically I was sitting there wondering why the hell that happened. Yesterday when I spoke to her father explained that they were having some difficult times and that they needed to work together to fix them. After a long amount of time we talked about messenger and how stupid the app is. I called the cops and they came over to my house and arrested my grandma for using Messenger. I want to talk about steak 'n Shake. Very good place to be. You get good milkshakes and stuff like that. I got arrested for pulling up the drive-through. A song came on the radio. A good song. Did you know that if you play a song on the radio, you can hear it? I have people didn't know that. Oh wait, it's big it's because you're deaf. Today at school I had an assignment. It was called how bad is messenger. My grandma got out of jail for using Messenger because it wasn't actually a crime. I'm basically lying to you. The point of my review is, messenger is retarded. Worst app on the planet.

  • Quit reminding me to turn on notifications

    by Annavon

    Ok, I’m giving you one more star. The notification is no longer appearing in messenger, unless I look at my profile. There is still an alert to “turn on notifications”. My notifications ARE ON. I have the notifications on that I prefer. I discovered that the only way the reminder goes away is to turn on banners. I don’t WANT banners because they are annoying and pop up at inconvenient times. Stop micro managing your users! There should be a way to acknowledge the reminder that turns it off. Also, I noticed that there is a setting to turn off active status which will allow people to have more privacy. However, you have to change the setting in multiple places. It is not easy to find the setting either, especially in Facebook. With all of the updates, one would think you could correct some of the more pressing issues. Instead, you changed the font color on the predictive text. Really?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New update looks like it’s meant for a 4” screen

    by timmc94

    To fix Facebook’s update notes for this release: “The brand new, redesigned Messenger app is now more annoying to use, harder to navigate and much less fun.” Great work guys. (That was sarcasm, which I’m pointing out because that’ll likely fly right over the heads of those who thought this redesign was a good idea) The new update for Messenger is beyond stupid. The text is HUGE — on my 6.5” screen it looks like it’s meant for a 4” or less screen. WHY MUST YOU KEEP RUINING THIS APP MORE AND MORE WITH EVERY UPDATE? Do you WANT users to leave? It’s not just looks, either: functionality is also being removed, which includes 3D Touch on the conversation list view which I used a ton to archive those “new friends” auto-conversations and various group chats without deleting them. Messenger is now, in one update, a shell of its former self. The worst it’s ever been. If it wasn’t such a convenient way to contact people I would have deleted it within 24 hours after I updated the app! Get your act together, Facebook.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Totally ruined

    by Olgasmother76

    Without a doubt this has become a controlling unnecessary app for me. The camera button for all the selfies I am not going to take. The pointless “who is active” and the other piece of clutter in the middle of what used to be my conversation list. SnapChat wannabe. And now it is a red notification dot saying my notifications aren’t turned on. They are. And yesterday this was joined by a banner that pops up constantly saying yet again that my notifications aren’t turned on. They are. Apparently they aren’t turned on enough for Facebook. Messenger has become a cluttered piece of garbage. I did send some screenshots to app support but I am sure they are too busy thinking up new clutter to add to this app. Wouldn’t want to actually fix anything. Thank goodness for iMessage bc I don't really need you. Actually I don't really need Facebook either. I would give you no stars bc you are that bad and I am that irritated but it seems I have to give something. So one star and I don't really mean it.


    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 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Way too aggressive about sharing info on your phone

    by Honore Doktorr

    Installed this because messenger's the only reliable way to contact some people, and wanted to do that on the go without full Facebook. It works, but these sleazy jerks made me answer “no” to sharing my phone’s contacts or enabling notifications like four times on setup. Every time the app’s focused I have to click “Not Now” on a popup asking me to enable notifications. There are two permanent red marks on the app interface: one saying notifications haven’t been turned on; one saying “find phone contacts”. This is a strident, annoying, user-bossing product. It’s a bad look for a company with a deservedly crappy rep. Also has a weird animated gif chooser that pops up w/ suggestions when it sees certain key phrases, and makes it *really easy* to send an accidental gif if you tap the “what’s this?” tooltip. App puts itself in the way of communicating too often. *Stop popups harping on notifications you skeevey techs*

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stop pushing these garbage updates

    by smellycat-69-420

    I’m tired of Facebook rolling out broken beta versions of messenger to annoy users as their day begins and they open up messenger to begin talking to friends, customers, coworkers, etc. I absolutely hate this platform and wish to no end that I could get off it but Like others, I'm stuck with the herd for many of the people I have conversations with throughout the day. Why does that also mean that we are reduced to lab rats for testing your obnoxious UI changes and your 3 tabbed version (missing games tab, missing ignores conversations, missing many other features inherent in the normal version of messenger as shown in the screenshots on this page) whenever you see it fit to annoy everyone for the day? If there are people that want to partake in a beta release, let them opt in for beta testing your garbage. The bulk of us want the full featured working release so that we can do what we need the app to do.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Chat Heads!!!!!

    by Marcelina09

    Please! Add chat heads to iOS devices! It would make chatting way easier instead of going on and off the app every second while trying to do other things! We need them! Considering this would be appreciated greatly as it is tiresome to go on and off the app. It should be able to allow chat heads so talking may be available with no limit to just being on the app the whole time. It is quite annoying and aggravating that you have to be in the app all the time just to text. I personally would like to have continuous conversations no matter what I am doing, this feature shouldn’t be taken away just because it’s an IOS device. Yes some may not want them, but some also do and you can always turn them off. It only hurts the users of the iOS device if they’d like the chat heads but can’t have them as they are simply not there. Please bring chat heads back!!

  • 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!!

  • 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.


    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

Negative Reviews in Most Recent

  • Not good

    by KA-6

    Giving me problems..keeps getting frozen..can’t go back to my messages..

  • Delete old messages?

    by BHS alumni

    I would love to delete messages but can’t figure out how?!

  • 🙄 disappointing

    by RayahJo42

    I updated both Messenger and Facebook apps and now my Story is missing. It doesn’t show up on neither and it’s frustrating. I’ve reported it multiple times.. uninstalled and reinstalled and still Nothing 😐😑🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Fix it

    by boo boo1322

    I don’t like it it keeps changing back to the old version of it keep as the new update not the old it’s making me mad😡😡😡

  • No more messenger for me, I guess.

    by 5719432

    Well, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it ! I HAD messenger. It worked perfect, easy to use. But apparently someone thought it needed changing, and its changed ! I will not read and sign a 16 page agreement, so I guess no more messenger for me. 🤔

  • by leiasolo1

    what is going on with this up dating forever

  • Effects

    by odo3068

    Why did you change the way the effects work? Literally that’s so stupid. Why would I take the picture AND THEN FIND AN EFFECT? And it doesn’t always work.. like I’ll take a picture and the effect button isn’t even an option. And there was no instruction or notif that this happened so I tried to find the effects for 10 minutes. It’s a stupid “update” and I would much rather have the old effects back.

  • Another Facebook manipulation

    by DaveCPUA

    There are fewer more annoying and criminal companies than Facebook. I’m forced to download this app in lieu of FB messenger on their main site. I’m not pleased about it, since FB will try sell my data to others but some people in other countries are hard to reach and my hand has been forced. I will be deleting this app ASAP!

  • Bs

    by just say no to this bs

    I don’t want to update . Why are you forcing this on people ? Thanks , but no thanks .

  • another massive force update thanks

    by jon474279548

    I don't have the data for this stop updating Facebook and adding more bloatwear and things I don't want and forcing me to use my data I get throttled by Verizon

  • Face Filter

    by MkhDiehard

    Disappointed at the removal of the face filters with the new update

  • Memory hog/ updates do not allow ap to work

    by Countrygal58

    Can not understand why we can't be informed of what the updates contain. The last 3 updates have been horrible! Memory hog!!! With this latest update, constant crashes and can not connect. What started out as a great ap has now just become frustrating.

  • can’t archive!No access to message requests

    by Sm1 Far

    The new update doesn’t have an option to archive a conversation? Why is that..? Also no message requests box?? Please fix this ASAP

  • Hate

    by Zezefive@

    I use to like facebook the way he was before. Now you have to download Facebook and the messages. I use Facebook because of friends I have a different country.

  • app

    by alymariec

    app always blacks out when i try to open it

  • Forced to download seldom used app

    by GoldenEagleRowing

    FB took away the web version of Messenger on mobile

  • Garbage app

    by Washburnhero

    Can’t delete marketplace messages. Stupid design choice. Get your crap together Facebook.

  • Would be better with a chat bubble

    by fxckinpebbles

    I have to go into my messenger to reply

  • Are you serious?

    by gmamarmar@

    Sounds like Bruely girl has a very high opinion of herself ,!

  • Crappy app

    by bwmarshall

    If though you claim to have updated it, it still reverts to the old version

  • Annoying

    by Ellen234

    What’s with when tapping to go into the app it immediately opens a message from someone? I should just be able to click on the app and it open to show all my messages. Not immediately open one of them for me to reply too. Pissing me off.

  • Update all the time

    by Crackhead101

    I hate that you have to keep updating this app

  • Ruined

    by ytu8754

    New app update forces you to stay on platform for everything. Want to share a video link outside of messenger? Can’t. Someone send you funny Facebook post you want to scroll through? Can’t. Great job pursing on platform $ lurking instead of focusing on customer experience!

  • New message requests not showing up

    by ElisabettaAngelos

    Ever since the update new message requests are not showing up in my folder. I’m very active in buy, sell, and trade groups and this poses a HUGE problem for everyone buying and selling. Please fix this ASAP!

  • Cannot hear a call voice call

    by srey123454321

    I brought brand new Bose speakers which work great! However when it comes to voice calls I don’t hear a thing. I can hear the but when it comes to answering the call I can only hear the call through my phone... very irritated

  • Constant problems

    by Beejebe

    I have an iPhone 8. Ever since loading the newest version of Messenger have had one problem after another. It won’t work with YouTube when wanting to share a video or Etsy. It constantly gets the red explanation point when trying to send a file from Instagram. I have erased and reinstalled numerous times- no success. This is the same thing that happened at the last update. My friend is having similar issues. I hope you can fix this because I miss it.!

  • Bug-bug-buggy

    by JaxxiePoo

    Getting really tired of trying to send a screen cap, webpage, etc. from a non-messenger source and being told to make sure I have the latest version of Messenger. I do. Probably getting this message even more than I was before after updating.

  • Sound

    by paulanana

    You turn of inapp sound, still every message makes noise

  • Pointless

    by SuccessHunter

    I deactivated my Facebook account thinking I could still use the Messenger app for the story feature and it doesn’t seem to be working. It’s the only think I like about Facebook.

  • Facebook Messenger

    by Shamica Perkins

    This is a great app and all, I just really hate the fact that you have to download Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Please fix this ASAP! I will like to access my messages from the Facebook app and Not be forced to download Facebook Messenger

  • Story Archive

    by Medico1117

    What happened to it!!!????

  • Worst ever

    by Not Part of This World

    Does not allow me to post articles to friends.

  • Won’t run on latest iPad and iOS

    by JoyfulEndings

    This just immediately aborts whether running the standalone app or the one embedded in Facebook.

  • Hacked

    by Layla00001

    I was hacked by someone and I keep changing password but Messenger has allowed this person to create a Profile “My Exact Same Name & Phone#” but NOT using Facebook ONLY Phone # and isn’t isn’t using my security features to notify me!!!!

  • I want privacy to be online

    by Math Chef

    I want to be able to turn off the notifications showing if I’m online and how long since I’ve been online. This is a safety flaw. I also want to turn off voice and video chat. I am thinking of deleting fb entirely just to get rid of messenger.

  • Calling doesn’t work


    Calling feature completely crashes the app..

  • Unable to use due to malfunction.

    by Terrible 7

    I just received an iPad that is much newer than my old one. However, I cannot even get “messenger” to load? It works fine on my old iPad so why does it not work on my new one? I have tried everything.

  • 😑😑😑

    by 😌patricia😌

    Sometimes makes me feel uncomfortable because using it becomes much valuable than spending time with your best friend whom they’re always available beside you.. it takes too much time i have just one issue with that new version why i can’t see my special chat which I pinned it doesn’t work that’s the most thing I have been hated since latest version as well as i am not fun with using it soooo annoying as... #precious

  • Stories

    by Tuckered92

    I enjoy messenger but why is the story crap on Facebook and Messenger? I can’t stand it. Make it a separate app.

  • Messenger chats

    by Barbarabrb

    Cannot delete chats. They will not delete

  • Messenger problems.

    by Shay797

    The FB Messenger App worked fine until this latest update. Now the app won’t open at all on my iPhone.

  • Two apps? Really?

    by dippedngoldd

    Why do I need two diff apps to view my fb messages ? I need my space for my music and pictures . Waste of space

  • UGH

    by elissa8255

    Y’all remember when y’all could see your message request? I hate the fact that you can’t even find those now. Trash bruh.

  • What happed to the Archive feature?!!

    by Blaq Buddafly

    You are missing an important feature, and wish you would add it back? I surely don’t want all those messages siting in my inbox.

  • Freezes Up

    by DinoLisi

    Freezes up in the middle of typing

  • Deleting messages

    by michelle.nicoleee

    I just updated today and can’t figure out how to delete a whole conversation at once 😡

  • You Should Not Force The Update!

    by Titonitri

    What if I didn't have memory space? Should I no longer use Messenger until I bought a new phone?

  • wasteful app just use text app

    by ChristenB4

    there should be no reason for an external message app need to consolidate all facebook apps to be more consistent with the web deleting the app and I never use it since I downloaded it now to submit this... integrate your apps facebook aka fakebook!

  • Spam Issues bots

    by angry customer paid

    Screw all you people leaving good reviews, you are what is wrong in the world accepting a garbage product and letting them perpetuate their trash, why do we still need multiple apps to access different features of facebook? More data use on our part, more work on our part, but your company profits. When are the updates going to stop so i can save some space on my phone? Are we really that dumbed down of a society now that we just accept all his crap subpar work that is passed onto us as the finished polished product, already apple has screwed us with updates that take all our phone space, now what can we look forward too? The app to be buggy and crap constantly even with all the YEARS of updates. Wow idiocracy is truly becoming a reality

  • Missing masks

    by Girlfriendal

    With the latest update my ability to do those fun Snapchat style masks with photos has vanished. It only seems to remain for video calls. I tried to search for information on the App help and it didn't even recognize the word mask or photo filters. This was one of my favors features. I am extremely disappointed to see this is gone.

  • Borrar conversaciones

    by area15222

    Se hace necesario aplicaciones para borrar conversaciones sin dejar historial

  • Go back to the drawing board!

    by Jusree

    This app is CRAP!!! Let’s start off with why it’s separated from Facebook(bring this back)? The annoying messenger calls when my number isn’t listed on the app, i mean, if i wanted to get calls from people, i should have confirmed my number, so there really isn’t any privacy or discretion, like how do the developers of this app not follow up on the many complaints and do something to make us all feel good. I am complaining! I can’t delete my messages, it won’t let me, let’s see, then there is the annoying indicator on the app that shows i have messages, when i open the app up, ha, there’s no messages, come on guys, let’s do better!

  • 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 clock bait. Deleting it now.

  • Unable to REMOVE Messages!

    by TXKat69

    Unable to REMOVE Messages!

  • Freezes up

    by Mizpluto

    Every time I write Three sentences it freezes up on me ugh 🙄 ever freaking time

  • Confused

    by sam53011

    No matter what I do I can not find my message requests. Someone just messaged me about a job. Now I’m going to miss out. I tried help center and google and can’t find a thing. Please help.

  • Update

    by Abderrahman ben

    I didn’t update massenger because look like a bad version, 😁😂🛑

  • Hate Forcing Use of App

    by DeBiKin

    The app is adequate but was happy accessing it through FB. Since forced to use install Messenger app just to clear the FB red notification I now have to leave FB and then have the additional battery sucking app running. To make matters even worse, the app brags about constantly updating as if that's a good (time consuming, memory sucking) thing. I hate constantly updating! I might as well delete the app and reinstall it every time I get a message. When I want to message people, texting is my preferred form of messaging. To make this app even worse, now it puts the damned red button by games that will never clear because I will never click on the stupid things. Hate hate hate!!!

  • New update lost a feature

    by j_tuck

    It makes me mad that the new update didn't carry over the support for 3D touch. A way that I daily used to quickly look at messages and mark them as read at the same time is now no longer. I'm not sure if this was on purpose or just forgotten, but I really hope that it gets corrected in the future.

  • Can’t delete conversations with new update

    by stylinAK

    Can’t delete conversations with new update.

  • No time stamp for calls

    by Don'tWantToType

    Need to see what time I received a call earlier in the day and there is no time stamp. Why???!!! You store all kinds of details on us and promo to share with the world, and yet we can’t double check on call specifics?

  • Speaking

    by moi2131

    When I call or FaceTime and it’s on speaker and I talk, the other person can’t hear me

  • Facebook messenger

    by Agent Zechman

    My Facebook messenger froze and now it won’t let me back in what do I do now

  • Messenger send money

    by 201849!

    Don’t use this, it is a scam. You send money then it doesn’t get received and then you have to hunt for the money to be returned, and there is NOBODY to call and talk to!! Use another method. Scammer alert!!!

  • Hacked

    by LET48

    I recently received a message from a friend with whom I communicated for awhile before I found out it was a stranger who had hacked her account

  • Messenger stopped working

    by CalePiaffe

    I used to be in messenger constantly. I upgraded my phone to Xr and now even though I updated messenger it won’t open the app. I can still use Facebook, but I can’t access the 9 messages I have on messenger. I’ve tried reinstalling the software and nothing works

  • اللغة العربية

    by الدلفي

    لماذا لا توجد اللغة العربية

  • :&

    by Tabuashvili

    Old messenger better than new

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