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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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44.2% Positive Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • I would love to see Messenger become more like AIM

    by archerbortion

    In many ways Messenger is just like AIM, however I think there are a few features that could be added that would be beneficial for non-Facebook users as well. 1. Away Messages - Being able to let your friends and family know that you’re away / busy / can’t talk until a certain time is an amazing tool that I think a lot of is millennials miss. 2. Online / Away / Idle / Invisible options - What I loved about AIM was that I could set my status to one of the four but at the same time I was able to continue instant messaging my friends. Sometimes you don’t want to talk to a bunch of people, and maybe you’d like to stay online but hidden. Perhaps you only want to message one person, and you don’t want the rest of your friends to see you’re online. By adding an invisible feature, this allows you to chat but remain hidden to others. 3. About Me section - One of my favorite customization options with AIM was being able to write a little bit about myself so that other users could get an idea of who I am. I think for people, who like myself no longer have a Facebook, might find this fun and helpful. 4. Text Options - Another favorite customization option with AIM was being able to change the font, text size, and colors. While there are options to change the chat bubble colors, it’s incredibly limited. This applies to the selection of emojis as well.

  • by Charlie Olson

    best ever if they would just pay you for your advertising

  • by Bryan Jenkins

    the best all around messenger app out there.

  • Best messaging app

    by tjsargent

    This is the best and easiest way I can message anyone! I can message, call, FaceTime, see when people are active, etc.! I’ve never had any problems whatsoever. I was just curious about one thing. Sometimes, I’ll be sending a message to someone, even though they’re not active. Here’s what I’m curious about. There’s that little green circle, showing that someone’s active or was active a certain amount of time ago. All the time...when someone was active a certain amount of time ago, it won’t show it until later. For example...I’ve messaged someone around 12:30 P.M. one time. It didn’t have the green circle, saying they were active or active a certain amount of time ago. Then, 20 minutes later (12:50), a green circle popped up on them, saying they were active 50 minutes ago (12:00, which is 30 minutes before I sent them a message). Also, another thing I’m curious about is still with the green light. It won’t show that they’re active when they actually are active. I was just was curious about that. I’m not complaining about this, at least I’m not trying to. I apologize if I am. But, I was curious about it. It’s been happening for a few years. This app definitely deserves 5 stars and above.

  • by A Google user

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  • by Guat93

    The app has become better as new update come, but I see that those updates only make the app heavier in MB. Are all the up dates worth the addition of more MB? Is there any possible way to make the app a little less heavier. That is a good suggestion on my part. Everything else seems to work just fine.

  • Recent conversations disappear?

    by Erik Richardson

    Sometimes my recent conversations will just disappear without being archived. They're still viewable on the web.... Just not in the app until I search the contact as if I'm going to send a new message then it recalls the conversation. Emailed support and they closed my claim saying it was fixed. It's not fixed.

  • Messaging is Good, Calling Isn’t

    by lilmarbles

    The messaging with FB friends is pretty good. I like that you can customize individual chats and I enjoy the sound effects in the app. It’s a really good way to stay in touch with far away friends & family. I don’t always get notifications when I receive a new message though. I’m not a fan of the call/video chat feature. Calls are often dropped, the sound/call quality is awful. Video chat is really choppy. A lot of the video calls are spent “connecting” so all you see is a black screen , but at least you can still talk to the other person while this is going on. This app isn’t too bad , it works better than the Facebook app itself in my opinion. It’s a good way to stay connected and talking to old friends. I recommend using it if you got Facebook.

  • Issues...

    by Ikisu

    So normally I enjoy using messenger to chat with friends and family members. But mainly friends. It’s free and I can’t complain like most people. But since your company released the latest update now anytime I go to click on messenger to read my messages or reply it blacks out and kicks me out. It does this either once or sometimes twice making me retry a third time just to read a simple message or reply... As you can imagine this is truly upsetting. Apparently my friends who also own iPhone 8 also have this issue... I am wondering is there a number or email we can get ahold of to report this bug or issue...? This way your company can fix the issue.. Unless your company is well aware of the issue then can you kindly fix it? Otherwise we won’t be using messenger anymore. It will not just be one customer you are losing here. It would be a lot of users from what I am seeing... Thanks...

  • Mmmhhm.

    by Burnalotttt

    Messenger has been nice.. I have been wondering about having selectable skins for a while now! I'm Hoping there is a selection 15 or more!?!?!?? I feel there should be strong thought into the variety too... Child friendly of course but it would be nice to see Messenger have something for us ✌🏼Trouble Maker✌🏼type.. 🤔 I have just constantly seen girly -ishhh stuff & would like to see one along the lines of troublesome acts😆😆 Cars/ATV don't always have to be the answer & I hope these aren't going to be an option.... Last thing....,,,, I think you should be able to use the messenger on the browser . I've had the problem with needing to send a urgent message but couldn't because the device owner wouldn't allow signing out. If people use the browser for FB, at least ask if they're the device owner or not or be accessible for the simple fact of a unsuccessful server !

  • Just one thing...

    by iam_tlo

    Make it so we decide whether someone can see if we are active or not. Maybe even how you block specific people, make it so we can select who can see if we are active or a select audience. I have a stalker ex who I have a restraining order on who has made fake accounts as well as gone on mutual friends Facebooks and can see I’m active which is not comforting. This should be a part of privacy settings. I have messaged you guys about this and still have not gotten a response. I have searched thru different internet sites and they all state there is no way to completely turn off the active now option with the green dot. I know you can turn off where it says show active but it literally doesn’t do anything. My friend and I tested it and she sat right next to me when I turned it off and could still see that I was active with a green dot. If my suggestion is the intention and purpose of the current option then you need to fix it because it doesn’t work!

  • Needs work

    by ebassily

    Arabic messages should be right-justified like all other good apps that support Arabic. Messenger used to be like that but a long while ago, with a nasty update, the right-justification of Arabic text in messages was lost and never came back. This is really annoying for all Arabic-speaking users. Imagine you have to read English messages that are always right-justified and not left. Also, we’d love to see the ability to reply to a certain message like WhatsApp instead of just reacting to a message by an emoji. This should come as a very welcome feature by many users. I personally like Messenger better than WhatsApp because I don’t have to worry about backing it up. Plus, it’s not tied to a specific phone number of mine, so I can access it from any device connected to the Internet. This is very very handy, unlike WhatsApp. That’s why, if the above feature (replying to previous messages aka WhatsApp) was introduced in Messenger, it will easily become my chat app of choice.

  • not that this review will ever get me anywhere but

    by jaykup416

    1st of all im no longer able to play games anymore;the minute u gave us new update”game”section was removed &games quit working...magical match;big house;dog puzzle ;;;they don’t work at all &they don’t let me play at all...I totally hate how there’s no longer separate section for games...everything’s now thrown together...also that happy merge game can go forall I really care;I can’t do much if anything with it hardly at all...unfortunately I can’t opt out of games at all when I need &or want to...if I didn’t need messenger I probably would’ve most likely contemplated deleting it all the way for good...I’d like to give up altogether but I need messenger...please fix it &please don’t put bugs in your future updates;please make messenger accessible for all human beings including us with disabilities...please don’t make it complicated &impossible...please tell us real truth bout what in order to expect with all updates &please let everyone have their say....

  • by Genevieve Istas

    I prefer Messenger over other apps. There are so many to choose from but most people have Messenger installed. While overseas we were able to keep in touch with friends and family effortlessly. There were connectivity issues, but it still works well for me.

  • Awesome Messaging App (but one problem)

    by A.F.C The Great

    This is app is one of my favorite on the App Store & I use it frequently & more than any other messaging app. I’ve been using this app since it came out on the Google Play Store & Apple Store, which is quite a while. I like all the new features that have been added ever since, but now in the last update, there’s a bug that I would appreciate if you fixed it, which is receiving GIFs. Every time I send one the person who receives it isn’t able to open at first & the same thing happens to me when I receive them from other people. I’ve noticed that many of my friends are facing the same issue. Can you please fix this issue? But other than that this app is awesome. I will never stop using Facebook Messenger, cause unlike other messaging apps this one in particular, could do way many other things.

  • by A Google user

    Need to have the world to not be able to read everything I message .I like my privacy in my conversation with others.So if this is not possible I will delete messenger and go back to the telephone which I still have. The technology of the world are not always to be shared. So please keep me informed on your decision to make Messenger private site for ordinary conversations. In which the world Does not read

  • Love that I have an alternative

    by KBailster

    When owning a business sometimes he would like to keep your personal business separate from your Facebook or your phone number personal or business which ever you choose to use Facebook messenger for. (I’m going to assume that you’re using it for your business but if you’re not it still fits your secret love affairs hidden ? Ha IDFK and gives you the option to have privacy you can play games with you’re friends not on an iPhone , they’re starting to somewhat get some similarities and filters like other picture or “picture chatting” so yet again. Way to go Facebook for making “Facebook Messenger” and yet another loop hole to sell and make a profit off us dummies that should just make our own personal app. Society is way too lazy to do anything of the sort. I’ll end here, Cheers ! For another successful job well done.

  • by BJ Hutton

    This is a great Chat and Call application, however no SMS automatic dropdown for our security codes, rather one needs to pulldown notification bar. A copy code method at the bottom is provided for Twitter security codes, and not other social media, where code is located in middle of text. SMS chat headers are stupid. MSG Notification sound on occasion, I heard a Pop sound with No - Bar Notification. There was no fix, as so SMS unstable for notifications to use. - Stryker's Lounge [YouTube]

  • by Chung Yeek Chua

    after update having problems with the apps, it will always show no people online if close the apps and reopen back. need to clear background apps and open again only show correct information. previous no such problem, updated few version but this prob still exist

  • Invasive tactics much?

    by Digital.Velocity

    I have been using Facebook for several years. It’s a lovely way of wasting time and staying up to date on which celebrities have died recently and the scandals I should be angry about. Facebook messenger would be ten times better if the developers made it to stay out of my business. 1. Every time it suggests that I connect it with my contacts so that it can suggest people from their phone numbers, I tell it no, I don’t want to do that. And yet, somehow I’m still getting suggested messenger contacts from phone numbers in my address book. 2. M suggestions. Glad I figured out how to make it stop suggesting passive aggressive “you’re welcome” stickers when I’m in the middle of a fight. It doesn’t help me any. 3. It was only a matter of time until it started giving us ads on messenger, and I know that ads don’t go away once they are there, but I might as well say it. Hate being advertised to when I’m talking to my friends.

  • Show last login up to 24 hours please!

    by musicspecialist71

    I use messenger to contact people I'm friends with on facebook when i don't have their phone number, so I do like the app. However, this latest update does not show the last login of people past 1 hour of their log in. This app use to show at least up to 24 hours of last login which was very nice, especially for family, friends, co-workers etc. We may not talk everyday but we can at least see that they are ok and active in a 24 hour period. And, If I can see someone has been active in the past 24 hours, then YES, I'm more likely to use Messenger!!!! I also have a son that lives many hours from me and he is very busy with family, job, etc., but if I can at least see where he has logged in within the last 24 hours, it gives me peace of mind that he is ok! Please give back to us and show the last login of people from at least 24 hours! Please!! Thank you!!

  • Great but definitely could be better!

    by Obsessed w/ makeup

    Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)

  • Post iOS 11.0.3 issues

    by eva_joes

    Always been a big loyal fan of Facebook’s Messenger app and to this day it is still my go-to method of communication versus texting with my personal cell number. However, after the iOS 11.0.3 update messenger has a huge lag when it comes to sending pictures, and even messages at all for that matter. I thought it was the pictures themselves or the WiFi connection but it happens with any picture or video I try to send, no matter what size, and no matter the WiFi signal strength or network I’m connected to. At times the app will even crash right when opening it for the first time on any given day, no matter how often I clear background apps and history and data on my iTouch. Don’t know if it’s Apple’s or Facebook’s issue but the compatibility and functionality should be pristine and on point, considering how much we pay for our devices and how often software is updated.

  • Not Horrible but Has Issues

    by Tambri62

    Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.

  • Normally I adore this app

    by Snuffalugfagous

    However, it's super irritating with this current version, that I can't play messenger games with people without it looking like I have an unread message from each individual because either them or I have made a move in the game. App badges would be enough for me, within the application. Separate the games notifications from the messenge notifications please! Badges on the game tab and that's it would be super nice. If I want to play games I'll go over there. But I'm actually losing messages in all these integrated game notifications... Also still having an issue with messenger not allowing me to continue typing a message when the phone is rotated. The whole app freezes and I am forced to close or send a half typed message. Many times this happens and it was not intentional at all. A fix would be fantastic. Currently functioning off iOS 11.2.1 on the 7plus.

  • Why! Why!! Why!!!

    by Metal Vault Manga

    Only three stars and here is why. First the good. Messaging and sending photos is it’s strong points. I have had zero problems with doing either and if I were to rate solely based on the two it would receive five stars. However, the actual calling is for me what hurts the app the most. Annoying doesn’t even begin to explain my feelings towards that particular feature. I have yet to get or to make an actual call, as to where, the call doesn’t take it upon itself to just end. I don’t know if it’s just on my end but I suspect not. It doesn’t seem to make a difference from where it ordinates the result is the same. Call abruptly ends for no reason and then you are asked to rate the call. HAHAHAHA!! What a joke. Instant one star and not even deserving of the one. So again the messaging and photo sending are excellent, the calling function not so much.

  • Slow sending & deletion option

    by WeezerBeast

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

  • Fixed: A annoying glitch

    by ToasterWife

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

  • My messages don’t show as delivered

    by Shelby&Ruby

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

  • Destin Florida

    by B Emmons

    I live near the beach 12 years and we left there three years ago to move to South Carolina. I do not like South Carolina my white sandy beaches gave me peace. At my age and I love standing on the edge of the water I just thanking God for the beauty of Destin beach it is just so gorgeous ,and I love the harbor walk and I miss all of that so much. it’s very difficult to be happy here when you’ve had the beach life. I am Bonnie Emmons I really would like to win a vacation because I’ve never wished so much to get back to Destin .i probably have a few years left but you can bet that if I don’t win eventually I get back down there. I love all the people there ,they were wonderful people and somebody’s going to be very happy with his prize thank you for the opportunity.

  • Some bugs with the latest redesign and suggestions

    by HawkEye1194

    There is a bug after the latest recent redesign of the app. Sometimes when I open the app it uses the old design but when I close and reopen the app from multitasking the app then correctly displays the new designed app. This happens on my iPhone XS Max with iOS 12.1.2 Suggestions: -Apple Watch app needs improvement although it has gotten a lot better recently in that it actually works correctly now. It is annoying how every time you open the app you have to let it sync the messages again. I feel like it should stay in sync in the background if that is possible with the latest watchOS. -We need an Apple Carplay app to read messages while in the car. This would be amazing to have in the car.

  • Surveys Bite

    by Mariokris

    You know what thats messed up you guys always do that ...u have ads offering free samples of stuff in your games and you go to do the sample set up and its a freaking endless survey I hate that because in the end that makes you a liar too because your part of the games ads and commercials and surveys since its in your apps too !I tried it AGAIN to see If it changed and hadn't so I did the so called "free and quick"...(All lies😓)survey and their still asking impossible questions that in the end you never get your stuff thats makes me so sad a poor little girl and there's more of people like me and when I seen the samples of food i thought something free like that would get us a little snack LOL so wrong ugggg so so so mad

  • Great quality video calls and something to improve

    by _susset

    I’ve have noticed something good and I came here to leave this review, this app has one of the best video calls quality, among other great things, but video quality is great. I’ve used this to call my friend and families in Cuba and that is the ultimate test because in cuba the internet is really bad and slow and with other apps is annoying to talk to people because it’s always freezing and you can barely see/heat the person but with this app the quality is great. Something to improve: please add the unsend feature that instagram has for the DMs. Sometimes I send messages I regret and I would like to delete them before the other person sees it 🙏🏻

  • “New” feature should be removed from app

    by bully shopper

    Messenger is probably the best messaging app to date with the exception of 1 thing and this just started in the last month or couple of months - SAVING PICTURES TO YOUR PHOTOS THAT OTHER PPL SEND YOU AUTOMATICALLY! I do not understand WHY the developers would think ppl would like this - it takes up your storage on your devices and in the Cloud, wastes your time by having to view and delete these photos, etc, etc! My gripe with this is pretty self explanatory. What makes this particular feature even worse is that you DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO OPEN THE CONVERSATION/THREAD FROM WHOEVER MIGHT HAVE SENT A PICTURE! Once a picture is sent TO you, Messenger now SAVES IT TO YOUR PHOTO ALBUM AUTOMATICALLY! It’s mind boggling to me that the developers actually thought this would be a GOOD feature! ...& if there’s an option to turn this off, PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME HOW!

  • Annoyed

    by Sierrianna

    I agree. It is more important to so many people. If some one we love passes away and we think our messages are kept only to find out they are gone is devastating. I had that happen after my mom passed on. It’s all gone and there are so many people out there hurting because of that. I hope that the powers to be that are always changing things here can have more compassion for others. You really need to listen to use. After all you have a job to go to because of us. We depend on you to see to our needs and sometimes that is all some of us has are some special words shared together. Please hear us and make things better for all is us as a community that is dependent on you or some day we’ll stop using this way of communicating and go to something better that understands our NEEDS

  • I love messenger!

    by Tired of losing

    I’ve just finished reading reviews here and I’ll address a couple of things first. I’m grateful Facebook is trying to research people before letting them in; although, the Russians who ruined our election are already in, I’m afraid. I would like a choice of notification tones, but a background picture or whatever? I don’t spend that much time just looking at the screen. I type my message, go away, come back when I get a response. It does connect with your FB contacts. It easily attaches articles and pictures. It is speedy and reliable. It is free. It is an alternative to the phone call, allowing people to get my thought and respond at their leisure-just like regular phone texts.

  • Facebook messenger need to pickup the pace


    Facebook messenger is seriously lacking behind with simple and small functions that can make it great. Facebook has friends that we do not want to share our phone numbers with to be able to communicate on other great and easy to converse instant messaging apps. One of those function is to be able to reply directly to a particular message. So difficult to handle conversation on Facebook as it doesn’t allow for different topics to be discussed concurrently just with a reply functionality. Most times when you go back to an old discussion during a new one the whole thing becomes confusing and then takes longer to type and clarify things with who you are chatting with. I can have a discussion in 3 mins on other apps and that same conversation would take me 10 mins on Facebook messenger. This is because you talk about one topic finish it up properly and start the next one again. When you can talk about both same time just directly replying to the exact thing you getting back at. Please fix this because it’s getting boring chatting on Facebook messenger. If you can smile to a message thumb up and other things why can’t we reply? Thank you.

  • #1

    by DcSnipez

    This is my go to app for communication I mean yeah it’s a bit buggy from time to time but come on its been out longer than some of the people on it have been alive. Keep doing what you’re doing add more and more to it everything y’all have done to it so far has only made it better. Even if it is already great it still needs something more to make it grow bigger more customizable options are very much needed because the style hasn’t changed in years and now it’s a little outdated. Y’all are probably just going to run this off as a hate comment but come on it’s helpful criticism it’s needed to improve. I love the app and all out idea thanks for changing the way we talk online.

  • Good app but..

    by LiamWilcox

    It’s a really good app. I use it everyday. However, it’s very annoying. Literally a few minutes ago, the call I’m in goes super laggy. Then the app continuously says, waiting to reconnect, something like that. But it never reconnects. So I decide to close out the app and start it up, and then nothing happens. It opens, with an infinite loading screen. Shows not contacts, no actives, nothing. Just the first page with the loading thing in the middle. Then the person I was talking to calls, I pick up, but it just says connecting and does those beeps. Then I get all of her texts, but none of mine go through. I can’t call her either because then it says contacting or connecting and goes to voicemail. This app has so many glitches, and it needs to be fixed. I’m really annoyed with these problems.

  • Feedback on “Chess and Soccer for HomeSchoolers”

    by mihaljevicsoccerschool

    I found it difficult to get in contact with you guys so I could get my page started again.’Maybe having a “Contact us” for support on my Facebook home page so I can get in contact with you quickly and directly. But the person who helped me was excellent and he fixed my issue right away and I thought it was going to be complicated and take time but he was very good, polite and efficient. I want to keep advertising with you. I think it is the most cost effective but I would like to know who you are advertising to in the Sacramento area because slot of my friends and contacts are out of state. Namely Missouri. Let me know . Thanks Joe

  • Newest Update is Awful

    by JGunter8912

    The newest update attempted to “simplify” the chat but it makes other features even more difficult to find. Forget seeing any message requests, they’re either gone or so deeply hidden you’re going to need a masters degree just to find it. The new colors cause some chats to glitch and disappear. You’re also getting adds direct to your inbox now. It feels like the “better” the developers try to make this app, the worse it gets and the less control you have over the features you may not like. Unfortunately, if you want to message someone on Facebook, you’re going to need this app. Since a majority of my friends and family are out of state and move frequently, I’m going to have to deal with this issue until they decide to get Instagram or Snapchat.

  • Typical chat room, but has issues

    by Tae98Lily

    I have NOT had the app ask for permissions to use my microphone or webcam unless I initiated a call or video chat through the service, so I don’t think privacy is an issue for me. It is cool that I can post stickers and play games through messenger, but I have some technical issues with it, including: 1. Messages sometimes take several minutes to appear after they are sent, probably due to network time differences. 2. Online activity is often misrepresented. I can leave the app open and switch to another app and still be online. If the Messenger window is not active, it should not say I am online. 3. You can't play games and chat at the same time in this app. If someone messages you while you are playing a game like The Test, you have to close that game (and potentially lose your progress) in order to reply. To make matters worse, while you are playing a game, it shows that you are active and online. 4. Notifications I can't see or dismiss keep piling up on my Facebook account. I have 30 unreadable or erroneous notifications after using this app for a month and am unsure of why. Messenger is still on Facebook by the way. It didn’t go away yet.

  • (Updated Review) Four things

    by Tcub26

    Three things that need to be changed with this app. 1. You need to make it easier to access messages from a long time ago. Some people want to reread messages from weeks before, but they text so much it takes forever. 2. It’s very annoying, every time I scroll down just a little too far, that the keyboard pops up. If someone is typing to you, it can make them think you’re typing and then they stop. 3. It takes FOREVER, when you change your profile picture, to change for your contacts as well. I changed my picture weeks ago, and it’s still not changed for my friends. (UPDATED PART!!) 4. Since the most recent update, the badge notification no longer shows up, which isn’t a huge deal, but sometimes when I’m playing a game or watching a video, I won’t reply right away and that badge notification helps to remind me that I was messaged, otherwise I could forget all about it. Other than that, this is a great app. I often use it instead of my default texting app with whichever of my friends has Messenger.

  • Messenger

    by Jon, NAPLES ,Fl.

    I like using Messenger with the exception of the fact that now we have advertisements coming on there and commercials. I think this is ridiculous and like many other people I’m contemplating stopping using Messenger. The second thing that annoys me to death with Messenger is that it is so complicated to get rid of people that keep popping up on my Messenger list of friends and contacts. I do not want these people on my Messenger list. Why do you make this so complicated for everybody. Everybody is not as computer wise As you people that Write these programs. You should understand it is elderly people like myself and 73 and friends as young as 55 that constantly complaining of the confusion they have with Messenger and all these unwanted people. Why don’t you work on that and do the world a favor. I’m just saying.

  • Boring!

    by supersoroush

    Come on guys! You’re (your bosses, not you of course!) already making billions with your top-notch profiling and personal information collection of yours, thanks to your complicit money-grubbing ad agencies. Plus, you’ve made millions of laymen actually buying your words, don’t you think it’s time to at least change that same old cliche in the explanation field of each update you release, and actually announce what you’ve done under the “hood”!? You gotta be braver than this, (judging by that tape on Mark’s laptop webcam, I guess you’re falling short anyways) and have more transparency. Or maybe you want to lose more and more disappointed users (the emoji withdrawal was a beauty, by the way) as a gimmick in favor of another flashy service? You won’t change a bit, I bet, Just practicing my prose here.

  • Hate how to delete messages without opening

    by eldp311

    I hate how you have to press lightly on the name of people messaging you, they you don’t want to message. I have gotten bots through messenger three times now, from the same person, and she’s not able to comprehend not to send just everything she gets to everybody else. So I just try to delete her message without opening it. However, with the way messenger on iPhone is, unless someone can tell me a different way, you have to lightly depress the name of the messenger, then the delete choice comes up, and you delete it. However, it’s also easy to press to hard and open the message, and boom, you got a bot message, that will start sending the same message to everyone on your messenger list. It’s stupid, and it needs changed.

  • Quit changing things

    by Alana360

    Why did you change things? Now it’s confusing. I try to delete conversations by clicking on the red trash can and guess what—it just takes me back into the conversation, the red trash can doesn’t work. I’ve tapped lightly, heavily, quickly, pressed on it—doesn’t matter, doesn’t work. Message requests? Where the hell are they? I have a notification for an unread message I just can’t access or find anywhere. This is retarded. It wasn’t broke, and it was very user friendly, why make all these annoying changes? It’s Facebook messenger, not Snapchat or AIM, it isn’t meant to be complicated. There are other apps for complicated messaging and taking fun photos. Facebook messenger isn’t where I go for that, I go there to communicate, and now I can’t even do that.

  • It’s nice, but It would be better with invisible mode

    by Xennial 78

    I have crazy (Discovery ID crazy...the ’I could pilot a reality show off of them and everybody would think it’s fake because nobody could be that crazy’ kind of crazy) family mbrs that, because they are crazy and would do crazy things if I cut them out of my life, I can’t delete them from FB. So, it would be really really nice to have the option, when they send me msgs, to read or ignore the messages without it showing that I read their message (and didn’t respond...opening up a whole can of worms I don’t want to go into). Also, it would be nice if there was an invisible option. If there is, I completely missed it. So if that was the case, please make it more user (generation X) friendly! Otherwise, it’s good.

  • Open the deleted message from all users

    by saroo9797

    I’m using this amazing app daily it’s so useful and u works so hard on it to impress us over and over again with the new updates that make this app much funnier and easier but i have a note i hope u will see it and try to do it We all do a lot of mistakes with all forms of the wrong thing specially in the messages a lot of us send a message then it cuz to him a lot of problems that he can avoid it with delete from him self and from the one how sent the message to I hope u will provide it in the next updates that we can delete our messages and see if there’s any screen shots taken

  • CONSTANTLY needs fixing, but decent app

    by Poisoned Wolfe

    I swear to god, every single time this app is updated they create new problems just to update two days later and fix them, then rinse and repeat. I absolutely hate it. It’s one bug after another!! It doesn’t take a developing genius to test a version before you release it - yet they release updates and then have bugs pop up all over the place when they easily could have tested first. I got to the point where I bought service for my cell because I couldn’t stand the constant issues and needed a reliable form of communication. When it works it’s a great app, but it’s currently not refreshing to tell me conversations are unread, crashing, not loading past the first loaded names, and will freeze consistently.

  • Problems with notifications and deleting.

    by Llc74

    I loved this app, enough to give up my privacy for it. But it gets glitchy every time it updates now. I have notifications on the corner of the icon that don’t go away sometimes, I have individually messages I can’t delete (says deleted but they sit there) games that are payed through it are a bit of a nightmare. They notify and then notify and then notify. So turned that off and it isn’t even clear who’s turn it is. I have had to delete the app or entire conversations to get the icons or messages to go away. The calling or video phone portion is pretty consistent at least and I do enjoy those features. So it has problems but is redeemable if those glitches get fixed. I want to love it again.

  • I like using Messenger

    by Austin Tay's

    I like using this app because it allows me to text friends who don’t have unlimited texts on their phone plans. I usually talk to 1 or 2 people every day, and sometimes video chat with it. The only complaint I have about it is that it shows when someone is active on any Facebook service and if a message is read which can make me feel like I’m getting ignored. This happens when I see a message has been read but not answered and if I send a message to someone currently active. I’m also a little concerned that my messages could be spied on by Facebook because of what happened in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Other then those complaints and concerns I have about this app I still like using this app and will keep using it daily

Positive Reviews in Most Recent

  • Include

    by yousuf reza

    please include Face ID or Touch ID to unlock messenger

  • Active Status

    by kukush17

    The Active status doesn’t show for some contacts. I text my boyfriend the most and his active status or how many minutes ago he was online does now show up but the friends that I rarely text theirs shows up. Not only him, some contact don’t have status showing how many minutes ago they were online.

  • by A Google user

    superb app.

  • by A Google user


  • by A Google user

    easy to use 😊💕👏

  • by A Google user

    I like it and it is very nice

  • by A Google user

    its so amazing

  • by A Google user

    awesome apps

  • by A Google user

    not bad

  • by A Google user


  • I love this app

    by LeaKitty1

    I love it because I can message my friends because I can’t txt unless I use messenger


    by unkwon narwal

    I am so pleased to have this app. It helps me with a lot of things!

  • Video calling

    by Mnex Tmgx

    It keeps changing. I know it’s IT world nothing should be same forever but man I see my image taking half of my screen. Uffff viber or Google duo is better

  • Still freezing up when I’m trying to message people.

    by Jennie the Jesus-lover

    It’s still doing that frustrating freezing up thing when trying to text people it’s been going on for more than a week now I think please see about getting that fixed and tweaked very soon thank you 🙏 God bless you

  • Best app

    by XxX_GXT_XxX

    I have suggestion for the messenger company i wnat to add choice to put password to messenger app if you want to open the app it wants password not password of account no password from 4 numbers to open the app and also on facebook app and thanks .

  • Turn screen off on call

    by sujaydutta

    When we are talking using this, please turn the screen off like regular iPhone calls. Otherwise sometimes other people get added to the conversation or camera or speaker gets turned on when the ear touches some of the controls on the active screen.

  • Newest Update is Awful

    by JGunter8912

    The newest update attempted to “simplify” the chat but it makes other features even more difficult to find. Forget seeing any message requests, they’re either gone or so deeply hidden you’re going to need a masters degree just to find it. The new colors cause some chats to glitch and disappear. You’re also getting adds direct to your inbox now. It feels like the “better” the developers try to make this app, the worse it gets and the less control you have over the features you may not like. Unfortunately, if you want to message someone on Facebook, you’re going to need this app. Since a majority of my friends and family are out of state and move frequently, I’m going to have to deal with this issue until they decide to get Instagram or Snapchat.

  • Your truly Sir ID UNKNOWN


    ‘‘Tis it but a good messaging path that is to be used at Camelot in dire situations

  • Messenger Profile Picture

    by Cara_visan x

    Android can simply change profile picture on messenger without using Facebook app. Why can’t Apple iPhone has the same too?

  • Messenger safety issues

    by bunnybear!

    I need you to make it to where only my friends can message me. I’ve been getting threatening messages on Facebook from people making fake accounts and Facebook has yet to do anything about it no matter how many times ive reported the conversation. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

  • Agradecimiento:

    by hilaco

    Muchas gracias, por el trabajo q ustedes desarrollan.

  • More privacy would be nice

    by Mi cafe perfecto

    I just wish you could make it more private. The app stays open without login out!

  • App reverting?

    by kiannaxue

    The app reverts to old versions sometimes? And I can’t use it properly because it’s recognized by other apps as the old version which is no longer compatible? wHY? Also the notification sound lasts way too long and I can’t change it.

  • Help

    by river runs wild

    Just wondering why when I’m in the middle of a conversation it will just stop and take a while to start back up again , or if I’m trying to messenger someone it can take up to an hour before they get the message, any advice on how to fix this problem because I love to use messenger a lot thank you

  • Thoroughly impressed.

    by ReviewerNickname1

    I still won’t comment on the bloated size of the app. Or that you STILL can't access Photo Stream pictures from inside the app to send. But I’m actually impressed with how they have cleaned up the GUI in this latest update. It is not super cluttered and distracting anymore. Nicely laid out and spaced, pleasant to look at. I am using an iPad tho, so I can’t comment on the iPhone version. I won’t be installing it there, as I know it will not be optimized for smaller screens (and I have a 4” SE). Either way, you’re on the right track Facebook! Keep it lean, mean, and clean.

  • Free basics

    by Mostafa alkufi

    Hi everyone ... at first must we thank you for everything do for us ... and just ask if there any way make messenger support the free basics in same messenger ... Thanks alot

  • الكويت

    by أبو نصار

    برنامج ممتاز جداااا

  • Frustrated will not install!

    by Norim75*

    On my iPad I had this app until it started to be inaccessible. Each time I would try to use the app, it would open for a second and shutdown. Now I am trying to install and unable keeps continuously loading....loading....loading. Not good at all! Three months later I am still unable to install the app!!!! Still unable to install on my 4th Generation iPad. Very disappointed!

  • Opinion


    It should be useable with low speed internet.

  • Horrid sounds!!

    by Imjetta

    PLEASE give me a way to turn OFF the sounds!!!!!!! As a hearing aid wearer they are EXTREMELY annoying. And if I want to send a message in the middle of the night those horrid sounds wake my light sleeping husband!! Please give us the option!!!! Still hearing these horrid sounds. The most annoying app out there.

  • Just looking to see how I can get my message.

    by harletdown

    Please help me get my messages. 💕

  • WISH



  • Take too much time to delete single messages

    by Luong Hoang

    iPhone messages can delete a group of messages by select many single message then delete all selected messages but messenger can only delete one at a time. It takes too much time to do this.

  • Need more beta

    by JackLibertine

    Version 202.0 crashes every time I message through it. This is an unfortunate time in my life to be unable to access the secret messages. I can’t give less than three stars because the messenger app is usually awesome. This is just a very bad time to be cut off from encryption. For my safety, I wish I could uninstall to last week’s version.

  • Messenger Problem

    by jejwwjkwjwsn

    This app is absolutely incredible! I just have a slight problem why does it say sent with a circle with a check mark and then it doesn’t actual send until the circle is fully blue with the check mark? And why does this take so long? It would be great if you guys could switch this to just have the message deliver in the first place rather than having many steps involved. Thank you so much!

  • Alugo

    by Hot girl21

    Messenger not working

  • Add Translation

    by JaycenR

    Why is translation only available on the iPhone version of this app? Please add it to the iPad version as well.

  • Update

    by pookie030497

    I don’t like the new update I want the old one back

  • My messenger lightening bolt dissieapered

    by judi marcellus

    I hate fiddling with this phone to make it work. It locks up on me and will not close up !!!

  • Messenger

    by bisi~babs


  • Night mode

    by e2s essiari

    U should think about it !

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