By Facebook, Inc.
Social Networking · 12+


Instantly connect with the people in your life. Messenger is free, fast, and secure. - Reach anyone. You can use names or phone numbers to find friends. - Use everywhere. Messenger works across all mobile and desktop devices. You can even connect with people internationally! - Connect however you want. Send a text message, share a photo, or start a video chat — all in Messenger. - Communicate better with groups. Catch up in real time with high quality group video chat or customize your messaging experience with colors, nicknames, and group photos. - Call and video chat your friends 1:1 or in groups. It's free over Wi-Fi (otherwise standard data charges apply), so talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. - Express yourself. Send emojis, stickers, and GIFs to conversations or add new masks and effects to your video chats. - Capture photos and videos with fun art and effects. You can save these to camera roll, send to conversations, or post to your Day, a place where people can see what you're up to. - Play games and compete with your friends. You can compare scores and see how you rank against other people. - Chat with businesses. You can make reservations, check on orders, and get real-time customer service.

Viewer reviews from iTunes

Good (5/5)

It is a ok app. If you want to talk to people - fallsalot12

Dumb (1/5)

You can no longer block messages from non friends. What a disaster. If you want to be a part of any Facebook groups and there happens to be someone who wants to do something like spoil a movie or video game there’s no way to prevent a message from coming except to install this app. That’s what I had to do - BigKurz

It’s crappy but I still use it (1/5)

•take the ads off messenger •let me change the notification sound •some how combine this with the Facebook app so I don’t have to constantly flip back and forth between apps. It’s 2018, if Elon can send a car into orbit around the earth you can combine the apps in some sort of seamless fashion. - Goo bonk!

Argh!!!! (1/5)


Waste of space (1/5)

Incredibly annoying that A whole app is needed to view messages on Facebook. - Mandarks

icons (5/5)

Always same problem, send icon and sticker icons is too close . When i am trying ti text someone with miss click i am sending smiles (note : its not only my problem) - amiran k

Please Explain (2/5)

I got a Notification in the contact Area on messenger, what does that mean ? - imgettingfedup

Why is it so easy to Hack? (1/5)

How is it that Hackers can get your Facebook Contact list, clone your friends and send out complete crap and virus laden videos to your friends, on MESSENGER. Why do I have to change my password two to three times every month because you can’t keep hackers out of messenger? - Horrendous!

Horrible (1/5)

This is a very annoying platform , not sure who developed this or why ? - Edward Lawless

Availability (1/5)

Trying to turn off my chat availability, I did in the app but it still shows I’m online. Even when I’m not using the app, make us go fully offline. Not just for the owner, for everyone in my account. I try turn off the chat availability, it turned off only for me. I can’t see people online but it still showing I’m online. - Nay-10

Meh (2/5)

Decent App. Needs ability to turn off message receipts. Extremely annoying you can’t. I avoid messanger becasue i don’t have this option. - StampHappy

This app allows serious identity theft attempts (1/5)

Be aware that using instant messenger is allowing phishers to attempt identity theft and opens your contacts to them. The phishers pretend to be your contacts to lure you into communicating with them. Wish Facebook would make using instant messenger secure and private. I have had persistent problems because of this. - Pianogrrl

New Update (2/5)

This new update is not convenient. Please reconsider going back to the format of just showing active friends under the People tab. - SuttonFoster

Crash (1/5)

Crash and crash again. ಠ_ಠ - OffAxis

Stop notifying me of new friends (1/5)

STOP SAYING “you are connected” EVERY FREAKING TIME I ADD A FRIEND ON FACEBOOK. IM ABOUT TO DELETE THE APP. This makes me never check the app because I always think the messages are fake, which is annoying because then I don’t get the chance to see the real messages in my inbox. There needs to be an opt-out option for this. It is incredibly annoying. - SydShamblin

Our data is compromised. (1/5)

I think every company in the world is reading my messages. Thanks Mark. - allan1234456

Relentless intrusion (1/5)

I hate having to use this app to read fb messages. I don't want another intrusive app sending me alerts, or requests to activate notifications, all day long. I don't want to make messenger any bigger part of my day than necessary. All I want is to use fb for marketing my band. - CL User 3521

Messenger (1/5)

I do not want to toggle between Facebook and messenger. I like to have a conversation in facebook. I see absolutely no benefit just more of my time that I don’t have on Facebook. It was so much easier before Frances Phleger. - Frances Phleger

Needs to be updated (3/5)

My messenger app keeps going back to the old version and then it won’t work. Doesn’t tell me when or who is on and freezes up. I have deleted it several times and re downloaded it but it keeps happening! - Melinda2014

Missing (2/5)

My messenger app is now missing the part where I use you be able to find my message request but not I can’t at all plz fix it - Bgoold11

Shoukri abudayya (5/5)

I been having trouble with the messenger I stop receiving messages so I have to delete the app and download it again Almost every week you happy now - شكرا my love

ERRORS! (1/5)

In this version, photos cannot be sent and showed "Send Failed" and ServerReturnNonretriableError. Conversations cannot be deleted and showed "Couldn't delete conversation". - Chit Ye Zaw

Don’t work right anymore (1/5)

Who do I talk to to fix my messenger the way it used to be my FB account was suspended and it has not worked right since. Sincerely HELP RW. 😎 - and why not

Why no report button (2/5)

Why do you not have a report user button? You give them a button to ask for money but not a button to report them as scammers and to help people keep their money from going to bad people. I would like to see a report button because not all of them have a profile you can look at and report. So figure this out I am getting tired of being asked for money from people. - Jmhoxsie1979

I just want to delete this! 😩 (1/5)

For the past month. I’ve deactivated my Facebook account and have been trying to deactivate messenger since I know they work separately. The instructions to delete are so simple: Open messenger Tap your picture Tap Privacy and Terms Deactivate However once I click: privacy and terms There’s only 3 options for me: Data policy Terms of service Third party notices But where is “deactivate” ?! No where to be found?!?! What !!!!!! I just want to deactivate it! Someone help - ann0y3d & frustrat3d

Just spins... (1/5)

The latest release stinks. It won’t ever load unless you search for a specific user. Before I could see chronological order of people I message with. Time to delete - Manlee Jan

I hate it (1/5)

I’ve been trying to get this application off my phone for the last two years not❓❓❓👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 - Ph-Q-77

Ana gloria Hernández. 606060 (5/5)

anagloria hernandez 57@gmail,com. 18183108700. Porq no puedo Nesesito mi Messenger - notengo contra sena

💩💩💩💩 (1/5)

The title says it all - Tgffggddggjjdxhj

Since the April 2018 update (3/5)

I cannot find where to inform the developer, I cannot send photos taken within the app. - .Katibug

Won’t Open!! (1/5)

I’ve been trying to open up messenger on my Apple Watch since I brought it a few months ago. I just wanted to see how everything looked aesthetically but it just spoils and never opens. Instagram opens just fine though. I’m not sure how to fix this issue on a first generation. - Latrell Austin

Spam Ads (3/5)

Overall the app is good. What is not good are the stupid spam ads about stars or celebrities with misleading headlines that lead people to weight Loss or plastic surgery or any number of ridiculous ads that claim marvelous results that they not benefit the manufacturer. Please get rud Of then without me having to be distracted by them or have my having to hide them! - King Dom Crak

Something changed (3/5)

I use this app regularly but noticed lately something really annoying. Before if I was having a conversation with someone the green dot would accurately tell me if the other person was online. Now it does not seem accurate. I grew to like the dependability of that silly green dot. Now it seems random. - Tasha2boys

freezing on iphoneX ,doesnt work.. (1/5)

Messenger freezes on iphone is garbage ! - leivajs

WTH?! (1/5)

It added people from FB I’m not even friends with. - messengerstinks

Annoyed. (1/5)

I had updated my Facebook profile picture. But on messenger it’s the same old one, and all my friends say that’s the one they’ve been seeing. Not the new one I changed it to. - This is iphone6s Plus

Help??? (1/5)

Is anybody else having issues with their phone shutting off when they connect to messenger? I have an iphone 6 and just installed the new phone update so not sure if it has sumthin to do with that or if its messenger.... - 88TRiSH88

Kaliyah and Bff (5/5)

I just like it because my bff is on it - bffkhg

UI change? (3/5)

The app changes the User interface almost every update, making figuring out where things are all over again a pain. - Makle4245

Works good but most of my messages aren’t delivering (3/5)

I use messenger a lot and keep in touch with friends and family but the I want to talk to is that I write a message it says it sent but, not delivered. It’s becoming more a problem ‘cause I haven’t spoke to anyone in awhile and also becoming annoying as heck. I don’t know, if it’s to be updated or whatever but you need to fix the problem now. Please! - gas monkeys44

Account Hacked (1/5)

I used messenger all the time and loved it. However, someone has stolen my name and photo on messenger and is harassing my friends. I have changed passwords 10 times and got a secondary Authenticator. There is no one to contact to get this straightened out. Very frustrating - Cathyoc

Apple Watch problem (4/5)

Have i g a hard time trying to get the app to work with my Apple Watch. Please fix!!!! - 474869582726

Dislike the new layout (2/5)

I use this app quite frequently. I’ve had both the Android and the iPhone apps and enjoyed them both. I currently have the latest version if the iPhone app and I really dislike it. The new layout is not only messy looking and unorganized, it’s also hard to navigate. I am STILL having issues finding everything. It took me forever to find my message requests when I didn’t have a brand new one. And not even a Google search has helped me find where to switch accounts and/or log out. It is very frustrating to grow used to where everything is only to have it drastically change based on which type of phone you use and which version of the app you have. Honestly thinking about deleting! - Hollimarie1130

Keeps me online all day (1/5)

I have come across this really annoying issue with Facebook, it keeps me online even if I am not on the app or messenger. If I get a message or notification it turns my status automatically to active even if I am not online or using my phone. It is so frustrating and I do not understand why it does this. I have tried everything to stop it and nothing works. 😡👎🏼 - kathergarc

My battery heats up (3/5)

I use FB messenger to contact family members. But whenever I use the videos or audio chat, my phone/battery heat up quick and my battery drains pretty quick. Before, I could rate each call, which I still can, but I can’t give reasons why I rate it. I’ve been rating all my calls a one star, but would like to give feedback that my battery drains and my phone heats up. - Wheeler183792769

Fix immediate (1/5)

New update does not allow you to see whose online anymore - Fhhaksbxi

Recipient shows active as soon as I send them a message (3/5)

The past week, when I send a message, the person I sent it to automatically shows as active when they are not active. - Meli33fw

Chat heads (3/5)

I really miss having an Android because of the chat heads. It was so useful and easier to take to the people you want to talk with while doing something else. Hope you can bring them back. - AnsoluteZero

Messenger on Apple Watch 👎🏻 (3/5)

I use messenger on a daily basis to communicate with friends and family and it has always been great until I recently got an Apple Watch. It still works great as always on my phone but the watch app won't even load. It doesn't matter whether I'm on wifi or my cellular network, it just won't load and I've tried everything from updating the app to updating my iOS on both the watch and the phone. I hope they get this fixed soon because it can be pretty annoying. - RaceBus

My pictures (4/5)

The app is lovely but just today it won’t allow me to send pictures from my iPhone but was able to do so yesterday and days before. Now I love the app, never have a problem till now. I don’t know if y’all actually read these reviews or get to read mine..... but please do something about this error, thank y’all so kindly! - DaamnPancho