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Rated 4.18911 From 1,153,507 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-10-13
  • New version: 286.0
  • File size: 92.15 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later


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Messenger is an iPhone and Android Social Networking App, made by Facebook, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Facebook, Inc., with the latest current version being 286.0 which was officially released on 2020-10-13. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,153,507 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.18911 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Be together whenever, with our free* all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features. NEW! WATCH TOGETHER Watch videos, tv shows, and movies with your friends over Messenger Video Chat and Rooms when you can't be together. Capture every moment and reaction in real-time. NEW! CUSTOM REACTIONS Lost for words? Now you can customize your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from. NEW! CHAT THEMES Choose from fun themes and colors, like Tie-Dye or Love, to make your chats more personal. GET THE GROUP TOGETHER WITH ROOMS Send a link to group video chat with anyone, even if they don't have Messenger. Host up to 50 people with no time limits. FREE VIDEO CALLS TO STAY CONNECTED Keep your friends and family close with unlimited live video chatting. Host group video calls with up to 8 people, with high-quality audio, high definition video, and interactive video features like face filters. UNLIMITED FREE TEXT & PHONE CALLS Skip exchanging phone numbers and simply send a message to your Facebook friends, even if they’re across the world. Enjoy high-quality voice and text messaging on mobile, tablet, and desktop. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS IN DARK MODE Give your eyes some rest with a sleek new look that darkens the colors of the chat interface. RECORD AND SEND VOICE AND VIDEO MESSAGES When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send. Say, sing, show, or shout it out loud. EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH STICKERS, GIFS, AND EMOJIS Use custom stickers to show your creative side. You can even add effects and filters to video calls. SEND FILES, PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS There’s no limit to the number of files you want to share with your friends. PLAN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN Make plans to get together with polls and more. Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps. SEND MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US only) Send and receive money securely and easily with friends and family right in the app by adding your debit card, PayPal account or reloadable prepaid card (single-source cards eligible for sending money only). CHAT WITH BUSINESSES Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more. COMPATIBLE ACROSS PLATFORMS Chat with friends across an array of devices, like desktop, Portal, and others. Privacy Policy: LEARN MORE about Messenger texting and group video chat at: ( * Data rates apply

Top Reviews

  • New Update is Trash, Useless (iOS)

    By Lady Ash A.
    The new update is absolutely disgusting. It makes this app not only visibly unappealing, but the new UI is hard to use, foolhardy, and removes many useful features. I also keep having problems with crashing. The new online/offline status is buggy and gets stuck. Phone calls are buggy too and stopped displaying properly. Messages can no longer be easily copied, deleted or forwarded. The old menu was easier. I preferred the swipe reply feature. Messages are no longer easy to reply to in notifications either. Pictures are not easy to send. I used to like this app because of the little unique things like the old cute reactions, chat colors, and balloons and hearts that you could catch. Now, they are all gone. I used to love using stickers, but the system is all messed up now as your most recent stickers and the packs are harder to find. I do not like the excess spacing between packs either. I am not exaggerating to say that I hate this new update. I have recommended that people do not update if they still have an older version. Many of my friends have agreed with me and say that this new version glitchy, problematic, and ugly. I have stopped using it as much because it is useless now. What did you do to this app?
  • Messenger disappears

    By trixiecheer
    My messenger icon disappeared a while ago and I wasn’t able to access it. I was able to do it through Facebook though. Then I found the icon on my iPhone through Siri app suggestions. Well now I can’t access it at all. Not through Facebook and not through Siri app suggestions, which is the only place that had the icon I could access. When I do click on it it shows for less than a second and disappears. It does it through Facebook, when I click on that messenger icon, and even when I try to get Siri to access it. When I go onto the App Store, it does the same thing. I want to uninstall it to hopefully restart it. I have rebooted my phone and left it off all night hoping that would help, but it didn’t. The icon that shows in Siri app suggestions will not allow me to hold it down so I can delete it like any other app. I think it’s because it’s not the app itself, just showing the icon that allowed me to access thru it, but that was it.I don’t know if this is making any sense or if I’m even explaining it correctly. I would literally have to show somebody what’s going on. All I could say is I cannot access messenger in any way shape or form not even to delete it or anything and I don’t know what to do .
  • New update is horrible

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

    By what do you mean name taken
    For the longest time, Facebook messenger with my go to for communication. I didn’t have everyone’s phone number and not many of my contacts used something like WhatsApp, but everyone has a Facebook account. This app is so glitchy that it’s finally broken me of Facebook period. I never really used the service as a social media platform to begin with, but it was a decent communication service. Or would have been. For the majority of this year, the software has been unreliable, glitchy, and riddled with bugs. It consistently fails to give notifications, occasionally forgets that I had sent a message, and by far the worst glitch: it will randomly kick me out of conversations while I’m reading them or typing in them and put me back at the contacts screen. And of course, it doesn’t save what I had been typing. This means that something as simple as sending a message can require you to start typing it two or five times before you can actually send one. There is no excuse for a company that big to deliver software this crappy, especially given how much shady crap they are otherwise up to involving user data. Check please, I am done.
  • Add Callers Catastrophe

    By VixenHBear🧸
    I’m generally on Messengers facetime 24/7, not exaggerating, but the add a contact option is horrible. There’s already a button at the bottom of the screen for adding another person to the call, so then why have the swipe up feature? It’s too easy to swipe up and open all of your contacts, then accidentally add someone to the call without even a confirmation “yes/no” button. I’m constantly adding people to the call that I did not want to and usually in the most embarrassing times.... One time, the person I was on call with fell asleep and somehow touched their phone and added over 20 people to the call, back-to-back, in just a few seconds, waking everyone up in the middle of the night. It’s embarrassing and frustrating. I’ve sent messenger this same message over and over in the “report a problem” section for months and I’m still waiting to see it corrected. And what’s worse is you never receive a reply back from any of those messages if they have been received or even being considered. Please fix this feature!
  • Fair review.

    By Kacey2017
    I feel as if that app deserved 3 stars from using it a few days. I’ve had it on other phone but I just recently started using it again on this one. I gave it a 3 because there is no option to voice chat with more than 1 person. I feel as if the time is getting near that this app should have that feature to out do competitors. Discord has a voice chat that allows more than 1 person to join and I think that they are below this app. Please add that feature. If you do, I will be willing to give it a 5 star rating. I like that you can have a group text chat but voice allowing multiple people is better for those who want to have prayer with more than one person. If you are a developer reading this, please respond to me to let me know you were interested in my feedback and please recommend to your higher up. Please reassure him I am willing to give this app a 5 star rating if they add a voice chat that allows multiple people to join. Bless all who read these words.
  • Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugs

    By AlexN.64-Bit
    Honestly a lot of the features being removed I get. Especially with the app being rebuilt from the ground up. Within the last day or so going into any conversation *instead of just one from a recent bug report* I will be kicked out back to the conversation selection screen with the animation like I swiped to go back there myself but I didn’t. And even if I’m in the middle of typing it can happen to. On top of whatever was being typed being gone when *trying* to go back to the conversation. Also when it force backs you out some reason all the conversations flash out of existence for a few seconds. I was going to say maybe it was just my phone. I restarted my phone and uninstalled and reinstalled and even cleared app data to no avail. But it also happens on my IPhone SE which is on the latest 13.4.1 update like my 11 Pro max right now. So I pretty much can’t reliably use messenger now on any of my phones and have to go to a laptop. I’m also very confused as to the fact this just started happening today. And not the day of the update 🤔
  • Nice update the app is cleaner and faster

    By A_M_J_95
    I can’t believe you finally removed all the trash that was bloating this app ,now finally the app looks like a messaging app which how it should’ve looked since the beginning, unfortunately as cool as the app looks right now I think this change has came in too late ,well for me at least because I don’t recall the last time I actually used messenger to message someone and every person I know has move away to using other apps that provided a better and cleaner experience that what messenger used to offer for the past years ,now I’m not hating here no in fact i hope people get back to using it because it’s just more convenient than other apps especially now that it’s simple and clean but I’m just saying it’s kinda late and I’m afraid people have gotten used to the other apps but we’ll see about that...
  • New update is total garbage

    By cat1122334321
    They have changed a few things on this latest update and it feels like a step backwards in my opinion. First off... when my friends and I share location you can no longer see the their location without having to click on the map, then zooming in a lot farther than you ever should have to. And most of the time that location is not even correct. Secondly you can no longer see if the other person has seen your message without opening conversation (which was very useful). Also the new emojis for reacting to pictures are not good and they need to be changed back to the ones prior to the update. In the previous version you could click on stickers that were sent to you and the pack that it came from would show up and you could use them if you wanted to... now you can still click on them but all it does is show you the pack and you cannot use them. You have to go back to stickers and find that pack to use them. This new update is not at all user friendly and Facebook needs to go back to previous version.
  • Why update it to make it worse?

    By igrimReaper
    Why did you have to update messenger, remove cool feature like popping emojis in chat, add a really cool feature imo: the ability to spam emojis in chat, and then remove the spamming again? Why are you adding features to then later remove them and why did you remove old features? Please bring back the ability to check if someone has seen your message without having to enter in the chat and #bringbackoldmessenger ;( Update: Now, after a few more updates, it got a lot worse. If I try to send more than 10 pictures at a time, it doesn’t work. Like it straight up doesn’t send the pictures. If I want to look at pictures within a chat, they don’t load unless I wait for like an hour. You still can’t fast forward within a voice recording and to select a different album than just “recents” when sending photos and videos is a pain and it’s better to do it off of the gallery app. Also none of these problems are because my phone is slow or because of bad internet, I have an iPhone X with 100mb/s down/up wi-fi.

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