Regarding the voice recording option...I have noticed for a while, specifically after an update I was forced to make, that I cannot scroll the window while recording, otherwise all that I've recorded dissapears, and I have to start over again. My question is...why can't you follow the same pattern whatsApp has and actually keep the recording option visible and available while scrolling up and down, without any issues? And also, when and if I lock the screen, the recording should be paused and not lost, again, something that on whatsApp you've managed to make it work, but not for Facebook Messenger. It's very frustrating and primitive, as I'm wasting a lot of time trying to deliver a vocal message. Another important lack of utility is the absence of a cursor while listening to a voice recording, as I'm not able to move back or forward the message, so If I need to listen again a certain part of it, I can't, but instead I have to start from the beginning and wait until I get to that part again.
And why am I not notified when the recording is over? I could keep talking and have no ideea it's not recording anymore. So, my review for your latest updates would be ZERO, if I could select this kind of rate. You are not improving the application, you are making it worse!
By Nana's Girl
Well did an update on Tuesday, & it hasn’t worked the same since, every time I want to send a picture or attachment it crashes, & closes itself out!! Can’t you peeps use things yourself, see if they work before putting the updates out there?? Whole iPhone has greatly slowed down since last update! 😳😤. Of course we all know why!!?? 😡. This update, removed the “blow up” emoticons that get bigger while holding them down, seeing wether or not others had read your post without having to actually open it. The slide to type no longer works, some of my games won’t work, can’t get to all of my stickers they just vanished, but are on my iPhone. I don’t want a business type app, this was meant originally to allow people to connect without the hassle, no ads or junk, now we have everything (all junk) Put all the extras on an app by itself, name it something different, and put this the way it was. I think you have trashed the things I liked about the app, and kept the junk. I guess I’ll find another message app. If I would have thought I should have read the reviews first this time, and just not upgraded, because it didn’t upgrade, it downgraded.
I hope you read this. As I’m gonna see how right my review is, by reading everyone else’s!
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 may have a problem
I don’t do reviews at all but messenger for the longest I’ve used it to text and chat with people for some reason it’s giving me and my friend a problem we always chat online since we’re so far apart anyway last time there was a problem was notification whenever I text and leave the app she she texts me back I wouldn’t even get it at all till I get worried and I see she sends one but my notification didn’t even tell me which was crazy it drove me crazy so I uninstalled the app and downloaded it (we both did) but it didn’t seem to work but since the last update (forgot which one) it seemed to be fixed and when it came to this update (I think this month don’t remember) the app been acting weird my friend would text me and once i got on the app and leave (maybe an hour) it would say I send at the time I go back and my friend would say “once she goes back to the app to check up on me it will show I just send right after she gets on the app” it was really crazy for the both of us I’m not sure if it’s the app or us we tried figuring it so I’m not sure (idk how to explain it...)
A couple things need to be fixed
By Amanda Hazelnut
There needs to be a better notification when someone you’re not friends with messages you. Message requests are banished to an unintuitive corner of the screen where they are too easily overlooked. This is a huge problem for networking and connecting with members of your groups.
Lately when I’ve been opening conversation threads on the app, I find the text from the last message I sent duplicated in the composition bubble. The message was sent, but the app copied and kept the text. Just annoying.
When communicating with marketplace buyers, the thread is always labeled with my name first and then the product. This is really confusing, especially when I’ve responded to more than one listing. I open the app and it’s just lines of my name. Makes it hard to distinguish between conversations. Please alter it so that I can see the name of the person I’m talking to- or no name at all, just the item description.
Otherwise, rare glitches and good phone quality. I use this app constantly and it is very reliable, kept up to date, and is worth having.
New update is horrible
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!
I have a suggestion
This is a pretty good app in my opinion! I use it 24/7 to talk to my friends. I use it more than my phone’s built in texting app. I love that you’re able to video chat with people, see if they’re active, and you can personalize the chat a little bit. The biggest complaint I have though is that you can’t delete images from the photos and videos section of the chat’s settings. You can only delete those things from the actual conversation. This is bothersome to me because I talk a lot to my friends and if I want to go back and delete some old images, I’m unable to because they’re too far up in older conversations. I also can’t search my conversations anymore because it always bugs out. It won’t load the conversations and then after that, the app won’t work at all. If you could take these things into consideration, especially the deleting suggestion, then I would very much appreciate it! Otherwise though, this is my #1 messaging app!
New Update is Absolutely Horrible
The title seems harsh, but you need to know how bad this update is. It’s annoying that the texting screen has to be full screen the whole time, and I also hate that you stopped including the cool things with emojis. My friend and I liked sending the balloon emoji, and it would send balloons all over the screen. With my mom, I’d send a heart and make it really big. Both of those features are removed now, because you want the app to be easier for “business purposes?” Seriously? It was never meant for that, and, let’s be honest, most people would use Messages anyway. The majority of people on the app just want to enjoy the app by texting their friends and family, and now you got rid of things that made the app unique. I really liked Messenger, but you had to waste it by updating like this. Please, please just leave it how it was. I would talk about some other more “important” issues, but there are other reviews too, like how you have to have a phone number now to text. I don’t know how this update can help. I sound rude here, but I want you to take the time to read my review and consider what I said. Thanks for reading.
Stop making unnecessary changes
Cmon people. Seriously stop with the completely unnecessary changes. You did not have to change the bubble where you could see if the person viewed your message or not without opening the chat. Also I want to see if the message has sent or not without opening the chat also. I don’t want to have to open the chat and check every individual person to see these things. Not to mention the way you send photos is so annoying now, before it was much easier. Also, it’s annoying how to press copy and remove message. You guys did not make any changes that helped me in any way and it’s frustrating and longer especially the way the stickers are set up. Whoever designs these things, should be fired. I prefer the version from many months ago, where I could find the games and so forth. You all need to stop making stupid updates when there is literally no need to make anyone’s life more complicated. No one likes it, especially all the people I talk to. Messenger keeps getting worse and worse every single update. I wish I could go back to a year ago, because that was the best version.
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.