By Facebook, Inc.

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • Current Version: 161.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 223.86 MB
  • Developer: Facebook, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 668,799 Ratings


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.



  • Suddenly a battery drain

    By mommabeany
    It was fine until the last update. Now my battery drains a fast 5-10% with each use while on cellular. It even drains it if someone sends me a message. I’ve had to turn off both background refresh and notifications in order to retain battery life.
  • 758284

    By 758284
    I can’t download Facebook messenger app! I’ve had this app for many years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why am I being charged again and again?!!!!!!
  • Does not load on Apple Watch S3

    By Keo07
    The iPhone app is wonderful and intuitive. I use it quite frequently to keep in touch with friends present and past. However, I just got a new Apple Watch Series 3 which I added the Facebook Messenger to which when I got to open the app on it it just spins on the loading screen indefinitely. I was looking forward to keeping in touch more readily with the watch app. I’ve uninstalled the app on phone & watch. I downloaded it again and same result ensued. Could you guys please correct this issue in your next update? Thank you in advance!
  • Spammer/Hackers

    By Bbloodxxx
    While this app is useful for children that think they’re even too good to text nowadays, this app needs better link security. Thanks.
  • Update makes it worse

    By H1xyz
    Where did the active contact list go? Just stupid! Really annoying when the update makes an app even less useful!
  • Only stays in Facebook!

    By Neoatriedes
    So we used it to get videos and sent out. But I can't save it or email it out to anyone! It's great big you want to stay in the Facebook world. But when you can't email out or save it to your phone. Forget it! To me this is just like Facebook. USELESS!!!!!

    By Keymschaar
    Please enable chat head for apple users. So it’s easier to reply anyone instead of returning to your messenger app or pulling down the banner everytime they replied to you.
  • iPad Air2

    By SilJanet
    I can’t use to MyDay on the messenger app 😒
  • Useless on iPad Air 2

    By PilotY2K
    All attachments sent from others will not load on iPad Air 2 running current App version as well as current iOS. Several attempts (3 so far) to contact support have gone unanswered. Works fine on iPhone X and desktop.
  • Annoyed

    By Marilynmood
    I have no issues with the app except after the most recent update I am unable to delete conversations I constantly get a red bar saying message could not be deleted. But other I am able to delete