Messenger

In-app purchases
4.0
88M reviews
5B+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Be together whenever, with our free* all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features.
PRIVACY SETTINGS
New privacy settings let you choose who can reach you, and where your messages are delivered.
CUSTOM REACTIONS
Lost for words? You can customize your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from.
CHAT THEMES
Choose from fun themes and colors, like Tie-Dye or Love, to make your chats more personal.
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.
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 AND REQUEST MONEY WITH NO FEES
Send and receive money securely and quickly—right in the app. Split payments in group chats to share rent, travel, and other expenses. Start sending money to friends and family by adding your debit card, PayPal account (fees may apply), or prepaid card. Only available in the US.
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: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
LEARN MORE about Messenger texting and group video chat at: http://messenger.com
* Data rates apply
Some Messenger features may not be available in your country or region.
Updated on
Feb 26, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 12 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
84.1M reviews
McKenzie Happle
February 15, 2024
Messaging isn't an issue. When people call/video call, I don't get notified. Just after the fact, it let's me know that I missed a call that never rang. Sometimes it will say "draft" when you don't send a message and when you go to send it, it's gone but it still says "draft". You have to force stop the app and reopen it to get back to the draft message. And the profile photos in messenger never stay in sync. They're half wrong.
3,183 people found this review helpful
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avlynne wolverton
January 30, 2024
This app had been my go to messaging app as it seems to send better quality photos/videos between Android and Apple than a regular messaging function. However, over the last few weeks it has consistently delayed notifications from texts/calls by not just several minutes, but up to half an hour! This hugely impacts the user when they are waiting on important/urgent calls that are missed because they were never notified that someone was trying to call them!
151 people found this review helpful
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Justin Matchawate
January 31, 2024
Messenger used to be a great app full of features, but each update has been a downgrade that removes those features and adds bugs. Remember when the basketball emoji opened up a basketball game? Remember when you could pin messages? Searching messages is very slow now. The chat bar deletes what I type when I back out the app, but randomly brings it back multiple times when it's already been sent. Messages sometimes randomly get stuck on sending too, but my connection is fine for everything else.
53 people found this review helpful
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