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 28, 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.
4,372 people found this review helpful
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Carlos Arteaga
December 10, 2023
The application is highly effective in delivering messages and pictures. However, when receiving messages, there is a delay when you are not on the app itself. Recently, it has become so severe that notifications are sent out for messages that have already been read and responded to, which sends out the entire chat history, making it quite bothersome. Highly recommend your team to fix that issue with UI 6 versions.
9,213 people found this review helpful
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Destiny Fritsche
January 26, 2024
I've been using this app for years. But wow, it has gone downhill the past two years. My messages will take days to come despite having wifi/data. I have to force stop the app several times a day so it stops freezing my phone. Video calls are hit or miss - they either connect or just don't. Sending pics/videos is an absolute nightmare as well because it makes the app crash. I've tried reinstalling it over and over. Please fix it!
2,259 people found this review helpful
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