Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free

Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free

Reach anyone 1:1 or in groups by text message, video chat, or voice call


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: November 22, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000

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Descriptions


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.

Reviews


4.0
50,021,337 total
5 28,924,076 
4 7,438,595 
3 4,810,888 
2 2,138,026 
1 6,709,752 

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Abigail Goolsby Published date: November 20, 2017

    I use this app because everyone uses this app. Is it near perfect? No. So... I have​ suggestions​: I'd like to be able to automatically mute people that message me, except a few people I choose. Like an option in settings. Also all the "now added on messenger" is cluttering everyone's inboxes. Lastly, I'd like to be able to back up my text conversations to the cloud so they can be viewed on new phones. And some non-weird color options for the conversations. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Elevyn Patricia Published date: November 23, 2017

    I love using fb messenger and wish app my friends loved it too so I could use it more haha. The only reason I gave 4/5 is because when there are a lot of messages, it becomes hard to look back on old messages. The search feature didn't work on my phone also. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Clyde Rachal Published date: November 22, 2017

    Too invasive. Asks too many permissions and allows fb to have full time access to all your phone Info. I uninstall then reinstall when a few notifications so I can check but now it won't even allow me to deny it access to my contacts list Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: November 22, 2017

    I don't know why but lately it broke to the point where i have to use another device to pick up and make calls. Its very frustrating because i unistalled this app about 3 times already and it keeps doing the same thing. Its saying that its connecting but it is still calling and eventualy cuts off the call. Please do something about it so i can give you better feed back Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Mary Mally Published date: November 22, 2017

    Why make me waste data over and over again for ridiculous updates that do next to nothing for an app that is not neccesary except they force you to download it to see your messages. Everything about this app is utterly terrible due to the simple fact of it being forced upon you for no good reason. Messages should and used to be viewable in browser. There was no reason to eliminate that. The updates are even more useless Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Jaylon W. Published date: November 21, 2017

    app keeps crashing frequently when in pop out mode. It keeps force closing itself even when I'm in the middle of typing sometimes. Also is there an option to disable message reacts? It's pretty pointless, and more than a few times, during done tense conversations trying to slide down my messages has made a laughing or other react in a really serious conversation. I never intentionally use reacts in messenger and other people seem to have this problem too. Is there a toggle for messenger? Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Mitch Tucker Published date: November 21, 2017

    This is so unnecessary, bring back the regular Facebook IM we used to have. We shouldn't have to download this, if we have a Facebook then all we should need is a Facebook. But my mom has this and really wanted me to download it so I'm f***ed on that. This is a stupid Government invasion!! You're too interested in our business and you take up all our phone data/space, Facebook you are truly disgusting, all over yourself. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Christy Collins Published date: November 22, 2017

    Used to be great but now on my Note 8 it continuously won't connect and has issues! I won't receive messages or be able to send messages until I close it out and reopen it every other minute- it keeps saying waiting for network or connecting. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but still have the same issues. My husband has the galaxy s8 and doesn't have these issues. Needs a fix badly. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Veronica Infante Published date: November 22, 2017

    I like the app BUT it consumes a lot of battery and makes my phone heat up. Also, I don't see the filters when I'm on videocall. I used to see those filters before but when I updated it, I don't see it anymore. I tried to uninstall and reinstall but it's still the same. There's also something wrong with my MyDay. After updating it, I can't see who viewed my MyDay. It just says "seen by 0" although when I asked my friend if he can see it, he said that he can view my MyDay. So it's suppose to say that someone viewed it but it still says seen by 0. Why is that? I tried changing the audience for my MyDay and when I chose custom, I noticed that in my friend and I's conversation, it says to add them to see my day but I can't turn it on because the button seems to be disabled. Please fix it. Thanks Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: November 22, 2017

    Amazing, able to connect even if you don't have a cell phone. Clear video chat, helped save a life during a video chat. Daughter was falling asleep while driving, the phone was facing forward toward the highway, so I could tell her if she was lost, she started swerving onto the gravel, almost hit a road sign, i was able to screem into the phone while using messinger live video, she immediately woke up and pulled off the road. Made it to the next exit, for a break and coffee. Thank You Messenger! Love it love & it's capability..you helped save a life with me! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Alycia Gale Published date: November 22, 2017

    This app isnt completely terrible, but with all the features it has i should be able to access them all. Games do not load all the way or freeze when in the middle of the game. And phone calls are terrible with the echo in background. Please fix Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Patricia Hunter Published date: November 23, 2017

    Really good app but what lets it down is the constant harassment to leave feed back on video chats and constantly asking to take over from my phones text message app! Half the time I'm not sure which I'm doing..., texting or messaging via this app coz most of the time with permission or not it takes over my incoming text messages!! Someone seriously needs to fix this coz it's getting on my nerves and stressing me out!!! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Hendrik Van Harn Published date: November 21, 2017

    HORRIBLY CLUTTERED!! I've been posting much longer reviews on this terribly designed app for a couple years and it just gets worse. I've been transitioning off Facebook Messenger... just can't deal with all the pointless clutter anymore. #fail Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Jorelle Miranda Published date: November 22, 2017

    Ads in Messenger? Are you kidding me? You can place ads in my Facebook app, I'm fine with that, but I don't support the use of apps on Messenger, the app I use as my main wait to connect with people and my my main SMS app. This is unnecessary clutter and I had to update my review for this app. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Anny Singh Published date: November 20, 2017

    Why the hell are my text messages messed up with my facebook chats? And I've been continuously trying to get the rid of them but in vain. I tell you the app was very good but facebook has done some disaster updates in this app. !!!! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: November 22, 2017

    It's full of bugs want allow to send messages. Y'all have managed to screw this app up completely. Falsely accusing me of sending bad messages. Deleting messenger immediately. Beware ppl it's full of bugs and a virus. Smdh Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    shane sargent Published date: November 22, 2017

    Everwing crashes .. any game played and you get a notification from the everwing bot contact while watching a clip in game you lose what your doing. Also I'm forever having issues with the messager chat functions .. we hardly hear each other. The UI of how everything works needs a look at. I also think instead of going through tons of the same GIFs when trying to find the perfect one ... It needs a bigger screen in a column and row format Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Carl Prince Published date: November 21, 2017

    Dear Facebook messenger, I know you want to be popular and for us to waste as much time as possible using your services, but you've gone way too overboard when it comes to notifications. I do not care to receive a notification every time one of my friends gets on messenger. I'd appreciate the option to customize my settings so I don't have to delete the app. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Zed Huff Published date: November 22, 2017

    After video calling, every time I use another app all audio comes out of my phone's earpiece instead of the designated speaker until I force restart my phone. Please patch this. Otherwise it's excellent and deserves 5 stars. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Emma Jane Reed Published date: November 22, 2017

    Why?! Why do we have to download this? Why can't I just receive my messages in the Facebook app? Why, after downloading Fb messenger do I still get notifications in the original app? Why can't they be synonymous? Why is there no option of hiding those stupid bubbles, forever, not just temporarily? I don't mind changing for good reasons, but this was a definitely negative change in functionality. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: November 21, 2017

    I love the messenger app. But I'm having a small problem with when I video chat with someone there isn't the option for me to tap the teardrop so I can do the filters while video chatting. Can you help me with this issue? Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Tane Tumarae Published date: November 22, 2017

    To the intelligence agency that created this app because you cannot legally search FB messages without a warrant on FB itself. Terrible job, terrible... Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Dee Eds Published date: November 23, 2017

    Latest app update is shit.. You need to stop doing 3.... 4..... And 5..... App updates a month. Especially when older version works And current update keeps crashing Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Tyrel Chenard Published date: November 22, 2017

    I'm not impressed, i hate the camera circle in the middle of the home screen. Get rid of all the boatware and just have all the messages in one place. Put groups on a seperate tab. Quit trying to be snap chat. I miss how it used to be Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Binod Bhattarai Published date: November 21, 2017

    The purpose of the app is great but UI is so lame. Wake up team !! There should be a feature to get completely offline whenever the user wants. Nobody would want to turn off the wifi to get offline and work. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Anja M. Published date: November 22, 2017

    Since the last update two days ago. I have no tab to turn off my chat activity anymore. Even worse it shows active even so I have not opened app or data is turned off. Please fix. In the meantime happy about suggestions how to turn this chat off Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Hontou Desu Published date: November 22, 2017

    Double notification is fking anoying.. You get notification in floating chat head and you get notification in the upper screen that looks like a banner.. And that banner fking blocks what you are doing!! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Brian Rowe Published date: November 22, 2017

    Holy peeking notifications Batman. Currently in Android Oreo there's no way to stop every chat message from having a popup "peeking" notification over top of the screen. Facebook has yet to implement the setting to change urgency. So the app is not to Oreo spec. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    sam Thorne Published date: November 22, 2017

    Updated and now it's just as useless as the Facebook app. Meaning I get the message "unfortunately messenger has stopped, would you like to close it" Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Blagoya Blazevski Published date: November 22, 2017

    For some reason apps like Everwing don't even want to start, I keep getting an error saying this game can't be loaded right now. Some people say that my phone might not be able to run this but I have a P10 Lite so it shouldn't be a problem since some people with older and less powerful phones are able to run it. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Michael John Ladera Published date: November 22, 2017

    It's useless since the last update... Always crashes every few mins... Don't waste your time installing it. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Shawn Pettus Published date: November 22, 2017

    It's ok, but I'd rather not have it on my phone. It takes up to much space, to many permissions, annoying ads and notifications and I wish it was a one click option to not be visible. I only use it because most of my family and friends use it. People aren't tied to their computers or laptops anymore and fb is taking advantage of that. With that being said I'm ditching messenger Jan 1st! My friends and family have my number. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Sarvansh Mishra Published date: November 22, 2017

    Why should install messenger when I have facebook... unnecessary application with double notifications force shut down while in pop up One of the worst just using coz my bae said it Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Andre d. Published date: November 22, 2017

    Literally has an update every day, wasting data. Constantly says people are typing or active when they aren't. And needs to be constantly closed and then opened to work properly. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Kylee Marie Published date: November 23, 2017

    I hate that I have to have this ap. I hate the features, I hate that there isn't needed features. I hate that there's people there I don't even know. I hate that I can't hide who's online anymore. I hate that an ap has to have so many permissions to my private phone. And I hate that I noticed my camera actually running in the background... Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Brave Angel Published date: November 22, 2017

    There no features for some cute face masks in my phone i dont know whats wrong all my contqct has that. Id like to have that one too while video calling Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    A Google User Published date: November 22, 2017

    This whole losing the "network connection" is getting old. Blows my mind...every time I go to use the app it says I have no connection yet I'm on wifi or have plenty of bars. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: November 23, 2017

    The "You are now connected to the messenger" from other me totally annoying. I hope you can make it silent from notification like adding new setting to hide it. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Dean G Published date: November 22, 2017

    Too painful, forced to use a seperate app just to send a message on social media? Obviously just pushing to see how far we will let them go before we leave Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Vityea Kong Published date: November 22, 2017

    Everything is best for online conversation. But one thing that still not solved is that content that shared can't be deleted. On the other hand, content can't be deleted for the whole conversation. It still left on the others' device who is in conversation. Full Review