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: December 14, 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
50,717,032 total
5 29,400,682 
4 7,521,531 
3 4,865,491 
2 2,156,519 
1 6,772,809 

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ian Manton Published date: December 14, 2017

    Update: its now over 6 months since fb msnger fails for voice and video calls if a bluetooth audio device (i. E. smartwatch) is connected. If i call from my phone via messenger audio or video it instantly fails. Turn off bluetooth and all works. Fb msngr needs to ignore (or use) connected devices. Please fix! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ashley Jean Published date: December 14, 2017

    Would like to be able to easily see what time a message was sent/received/read from both/all people in the chat. Also says the other person is typing when they really aren't, even if they aren't active. Won't deliver my messages quickly, even when we're both on Wi-Fi. Seems to do that in the early morning after hours of inactivity. Even after hours of it sending, it won't deliver. Won't show last time someone was active if it's over 2 hours, or whenever it wants. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Zuri Ambessa Published date: December 17, 2017

    Not only did my message somehow send to the wrong person, it sent to someone who's not even on my contact list, someone that I'm not even connected to on Facebook! That could have gone horribly wrong if it was a different message or different person, I have no idea how a glitch that big could happen, but please fix this now!! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    James Presser Published date: December 13, 2017

    The app asks for too many permissions. I can turn them off manually in settings on my Samsung Galaxy S8. That's too much trouble though. What guarantee do I have that Messenger won't turn permissions back on? So, I use Chrome Browser & go to my FB profile page. Request the desktop site through Chrome settings. Then I'm able to view my messages. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Luvly Wisdom Published date: December 14, 2017

    Annoying sounds I hate the sound I get anytime someone sends me a message. Most times i have to put my phone on silent before chatting with friend to avoid the annoying sound and notification. I wish there will be a way to turn off the sound of the messenger completely for all chat. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Nissa The Gamer Published date: December 15, 2017

    Ever since the update, all that's happened is that it says people are active when they're really not and now the app crashes every time I tried to call. It's pissing me off because I can't even call my bf who's two hours away anymore! Plus, you have way too many app permissions. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ky Anh Lê Hoàng Published date: December 17, 2017

    You now have advertisements! It drives me crazy having apps bloating around! That's the worst thing to have as a user. The last update is bad. Now the chat head can't be put wherever we want. It's wierd and inconvenient. Otherwise, a standard messaging app for Facebook users. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Kristi Sealey Published date: December 14, 2017

    No matter what I do to my settings, it will always show me as active anytime I use my phone. I want to have the option to reply to messages on my own time, but instead I get messages from people who can see me online and expect an immediate answer. Why are they seeing me online when I've switched the active button off? Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Rasmus Kristensen Published date: December 15, 2017

    Links don't open externally. I can't even see an option to open links externally. In app browser should be flat out banned by Google app design guidelines. It's such a horrible dirty concept. Let me use my browser of choice, not your horrible version of one. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: December 17, 2017

    It doesn't tell me I have a missed call and also it doesn't ring when someone is trying to call me. And that is the same with messages it doesn't tell me I have a missed call or message till like 10 mins after they tried to call/text and it bothers me. Please try to fix this. I know this is happening to other people and not just me because I know someone that had told me about their problem and it was the same as mine. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ella Matt Published date: December 17, 2017

    I don't like it at all because it won't allow other people to see "my day". I mean it's nice and all but it needs SERIOUS improvements and fixes!! I really do not recommend this app at all. Do snapchat or tango, tango is the same thing with a super duper amazing twist. I'm sorry it was just a horrible experience. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ashley Tysall Published date: December 18, 2017

    New update has made it laggy and has made deleting messages and marking messages as read impossible. UPDATE: fixed prvious issue. Now new update means that theres a bar across my chats that says "add something to your day" which i hate! Its getting in the way of reading messages and i cant get rid of it, its very annoying! Im never going to use the my day feature so get rid of this bar please and keep that silly bubble/chat head that is just for the my day feature away too! Its so annoying and unneeded!!! Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ravi Agarwal Published date: December 15, 2017

    The like button is very near to chat box (the box where you input text). Almost too near the emoji / sticker button. So many times a like gets sent accidentally while trying to access emoji. Secondly, a sticker gets sent directly as soon as you touch it. It should first arrive in chat box then should go after hitting the send key. If these two features are taken care of then definitely 4 stars. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Josh Impinto Published date: December 14, 2017

    After the recent update, it's very difficult to navigate through the app. I'm having a difficult time locating certain categories. Also, I don't like ads appearing on the homepage. Contacting relatives, and friends has become a problem. When I'm communicating with someone, the call will disconnect. This app has been going downhill for quite some time. I hope the developers repair issues, but I won't hold my breath. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Rinatya Nessim Published date: December 17, 2017

    1. Link from Facebook profile doesn't open new message. 2. When sharing videos from within Facebook, the original source is not linked. 3. Non customizable and non removable 'add to your day' view, it clutters the app. 4.Please enable a search within the history of a conversation, like you have in Whatsapp. 5. Notification when new friend added is cluttering the app, blocking the view of real messages. 6. User is forced to use the Messenger app to read messages instead of from within the Facebook app. In short - the settings are extremely non customizable. Suggestion: adjustable settings for the emoji commenting pallet, with an option to add text and have more emojis to choose from 😎 Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Carol Burt Published date: December 17, 2017

    I hate this. No choice with this phone either. You can't see who,message is from, only the initial which ate in the same pink color. You can't have 5 conversations going, only 3. Why can't messenger just keep things simple lime they were and give options to,others rather than forcing us to choose to change app just to see a message? Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Tassilo Balbo Published date: December 17, 2017

    Search messages in chat would be great, or search by date, teleport to certain date to view certain messeges or conversation send that day.Now it's at good stage. Seems like it's not laggy. I don't encounter many bugs (but there are some in the text field in chatwindow). They stopped their propaganda about my day so that's awesome. No more add to your day in chat. Finally. Pretty good overall. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Rachel Star Published date: December 17, 2017

    The new update for taking photos during video calls is the worst thing you could have done. Firstly I want more than a tiny shot of the persons head I want the context of the video. Where they are, who they're with. All of them, not just their face. Also I don't want my face oppisite theirs in the picture which you have now done. I just want to take a picture of the whole screen like I used to be able to. Please reverse what you've done to the video screenshots. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: December 17, 2017

    All i want to do is read a message via my phone and i am forced to put this horrible app in. It is far too invasive. I would much rather be able to check messages via the browser as i used to. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Jonathan L. Published date: December 14, 2017

    Although you can use this app initially without a Facebook account, switching phones (even with the same number) will make logging back in to your group chats/conversations impossible. Worse, all your contacts will be unable to contact you because you somehow have a different messenger account now. Then, you will be unable to use your phone number at all because you've created too many accounts during the uninstalling and reinstalling. Also, because support for this app and for Facebook in general is non-existent, you will have to resort to leaving agitated comments on the app page, and yelling into the void of the Google play store. Maybe some day enough people will be fed up enough with Facebook to use a half decent messenger app. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    kuba stolarczyk Published date: December 17, 2017

    After latest uptade it sucks really bad... Keyboard shuts down every time someone is writing to me or is reading my messages EVEN IF IM TYPING... Oh and also keyboard hides after every message and that's very confusing because I love to write 1 word per message pls fix it fast Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Published date: December 15, 2017

    Sick of Messenger app constantly showing Messages and when you go in to look at them, there isn't anywh. It's like the confirmation signal doesn't disappear when you've read the message. So damn annoying Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Alfredo Cerda Published date: December 16, 2017

    I use messenger all the time and I love it. But with my LG G6 I have been having issues with the messenger calling... It will call and hang up. I factory reset it and it work and once I download a game it will do it again. I uninstalled the game it work. Then when I download a different game it would do it again please fix the problem... Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Christopher Coleman Published date: December 16, 2017

    For whatever reason, clicking the "see details" button, when inquiring about a product from Facebook, does nothing. Literally... button will flash, but won't take me to the seller's post. I have to go back into Facebook, go to my saved list list, and hunt for the product I messaged about.....fix this and MAYBE receive 5 stars... Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Brittany Bozarth Published date: December 17, 2017

    It would be nice if messages didn't take hours and sometimes days to go through. My mother and i both have this issue. Also shows active now when we are not. I was literally sitting in the room with the person it said was active now and the only device they are logged on to was powered off charging beside me. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    TMIx Published date: December 13, 2017

    I like the fact that I can use gifs and stickers quite seamlessly. Really hate the fact that I don't get informed when new messages come in, or it won't deliver them to the other person for hours, or the fact that it force closes itself every 3 hours or so. But hey I'm glad I can see my call history... Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Ken Chambers Published date: December 17, 2017

    Slow to respond to anything I try. Don't like the new update. Can never understand the companies that always change something that doesn't need to be changed. Why always fix something that doesn't need to be fixed. Will be uninstalling and trying something different.. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Robert Stacey Published date: December 14, 2017

    I do like the app however I think there needs to be a way to increase the audio volume while on a messanger call. I could hardly hear the person I was talking to with out holding the phone's speaker to my ear. Not very convient with regard to video calls. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    kawaiithekawaiister kawaiithekawaiister Published date: December 16, 2017

    I am so mad right now. I have been deleting and downloading this all because of my storage and now I finally have enough storage for it and now it says accounts from this number is now BLOCKED please PLEASE FIX THIS. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    manjula Sathyamurthy Published date: December 16, 2017

    Since last update, not able to see my day feature. App hangs / crashes every time.. fix this issue, Will give 5 stars Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    SARRA2014 gaming Published date: December 14, 2017

    Messenger does not look like it is meant to it looks like a child created it for goodness sake why is it only happening to me?? The layout is descustingly poor quality and i can't do half the stuff i am meant to i rely massively on this app and it's just been letting me down recently. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Cindi Serrahn Published date: December 17, 2017

    The only thing that bothers me is when I sign in to facebook, it tells me I have a message on messenger. But I don't. I can't keep re-installing it. Takes too much of my data to keep doing that. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Franceska Mikaela Published date: December 13, 2017

    It keeps on logging me out whenever I switch from one account to another. Once I've entered in the account I'll use, a pop-up will say session expired. It's really inconvenient especially when facebook messenger is my way of communicating with my family who are abroad and far. Edit: Updated it today and it's just a white screen. Nothing else is showing and it's really annoying. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Charlotte Wrigglesworth Published date: December 17, 2017

    The app does everything I need and flawlessly except for one thing: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can we get an option to switch between day and night mode in the app so the white background is darker when in night mode? I often have to check messages in the middle of the night and even with my phone brightness turned down the app is very glaring. Any chance we could get this small feature? I'm sure many would find it a godsend. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Written Violinist Published date: December 16, 2017

    It's fine, but sometimes it keeps telling me that I have an unread message from someone when I don't. It gets VERY annoying. The only thing that seems to fix it is uninstalling and reinstalling it. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Mr Sandman Published date: December 17, 2017

    Whenever I login another account, a dialog box pops out, it says "Session expired: Please log in again." It is quite annoying, since it takes time to log-in again. I should be rating this higher than my current rating. It is a very useful app, so please fix it. Thanks. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Joshua Harris Published date: December 14, 2017

    Why can I no longer mark myself as inactive? For me my privacy is my primary concern. I'm deleting this waste of data until this is resolved. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Mags Doyle Published date: December 14, 2017

    The icon showing if the message has been read had disappeared. You now have to open the message to see if it's been read. Pointless, please reinstate Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Jonathan Chung Published date: December 13, 2017

    Constantly having problems. First problem is that the sorting of folders is abysmal. Just have an option for recently added or alphabetically sorted. This would be greatly appreciated, please implement this. The second problem is that I do not recieve any notification for messages received. I don't understand why this is. If you could please fix these two simple issues with you app, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, should you fix them. Full Review

  • Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free
    Laurence Gough Published date: December 16, 2017

    High battery use in Oreo. Why not warn of premium SMS charges when you send SMS instead of messenger as your messenger app lists both if someone uses both. Poorly designed. Full Review