3.16 / 5 based on 908 Reviews
Instantly reach the people you care about. Messenger is a fast, free and reliable way to stay in touch. It's just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). Features: Get to your messages without opening Facebook. Bring your conversations to life with stickers. Send photos privately. Have group conversations and make plans on the go. Text your phone contacts, even if you're not Facebook friends. Share your location so people know when you're nearby. Record voice messages. Make free calls, even to friends in other countries. Know when people have seen your messages. See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook. Stay logged in so you never miss a message. Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break. see more...
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- "At first I was not looking forward to having a separate app for messaging on Facebook, but it comes in handy when you need to use an app and have a chat head open for convenience." in 15 reviews
- "This is a great app for Facebook so you can message people on Facebook but I don't like that they made it into another app other than just the Facebook app and you need the messenger app to talk to them " in 11 reviews
- "I've never had a problem with messenger, but I just think it's stupid that I have to have the messenger app to message people on Facebook." in 8 reviews
- "The Messenger app works fine and is a great way to keep in touch with friends using data or wifi, but I really don't understand why they needed to make an entirely new app separate from the Facebook app." in 7 reviews
- "I'm not a big fan of the fact that I am required to use this app in order to talk on messenger on my phone." in 6 reviews
Sometimes I like this app and sometimes it annoying when people keep sending you chain letters!!!!! I do t know if there's a way to turn that persons message off without being rude I know it's not the app just putting it out there. Are when I turn if off and I say I'm not online and people still say it shows I'm available and they think I'm ignoring them which I am but please show I'm signed off!!!!!
There is NO need for this stupid app. It wastes space on my phone and the only reason I downloaded it was because I talk to my boyfriend on here (long distance). Plus I'm sure everyone has heard that they spy on their members by looking in their phone. And apparently it's legal because we agreed to the terms. We shouldn't be forced into downloading this in order to speak with people on mobile.
I never like to use the word 'hate' .. but I absolutely hate messenger app!! Of course everyone is forced to download it which I think is ridiculous in should be option. But what I can't stand the most about this app, is that people are allowed to call you from it. There should be an option that you could turn on and off and choose whether or not people are allowed to call. Worst app ever created
I've never had a problem with messenger, but I just think it's stupid that I have to have the messenger app to message people on Facebook. And to the people who were worried about "security," you should look at the other apps you download and see what info they read. Nothing less than what the messenger app reads. It's a nice app just an extra unnecessary app to take up more space on my phone
I use Facebook messenger everyday, however, the one thing I do not like about this app is that I have been told that it can steal your personally information. Also, it has access to your text messages etc. The one thing I do like about using this app is to see how long ago someone was active on Facebook which is great if your a crazy girl like myself and your bf isn't answering you LOL
I don't understand why fb decided to force its users to download the messenger app to review or send messages.....I actually decided to download the app and all of my personal & private contacts & address books were copied and shared with othe fb messenger users ..so I deleted it immediately
There was once a messenger app called MessageMe which was very similar to this app but now that MessageMe is no longer avail. Due to the fact that the company Yahoo has purchased it (must have been that good). I use this as the best alternative. It has so many features from phone/video calling to regular text/multimedia messaging. It’s actually the best messaging app on the market in my opinion.
Not too crazy about the messenger app! I wish Facebook would have just kept the messages on Facebook. It makes your messages a hassle. Also don't like the hidden mailboxes. A lot of messages were never responded to because Facebook messenger decided to "filter" them for me.
I unistalled and reinstalled Facebook Messenger for the 8th time in two or so weeks today. My chats disappear , I can't scroll through chat , can't type , can't even exit without going to my homescreen. When messenger is working correctly I use it daily since it's so easy to use. However , if I continue to have these problems I will get rid of it for good and just sign in through a browser.
I do like that the app lets you multitask without having to complete switch apps when you're doing something else on the phone but I just hate how Facebook made it REQUIRED to download to even use. Yeah its easy and makes me life a little easier, but I hate that I'm not given the choice whether or not I want to access my messenger through Facebook but it had to be Facebook messenger.
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