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voice
41.29
189
2
sticker
0.02
112
2
group
0.17
107
2
chat
2.54
52
call
6.24
28
1
message
0.42
19
1
facebook
16.0 M
3
messenger
1.60
1
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Description
Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). Not just for facebook friends: message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact. group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place. Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap. Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.) Even more ways to message: Bring your conversations to life with stickers. Preview your camera roll photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send. Record voice messages when you have more to say. Extra features: Know when people have seen your messages. Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation. Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them. Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby. See who's available on messenger and who's active on facebook. Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break. Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Great Messaging App
by peruvazn on 2015/04/25 02:01
Perfect messaging application that allows you to utilize different forms of chatting and connecting with friends, family and networking with new people. I haven't run into any problems yet, and am very satisfied. I don't know why you haven't downloaded this app if you don't have it yet; GET DOWNLOADING!!
Works well for me.
by eBeauLive on 2015/04/25 01:56
No problems.
Horrible
by 12booboo20 on 2015/04/25 01:53
I hate this app my messages never send out. I never get my notifications at all!!!!!! 😡
Greatful
by Basingy on 2015/04/25 01:49
Love FB...I can express how I feel...I'm able to be in touch with my family who are back home, I don't have family here in the USA...so to be able to see, share with my love ones is wonderful Thank you
It doesn't work
by Bffjjgsfgj on 2015/04/25 01:43
You need to fix this as soon as possible. Every time I sent a message then the person replays the message I sent then appears again ugggg plx fix this
Sickest app
by Raff Dogg Swagpapi Superman on 2015/04/25 01:42
Appest sick
Garbage
by dvldoc15 on 2015/04/25 01:40
Can't log in/out of app. That annoying pop sound when you do get a message, you can turn it off but still annoying.
Dolphinlady
by Purpledolphinlady on 2015/04/25 01:33
Love it
One Star
by Anthony Hud on 2015/04/25 01:31
One star because, Facebook. What more needs to be said?' Return some of those profits to the people you profit from and I'll consider giving you two stars.
Saved my life!!
by Exocaged on 2015/04/25 01:28
This app saved my life! I sent my wife a message and asked what she wanted for dinner. She said pizza! I'm sooo glad I didn't buy her that salad!!
👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
by Obey_alo on 2015/04/25 01:27
Hate that they force you to dowload
Love using this app !
by Onelovejuliana on 2015/04/25 01:21
Makes it easy to write ppl without the hassle of getting on Facebook
It cool
by 405 6941968 on 2015/04/25 01:21
I really like it
Good
by Nadoosh23 on 2015/04/25 01:14
Good App...
Evil
by JimmieJamSlam on 2015/04/25 01:12
But hey, I'm still using it.
Friends
by Donkey Lord on 2015/04/25 01:09
I can talk to all of my friends and stuff which makes me happy
😒
by Lesleyyy🙈🙉🙊 on 2015/04/25 00:50
eh.
Awful
by GingerSting on 2015/04/25 00:45
This app has so many problems, I can't even begin to tell them all. The one that is bothering me the most is if you have pictures on it, the app will close if you try to swipe pictures. Completely useless.
Awesome
by Van Sui par on 2015/04/25 00:27
It's awesome but it would be better if they could send longer video!!
Its okay
by Hugsnkiss on 2015/04/25 00:24
I miss drawing on my pics when i send them & i would like if you let me log out But other then that its a okay app😌💕
Stop it with all the apps.
by SketchEtch on 2015/04/25 00:21
Ya goofs.
Crappy -_-
by Crystalclear12345 on 2015/04/25 00:10
Fix the "Until I turn it back on" chat mute -_- it no longer work the way it used to BEFORE the update
Great App
by nicole_lr on 2015/04/25 00:08
Unless you're the type of person that buys into conspiracy theories you'll find this app to be very complete and the updates just keep making it better. Thanks facebook!
RIDICULOUS!
by PLEASE DELETE THIS APP on 2015/04/25 00:01
THIS APP OVERALL SHOULD NOT EXIST!
Need log out button
by *Undead* on 2015/04/24 23:57
The app works perfectly, the only problems it's no log out button and the other it's I can't see other people messages, fix that and I change this to 5 stars
Yikes
by SadieBug623 on 2015/04/24 23:46
Although the app itself works well, other reviews have made me uncomfortable. There's no reason a messenger app should be accessing anything other than my photo gallery and Facebook contacts.
Awesome
by Taylor690 on 2015/04/24 23:43
Great app
It won't send correctly
by Cdgbnxdmmgt on 2015/04/24 23:42
It won't send it has a circle next to it
Horrible
by Kreneehopewell on 2015/04/24 23:42
Just horrible. And the permissions are even worse. Find it an inconvenience to have to download another app just to send messages. Also having the option given to people to contact me that didn't have my beer before is beyond crazy and a lack of privacy!
Great app with undeserved hate
by jeruane on 2015/04/24 23:31
Needs Apple watch support.
Great
by Carl Dean Lalumondiere Jr. on 2015/04/24 23:07
Wonderful
There is no way to log out
by ahmadidais on 2015/04/24 23:01
?????? What wrong with facebook ????
Messenger
by Pipooooo2000 on 2015/04/24 22:58
THE BEST
OK
by Katiekitty261 on 2015/04/24 22:56
Generally OK app. Wouldn't have ever downloaded it if Facebook didn't make it required!!! That's idiocy Facebook. Idiocy
Steps for getting messenger back on the FB app:
by Brooksthemanofaction on 2015/04/24 22:39
1. When Facebook prompts you to install Messenger, go ahead and click Yes (or Install). 2. While the app is downloading, either delete the Facebook app or open the app store and cancel the Facebook Messenger app download by clicking the circle with the square in the middle. 3. Reinstall the Facebook app if you deleted it, or reopen the Facebook app if you canceled the download. You should see your Messages button, just like before this craziness began. Another option is to use Safari to access Facebook instead of using the Facebook app. Your Messages feature is still available there, just like it would be on a computer.
:S
by Ajeus on 2015/04/24 22:38
Hahahahaha
Excelente
by Tita2408 on 2015/04/24 22:30
No tienes le entras al app de Facebook para poder mandar o contestar un mensaje
I hate messenger
by Nor391 on 2015/04/24 22:27
It's terrible I hate that I'm forced to use it!!!!!! just bring back the old way!!!! it's so annoying to have to switch between apps!!!!
Messager
by Sisterkallie on 2015/04/24 22:10
Very useful
Nice
by Yummygoody on 2015/04/24 22:08
Love it
Alternatives to messenger,
by Tomojr44 on 2015/04/24 21:55
This app is stupid, everyone knows it, Fb won't listen, BUT you don't need messenger to have the old Fb. Open a Safari browser window, go to Facebook's site, log in then hit the arrow/box button in the bottom middle of the screen, choose bookmark to home screen and from now on just hit that new icon and it will take you to old style Facebook. Alternatively if you have a jail broken device you can instal an app that blocks messenger from opening and you can use the Fb app just as it used to be, messages and all. What's bull crap is the messages functionality is fine in just the Facebook app, they didn't reduce the size of it, they left it as is with a block to your messages that redirects you to the other app which also takes up space, it's bloatware, pure and simple. Updated 4/24
Facebook Integration
by James & Jenny on 2015/04/24 21:51
While it may work for some users to have the apps separated it has been annoying and frustrating for me as someone who uses Messenger as an integrated chat service in Facebook. Which is to say nothing for Facebook's privacy policies and user data track record. I also do not know what happens when Facebook 'sends out an invitation to use Messenger' on my behalf when I write to someone, but I despise being associated with a service endorsement against my will.
Not cool Facebook.
by josef's stuff on 2015/04/24 21:34
Okay, I don't mean to sound like a spoiled brat, but this must be the stupidest app to ever exist. I mean, we were getting along just fine without freakin' Facebook Messenger. Why don't you guys try to fix problems ON THE ACTUAL APP? I originally didn't have enough room to install this app, so I had to delete another app. So, thanks, Facebook. Thanks for nothing.
Please change it
by monster _08 on 2015/04/24 21:33
Should add chat heads !!! It's would make it better , the only app that shows chat head it paper for Facebook but it not great . Adding chat heads would make it facebook better and simple !!!
Awesome
by Kbb24LAL on 2015/04/24 21:08
Very basic and easy to use. Works well.
For the last time, no, I do NOT want to turn on Notifications
by Chebutykin on 2015/04/24 21:04
Who's idea was it to make the app ask EVERY TIME it is opened whether I want to turn on Notifications? No, I do not. I'm not going to change my mind five minutes from now, and especially not after getting the same alert dozens of times before. I've deleted this app at least five times because of this; I only reinstall when I have no other choice in responding to someone. Then I delete the app again. FIX THIS.
New version does not install!
by Imarussell on 2015/04/24 21:01
New version does not install!
Don't like it one bit
by Pickle2222 on 2015/04/24 21:00
It freezes and it's annoying. If I accidentally press the camera option, the whole app gets stuck and I have to install it and reinstall it numerous times. It's a waste of space on my phone. Facebook just needs to let us chat in the app again. This messenger is a waste
Sranje
by Marbles11 on 2015/04/24 21:00
Instead of making a seperate app for messaging why not focus on improving the base app and bring back messages there, this is such a stupid idea and now I have 2 apps in my switcher when I browse and chat, really facebook, really?!!
Awesome
by Aalsiwi on 2015/04/24 20:52
I love it because it is not complicated at all and it has always updating
Messaging app is pointless
by 509$ on 2015/04/24 20:44
We all have smart phones with free texting. Why do we need to download a separate facebook messenger app when we can just text our family & friends even faster? If my facebook is open on my device, why can't I just message from there? Loading a separate app is ridiculous!
Great for communication
by JDDDDDDD on 2015/04/24 20:22
Stickers have changed how I express myself
Ms
by Itz Ripa on 2015/04/24 20:21
This app is amazing! But need log out option from iPhone!
Stupid pointless app
by Polar2010 on 2015/04/24 20:05
Bring back old Facebook app that has messaging feature in it. Saves people with their phone memories.
My absolute favorite messaging app
by Adobe Draw User on 2015/04/24 19:49
I love Facebook Messenger - in my opinion it's even better than the included iMessages service as more options are available. It works quite fluently and I much appreciate the workflow. 5 stars. But where are my loved checkmarks??
Needs cache clear function...
by astaley on 2015/04/24 19:43
I've submitted requests for the ability to clear the app's cache to no avail.
Moco503
by Lisandro amaya on 2015/04/24 19:34
El umilde
Camera
by Snl326 on 2015/04/24 19:29
Camera feature in app is too dark 😁 Otherwise... I love all the features! Super easy to use! 👍🏼👍🏼
uhmmm
by roflmao9261618 on 2015/04/24 19:06
It says "fixes issues to make the app faster" but the app is actually slower, what?
Nice!
by Stepwild on 2015/04/24 18:45
To log out, go to the app's settings>Privacy and Terms>tap the white arrow in top left on the blue>tap the "3 line icon in top left>scroll down the menu to "log out" and log out. It looks like the Facebook menu, which it is. But it will log you out of Messenger. It will not affect your Facebook app. Why so many worried about permissions? I have given 64 apps permission to access my photos. 14 to access my microphone. Etc etc. I'm not worried. This is a great app. I like the notification "ding" when someone messages me. What's to not like? You can always hide this app in a folder with Newsstand, then use it in the Facebook app.☮
Link
by wsaabie on 2015/04/24 18:29
Add a link into messenger that allows us to go to Facebook without having to get out and open Facebook. You link Facebook to messenger, why not do the same for messenger.
😡😡😡😱😫😤😤
by safeenkurd on 2015/04/24 18:26
😡😡😡😱😫😤😤
Facebook creepers....
by BluEydOne on 2015/04/24 18:09
Most messengers are good to communicate with. But this shows when you are on Facebook as being "active now" or how many mins you gave been idle. I do not like this because of the creepers that keep watching to see if I have read the message or not. I spend a lot of time uninstalling the thing and only have it when needed. I am using my other messengers more frequently now. Is there anyway of turning the privacy to invisible!
Problem
by Sky2611 on 2015/04/24 17:53
I hate it when you cant log out of messenger. You always have to uninstall it then download it again to log into another facebook account. Please make it to where you can log out of messenger
Big ole pile of nope!!
by ItsMyNickname on 2015/04/24 17:51
Just stop. Put it all back into one app! How about giving the people what they want instead of giving everything we repeatedly tell you we don't want? Crazy huh?!?
It's ok
by Smn7893 on 2015/04/24 17:43
Needs to have an option to see other messages with out having to get on the computer or go into the Safari it's really inconvenient
Mess of messenger
by Sanijade on 2015/04/24 17:39
I really don't like it. My notification lite is always on. I cant turn it off.. So people constantly think im on when im not. The messenger phone is horrible And, u have to have it. If not your logging in thru your brower.
App causes problems
by Shammie12 on 2015/04/24 17:28
Me and my bf broke up today cause it said he was on messenger and I thought he was ignoring me when he was indeed knocked out
Spam conversations
by gabriiel on 2015/04/24 16:29
the conversations has be marked like a Spam appears in the inbox page...
Media Control Issues
by DuFfL3b@GboY on 2015/04/24 16:19
I love the app, but have one issue I'd like to bring to your attention. One thing that I rely on quite often is the ability to send attached files, in my case, music files. I and a music buddy of mine, send them back and forth to each other when collaborating on music projects. When clicking on a music file in the messenger app, a media player pops up, but the controls are poor. The pause and back buttons do not work, and the time length numbers at the top are not in sync with your position when scrubbing through the song. I do have to say that the media player has drastically become more stable over the years, as it used to not even play music files at all at times. Thank you for your time, and I will change my rating when responded to or when I see a change. Thanks again!
Apple Watch compatibility?
by NojPoj917 on 2015/04/24 15:58
Support for Apple Watch if necessary? That'd be cool if it did have an app for Apple watch.
I hate this app
by Alimckrn2b on 2015/04/24 15:43
You attempt to have a conversation but I literally will sit and wait for 15+ mins for my message to go through sometimes. It's not my phone or my wireless because I've tried it on different wireless systems, rebooted my phone, nothing changes, it's still a total piece of crap.
If only
by LadyTitania on 2015/04/24 13:57
I miss the circles that used to pop on the phone. Why did you change the app for just us iPhone users. I like the way the app used to work. Please bring it back,
There's no way to log out.
by Redwolbe on 2015/04/24 13:46
I hate how facebook has forced us to download a separate app just to message people. Like come on ugh but the thing that annoys me even more is there's no way to log out of messenger. My sister borrowed my phone and she logged into her facebook but when she went to messenger it was still logged into me. So we had to delete the app and redownload so she could log in how annoying is that. And when I want to log back in I have to delete the app and redownload. Ugh why are you so inefficient facebook God.
Great app for sheeple
by Mattecamp on 2015/04/24 13:23
Read terms, people. App is a thief of your privacy. App sends every photo, every iMessage, every contact to FB servers. In addition to location, the app can and prolly does activate mic and camera and any time. Believe me, you're waiving more rights than you realize
Be smart. Not paranoid.
by WeTrust on 2015/04/24 12:39
It seems like the only people that are paranoid about this app are the only ones that have something to hide. Just go into your settings and disallow the app from using things like your contacts and camera. Otherwise just use a different app to send your nudes. Or better yet, just stop taking them all together.
Deserves zero stars
by beinuppity on 2015/04/24 08:58
Seriously? Yet another app, JUST for FB chat? No thanks, I'm out. Deleting messenger AND Facebook apps & just going to Safari where I am perfectly happy. Get a clue, FB. Update: thought I'd see if it's gotten any better - nope. And oh - really, I can't log out?? In order to log in to a different account, you have to DELETE the app and THEN REINSTALL IT! What genius developed this junk?? SMH
PLEASE ALLOW US TO CHANGE TONE!!
by soy_la_bestia on 2015/04/24 06:51
Im tired of hearing the DING all the time its extremely annoying. Give us the option to change the notification. I have been forced to turn it off cuz id just rather not hear it. But then miss out on my messages.
Ugh hate it.
by TX hold the multiplayer on 2015/04/24 05:13
Really hate that I have to have two apps to use FB on my phone. Really just want to send messages from one app. Also hate that the reg FB app doesn't default to "most recent" post on my timeline as opposed to "most popular." I hate looking up and realizing that I'm posting on something from yesterday or the day before ugh.
I think its okay
by Me basks hash on 2015/04/24 04:16
Its a great app but i would find it uswful is you got a notfacation when a "close friend" is online
Notifications
by HawkSocc8 on 2015/04/24 03:38
No, I don't want constant notifications on my lock screen or banners. No, I don't not need to be reminded EVERY time I get on the app to change my notification settings. Yes, you're annoying me enough at this point to actually write a review.
...
by JKLMNJUHYHGYHGYHG54678 on 2015/04/24 02:14
Ever since the last few updates, it doesn't work well at all! My messages have red exclamation marks 90% of the time. My family lives far away so this is how I send private videos of their grand baby. Please fix. Messenger used to work so well!
Boooh!
by JPKelliher on 2015/04/24 01:24
Again with this?!?! Why force a separate application? You are brilliant developers. Just figure out a way to have messaging work both inside Facebook and in a separate app at the same time. Until then, goodbye Facebook. You are a dying breed anyways. 😔
Final Straw
by Fastplant on 2015/04/24 01:20
Pointless and infuriating to users. Thanks for never listening to those who make you rich.
The chat head bubble??
by  on 2015/04/24 01:14
I wish you could have a fb bubble chat head pop up still... Till that happens and has that, ill give it 5 stars.
Stupid app.
by Bigmax11 on 2015/04/24 01:05
I think messenger stinks. One of the worst apps I Have seen.
Better than before
by mzmarkham13 on 2015/04/24 00:51
It's getting better with each update.
This App Rocks!
by MLovell35 on 2015/04/24 00:00
I like it.
Please fix this!
by Countrygirl6399 on 2015/04/23 23:08
I can only type so much and then the app freezes on me and I can't ever text the person back.
Please make it like the ipad app!!!
by NeesieDoll on 2015/04/23 23:08
It would be so much better if you can switch users like you can on the ipad version, and also if you can switch the feed on the facebook app as easily from top stories to most recent.
Pointless
by Higjor on 2015/04/23 22:54
Need I say more? Why have two apps taking up space on your phone? Not a smart move, FB.
Messenger
by angel22446 on 2015/04/23 22:02
This App Is Pointless ! So Many People Don't Like It! Why Not Just Change It Back.. That's How It's Been For A Long Time, So Yall Should Keep It That Way.. Such A Disgrace..
Messages never deliver and you can't hide being on.
by Tiff205B on 2015/04/23 21:58
Have had issues for months. Half my messages won't deliver. Some never get delivered. I hate that you can't hide when you're on line.
Ok messenger
by poohlover1983 on 2015/04/23 21:46
Good app to have. Lets me stay in touch with friends through FB without having to get onto my computer. Sometimes I get the messages late but otherwise I it works really well. I'm getting really tired of everything being updated so it only compatible with IOS 7 or 8. It makes it that much harder for people who can't afford to buy a newer version every time one comes out. And they make it really hard to find the apps that are compatible with the older products.
Hardly sends messages
by Fjekejshdsjsjs on 2015/04/23 20:56
Hardly sends messages
FIX THE BUG RIGHT NOW. MESSAGES ARE MESSED UP
by bobosbulletin on 2015/04/23 20:28
WHENEVER I AM TALKING TO SOMEONE IF SOMEONE NEW MESSAGES ME IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THEIR CHAT. THIS IS SO ANNOYING IT BETTER BE FIXED NEXT TIME.
Landscape
by MiaulementQ on 2015/04/23 19:47
It's Facebook on your phone. It's that simple. The only thing that frustrates frequently enough to complain about is not having an option (that I can find) to rote the phone and have Facebook rotate to landscape mode along with it — much easier typing; a quick way to get some larger text, et cetera… portrait mode is great for quick scrolling, but landscape is a lot better for the rest and should absolutely return as an option.
NO, just no!
by Mrs.MRB on 2015/04/23 19:34
I hate that FB has concocted the notion that we need one more app. Just ridiculous and I flat out refuse this app for my phone. What an ongoing invasion of privacy. Bring back one app for all our FB bull, thanks.
Great except one small annoyance
by M0M23Boyz on 2015/04/23 18:30
I like using this app and actually don't mind having it separate from Facebook. But I have one small issue that's keeping me from giving it five stars. I belong to a group where not everyone is on my friends list, so if they message me it goes to the "other" box. Since there is no access to that on the app I have to wait till I get home to check those messages. I'd love if this app would be updated so I could access the "other" folder.
The Truth
by tariq5281 on 2014/08/09 16:53
Facebook: a way to keep in touch with my family. I rarely use it, and was messaging my cousin. When I moved from PC to mobile, I noticed that Facebook was asking me to download Facebook Messenger. Now, I love talking to my family, so I decided,"Sure, I'll download it." When it finished downloading, I was entranced. All the features are perfect, from the messages that never go through to the constant app crashes. This app is better than snapchat. Now I can concurrently open Messenger from my homescreen, and after constant refreshing, see my new messages. I find how long it takes to load great anyways, because I can spend more time contemplating how amazing the app is. Imagine all the bugs you saw with the Facebook app, and double them. I find it fun making a bingo board based on all the bugs listed on the internet, and see how many I get. I play the game with my family, and got bingo three times! All in all, this app is the perfect way to keep in touch, especially when you haven't opened it for months and think nobody messaged you, and then upon opening it, you find that the notifications don't work! So it's like a nice little surprise every time. Thank you Facebook, for forcing this upon us as a mother would force an ugly outfit upon her twin sons because it matches.
Groupthink 101 for the sheeple..
by Mateofresh11 on 2014/08/12 09:42
Why are you mad? Because 'everyone' else is right? Fight the beast! Have you geniuses ever thought for yourselves, past the ideals you've allowed to be force-feed into your pigeon-holed existence? Oh so big brother is after ya huh?Someone is recording my actions aren't they! What are they doing with this... DATA! Making your lives better you Pied Piper following losers! Your in the beginning of an amazing new era on this planet, embrace it! Your the descendants of Luddites who destroyed agricultural and manufacturing machinery during the Industrial Revolution. If you knew how to use your iPhones properly, you'd know that having Messenger as a separate entity, is much more efficient for both your phone and you! Messenger is a brilliant app that has little to do with fb past the fact that it was introduced as an extension within the fb app; which is the only problem with it. There is no question that it's the BEST available app for group communication. This holds true for all types of group messenging; business, family, clubs, organizations, big brother conspiracy wizards, and even the highly educated snap-chatters 🔫 The only reason your being 'forced' to download and use it is because if giving an option, you'd never change. I hope you 1-starers know the definition of complacency..
Terrible and inconvenient, wastes memory
by Mariposa Immortale on 2014/10/19 17:27
I like messaging from within my Facebook app. I like my chat heads. I like being able to browse news feed simultaneously while working with messages. I also need to save memory space on my phone- I don't want to download extra apps to clutter my phone, use up more memory, and make connecting with Facebook friends less streamlined than the current messaging system. To put it frankly, I hate your idea of a separate app. I don't care that it's faster, it's less streamlined and multitasking between multiple apps is for the birds... That actually makes the experience much slower! Hate a separate app... And hate isn't a strong enough word. Fine if you want to offer a separate app for those who want it but don't force the rest of us to switch over. I will pull my Facebook account and stick with google + if you don't give us the old way back! Oh and I want to be able to turn vibrating alerts off on messaging for both apps! Update: have been using it a couple weeks now... Still hate it!... Update been a couple months and I still hate it for all the same reasons. It's not seamless multitasking between FB and messenger, hogs extra memory and I liked the old chat heads format much better. I could care less about making phone calls for free in the app or messages counting as text... I'd rather have my chats integrated back inside my FB app than any other feature you can throw at me! And fwiw, FB phone calls are terrible quality!
Solid update
by Daveroo92 on 2013/12/26 10:24
I just downloaded this app and I really like the new update. It has a very similar feeling to iMessage but you can literally message anyone on this when you have their cell phone number and it's attached to their facebook account. So essentially anyone can use it in contrast to apple only products being able to use iMessage. I was drawn to this app because it offers voice messaging, and a variety of emoji sticker options that google hangouts doesn't offer in their ipad apps which is what I use for my main communication .this app offers all of that here. The app overall is really snappy and fast and very simple. I like how it's not connected to regular facebook at all. So there's no annoying facebook profiles or news feed to be forced to look at. It almost feels like your not using facebook. However, the only serious negative for this app is that not too many people have started using this yet. So sometimes my messages just go their facebook inboxes where they have to log in to see what I said which is a lot slower than regular texting. So as of now it's almost impossible to use this app for all my messaging and calling needs with friends. It's a shame facebook did away with sms message. It's not here anymore so I have to use your facebook account to use this app. That's very annoying.
Perfect For Me
by The Rican on 2014/08/31 07:02
This app does exactly what I need it to do right now. I can still keep in touch with all of my friends and co-workers even though I don't have phone service right now. I don't care for all of the hype that's going on right now about Facebook being able to access my phone's data and import devices. We're all being watched and having data collected about us in someway or another anyways. For the engineers I would love to see, in the very near future or next version, the ability to control how my messages appear on my lock screen just like iMessage does. I can control the preview settings. I don't know if Apple allows you but I would really prefer it if who ever just happens to glance at my phone they won't be able to see whatever private Facebook message was just sent to me when my phone lights up. Since you guys came out with this app and I noticed that a pretty clear preview of my message appears on my lock screen, I've been waiting for you guys to change if that preview appears or not. Even if just told me who the message was from or if I had a message at all it would be great. I understand there is no privacy between you and I but at least let me keep my privacy on my phone from everyone else. Thanks, Facebook Fan
Please do something about this app!
by Pblue164378 on 2014/09/08 19:46
I hate this app. It doesn't make sense to me why FB would force people to leave the Facebook app in order to view their FB messages. I also don't think it is very convenient to have to delete the messenger app and reload it in order to change or switch accounts and see messages from those accounts. My teenage son hates it too and is no longer using it along with most of his friends. He and a lot of his friends' accounts have been easily hacked since this new "feature" has been implemented. Coincidence?Maybe. Why, FB, would you change something that already worked into something else that annoys it's users. I understand not everybody is going to like change, but when so many people have an aversion to your app, one would think you'd listen to them. At least give the users an option to use the new app if they want, or keep the classic method if they don't. And if they like the new app, allow them to switch FB accounts. FB might seem like it is a free social network to use, but just because people don't have to pay a subscription to it, doesn't necessarily mean it's free. Users are paying for FB, but not in a traditional sense; we're paying for it by being subjected to non-solicited ads and exposing our personal information (be it known, or not) to paying advertisers and other big businesses. Our privacy might be blocked from the public, but certainly not from advertisers that pay FB big money to know FB users' habits.
No idea what these kids are whining about
by Linyuan123 on 2015/04/11 12:18
Facebook, you've tried your very hardest to streamline the separate apps idea for a year now, and I am happy to conclude that you has succeeded with flying colors. A great overwhelming majority of these reviews claim they will give Facebook automatic one-stars for the rest of eternity... To those reviewers: don't you think that isn't the slightest bit unfair? Social networking and messaging are related, but they both exist in separate realms. Like you, I was skeptical before, but I am open-minded enough to realize that the Messenger app has just blossomed over the past years to include apps, voice messaging, and easy pic taking directly within the app. Also, accessing Messenger from the Facebook app is so totally seamless that I don't notice it at all. And going back is just as intuitive. Above all else, I have realized that I truly love being able to access my messages directly from a separate app, without going through the hassle of opening the Facebook app. I can't imagine going back. If you can't accept this, I think you really need to examine your aptitude for change. Facebook Messenger is truly replacing text messages as the standard for messaging for my social network. Actually, I lied; it already has.
After 2 years, I finally deleted you
by Winged Ox on 2015/02/28 18:06
I recently updated my iOS, and the repeated notification that your app works better if I let you notify me was the last straw. I am given that setting option for a reason, and if you're going to interrupt me every time I use your app to remind me of my selection and why I should change, you're out of my life. Here's something your strategy and architecture folks need to understand: In part due to the incredible amount of liberty and choice of information and experience that the likes of Facebook and the wider Internet ushered into our worlds, Millenials are far less tolerant of this kind of coercion; even delicately packaged suggestions become an annoyance. We know what we want most of the time, we know how to get it; if we don't know right now, we will in a matter of minutes. We are not like our unwitting parents and those before, believing that we must dampen our preferences and accept all of the reminders, placements, and suggestions as the nature of the beast. I, and my counterparts, have been liberated to the point that we can choose with greater autonomy, making us tremendously less elastic to embedded solicitations and nudges. If I wanted to be notified by your app with a sound or a bubble, I've been an iPhone user since 2012, I know how to do this with the flip of a wrist, and I haven't because I DO NOT WANT TO. Mmkay? I've deleted your app and I will not return.
An excellent, perfectly functional application.
by Sierra Rhuno on 2014/09/22 18:40
+5 stars for making an awesome app. Switching between Facebook and Messenger is easy, intuitive, and seamless. The messenging options are numerous, e.g. emojis, voice recordings, photo-taking, and sending photos from your photo album, and the Facebook team really did a good job on making a stellar app. I can't express enough how much faster and easier I can send messenges now. -2 stars for forcing everyone to download the Messenger app and removing the chat functionality from the Facebook app. As should be explicitly obvious from all of the ratings, your users don't appreciate your forcing us to download an extra app just so we can continue to use a feature we originally already had, despite how amazing the Messenger app is. You should have added the Messenger app as an add-on to the original Facebook app, so we could have had the awesome new messenging interface all within the original Facebook app. Additionally, in regards to the hypothetical combined facebook/messenger app, you could have added an option for the app to always start up with the newsfeed or the messenger, so those who only wish to message could already be right where they wanted to be. In summary, amazing new messenger interface; abysmally poor implementation—it could have all been in one app without forcing people to download another.
Don't need it
by Banned messenger on 2014/10/17 22:25
The Facebook messenger app is not necessary. The Facebook app alone was fine and there was no problems and issues. Now we have to be force to install another app just to be able to receive and send messages. Not only they talk about this on the news and you can also read about it online, but installing Facebook messenger you are allowing them and the government complete access to your cellphone, they could read your text messages, look at your contact list and access your camera, which for people with smart phones that's your front and back cam, also allowing them to see your photo albums and so on. Listen everyone don't let them force you to download something you don't need, plain and simple, if ain't for us the people than they would go out of business, if you wanna talk to your friends or families, than text them, you don't need messenger for that, all your doing by downloading the app is basically saying hey go right ahead and have my phone and all the info and what not, if you guys are with me, than don't download this, complain and fight and trustme when I say you will be heard and changes would be made, but if you guys stay quiet and do nothing, than they don't care, pretty soon we have no privacy, stand up and don't allow them to make these changes and do what they want, we don't need there social app, we didn't had it back than and we were fine, we don't need it now!!!
Love 2 in 1💖, HATE 1 in 2!!! 😡🔥
by Yzma Loves Levers on 2014/07/30 22:27
Like the title says. Everyone loves having an app that does several different things right? That's the Facebook app of last year. Now this year we have the latest technology: a crappy app that's only half as powerful as the previous generation, so we make you get two apps because we're going to undo everything we've accomplished so far! What?! That doesn't even make sense! Having the NEW Facebook is like choosing to dump your perfectly fine smart phone for a flip phone. But guess what! The flip phone isn't powerful enough to do what you need in a mobile device, so you have to get a second one in order to make sure everything is getting done, which ends up being a completely unnecessary hassle. You have to call someone so you pull the flip phone out and dial the phone. But then you need to send a picture over email to whomever you're talking to and you're not near a computer. Your flip phone can't talk and email so you take out your SECOND phone and send the email with the picture while talking. That's exactly what this feels like. You're talking to someone in chat, and bam you have a new comment notification. Your new crappy app that you chose over your previous perfectly fine one can't do anything but message, so you go back to the other app to comment over there. Ridiculous, annoying, and totally unnecessary. The Messenger should be optional, not forced.
Convenient
by Jah Meen on 2014/08/19 08:52
Much better and efficient than the Facebook app in my personal opinion. I hated the message system when it was integrated into the actual Facebook app. I actually used Messenger a while ago before Facebook made it required to be downloaded. I love it, it's more convenient and concise. I'm not sure what everyone is saying how it takes such a huge space and whatnot, I don't seem to have a problem with it- just disable notifications and only message when you really have to, I guess. The privacy setting is a bit normal, I'm pretty sure if you read through the fine details of many sites, you'll learn it's almost about the same. App-wise, it's great and works pretty well and does what it needs to. I like being able to toggle with my notifications. The interface is really simplistic and nice, so it's easy to use. Overall, I don't quite understand all the hate and negativity, I've already had to switch to messenger a while ago- my Facebook account seems to react faster to the changes and updates faster than most others (for some reason, I get the new update layout earlier than others, about 3 weeks to a month ahead), and I don't complain.
From Great to Terrible
by Dancecheer18 on 2014/08/26 00:16
This used to be a fantastic app- I liked having my conversations take up nearly my entire screen. But since the release of the iPad version, it's just gotten worse and worse. First of all, there was no reason to restrict the conversation to just the right side of the screen, and list all the conversations on the left- now it looks just like the Messages page in the FB app, meaning the only advantage to this app now is that it's one less page you have to load. Oh except it crashes or freezes on me at least once a day, I can't send pictures and text at the same time, and it still replaces the send button with that stupid thumbs up sticker every time your type box is empty, a feature FB did away with a while ago (because it's too easy to accidentally click and can be interpreted as rather passive-aggressive). Oh and FB recently decided not to display in its app any messages sent or received in the messenger app but the single most recent, which is just silly. It all seems rather petty listed here, but it talk to people on FB a lot, and constantly having to cope with either technical glitches or design flaws every day becomes old after a while. I think the only reason it's taken me this long to ditch the app is the nevertheless lovely pop and ding noise the app makes when it sends me a notification.
It's pretty good, but I don't see why I need a separate app for messaging.
by Rjqb11 on 2013/12/21 16:14
It's ok, like I said in my title. The thing is, why do I have to have another app for messaging. I hope in the future we won't need apps for using anything and everything on Facebook. The whole reason I downloaded the Facebook app in the first place was for convenience. So I didn't have to go to a computer or have to use my internet app to use it. So having a seperate app for the use of something on an app is pretty much the same as having to use my internet app or having to use something else. It should just be all on one app. Every other app I have has all of it's uses, tools, features, etc. in that one app. Like I said, I just hope I won't need more apps to use other things and waste more space on my hard drive on my phone, and take up more pages of my phone to make navigating apps harder and more confusing. There are plenty more reasons why I think it should all be one app, but I don't feel like going into major detail and writing a book about these problems. Just my opinion, the Facebook messenger app is ok though. It works well, the messenger app is good. That's not the problem though. The problem is what I just explained. You wanted me to write a review and this is what I have thought about it.
A review that doesn't complain
by Najifa Khursid on 2014/09/09 08:04
I wrote a review on this app once before in the past and I felt the need to write another one. First of all, it's allowed not aloud. I just thought I should educate the others on the proper terminology. Second of all, this app isn't forced on anyone. I know lots of people that use the Facebook app to message and not the messenger app. The messenger app just makes things simple and more fun. It's very convenient compared to the Facebook app. It makes communicating a lot easier since it can basically be done offline now. It uses very very little data weekly. I absolutely love it. The stickers are cute and sometimes a voice text makes things more personal if you're talking to a loved one across the world from you. Last but not least, for all of you worried about security, you shouldn't be social networking. If you're so paranoid about an app then don't use it. Use your web browser or something. Your phone does not need to run on apps. Find other reasons to hate the app like it not working properly or constantly bugs out. Security isn't an issue because what in the world is ever secure over the Internet?
Love the app; hate dem thumbs
by Thatchickthathatesyourthumbs on 2014/11/17 01:22
It's a great app that allows me to stay in touch with dear friends. BUT HOLY CRAP THAT THUMBS UP BUTTON. Who in god's name decided to make it the same as the "send" button??? I keep accidentally clicking on them and it's the most irritating thing ever!!! No...it's beyond irritating....it's beyond frustrating... It's driving me literally INSANE. I can't eat...I can't sleep...I keep having nightmare about giant thumbs. THUMBS EVERYWHERE. I tried talking to my therapist about it and he suggested I don't use the app anymore. But how can I do that when that's my only way of talking to the most beautiful human in existence?? I just can't anymore....I'm losing it...I'm losing everything. I raged so hard about the thumbs during work that I lost my job... Now my children are starving. MY OWN CHILDREN ARE AFRAID OF ME!! Whenever I'm around them they hide their hands because they overheard me screaming "I swear I'm gonna break all these thumbs" when I accidentally sent 3 thumbs up without even touching my phone. It's ruining my life!!! Please...I'm begging you for the love of god and all that is holy....get rid of that thumbs up button...or at least make it a different button than the send button!!! I want to get my life back....
Poor choice Facebook
by Xmas1888 on 2014/08/30 18:35
While Facebook has a history of making changes that upset the status quo and many users in so, the changes usually are for the best technologically and users eventually get accustomed to them. This one is different. The separation of the messenger feature from the Facebook app makes no sense from a user interface standpoint nor from a programming standpoint. While the excuse is a 20% increase in speed of app, that ignores the fact that the messenger is still part of the Facebook app and takes up resources. Unless their plan is to completely remove it, that's not likely to significantly make a difference in speed. Also the app is a poor substitute for whatsapp, which may be why they're doing this. They want users to go over to that program, as it's much more flexible and powerful. The messenger part of the FB app is tiny relative to the entire app, as is evidenced by it 400k size. I personally do not use FB as my primary means of messaging friends, and judging by the amount of negative reviews, I'm not alone. I use it primarily to share posts with friends, especially those who don't have FB mobile. This separation of the app just makes it more convoluted to do so, having to use two apps to do what one use to be able to do quite well. I hope Facebook sees the folly in this eventually. Till then I'll be using whatsapp
Absolutely not. 👎🚫
by Kimberlyy7101 on 2014/08/10 03:16
I like this app, I really do. I like how it runs, the sound effects are nice, and it's aesthetically pleasing. The negative aspects, however, far outnumber the few strings of approval I hold for this app. First, why the HECK should I download a separate app for MY Facebook account to read MY messages? You're telling me that I can't even read my own flipping messages—from friends, family, my MANAGERS—because I don't have a separate app? The in-app chat was fine. The separate app was more than likely just a way to bridge the gap into major privacy infringement—which brings me to my second point. After hearing from various friends and articles, and then even checking myself, I found out that the terms to this app are ridiculous. Who the heck do you guys think you are? You have absolutely no right to take my and friends' information. Facebook isn't even great. The only reason I use it anymore is to store pictures and CHAT WITH PEOPLE—which, evidently, I can't do anymore. If it weren't for the five years' worth of pictures and such on there, I would flat-out close my account. Bottom line, Facebook? Get your heads screwed on right and stick to honesty. I am disappointed. I love this app, but I'm ticked off enough to delete it. I refuse to let my and friends' information be taken like that. I guess I won't be chatting on Facebook anymore.
It doesn't seem necessary
by Bbygurl96 on 2014/09/11 08:00
It is simply unnecessary to me. Facebook app had a messaging system. One that was perfectly fine. And after certain updates, you cannot open your messages unless you download the new messenger app. And even then it takes you out of the Facebook app every time you want to reply. Now, you can simply ignore the app download and use safari but that logs you out every single time you exit safari. And I don't want to have to put in my log in a hundred times to have a conversation with someone. Now I know some people like messenger, and that is fine. And I don't truly mind the whole "peeking into your phone usage" because quite honestly privacy barely exists anyways. It's just that I think you should be able to choose whether or not you want it, while still being able to have your Facebook up to date. I personally have deleted my Facebook app, re-downloaded it and refuse to update it because it automatically shows the "option" of downloading messenger. Messenger was nice but it takes up unnecessary storage and is a forced app via Facebook. I think it would be more beneficial to integrate the messenger app into the Facebook messenger. Everyone can still use the original app for messaging, but it has all the perks of messenger.
Is this a joke?
by TheBRADLeyB on 2014/12/03 06:48
I'm running iOS 8.0.2 and it's been a few updates on this chat app and yet I still cannot pull down on a notification and reply. For those of you unaware 8.0 brought a sorely needed feature where when a notification banner pops up on the top of the screen you can pull it down and type in a message. Very useful for texting and other apps since it's a pain to switch apps, especially with video apps, but this messenger app has not installed that feature yet. Why? Does doing an update every 4 weeks without adding any useful features do anything for anyone? Or is Facebook updating the app every 4 weeks and pushing automatic updating in its notes in hopes people will forget to re-rate the app and thus they won't have these disgusting 1-2 star average ratings? For those of you who don't know, ratings are split into two categories. All ratings spanning all versions and then the important one (the one they show by default on the App Store) which is the ratings since the last update. Update: so now there is use of the iOS 8.0 feature but what it does is allow you to choose between muting the conversation and replying which just opens the app. This isn't what I wanted guys. This is worse than giving me nothing because it shows you spent time making something no one wants instead of giving me what I want.
Wish I didn't need this app
by punkassjim on 2012/10/09 00:51
The app works beautifully, although it's terrible on the iPad. Between the standard website, the Facebook app, and this Messenger app, there isn't a single way for me to fully enjoy effortless FB messaging on the iPad. The website doesn't refresh messages properly on iPad; the Facebook app is clunky and the overlay UI is too easy to dismiss (with an errant touch or swipe) while you're writing a long message, and lose everything; this messaging app, while great on iPhone, has the terrible up-scaled keyboard that makes it hard to type. But this app is nice, responsive, focused. For that reason, I love it. But, to have two separate apps for Facebook functions is kinda ridiculous. Now that the Facebook app has been updated to native performance, I want to delete this app altogether...but the FB app doesn't allow landscape typing. So I'm stuck with this app. Also, an annoying regression in the latest design change: it used to be that I could tap on a message, then select a word or portion of the message to copy/define it. Now I can't. You've changed it so I can only copy the whole message. It's not nice to take away functionality.
A couple of issues
by FROZYO on 2014/04/01 05:04
Like others have said, the notification system is messed up, especially since the last update. The Facebook app was always telling me to download Messenger for a better experience, and I've had it on my phone for a while. They seemed to integrate well, seeing as when I click the chat icon or anything related chat in the regular Facebook app, it redirects me to the Messenger app... but that was until the last update for Messenger. Previously, I did not get chat notifications from the Facebook app and would instead get them via Messenger, further reiterating their integration with each other. But now I get chat notifications from both Facebook AND Messenger, clogging up Notification Center with double alerts and sounds, which doesn't make sense because chat is not supposed to work from the Facebook app (and it doesn't), so why I am getting notifications for functions that I can't access/are obsolete when Messenger is installed? Isn't that the whole point of a separate app? Ease of communication and better functionality? I had to delete Messenger because it was driving me insane with constant, double notifications and alerts/vibrations.
Government
by The best Grundy on 2014/08/07 13:57
We receive data about you whenever you use or are running Facebook, such as when you look at another person's timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a Page, click on, view or otherwise interact with things, use a Facebook mobile app, or make purchases through Facebook. When you post things like photos or videos on Facebook, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video. We receive data from or about the computer, mobile phone, or other devices you use to install Facebook apps or to access Facebook, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include network and communication information, such as your IP address or mobile phone number, and other information about things like your internet service, operating system, location, the type (including identifiers) of the device or browser you use, or the pages you visit. For example, we may get your GPS or other location information so we can tell you if any of your friends are nearby, or we could request device information to improve how our apps work on your device. Btw that all came from the facebook terms and conditions
Works very well, for the most part.
by I-Pod Touch Rox on 2015/02/11 12:52
The only thing I don't like is that if you are in the FB app and you press the Messenger button, it automatically opens the FB Messenger app. It can be useful and cool at times, but if you don't want to open the Messenger app, you have no choice. Like, if I want to send a quick reply then the app has to open for me to do that. And there is a new feature that came with one of the recent iOS updates, where you can pull down the message banner and reply right then and there, and when you pull down a FB Messenger banner, it shows that you have 2 options, you can either "mute" or you can "reply". You can close the banner by pushing it up and you can reply by tapping the banner. But if you pull down the banner and press reply, it brings you straight to the app! You would think that, just like with regular text/iMessages, you would be able to reply right then and there. But no! It brings you to the app. And you have to go through that whole process. Great app! Works great! But the notification banner process with replying, and such, is really quite annoying...
Wake up Facebook.
by Silent Anguish on 2014/09/03 09:59
This app has a ridiculous amount of 1 stars. Do they not get the hint yet? Nobody likes this or want this. So many people use their mobile devices for social media nowadays, and they think forcing us to get a whole separate app to chat with people is a good idea? At least give us the option to use it. Yeah, the app is alright, but if you don't have it downloaded, they refuse to let you see your messages. REALLY? I'm out and about running errands, I'm nowhere near a computer, and I don't want to download the app. What happens if someone sends you an important message? My husband is currently deployed and messaging via wifi is the only way we can talk. So you're forcing me to download another app just to talk to my husband who is DEPLOYED? Is that really fair? This is one of the worst ideas Facebook has had. Facebook has had it's changes in the past that some people didn't like at first, but take a look at the reviews! The bad reviews far outweigh the good reviews. If they're thinking "people will eventually come around to it" they're WRONG. Give us back the option to message in the Facebook app and see our messages in there! If I really want the messenger app, then I'll download it. However, do not force me to download an app for ANOTHER app. Absolutely ridiculous.
Why do I need 2 Facebook apps? Can't one be enough?
by A once loyal fan on 2014/12/10 15:09
I don't want this application. I am very unhappy that Facebook forced everyone to download it by canceling the message functionality of the regular app. There is no acceptable reason for the Facebook app I already have to be unable to send messages like it always has. This isn't a technology problem, this isn't an "enhancement," this is Facebook simply forcing you to download more applications. What's next, the news feed app? The notifications app? The friend request app!? This is ridiculous. So thanks Facebook for another splendid app, and you're welcome for one of the millions of downloads this maneuver got you alone. Update: it's especially sleazy for Facebook to keep pushing out updates to cover up more and more of it's bad reviews. Since the only reviews that are displayed without digging for them are the most current version, each time there's an update all of the previous reviews get dumped into the "all reviews ever" category. Anyone who doesn't repost their reviews is no longer seen, even if they're still angry about things that updates have not changed (like forcing everyone to download this app by removing the message functionality of the original app). You're still a sleaze bag, Facebook, way to go.
This app needs improvement
by Sexycaucasian on 2014/11/25 06:39
So before messenger came out, people were able to 'go offline' for the people they chose. I'd like that back. Going offline for some people was really nice, then you can avoid a conversation that you don't want to have. Now it's as if you have no way to get away from people, even when you're simply scrolling through your newsfeed. Also, there have been rumors going around that messenger is a bad app to get mainly for hacking situations. I'm not saying I believe it, because I haven't been hacked (yet). But it'd be nice to be able to contact people, and some people don't get messenger and can't talk with friends or family without it. I feel that people should have the choice, whether or not they want to get the app. So please consider keeping messenger for people who like it, but also allowing people to talk to others on the Facebook app itself Going offline for some people would be great. It would definitely boost up props for messenger. Also, people need to talk to eachother, whether it's serious or not. So forcing people to get the messenger app just to talk to somebody is unfair and pretty much pointless. Giving people the choice will make messenger and Facebook a better app. Thanks.
Divide & Conquer????
by Haapala's yellow No.2 on 2014/02/05 03:50
This review is being posted by someone who much prefers a good old pencil... seriously... I started using Facebook only about a year ago... My issues with this app may be as simple as an IBM error (Idiot Behind Machine)... But I think not... Now Facebook feels like its in two places on my device... That in itself may not be all bad, but I have missed some important messages... That is most likely my fault. I'm sure there is a way to be notified when I check FB but only if I scroll through all the contacts and select the bold texted messages... This is my biggest issue ... I have had FB lock up 5 times in the past 4 days... This has not happened in the past... I have 80% of storage available and nothing is running on background ?!?! It may be all coincidence, but don't think it is... The apple product I use is amazing and new... Never been happier with the intuitive nature that the 5s brings to my minimal "computing" skills, I need to talk to some friends who are much more savvy with these peripherals to gain some understanding.... Hope your experience is better than mine... If the " kinks " get worked out, this may be helpful for some.
Direct Messaging Connection - STOP Harassing to Download!!
by mfee86 on 2014/09/03 14:38
I'm extremely annoyed that Facebook has forced its users to download an additional app in order to send/receive Facebook messages. Reluctantly, I downloaded it because I wasn't able to get into my messages via the normal Facebook app any longer. Now, I receive a request to link my contacts to the app for direct messaging EVERY time I open the message tab; this is incredibly annoying. For those who want to connect their personal messages and their Facebook, I'm sure they will enjoy this feature, but for those of us who want to keep the two separate, this feature is not desirable. You need to adjust the alerts that occur to suggest connecting the two; if I wanted to utilize this function, I would have the first time it was suggested. The alert popping up every time before I can get into my messages only angers me versus entice me to connect these two. I DO NOT want to have to connect my Facebook messages to my alerts or texts - I want to utilize Facebook at my own discretion and I think this continued harassment about allowing this feature on my phone is exhausting. Please be respectful of your users and not force them or pressure them into utilizing a feature they don't want or need.
Invasive - with no-choice but, fall-in & join rank-&-file
by Icon7888 on 2014/08/03 11:59
I DO agree with those above all of who mentioned the reasons this separate app should not be forced upon us in order to receive our original mssg from friends. Seems like another qay of migrating the masses to other invassive forms of your record-keeping, conversation-saving for personal profiling & perhaps govt retrieval! Addionally, I deleted it days ago after somehow, WITHOUT APPROVAL of SETTINGS BY ME & on my phone, I turned on my phone, as fb app had previously been closed, however, several times I found it open as soon as I turned on my phone. But what prompted me to delete mssg app & stop using fb on phone, for several days was because of the following. As I was turning on my phone to check an email, I was simultanously sitting on the potty, as said earlier, fb should've been off & NOT active, however, to my horror as i turned on the phone, already sitting I saw a flash of an image of myself, as you do when taking a selfie! Only this was NOT ME TAKING A SELFIE ON THE TOILET! Additionally, facebook suddenly was on & open! Naturally I deteted all fb data, & in the process I discovered an unknown ios logged-on! I regret not writing that exact whatever-it-was ios! It had a strange couple of letters attached to it's id!
Just one question....
by Agentmookie on 2014/08/09 23:42
When will Facebook reactivate chat within the Facebook app? I absolutely refuse to download another app just so I can chat on Facebook with my phone. I would rather just not send and receive messages at all. Matter of fact, I may just choose to stop using Facebook all together. I hope Facebook's advertisers are seeing how their customers are responding to this. News flash adverts, your ads are not going out to as many people now that Facebook is driving away their users. I refuse to download an app that takes up so much extra space on my phone when I already had an app that did the same exact thing as this one. I refuse to give Facebook permission to access my microphone or camera at their will. If they only needed the camera to take photos within the app and only needed the microphone for use with the app, they would not word their 'privacy' statement to say they can access it when they feel like it. They also sure as heck are not going to get permission to see my call logs or send messages to my contacts. Facebook as over-stepped boundaries and needs to be put in its place. Time for someone to step up with a new community site and not sell out to government watch dogs and evaluate our every move.
Terrible App
by Stephen Chase Baker on 2014/08/08 02:41
Let's just list a few of the worst things about this app, alright? There's enough immediately out of the gate to give this a 1 star review. 1.) This app is forced for all people who use Facebook on their phones, immobilizing us from messaging friends until we have downloaded this app. 2.) I've already ran into numerous bugs that makes this app unusable and leaves me unable to use Facebook at all! From not letting me open the app, to not letting me even delete this app, there is no way that I have found yet to fix this problem. 3.) Facebook messenger was doing perfectly fine without the need of it's own forced app. At least I could sign out of Facebook to avoid people looking at my conversations. From what I'm reading in other reviews, that's not even possible here. That's idiotic if true. I would keep going, but I feel as though Facebook won't even bother removing this terrible idea for an app and remain on the path of forcing us to download apps to use it. In all honesty, I'm starting to hate using Facebook more and more. I'm honestly starting to think about finding alternative ways to talk to my friends. If Facebook don't get their game together soon, they're going to lose more of their already dwindling users.
Forced on those who use Facebook.
by cutesy on 2014/08/09 12:59
This app might be a great app, but the fact that all Facebook users are required to download the app so that we can read and respond to our messages is inconvenient and a great nuisance. Why should it be forced down our throats? Is there a reason why it cannot be optional? A legitimate reason? I personally am turned off from Facebook. The reason we use Facebook is too keep in contact with people who may be hundreds of miles away, and messaging is a huge part of that, but now we have to use a separate app to do so? Ridiculous. I don't want this review to sound like ramblings of a lazy teenager, so I'll go into other reasons why this "idea" is a bad one. What about those who had their phone capacity at its limit and didn't have enough storage, or even enough storage on iCloud, to download and save ANOTHER app? Yet, they would like to see their messages from Facebook. Changing the appearance of the social media is one thing, however, changing it's basic operations and forcing users, who support or used to support, Facebook, is another thing entirely. I wonder if a survey of Facebook users on whether they would want a separate app for messaging would have been beneficial. I oppose this app in so many ways.
Google+
by Mach Ten on 2015/01/06 10:47
Looks like someone is riding the Google Plus wagon. This app doesn't seem to do so well, though. I haven't been using this in such a long time because of the convenience of the Facebook app. Now, you're choosing to have us download this app and move out of the Facebook app just to talk to our friends. If you ask me, I'd say you just through Facebook's chat's convenience out the window. I have yet to see what this app is like, though, so I'll just leave five stars until further notice. Update: It isn't worth it to me. I'm sorry, but I don't like how different the UI is, compared to the chatting, I don't like how I have to be forced to download this app in order to chat with my friends, and I don't like its inconvenience. <.> As of now, I'll just use an app called Puffin Web Browser for Facebook chatting until something good happens. Like, maybe allowing us to chat using the Facebook app, itself. <.> Please, just let us chat in the main app again. It was way easier and more convenient back then. =|
To hell with this
by Pumpkin Jack on 2014/08/08 12:16
This app is dumb as rocks. This is me killing two birds with one stone, not only am I insulting this app, but I'm also insulting rocks. Though I'm not prepared to go into why hate rocks, I am prepared to go into why hate this app. There is nothing that I could add to my messages that would make it so special that it deserves it's own app. Even if I were perfectly articulate, completely deep in thought and could muster words that your strongest vocabulary couldn't even fathom. I could be messaging someone on Facebook with the secrets to ColdFusion, extra terrestrial life, the origin of God, and who killed JFK and it still wouldn't deserve it's own app. I was against joining Facebook just like I was against joining my space before it now this only solidifies and justifies my beliefs to not want to be part of this stupid social media. By adding this one more step for my friends and I to communicate I have decided that I'm going to go the old-fashioned route and actually start writing them letters. I know you're thinking "it'll take a very long time for that letter to get to them" but at least it will be heartfelt, hand written, and everything that I wanted to say without the bells, whistles, gimmicks and clichés. I wish you all a good day and burn in hell.
You Don't Have to Install It
by dnjdnjdnjdnj on 2014/08/15 19:21
So, maybe this is just what has worked for me, but when I got the screen that says "messages are moving to messenger!" and gives you two options (learn more, or install) I clicked install, clicked the reviews, read a few, DIDNT INSTALL, then went back to the fb app and I could see my messages like normal. Haven't seen it come up again where it's basically forcing me to install. I absolutely DO NOT want to install a separate messenger app, for a number of reasons, but mainly because I find it extremely irritating to take out a feature of the app that worked perfectly fine before, and separate into an entirely new app for no apparent reason. It just feels cluttered and stupid to go to an entirely separate app to message someone on Facebook. If I'm using Facebook on my computer, I don't have to open a new window just to message people, I can do everything in the same tab. I'm speaking for myself but I only use apps that are efficiently and streamlined, and this is a step in the opposite direction. Forcing users to do this is what makes it even more terrible. Facebook, LISTEN TO YOUR USERS. or at least check out the App Store and acknowledge the 1-star rating for your useless app that nobody wants.
Really Convenient for People Like Me
by Jrhrum eur on 2014/09/08 14:52
If you're like me who doesn't really have any interest for Facebook and is only there for communication then this app is really much more convenient than the Facebook app itself. I uninstalled Facebook long time ago not just because it uses too much space but because I hated the idea of only knowing that someone messaged you if and only if you logged in. I'm not that type of person who does not log out their social media accounts so it's such a pain in the @ whenever someone talks to me and I need to log in and log out again and again. But with this app my life is now at ease. You guys are so worried about the privacy issue thing but take note that this is also business. If you're that terrified about the privacy of your information then maybe it's time to ask ourselves who the heck cares about your information other than you and well, maybe Facebook. Every social media does this and I'm surprised as to why not all complains about it.
Do Not Sync Your Contacts!
by WARRZONE on 2014/11/11 08:41
Don't sync your contacts list. It's a big invasion of privacy that maybe you are fine with, but your friends might not be. Make sure Synced Contacts is switched off in the Messenger app Settings. If you already did sync your contacts list, thus uploading all your friends' personal info to the Facebook servers, you can delete it by opening the Messenger app and clicking Settings > Synced Contacts > Learn More (Manage Imported Contacts for Messenger) > Delete All. I suspect that one of the reasons Facebook released this app was to get everyone's personal info. Most people click accept without reading anything. Each person that shares their contacts list may only have pieces of a person's contact info, but Facebook can put the pieces together like a puzzle. If, scratch that, 'when' a friend's account gets hacked, this is one way your info can get leaked to spam lists, and you get annoying telemarketer and scam calls. Facebook claims syncing helps people connect, and it helps the engine generate suggestions. I believe the risks outweigh the rewards. Your contacts show up in the app, and it works just fine without syncing. Be considerate of your friends, and leave syncing turned off.
Needs improvement
by 151 Proof on 2014/02/28 07:33
Overall it's a great app but it's still to slow transmitting back n forth, txt'ing is WAY FASTER but there are of course some folks that you don't want to txt so you use this sluggish app. Also, selecting "Friends" from FB to chat with, where are they? EVERYTIME it's a maze trying to get to message someone different and there's like different procedures that you have to go through to select people that are using something different, I'm not sure WHAT different thing, maybe a different phone, different app, different network, maybe they're on a desktop, I don't know but it's clearly not seamless, there's a lot of having to mess with the app to bring someone up on the screen to message them. Another problem, scrolling backwards to a message written a few months ago, gee whiz, can't that be made EASIER? Then the app is always "connecting", "reconnecting" or "disconnecting" gee whizz!! I know, blame it on the signal, or the satellite, or the network, or the carrier, or the mobile device... But once again, overall it's a great little app!!
Privacy invasion etc.
by Dkjsbrbchdnxjdbdjxjjsnd on 2014/08/20 04:08
I personally liked the messaging on the Facebook app itself. I liked the little bubble on the side of the screen. A few days ago, I went to message one of my friends that I haven't talked with in a while, and they forced me to download the app if I wanted to use chat on my phone. It's completely ridiculous! I've read the recent articles about this app and how invasive it is. I don't want Facebook reading my emails! They also want me to input my phone number! I don't want everyone on my friend list knowing my phone number! They look through a lot of your stuff that is on your phone (things like emails without permission) and some of that stuff is private! I have business emails on there that I would rather not have random strangers on the internet know about, but at the same time, I want to message my friends! Facebook has crossed many lines, and none of them are good. This app itself functions very poorly in my opinion compared to the actual Facebook app. I have nothing to hide, but I'd rather not have this company invading my privacy and ignoring my rights. You can't search without a warrant, and they're searching our emails without permission. This needs to change now.
Oh Really?
by drerko on 2014/09/04 04:54
Hey Facebook. You're on borrowed time. If you keep forcing people to download new apps without proper security settings while still being woefully intrusive, you're going to go more the way of VHS and MySpace than Apple or Google. Jerking around your clientele into downloading apps with no real purpose and forcing unwanted updates that are frustratingly complicated is not a sustainable business model. There is a reason why a shrinking number of teenagers and young adults use Facebook; they are simply tired of your crap. The only reason most of us downloaded this stupid app was to make the notification disappear. I will only open this application to make the notification disappear. Congratulations, you have created a worthless app that's only purpose is to remove the notification icon from your other, slightly-less-worthless-but-still-pretty-lethargic app. I hope that when you enjoy your nonfat skinny whatever from Starbucks that you have to go to a little Starbucks kiosk down the street to pick up your whatever drink, because that is basically what you have created here: an inconvenience to something that worked just fine before. Just remember, Facebook, you are not too big to fail.
The app works
by Marswolfe on 2014/09/12 03:14
This does everything it says it would. It's very easy to use and very functional. I think the privacy thing is a non-issue for now though options to limit it would have been appreciated. That being said, I do not enjoy having my more personal, business, or long messages combined with the same stream of communication when "chatting". The idea that it eliminates unwanted space or is faster or uses less battery life is just not factual. The programmers at Facebook could just have easily included this inside the Facebook app and previously they had a wonderfully functional way to do so. My thoughts on the matter: facebook wants to have an image of being the new chat messenger system. By dividing their app they manage to neatly confine people to chat or Facebook whereas it used to be completely integrated. Though the chat works great and the Facebook app works great, this is objectively a step back. I hope that this phase of Facebook is short lived. It's not the end of the world but I hope that an enormous communication and networking company will listen to what the vast majority want.
Why no zero star option?
by LlamaScarf on 2014/12/04 20:00
Facebook wouldn't let me use messages unless I downloaded this app. Sigh. So I downloaded it. I don't use Facebook much but occasionally I get messages. Why is there this insistence of the app that I turn on push notifications? I don't care about my messages that much, I check them when I feel like. I don't want to waste my data on push notifications from an app I was basically forced to download and hardly ever use. Every time I open the app, at least one thing pops up. Every time there is this big screen with no visible X button to close it. You have to tap around and guess, I feel bad for those who don't try that and end up turning them on to get it to go away. It makes no sense to me why they insist on this. Give me one warning, inform me that it's off in case I want it on, but then please respect my desire to not have them on by not harassing me about it. When I want to check a message I want to do it quick. I don't want to have to waste my time searching for how to X out of something that will never stop appearing. I'm very frustrated by this and frankly I want to delete the app but like I said, I occasionally use it and Facebook forces me to have it to check my messages.
You want to read this!
by Usually don't rate apps on 2014/09/02 23:35
Why are you forcing everyone to use two apps for something that only needs one? It was good the way it was!!! Now I have to keep switching between apps, and it uses way too much data. There's also a whole lot of bugs. Facebook, you've seen all of these reviews. Don't you think it would be a good idea to change it back to one app, the way it was? One more thing, I saw something online, and apparently, this app can: take photos and video using both cameras, record audio, use GPS or network location to find your exact location to see what stores you've been to, read and edit your SMS messages to see what you are talking about in order to show relevant ads, and can sell that information. All of that WITHOUT your permission, even if your phone is locked and the app is closed. So why don't you freakin' stalkers leave us alone, and for all of you Messenger users (hopefully former Messenger users now), delete the app immediately. If you need to message someone, use a computer or Safari. Facebook, you care too much about money, and you don't care about respecting the privacy of your users. So why don't you stop using us like objects, and start treating us like people.
Irritating problems!!!
by Katibugg14 on 2015/02/03 23:52
Okay so I know that to talk to people through Facebook I have to use the messenger app I've accepted it and don't see reason to get all heated about it. My real problem is the fact that messenger will show that a message has been seen by the recipient and then I'll close out and go back and it will show that the same message has been delivered but not read, it's kind if a pattern. But I'm left with the same problem, I never know whether my message has been read until the recipient messages back. ( this is very annoying when I like to check and see if my boyfriend has read my messages, especially when they are personal and I'm left in a state of panic!!) Also the App tends to not tell me when the user was last active, that's one if my fave things about the app, that way I can see when people are active and ignoring my texts! Yes it may sound a bit psycho but we all do it soooo don't judge!! I really just want it fixed and I doubt that this rating will change anything, but it was worth a shot... Anyone else having similar problems?? Or us it perhaps just my phone?? Pleaseeee fix thus horrid insolence
Ugh
by Bbwgirly88 on 2012/09/01 15:35
Okay first off... This app is great... IF your not a fast typer ( like myself ) love lag when other people message you and love the new feature of rapid erase. I have never been one to complain but yet I have also never been this frustrated. I click delete and suddenly my entire message is being eaten up.... I have to hit a key to make it stop but if I dare press delete again it will resume eating my message. God forbid your typing while someone else is messaging you because you will end up missing letters and it lags terribly. I am a fast typer on my iPod touch and this app has done nothing but lag and slow me down. The only perks I see on the new smilies and icons...that's about it... oh and for those at this point are most likely thinking " the rapid erase is a feature on her iPod and she is just blaming the app " NO! bad judgmental people, bad! I have searched high and low for this feature on my iPod touch I have even googled this and my iPod does not do this. A quick fix though if your looking to make it stop is to hit a key and then back out of your current convo and then go back in... Messenger won't delete what you have typed so far but it seems to temporarily fix the issue...But yeah this is my review...
You people are ridiculous, this app is great!
by Wakethesunshine98255 on 2014/08/11 20:24
I switched to the messenger app six months ago and have had no issues using it whatsoever. All these people freaking out because of the privacy stuff and being forced to do it personally need to settle down. If you do your research you'll discover half of what you think makes this app a danger to society is based purely on poor wording and even so, nobody wants to bug into all your phones and listen to your daily conversations! And I can guarantee that if you paid attention to a lot of permissions your other apps request, you'd see a lot of the same stuff so I guess you just shouldn't even have apps or a phone if you're that worried! This app is great and way easy to use and I would highly recommend it even with all the stupid backlash it's been getting recently. The only thing I do wish it had was a way to mark messages as unread but otherwise I can definitely say I'm keeping it on my phone and using it!
Thanks Obama
by missbpx on 2014/08/08 16:26
Thanks for making billions of Facebook users have to go out of their way to download this stupid app just to send messages. I'm sure most of us are quite informed on how many privacy risks are associated with this "mandatory download." I have to let Facebook have access to my microphone and camera just to send messages like I was already doing without risking my privacy? Half the time I'm talking to people on Facebook I'm lying in my bed butt-naked just waking up or about to go to sleep. Oh but it's not just while I'm on Facebook that someone out there could tap into my personal data or camera/microphone, it's at any given time, whenever "they" please. What if I want to hook up my iPhone to my iHome at 3AM and dance naked in my living room to Gangnam Style? I no longer can feel safe doing the things I (no longer) secretly love such as watching hentai cartoons on my surround sound in my own home late at night after my dance sessions because 'someone' will be listening! It is absolutely maddening and if I didn't desperately want my Quentin Tarantino and Harry Potter blu-ray movies back from an ex-fling, whom I cannot reach outside of Facebook, SO BADLY then I wouldn't be downloading this garbage at all. Waste of space in my phone.
Thought out by unintelligent people.
by lakerfan121 on 2014/11/29 19:42
Obviously Facebook is trying to monopolize more by doing this. But it's not working. I use the Facebook app less simply because I can't message in it. there's still a spot for messaging just put it back. Terrible conception and terribly inconvenient. It's clear that the majority of people don't support this but Facebook continues to push it. Stop. It's not what we want. Facebook will NEVER and I mean EVER be the primary location where I or anyone else goes to message people. If I'm on my phone, im gonna text or iMessage or AIM or skype but god no I'm not gonna open messenger. Even if I did use messenger, there would be no one to talk to because only like 1 in 25 people conform to this bs and I don't want to talk to those people. Screw this major inconvenience. 1 star reviews for both apps now because the normal Facebook app is much worse without messenger. You want me to stay in your app and use it for a while? DONT MAKE TWO APPS SO ITS INCONVENIENT AND I HAVE TO SWITCH BACK AND FORTH. All that is gonna do is make me leave one of the apps and not return because who wants to sit there opening and closing apps every 10 seconds. It's messaging, it should be easy and quick to access. Jesus.
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Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). Not just for facebook friends: message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact. group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place. Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap. Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.) Even more ways to message: Bring your conversations to life with stickers. Preview your camera roll photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send. Record voice messages when you have more to say. Extra features: Know when people have seen your messages. Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation. Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them. Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby. See who's available on messenger and who's active on facebook. Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break. Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Great Messaging App
by peruvazn on 2015/04/25 02:01
Perfect messaging application that allows you to utilize different forms of chatting and connecting with friends, family and networking with new people. I haven't run into any problems yet, and am very satisfied. I don't know why you haven't downloaded this app if you don't have it yet; GET DOWNLOADING!!
Works well for me.
by eBeauLive on 2015/04/25 01:56
No problems.
Horrible
by 12booboo20 on 2015/04/25 01:53
I hate this app my messages never send out. I never get my notifications at all!!!!!! 😡
Greatful
by Basingy on 2015/04/25 01:49
Love FB...I can express how I feel...I'm able to be in touch with my family who are back home, I don't have family here in the USA...so to be able to see, share with my love ones is wonderful Thank you
It doesn't work
by Bffjjgsfgj on 2015/04/25 01:43
You need to fix this as soon as possible. Every time I sent a message then the person replays the message I sent then appears again ugggg plx fix this
Sickest app
by Raff Dogg Swagpapi Superman on 2015/04/25 01:42
Appest sick
Garbage
by dvldoc15 on 2015/04/25 01:40
Can't log in/out of app. That annoying pop sound when you do get a message, you can turn it off but still annoying.
Dolphinlady
by Purpledolphinlady on 2015/04/25 01:33
Love it
One Star
by Anthony Hud on 2015/04/25 01:31
One star because, Facebook. What more needs to be said?' Return some of those profits to the people you profit from and I'll consider giving you two stars.
Saved my life!!
by Exocaged on 2015/04/25 01:28
This app saved my life! I sent my wife a message and asked what she wanted for dinner. She said pizza! I'm sooo glad I didn't buy her that salad!!
👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
by Obey_alo on 2015/04/25 01:27
Hate that they force you to dowload
Love using this app !
by Onelovejuliana on 2015/04/25 01:21
Makes it easy to write ppl without the hassle of getting on Facebook
It cool
by 405 6941968 on 2015/04/25 01:21
I really like it
Good
by Nadoosh23 on 2015/04/25 01:14
Good App...
Evil
by JimmieJamSlam on 2015/04/25 01:12
But hey, I'm still using it.
Friends
by Donkey Lord on 2015/04/25 01:09
I can talk to all of my friends and stuff which makes me happy
😒
by Lesleyyy🙈🙉🙊 on 2015/04/25 00:50
eh.
Awful
by GingerSting on 2015/04/25 00:45
This app has so many problems, I can't even begin to tell them all. The one that is bothering me the most is if you have pictures on it, the app will close if you try to swipe pictures. Completely useless.
Awesome
by Van Sui par on 2015/04/25 00:27
It's awesome but it would be better if they could send longer video!!
Its okay
by Hugsnkiss on 2015/04/25 00:24
I miss drawing on my pics when i send them & i would like if you let me log out But other then that its a okay app😌💕
Stop it with all the apps.
by SketchEtch on 2015/04/25 00:21
Ya goofs.
Crappy -_-
by Crystalclear12345 on 2015/04/25 00:10
Fix the "Until I turn it back on" chat mute -_- it no longer work the way it used to BEFORE the update
Great App
by nicole_lr on 2015/04/25 00:08
Unless you're the type of person that buys into conspiracy theories you'll find this app to be very complete and the updates just keep making it better. Thanks facebook!
RIDICULOUS!
by PLEASE DELETE THIS APP on 2015/04/25 00:01
THIS APP OVERALL SHOULD NOT EXIST!
Need log out button
by *Undead* on 2015/04/24 23:57
The app works perfectly, the only problems it's no log out button and the other it's I can't see other people messages, fix that and I change this to 5 stars
Yikes
by SadieBug623 on 2015/04/24 23:46
Although the app itself works well, other reviews have made me uncomfortable. There's no reason a messenger app should be accessing anything other than my photo gallery and Facebook contacts.
Awesome
by Taylor690 on 2015/04/24 23:43
Great app
It won't send correctly
by Cdgbnxdmmgt on 2015/04/24 23:42
It won't send it has a circle next to it
Horrible
by Kreneehopewell on 2015/04/24 23:42
Just horrible. And the permissions are even worse. Find it an inconvenience to have to download another app just to send messages. Also having the option given to people to contact me that didn't have my beer before is beyond crazy and a lack of privacy!
Great app with undeserved hate
by jeruane on 2015/04/24 23:31
Needs Apple watch support.
Great
by Carl Dean Lalumondiere Jr. on 2015/04/24 23:07
Wonderful
There is no way to log out
by ahmadidais on 2015/04/24 23:01
?????? What wrong with facebook ????
Messenger
by Pipooooo2000 on 2015/04/24 22:58
THE BEST
OK
by Katiekitty261 on 2015/04/24 22:56
Generally OK app. Wouldn't have ever downloaded it if Facebook didn't make it required!!! That's idiocy Facebook. Idiocy
Steps for getting messenger back on the FB app:
by Brooksthemanofaction on 2015/04/24 22:39
1. When Facebook prompts you to install Messenger, go ahead and click Yes (or Install). 2. While the app is downloading, either delete the Facebook app or open the app store and cancel the Facebook Messenger app download by clicking the circle with the square in the middle. 3. Reinstall the Facebook app if you deleted it, or reopen the Facebook app if you canceled the download. You should see your Messages button, just like before this craziness began. Another option is to use Safari to access Facebook instead of using the Facebook app. Your Messages feature is still available there, just like it would be on a computer.
:S
by Ajeus on 2015/04/24 22:38
Hahahahaha
Excelente
by Tita2408 on 2015/04/24 22:30
No tienes le entras al app de Facebook para poder mandar o contestar un mensaje
I hate messenger
by Nor391 on 2015/04/24 22:27
It's terrible I hate that I'm forced to use it!!!!!! just bring back the old way!!!! it's so annoying to have to switch between apps!!!!
Messager
by Sisterkallie on 2015/04/24 22:10
Very useful
Nice
by Yummygoody on 2015/04/24 22:08
Love it
Alternatives to messenger,
by Tomojr44 on 2015/04/24 21:55
This app is stupid, everyone knows it, Fb won't listen, BUT you don't need messenger to have the old Fb. Open a Safari browser window, go to Facebook's site, log in then hit the arrow/box button in the bottom middle of the screen, choose bookmark to home screen and from now on just hit that new icon and it will take you to old style Facebook. Alternatively if you have a jail broken device you can instal an app that blocks messenger from opening and you can use the Fb app just as it used to be, messages and all. What's bull crap is the messages functionality is fine in just the Facebook app, they didn't reduce the size of it, they left it as is with a block to your messages that redirects you to the other app which also takes up space, it's bloatware, pure and simple. Updated 4/24
Facebook Integration
by James & Jenny on 2015/04/24 21:51
While it may work for some users to have the apps separated it has been annoying and frustrating for me as someone who uses Messenger as an integrated chat service in Facebook. Which is to say nothing for Facebook's privacy policies and user data track record. I also do not know what happens when Facebook 'sends out an invitation to use Messenger' on my behalf when I write to someone, but I despise being associated with a service endorsement against my will.
Not cool Facebook.
by josef's stuff on 2015/04/24 21:34
Okay, I don't mean to sound like a spoiled brat, but this must be the stupidest app to ever exist. I mean, we were getting along just fine without freakin' Facebook Messenger. Why don't you guys try to fix problems ON THE ACTUAL APP? I originally didn't have enough room to install this app, so I had to delete another app. So, thanks, Facebook. Thanks for nothing.
Please change it
by monster _08 on 2015/04/24 21:33
Should add chat heads !!! It's would make it better , the only app that shows chat head it paper for Facebook but it not great . Adding chat heads would make it facebook better and simple !!!
Awesome
by Kbb24LAL on 2015/04/24 21:08
Very basic and easy to use. Works well.
For the last time, no, I do NOT want to turn on Notifications
by Chebutykin on 2015/04/24 21:04
Who's idea was it to make the app ask EVERY TIME it is opened whether I want to turn on Notifications? No, I do not. I'm not going to change my mind five minutes from now, and especially not after getting the same alert dozens of times before. I've deleted this app at least five times because of this; I only reinstall when I have no other choice in responding to someone. Then I delete the app again. FIX THIS.
New version does not install!
by Imarussell on 2015/04/24 21:01
New version does not install!
Don't like it one bit
by Pickle2222 on 2015/04/24 21:00
It freezes and it's annoying. If I accidentally press the camera option, the whole app gets stuck and I have to install it and reinstall it numerous times. It's a waste of space on my phone. Facebook just needs to let us chat in the app again. This messenger is a waste
Sranje
by Marbles11 on 2015/04/24 21:00
Instead of making a seperate app for messaging why not focus on improving the base app and bring back messages there, this is such a stupid idea and now I have 2 apps in my switcher when I browse and chat, really facebook, really?!!
Awesome
by Aalsiwi on 2015/04/24 20:52
I love it because it is not complicated at all and it has always updating
Messaging app is pointless
by 509$ on 2015/04/24 20:44
We all have smart phones with free texting. Why do we need to download a separate facebook messenger app when we can just text our family & friends even faster? If my facebook is open on my device, why can't I just message from there? Loading a separate app is ridiculous!
Great for communication
by JDDDDDDD on 2015/04/24 20:22
Stickers have changed how I express myself
Ms
by Itz Ripa on 2015/04/24 20:21
This app is amazing! But need log out option from iPhone!
Stupid pointless app
by Polar2010 on 2015/04/24 20:05
Bring back old Facebook app that has messaging feature in it. Saves people with their phone memories.
My absolute favorite messaging app
by Adobe Draw User on 2015/04/24 19:49
I love Facebook Messenger - in my opinion it's even better than the included iMessages service as more options are available. It works quite fluently and I much appreciate the workflow. 5 stars. But where are my loved checkmarks??
Needs cache clear function...
by astaley on 2015/04/24 19:43
I've submitted requests for the ability to clear the app's cache to no avail.
Moco503
by Lisandro amaya on 2015/04/24 19:34
El umilde
Camera
by Snl326 on 2015/04/24 19:29
Camera feature in app is too dark 😁 Otherwise... I love all the features! Super easy to use! 👍🏼👍🏼
uhmmm
by roflmao9261618 on 2015/04/24 19:06
It says "fixes issues to make the app faster" but the app is actually slower, what?
Nice!
by Stepwild on 2015/04/24 18:45
To log out, go to the app's settings>Privacy and Terms>tap the white arrow in top left on the blue>tap the "3 line icon in top left>scroll down the menu to "log out" and log out. It looks like the Facebook menu, which it is. But it will log you out of Messenger. It will not affect your Facebook app. Why so many worried about permissions? I have given 64 apps permission to access my photos. 14 to access my microphone. Etc etc. I'm not worried. This is a great app. I like the notification "ding" when someone messages me. What's to not like? You can always hide this app in a folder with Newsstand, then use it in the Facebook app.☮
Link
by wsaabie on 2015/04/24 18:29
Add a link into messenger that allows us to go to Facebook without having to get out and open Facebook. You link Facebook to messenger, why not do the same for messenger.
😡😡😡😱😫😤😤
by safeenkurd on 2015/04/24 18:26
😡😡😡😱😫😤😤
Facebook creepers....
by BluEydOne on 2015/04/24 18:09
Most messengers are good to communicate with. But this shows when you are on Facebook as being "active now" or how many mins you gave been idle. I do not like this because of the creepers that keep watching to see if I have read the message or not. I spend a lot of time uninstalling the thing and only have it when needed. I am using my other messengers more frequently now. Is there anyway of turning the privacy to invisible!
Problem
by Sky2611 on 2015/04/24 17:53
I hate it when you cant log out of messenger. You always have to uninstall it then download it again to log into another facebook account. Please make it to where you can log out of messenger
Big ole pile of nope!!
by ItsMyNickname on 2015/04/24 17:51
Just stop. Put it all back into one app! How about giving the people what they want instead of giving everything we repeatedly tell you we don't want? Crazy huh?!?
It's ok
by Smn7893 on 2015/04/24 17:43
Needs to have an option to see other messages with out having to get on the computer or go into the Safari it's really inconvenient
Mess of messenger
by Sanijade on 2015/04/24 17:39
I really don't like it. My notification lite is always on. I cant turn it off.. So people constantly think im on when im not. The messenger phone is horrible And, u have to have it. If not your logging in thru your brower.
App causes problems
by Shammie12 on 2015/04/24 17:28
Me and my bf broke up today cause it said he was on messenger and I thought he was ignoring me when he was indeed knocked out
Spam conversations
by gabriiel on 2015/04/24 16:29
the conversations has be marked like a Spam appears in the inbox page...
Media Control Issues
by DuFfL3b@GboY on 2015/04/24 16:19
I love the app, but have one issue I'd like to bring to your attention. One thing that I rely on quite often is the ability to send attached files, in my case, music files. I and a music buddy of mine, send them back and forth to each other when collaborating on music projects. When clicking on a music file in the messenger app, a media player pops up, but the controls are poor. The pause and back buttons do not work, and the time length numbers at the top are not in sync with your position when scrubbing through the song. I do have to say that the media player has drastically become more stable over the years, as it used to not even play music files at all at times. Thank you for your time, and I will change my rating when responded to or when I see a change. Thanks again!
Apple Watch compatibility?
by NojPoj917 on 2015/04/24 15:58
Support for Apple Watch if necessary? That'd be cool if it did have an app for Apple watch.
I hate this app
by Alimckrn2b on 2015/04/24 15:43
You attempt to have a conversation but I literally will sit and wait for 15+ mins for my message to go through sometimes. It's not my phone or my wireless because I've tried it on different wireless systems, rebooted my phone, nothing changes, it's still a total piece of crap.
If only
by LadyTitania on 2015/04/24 13:57
I miss the circles that used to pop on the phone. Why did you change the app for just us iPhone users. I like the way the app used to work. Please bring it back,
There's no way to log out.
by Redwolbe on 2015/04/24 13:46
I hate how facebook has forced us to download a separate app just to message people. Like come on ugh but the thing that annoys me even more is there's no way to log out of messenger. My sister borrowed my phone and she logged into her facebook but when she went to messenger it was still logged into me. So we had to delete the app and redownload so she could log in how annoying is that. And when I want to log back in I have to delete the app and redownload. Ugh why are you so inefficient facebook God.
Great app for sheeple
by Mattecamp on 2015/04/24 13:23
Read terms, people. App is a thief of your privacy. App sends every photo, every iMessage, every contact to FB servers. In addition to location, the app can and prolly does activate mic and camera and any time. Believe me, you're waiving more rights than you realize
Be smart. Not paranoid.
by WeTrust on 2015/04/24 12:39
It seems like the only people that are paranoid about this app are the only ones that have something to hide. Just go into your settings and disallow the app from using things like your contacts and camera. Otherwise just use a different app to send your nudes. Or better yet, just stop taking them all together.
Deserves zero stars
by beinuppity on 2015/04/24 08:58
Seriously? Yet another app, JUST for FB chat? No thanks, I'm out. Deleting messenger AND Facebook apps & just going to Safari where I am perfectly happy. Get a clue, FB. Update: thought I'd see if it's gotten any better - nope. And oh - really, I can't log out?? In order to log in to a different account, you have to DELETE the app and THEN REINSTALL IT! What genius developed this junk?? SMH
PLEASE ALLOW US TO CHANGE TONE!!
by soy_la_bestia on 2015/04/24 06:51
Im tired of hearing the DING all the time its extremely annoying. Give us the option to change the notification. I have been forced to turn it off cuz id just rather not hear it. But then miss out on my messages.
Ugh hate it.
by TX hold the multiplayer on 2015/04/24 05:13
Really hate that I have to have two apps to use FB on my phone. Really just want to send messages from one app. Also hate that the reg FB app doesn't default to "most recent" post on my timeline as opposed to "most popular." I hate looking up and realizing that I'm posting on something from yesterday or the day before ugh.
I think its okay
by Me basks hash on 2015/04/24 04:16
Its a great app but i would find it uswful is you got a notfacation when a "close friend" is online
Notifications
by HawkSocc8 on 2015/04/24 03:38
No, I don't want constant notifications on my lock screen or banners. No, I don't not need to be reminded EVERY time I get on the app to change my notification settings. Yes, you're annoying me enough at this point to actually write a review.
...
by JKLMNJUHYHGYHGYHG54678 on 2015/04/24 02:14
Ever since the last few updates, it doesn't work well at all! My messages have red exclamation marks 90% of the time. My family lives far away so this is how I send private videos of their grand baby. Please fix. Messenger used to work so well!
Boooh!
by JPKelliher on 2015/04/24 01:24
Again with this?!?! Why force a separate application? You are brilliant developers. Just figure out a way to have messaging work both inside Facebook and in a separate app at the same time. Until then, goodbye Facebook. You are a dying breed anyways. 😔
Final Straw
by Fastplant on 2015/04/24 01:20
Pointless and infuriating to users. Thanks for never listening to those who make you rich.
The chat head bubble??
by  on 2015/04/24 01:14
I wish you could have a fb bubble chat head pop up still... Till that happens and has that, ill give it 5 stars.
Stupid app.
by Bigmax11 on 2015/04/24 01:05
I think messenger stinks. One of the worst apps I Have seen.
Better than before
by mzmarkham13 on 2015/04/24 00:51
It's getting better with each update.
This App Rocks!
by MLovell35 on 2015/04/24 00:00
I like it.
Please fix this!
by Countrygirl6399 on 2015/04/23 23:08
I can only type so much and then the app freezes on me and I can't ever text the person back.
Please make it like the ipad app!!!
by NeesieDoll on 2015/04/23 23:08
It would be so much better if you can switch users like you can on the ipad version, and also if you can switch the feed on the facebook app as easily from top stories to most recent.
Pointless
by Higjor on 2015/04/23 22:54
Need I say more? Why have two apps taking up space on your phone? Not a smart move, FB.
Messenger
by angel22446 on 2015/04/23 22:02
This App Is Pointless ! So Many People Don't Like It! Why Not Just Change It Back.. That's How It's Been For A Long Time, So Yall Should Keep It That Way.. Such A Disgrace..
Messages never deliver and you can't hide being on.
by Tiff205B on 2015/04/23 21:58
Have had issues for months. Half my messages won't deliver. Some never get delivered. I hate that you can't hide when you're on line.
Ok messenger
by poohlover1983 on 2015/04/23 21:46
Good app to have. Lets me stay in touch with friends through FB without having to get onto my computer. Sometimes I get the messages late but otherwise I it works really well. I'm getting really tired of everything being updated so it only compatible with IOS 7 or 8. It makes it that much harder for people who can't afford to buy a newer version every time one comes out. And they make it really hard to find the apps that are compatible with the older products.
Hardly sends messages
by Fjekejshdsjsjs on 2015/04/23 20:56
Hardly sends messages
FIX THE BUG RIGHT NOW. MESSAGES ARE MESSED UP
by bobosbulletin on 2015/04/23 20:28
WHENEVER I AM TALKING TO SOMEONE IF SOMEONE NEW MESSAGES ME IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THEIR CHAT. THIS IS SO ANNOYING IT BETTER BE FIXED NEXT TIME.
Landscape
by MiaulementQ on 2015/04/23 19:47
It's Facebook on your phone. It's that simple. The only thing that frustrates frequently enough to complain about is not having an option (that I can find) to rote the phone and have Facebook rotate to landscape mode along with it — much easier typing; a quick way to get some larger text, et cetera… portrait mode is great for quick scrolling, but landscape is a lot better for the rest and should absolutely return as an option.
NO, just no!
by Mrs.MRB on 2015/04/23 19:34
I hate that FB has concocted the notion that we need one more app. Just ridiculous and I flat out refuse this app for my phone. What an ongoing invasion of privacy. Bring back one app for all our FB bull, thanks.
Great except one small annoyance
by M0M23Boyz on 2015/04/23 18:30
I like using this app and actually don't mind having it separate from Facebook. But I have one small issue that's keeping me from giving it five stars. I belong to a group where not everyone is on my friends list, so if they message me it goes to the "other" box. Since there is no access to that on the app I have to wait till I get home to check those messages. I'd love if this app would be updated so I could access the "other" folder.
The Truth
by tariq5281 on 2014/08/09 16:53
Facebook: a way to keep in touch with my family. I rarely use it, and was messaging my cousin. When I moved from PC to mobile, I noticed that Facebook was asking me to download Facebook Messenger. Now, I love talking to my family, so I decided,"Sure, I'll download it." When it finished downloading, I was entranced. All the features are perfect, from the messages that never go through to the constant app crashes. This app is better than snapchat. Now I can concurrently open Messenger from my homescreen, and after constant refreshing, see my new messages. I find how long it takes to load great anyways, because I can spend more time contemplating how amazing the app is. Imagine all the bugs you saw with the Facebook app, and double them. I find it fun making a bingo board based on all the bugs listed on the internet, and see how many I get. I play the game with my family, and got bingo three times! All in all, this app is the perfect way to keep in touch, especially when you haven't opened it for months and think nobody messaged you, and then upon opening it, you find that the notifications don't work! So it's like a nice little surprise every time. Thank you Facebook, for forcing this upon us as a mother would force an ugly outfit upon her twin sons because it matches.
Groupthink 101 for the sheeple..
by Mateofresh11 on 2014/08/12 09:42
Why are you mad? Because 'everyone' else is right? Fight the beast! Have you geniuses ever thought for yourselves, past the ideals you've allowed to be force-feed into your pigeon-holed existence? Oh so big brother is after ya huh?Someone is recording my actions aren't they! What are they doing with this... DATA! Making your lives better you Pied Piper following losers! Your in the beginning of an amazing new era on this planet, embrace it! Your the descendants of Luddites who destroyed agricultural and manufacturing machinery during the Industrial Revolution. If you knew how to use your iPhones properly, you'd know that having Messenger as a separate entity, is much more efficient for both your phone and you! Messenger is a brilliant app that has little to do with fb past the fact that it was introduced as an extension within the fb app; which is the only problem with it. There is no question that it's the BEST available app for group communication. This holds true for all types of group messenging; business, family, clubs, organizations, big brother conspiracy wizards, and even the highly educated snap-chatters 🔫 The only reason your being 'forced' to download and use it is because if giving an option, you'd never change. I hope you 1-starers know the definition of complacency..
Terrible and inconvenient, wastes memory
by Mariposa Immortale on 2014/10/19 17:27
I like messaging from within my Facebook app. I like my chat heads. I like being able to browse news feed simultaneously while working with messages. I also need to save memory space on my phone- I don't want to download extra apps to clutter my phone, use up more memory, and make connecting with Facebook friends less streamlined than the current messaging system. To put it frankly, I hate your idea of a separate app. I don't care that it's faster, it's less streamlined and multitasking between multiple apps is for the birds... That actually makes the experience much slower! Hate a separate app... And hate isn't a strong enough word. Fine if you want to offer a separate app for those who want it but don't force the rest of us to switch over. I will pull my Facebook account and stick with google + if you don't give us the old way back! Oh and I want to be able to turn vibrating alerts off on messaging for both apps! Update: have been using it a couple weeks now... Still hate it!... Update been a couple months and I still hate it for all the same reasons. It's not seamless multitasking between FB and messenger, hogs extra memory and I liked the old chat heads format much better. I could care less about making phone calls for free in the app or messages counting as text... I'd rather have my chats integrated back inside my FB app than any other feature you can throw at me! And fwiw, FB phone calls are terrible quality!
Solid update
by Daveroo92 on 2013/12/26 10:24
I just downloaded this app and I really like the new update. It has a very similar feeling to iMessage but you can literally message anyone on this when you have their cell phone number and it's attached to their facebook account. So essentially anyone can use it in contrast to apple only products being able to use iMessage. I was drawn to this app because it offers voice messaging, and a variety of emoji sticker options that google hangouts doesn't offer in their ipad apps which is what I use for my main communication .this app offers all of that here. The app overall is really snappy and fast and very simple. I like how it's not connected to regular facebook at all. So there's no annoying facebook profiles or news feed to be forced to look at. It almost feels like your not using facebook. However, the only serious negative for this app is that not too many people have started using this yet. So sometimes my messages just go their facebook inboxes where they have to log in to see what I said which is a lot slower than regular texting. So as of now it's almost impossible to use this app for all my messaging and calling needs with friends. It's a shame facebook did away with sms message. It's not here anymore so I have to use your facebook account to use this app. That's very annoying.
Perfect For Me
by The Rican on 2014/08/31 07:02
This app does exactly what I need it to do right now. I can still keep in touch with all of my friends and co-workers even though I don't have phone service right now. I don't care for all of the hype that's going on right now about Facebook being able to access my phone's data and import devices. We're all being watched and having data collected about us in someway or another anyways. For the engineers I would love to see, in the very near future or next version, the ability to control how my messages appear on my lock screen just like iMessage does. I can control the preview settings. I don't know if Apple allows you but I would really prefer it if who ever just happens to glance at my phone they won't be able to see whatever private Facebook message was just sent to me when my phone lights up. Since you guys came out with this app and I noticed that a pretty clear preview of my message appears on my lock screen, I've been waiting for you guys to change if that preview appears or not. Even if just told me who the message was from or if I had a message at all it would be great. I understand there is no privacy between you and I but at least let me keep my privacy on my phone from everyone else. Thanks, Facebook Fan
Please do something about this app!
by Pblue164378 on 2014/09/08 19:46
I hate this app. It doesn't make sense to me why FB would force people to leave the Facebook app in order to view their FB messages. I also don't think it is very convenient to have to delete the messenger app and reload it in order to change or switch accounts and see messages from those accounts. My teenage son hates it too and is no longer using it along with most of his friends. He and a lot of his friends' accounts have been easily hacked since this new "feature" has been implemented. Coincidence?Maybe. Why, FB, would you change something that already worked into something else that annoys it's users. I understand not everybody is going to like change, but when so many people have an aversion to your app, one would think you'd listen to them. At least give the users an option to use the new app if they want, or keep the classic method if they don't. And if they like the new app, allow them to switch FB accounts. FB might seem like it is a free social network to use, but just because people don't have to pay a subscription to it, doesn't necessarily mean it's free. Users are paying for FB, but not in a traditional sense; we're paying for it by being subjected to non-solicited ads and exposing our personal information (be it known, or not) to paying advertisers and other big businesses. Our privacy might be blocked from the public, but certainly not from advertisers that pay FB big money to know FB users' habits.
No idea what these kids are whining about
by Linyuan123 on 2015/04/11 12:18
Facebook, you've tried your very hardest to streamline the separate apps idea for a year now, and I am happy to conclude that you has succeeded with flying colors. A great overwhelming majority of these reviews claim they will give Facebook automatic one-stars for the rest of eternity... To those reviewers: don't you think that isn't the slightest bit unfair? Social networking and messaging are related, but they both exist in separate realms. Like you, I was skeptical before, but I am open-minded enough to realize that the Messenger app has just blossomed over the past years to include apps, voice messaging, and easy pic taking directly within the app. Also, accessing Messenger from the Facebook app is so totally seamless that I don't notice it at all. And going back is just as intuitive. Above all else, I have realized that I truly love being able to access my messages directly from a separate app, without going through the hassle of opening the Facebook app. I can't imagine going back. If you can't accept this, I think you really need to examine your aptitude for change. Facebook Messenger is truly replacing text messages as the standard for messaging for my social network. Actually, I lied; it already has.
After 2 years, I finally deleted you
by Winged Ox on 2015/02/28 18:06
I recently updated my iOS, and the repeated notification that your app works better if I let you notify me was the last straw. I am given that setting option for a reason, and if you're going to interrupt me every time I use your app to remind me of my selection and why I should change, you're out of my life. Here's something your strategy and architecture folks need to understand: In part due to the incredible amount of liberty and choice of information and experience that the likes of Facebook and the wider Internet ushered into our worlds, Millenials are far less tolerant of this kind of coercion; even delicately packaged suggestions become an annoyance. We know what we want most of the time, we know how to get it; if we don't know right now, we will in a matter of minutes. We are not like our unwitting parents and those before, believing that we must dampen our preferences and accept all of the reminders, placements, and suggestions as the nature of the beast. I, and my counterparts, have been liberated to the point that we can choose with greater autonomy, making us tremendously less elastic to embedded solicitations and nudges. If I wanted to be notified by your app with a sound or a bubble, I've been an iPhone user since 2012, I know how to do this with the flip of a wrist, and I haven't because I DO NOT WANT TO. Mmkay? I've deleted your app and I will not return.
An excellent, perfectly functional application.
by Sierra Rhuno on 2014/09/22 18:40
+5 stars for making an awesome app. Switching between Facebook and Messenger is easy, intuitive, and seamless. The messenging options are numerous, e.g. emojis, voice recordings, photo-taking, and sending photos from your photo album, and the Facebook team really did a good job on making a stellar app. I can't express enough how much faster and easier I can send messenges now. -2 stars for forcing everyone to download the Messenger app and removing the chat functionality from the Facebook app. As should be explicitly obvious from all of the ratings, your users don't appreciate your forcing us to download an extra app just so we can continue to use a feature we originally already had, despite how amazing the Messenger app is. You should have added the Messenger app as an add-on to the original Facebook app, so we could have had the awesome new messenging interface all within the original Facebook app. Additionally, in regards to the hypothetical combined facebook/messenger app, you could have added an option for the app to always start up with the newsfeed or the messenger, so those who only wish to message could already be right where they wanted to be. In summary, amazing new messenger interface; abysmally poor implementation—it could have all been in one app without forcing people to download another.
Don't need it
by Banned messenger on 2014/10/17 22:25
The Facebook messenger app is not necessary. The Facebook app alone was fine and there was no problems and issues. Now we have to be force to install another app just to be able to receive and send messages. Not only they talk about this on the news and you can also read about it online, but installing Facebook messenger you are allowing them and the government complete access to your cellphone, they could read your text messages, look at your contact list and access your camera, which for people with smart phones that's your front and back cam, also allowing them to see your photo albums and so on. Listen everyone don't let them force you to download something you don't need, plain and simple, if ain't for us the people than they would go out of business, if you wanna talk to your friends or families, than text them, you don't need messenger for that, all your doing by downloading the app is basically saying hey go right ahead and have my phone and all the info and what not, if you guys are with me, than don't download this, complain and fight and trustme when I say you will be heard and changes would be made, but if you guys stay quiet and do nothing, than they don't care, pretty soon we have no privacy, stand up and don't allow them to make these changes and do what they want, we don't need there social app, we didn't had it back than and we were fine, we don't need it now!!!
Love 2 in 1💖, HATE 1 in 2!!! 😡🔥
by Yzma Loves Levers on 2014/07/30 22:27
Like the title says. Everyone loves having an app that does several different things right? That's the Facebook app of last year. Now this year we have the latest technology: a crappy app that's only half as powerful as the previous generation, so we make you get two apps because we're going to undo everything we've accomplished so far! What?! That doesn't even make sense! Having the NEW Facebook is like choosing to dump your perfectly fine smart phone for a flip phone. But guess what! The flip phone isn't powerful enough to do what you need in a mobile device, so you have to get a second one in order to make sure everything is getting done, which ends up being a completely unnecessary hassle. You have to call someone so you pull the flip phone out and dial the phone. But then you need to send a picture over email to whomever you're talking to and you're not near a computer. Your flip phone can't talk and email so you take out your SECOND phone and send the email with the picture while talking. That's exactly what this feels like. You're talking to someone in chat, and bam you have a new comment notification. Your new crappy app that you chose over your previous perfectly fine one can't do anything but message, so you go back to the other app to comment over there. Ridiculous, annoying, and totally unnecessary. The Messenger should be optional, not forced.
Convenient
by Jah Meen on 2014/08/19 08:52
Much better and efficient than the Facebook app in my personal opinion. I hated the message system when it was integrated into the actual Facebook app. I actually used Messenger a while ago before Facebook made it required to be downloaded. I love it, it's more convenient and concise. I'm not sure what everyone is saying how it takes such a huge space and whatnot, I don't seem to have a problem with it- just disable notifications and only message when you really have to, I guess. The privacy setting is a bit normal, I'm pretty sure if you read through the fine details of many sites, you'll learn it's almost about the same. App-wise, it's great and works pretty well and does what it needs to. I like being able to toggle with my notifications. The interface is really simplistic and nice, so it's easy to use. Overall, I don't quite understand all the hate and negativity, I've already had to switch to messenger a while ago- my Facebook account seems to react faster to the changes and updates faster than most others (for some reason, I get the new update layout earlier than others, about 3 weeks to a month ahead), and I don't complain.
From Great to Terrible
by Dancecheer18 on 2014/08/26 00:16
This used to be a fantastic app- I liked having my conversations take up nearly my entire screen. But since the release of the iPad version, it's just gotten worse and worse. First of all, there was no reason to restrict the conversation to just the right side of the screen, and list all the conversations on the left- now it looks just like the Messages page in the FB app, meaning the only advantage to this app now is that it's one less page you have to load. Oh except it crashes or freezes on me at least once a day, I can't send pictures and text at the same time, and it still replaces the send button with that stupid thumbs up sticker every time your type box is empty, a feature FB did away with a while ago (because it's too easy to accidentally click and can be interpreted as rather passive-aggressive). Oh and FB recently decided not to display in its app any messages sent or received in the messenger app but the single most recent, which is just silly. It all seems rather petty listed here, but it talk to people on FB a lot, and constantly having to cope with either technical glitches or design flaws every day becomes old after a while. I think the only reason it's taken me this long to ditch the app is the nevertheless lovely pop and ding noise the app makes when it sends me a notification.
It's pretty good, but I don't see why I need a separate app for messaging.
by Rjqb11 on 2013/12/21 16:14
It's ok, like I said in my title. The thing is, why do I have to have another app for messaging. I hope in the future we won't need apps for using anything and everything on Facebook. The whole reason I downloaded the Facebook app in the first place was for convenience. So I didn't have to go to a computer or have to use my internet app to use it. So having a seperate app for the use of something on an app is pretty much the same as having to use my internet app or having to use something else. It should just be all on one app. Every other app I have has all of it's uses, tools, features, etc. in that one app. Like I said, I just hope I won't need more apps to use other things and waste more space on my hard drive on my phone, and take up more pages of my phone to make navigating apps harder and more confusing. There are plenty more reasons why I think it should all be one app, but I don't feel like going into major detail and writing a book about these problems. Just my opinion, the Facebook messenger app is ok though. It works well, the messenger app is good. That's not the problem though. The problem is what I just explained. You wanted me to write a review and this is what I have thought about it.
A review that doesn't complain
by Najifa Khursid on 2014/09/09 08:04
I wrote a review on this app once before in the past and I felt the need to write another one. First of all, it's allowed not aloud. I just thought I should educate the others on the proper terminology. Second of all, this app isn't forced on anyone. I know lots of people that use the Facebook app to message and not the messenger app. The messenger app just makes things simple and more fun. It's very convenient compared to the Facebook app. It makes communicating a lot easier since it can basically be done offline now. It uses very very little data weekly. I absolutely love it. The stickers are cute and sometimes a voice text makes things more personal if you're talking to a loved one across the world from you. Last but not least, for all of you worried about security, you shouldn't be social networking. If you're so paranoid about an app then don't use it. Use your web browser or something. Your phone does not need to run on apps. Find other reasons to hate the app like it not working properly or constantly bugs out. Security isn't an issue because what in the world is ever secure over the Internet?
Love the app; hate dem thumbs
by Thatchickthathatesyourthumbs on 2014/11/17 01:22
It's a great app that allows me to stay in touch with dear friends. BUT HOLY CRAP THAT THUMBS UP BUTTON. Who in god's name decided to make it the same as the "send" button??? I keep accidentally clicking on them and it's the most irritating thing ever!!! No...it's beyond irritating....it's beyond frustrating... It's driving me literally INSANE. I can't eat...I can't sleep...I keep having nightmare about giant thumbs. THUMBS EVERYWHERE. I tried talking to my therapist about it and he suggested I don't use the app anymore. But how can I do that when that's my only way of talking to the most beautiful human in existence?? I just can't anymore....I'm losing it...I'm losing everything. I raged so hard about the thumbs during work that I lost my job... Now my children are starving. MY OWN CHILDREN ARE AFRAID OF ME!! Whenever I'm around them they hide their hands because they overheard me screaming "I swear I'm gonna break all these thumbs" when I accidentally sent 3 thumbs up without even touching my phone. It's ruining my life!!! Please...I'm begging you for the love of god and all that is holy....get rid of that thumbs up button...or at least make it a different button than the send button!!! I want to get my life back....
Poor choice Facebook
by Xmas1888 on 2014/08/30 18:35
While Facebook has a history of making changes that upset the status quo and many users in so, the changes usually are for the best technologically and users eventually get accustomed to them. This one is different. The separation of the messenger feature from the Facebook app makes no sense from a user interface standpoint nor from a programming standpoint. While the excuse is a 20% increase in speed of app, that ignores the fact that the messenger is still part of the Facebook app and takes up resources. Unless their plan is to completely remove it, that's not likely to significantly make a difference in speed. Also the app is a poor substitute for whatsapp, which may be why they're doing this. They want users to go over to that program, as it's much more flexible and powerful. The messenger part of the FB app is tiny relative to the entire app, as is evidenced by it 400k size. I personally do not use FB as my primary means of messaging friends, and judging by the amount of negative reviews, I'm not alone. I use it primarily to share posts with friends, especially those who don't have FB mobile. This separation of the app just makes it more convoluted to do so, having to use two apps to do what one use to be able to do quite well. I hope Facebook sees the folly in this eventually. Till then I'll be using whatsapp
Absolutely not. 👎🚫
by Kimberlyy7101 on 2014/08/10 03:16
I like this app, I really do. I like how it runs, the sound effects are nice, and it's aesthetically pleasing. The negative aspects, however, far outnumber the few strings of approval I hold for this app. First, why the HECK should I download a separate app for MY Facebook account to read MY messages? You're telling me that I can't even read my own flipping messages—from friends, family, my MANAGERS—because I don't have a separate app? The in-app chat was fine. The separate app was more than likely just a way to bridge the gap into major privacy infringement—which brings me to my second point. After hearing from various friends and articles, and then even checking myself, I found out that the terms to this app are ridiculous. Who the heck do you guys think you are? You have absolutely no right to take my and friends' information. Facebook isn't even great. The only reason I use it anymore is to store pictures and CHAT WITH PEOPLE—which, evidently, I can't do anymore. If it weren't for the five years' worth of pictures and such on there, I would flat-out close my account. Bottom line, Facebook? Get your heads screwed on right and stick to honesty. I am disappointed. I love this app, but I'm ticked off enough to delete it. I refuse to let my and friends' information be taken like that. I guess I won't be chatting on Facebook anymore.
It doesn't seem necessary
by Bbygurl96 on 2014/09/11 08:00
It is simply unnecessary to me. Facebook app had a messaging system. One that was perfectly fine. And after certain updates, you cannot open your messages unless you download the new messenger app. And even then it takes you out of the Facebook app every time you want to reply. Now, you can simply ignore the app download and use safari but that logs you out every single time you exit safari. And I don't want to have to put in my log in a hundred times to have a conversation with someone. Now I know some people like messenger, and that is fine. And I don't truly mind the whole "peeking into your phone usage" because quite honestly privacy barely exists anyways. It's just that I think you should be able to choose whether or not you want it, while still being able to have your Facebook up to date. I personally have deleted my Facebook app, re-downloaded it and refuse to update it because it automatically shows the "option" of downloading messenger. Messenger was nice but it takes up unnecessary storage and is a forced app via Facebook. I think it would be more beneficial to integrate the messenger app into the Facebook messenger. Everyone can still use the original app for messaging, but it has all the perks of messenger.
Is this a joke?
by TheBRADLeyB on 2014/12/03 06:48
I'm running iOS 8.0.2 and it's been a few updates on this chat app and yet I still cannot pull down on a notification and reply. For those of you unaware 8.0 brought a sorely needed feature where when a notification banner pops up on the top of the screen you can pull it down and type in a message. Very useful for texting and other apps since it's a pain to switch apps, especially with video apps, but this messenger app has not installed that feature yet. Why? Does doing an update every 4 weeks without adding any useful features do anything for anyone? Or is Facebook updating the app every 4 weeks and pushing automatic updating in its notes in hopes people will forget to re-rate the app and thus they won't have these disgusting 1-2 star average ratings? For those of you who don't know, ratings are split into two categories. All ratings spanning all versions and then the important one (the one they show by default on the App Store) which is the ratings since the last update. Update: so now there is use of the iOS 8.0 feature but what it does is allow you to choose between muting the conversation and replying which just opens the app. This isn't what I wanted guys. This is worse than giving me nothing because it shows you spent time making something no one wants instead of giving me what I want.
Wish I didn't need this app
by punkassjim on 2012/10/09 00:51
The app works beautifully, although it's terrible on the iPad. Between the standard website, the Facebook app, and this Messenger app, there isn't a single way for me to fully enjoy effortless FB messaging on the iPad. The website doesn't refresh messages properly on iPad; the Facebook app is clunky and the overlay UI is too easy to dismiss (with an errant touch or swipe) while you're writing a long message, and lose everything; this messaging app, while great on iPhone, has the terrible up-scaled keyboard that makes it hard to type. But this app is nice, responsive, focused. For that reason, I love it. But, to have two separate apps for Facebook functions is kinda ridiculous. Now that the Facebook app has been updated to native performance, I want to delete this app altogether...but the FB app doesn't allow landscape typing. So I'm stuck with this app. Also, an annoying regression in the latest design change: it used to be that I could tap on a message, then select a word or portion of the message to copy/define it. Now I can't. You've changed it so I can only copy the whole message. It's not nice to take away functionality.
A couple of issues
by FROZYO on 2014/04/01 05:04
Like others have said, the notification system is messed up, especially since the last update. The Facebook app was always telling me to download Messenger for a better experience, and I've had it on my phone for a while. They seemed to integrate well, seeing as when I click the chat icon or anything related chat in the regular Facebook app, it redirects me to the Messenger app... but that was until the last update for Messenger. Previously, I did not get chat notifications from the Facebook app and would instead get them via Messenger, further reiterating their integration with each other. But now I get chat notifications from both Facebook AND Messenger, clogging up Notification Center with double alerts and sounds, which doesn't make sense because chat is not supposed to work from the Facebook app (and it doesn't), so why I am getting notifications for functions that I can't access/are obsolete when Messenger is installed? Isn't that the whole point of a separate app? Ease of communication and better functionality? I had to delete Messenger because it was driving me insane with constant, double notifications and alerts/vibrations.
Government
by The best Grundy on 2014/08/07 13:57
We receive data about you whenever you use or are running Facebook, such as when you look at another person's timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a Page, click on, view or otherwise interact with things, use a Facebook mobile app, or make purchases through Facebook. When you post things like photos or videos on Facebook, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video. We receive data from or about the computer, mobile phone, or other devices you use to install Facebook apps or to access Facebook, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include network and communication information, such as your IP address or mobile phone number, and other information about things like your internet service, operating system, location, the type (including identifiers) of the device or browser you use, or the pages you visit. For example, we may get your GPS or other location information so we can tell you if any of your friends are nearby, or we could request device information to improve how our apps work on your device. Btw that all came from the facebook terms and conditions
Works very well, for the most part.
by I-Pod Touch Rox on 2015/02/11 12:52
The only thing I don't like is that if you are in the FB app and you press the Messenger button, it automatically opens the FB Messenger app. It can be useful and cool at times, but if you don't want to open the Messenger app, you have no choice. Like, if I want to send a quick reply then the app has to open for me to do that. And there is a new feature that came with one of the recent iOS updates, where you can pull down the message banner and reply right then and there, and when you pull down a FB Messenger banner, it shows that you have 2 options, you can either "mute" or you can "reply". You can close the banner by pushing it up and you can reply by tapping the banner. But if you pull down the banner and press reply, it brings you straight to the app! You would think that, just like with regular text/iMessages, you would be able to reply right then and there. But no! It brings you to the app. And you have to go through that whole process. Great app! Works great! But the notification banner process with replying, and such, is really quite annoying...
Wake up Facebook.
by Silent Anguish on 2014/09/03 09:59
This app has a ridiculous amount of 1 stars. Do they not get the hint yet? Nobody likes this or want this. So many people use their mobile devices for social media nowadays, and they think forcing us to get a whole separate app to chat with people is a good idea? At least give us the option to use it. Yeah, the app is alright, but if you don't have it downloaded, they refuse to let you see your messages. REALLY? I'm out and about running errands, I'm nowhere near a computer, and I don't want to download the app. What happens if someone sends you an important message? My husband is currently deployed and messaging via wifi is the only way we can talk. So you're forcing me to download another app just to talk to my husband who is DEPLOYED? Is that really fair? This is one of the worst ideas Facebook has had. Facebook has had it's changes in the past that some people didn't like at first, but take a look at the reviews! The bad reviews far outweigh the good reviews. If they're thinking "people will eventually come around to it" they're WRONG. Give us back the option to message in the Facebook app and see our messages in there! If I really want the messenger app, then I'll download it. However, do not force me to download an app for ANOTHER app. Absolutely ridiculous.
Why do I need 2 Facebook apps? Can't one be enough?
by A once loyal fan on 2014/12/10 15:09
I don't want this application. I am very unhappy that Facebook forced everyone to download it by canceling the message functionality of the regular app. There is no acceptable reason for the Facebook app I already have to be unable to send messages like it always has. This isn't a technology problem, this isn't an "enhancement," this is Facebook simply forcing you to download more applications. What's next, the news feed app? The notifications app? The friend request app!? This is ridiculous. So thanks Facebook for another splendid app, and you're welcome for one of the millions of downloads this maneuver got you alone. Update: it's especially sleazy for Facebook to keep pushing out updates to cover up more and more of it's bad reviews. Since the only reviews that are displayed without digging for them are the most current version, each time there's an update all of the previous reviews get dumped into the "all reviews ever" category. Anyone who doesn't repost their reviews is no longer seen, even if they're still angry about things that updates have not changed (like forcing everyone to download this app by removing the message functionality of the original app). You're still a sleaze bag, Facebook, way to go.
This app needs improvement
by Sexycaucasian on 2014/11/25 06:39
So before messenger came out, people were able to 'go offline' for the people they chose. I'd like that back. Going offline for some people was really nice, then you can avoid a conversation that you don't want to have. Now it's as if you have no way to get away from people, even when you're simply scrolling through your newsfeed. Also, there have been rumors going around that messenger is a bad app to get mainly for hacking situations. I'm not saying I believe it, because I haven't been hacked (yet). But it'd be nice to be able to contact people, and some people don't get messenger and can't talk with friends or family without it. I feel that people should have the choice, whether or not they want to get the app. So please consider keeping messenger for people who like it, but also allowing people to talk to others on the Facebook app itself Going offline for some people would be great. It would definitely boost up props for messenger. Also, people need to talk to eachother, whether it's serious or not. So forcing people to get the messenger app just to talk to somebody is unfair and pretty much pointless. Giving people the choice will make messenger and Facebook a better app. Thanks.
Divide & Conquer????
by Haapala's yellow No.2 on 2014/02/05 03:50
This review is being posted by someone who much prefers a good old pencil... seriously... I started using Facebook only about a year ago... My issues with this app may be as simple as an IBM error (Idiot Behind Machine)... But I think not... Now Facebook feels like its in two places on my device... That in itself may not be all bad, but I have missed some important messages... That is most likely my fault. I'm sure there is a way to be notified when I check FB but only if I scroll through all the contacts and select the bold texted messages... This is my biggest issue ... I have had FB lock up 5 times in the past 4 days... This has not happened in the past... I have 80% of storage available and nothing is running on background ?!?! It may be all coincidence, but don't think it is... The apple product I use is amazing and new... Never been happier with the intuitive nature that the 5s brings to my minimal "computing" skills, I need to talk to some friends who are much more savvy with these peripherals to gain some understanding.... Hope your experience is better than mine... If the " kinks " get worked out, this may be helpful for some.
Direct Messaging Connection - STOP Harassing to Download!!
by mfee86 on 2014/09/03 14:38
I'm extremely annoyed that Facebook has forced its users to download an additional app in order to send/receive Facebook messages. Reluctantly, I downloaded it because I wasn't able to get into my messages via the normal Facebook app any longer. Now, I receive a request to link my contacts to the app for direct messaging EVERY time I open the message tab; this is incredibly annoying. For those who want to connect their personal messages and their Facebook, I'm sure they will enjoy this feature, but for those of us who want to keep the two separate, this feature is not desirable. You need to adjust the alerts that occur to suggest connecting the two; if I wanted to utilize this function, I would have the first time it was suggested. The alert popping up every time before I can get into my messages only angers me versus entice me to connect these two. I DO NOT want to have to connect my Facebook messages to my alerts or texts - I want to utilize Facebook at my own discretion and I think this continued harassment about allowing this feature on my phone is exhausting. Please be respectful of your users and not force them or pressure them into utilizing a feature they don't want or need.
Invasive - with no-choice but, fall-in & join rank-&-file
by Icon7888 on 2014/08/03 11:59
I DO agree with those above all of who mentioned the reasons this separate app should not be forced upon us in order to receive our original mssg from friends. Seems like another qay of migrating the masses to other invassive forms of your record-keeping, conversation-saving for personal profiling & perhaps govt retrieval! Addionally, I deleted it days ago after somehow, WITHOUT APPROVAL of SETTINGS BY ME & on my phone, I turned on my phone, as fb app had previously been closed, however, several times I found it open as soon as I turned on my phone. But what prompted me to delete mssg app & stop using fb on phone, for several days was because of the following. As I was turning on my phone to check an email, I was simultanously sitting on the potty, as said earlier, fb should've been off & NOT active, however, to my horror as i turned on the phone, already sitting I saw a flash of an image of myself, as you do when taking a selfie! Only this was NOT ME TAKING A SELFIE ON THE TOILET! Additionally, facebook suddenly was on & open! Naturally I deteted all fb data, & in the process I discovered an unknown ios logged-on! I regret not writing that exact whatever-it-was ios! It had a strange couple of letters attached to it's id!
Just one question....
by Agentmookie on 2014/08/09 23:42
When will Facebook reactivate chat within the Facebook app? I absolutely refuse to download another app just so I can chat on Facebook with my phone. I would rather just not send and receive messages at all. Matter of fact, I may just choose to stop using Facebook all together. I hope Facebook's advertisers are seeing how their customers are responding to this. News flash adverts, your ads are not going out to as many people now that Facebook is driving away their users. I refuse to download an app that takes up so much extra space on my phone when I already had an app that did the same exact thing as this one. I refuse to give Facebook permission to access my microphone or camera at their will. If they only needed the camera to take photos within the app and only needed the microphone for use with the app, they would not word their 'privacy' statement to say they can access it when they feel like it. They also sure as heck are not going to get permission to see my call logs or send messages to my contacts. Facebook as over-stepped boundaries and needs to be put in its place. Time for someone to step up with a new community site and not sell out to government watch dogs and evaluate our every move.
Terrible App
by Stephen Chase Baker on 2014/08/08 02:41
Let's just list a few of the worst things about this app, alright? There's enough immediately out of the gate to give this a 1 star review. 1.) This app is forced for all people who use Facebook on their phones, immobilizing us from messaging friends until we have downloaded this app. 2.) I've already ran into numerous bugs that makes this app unusable and leaves me unable to use Facebook at all! From not letting me open the app, to not letting me even delete this app, there is no way that I have found yet to fix this problem. 3.) Facebook messenger was doing perfectly fine without the need of it's own forced app. At least I could sign out of Facebook to avoid people looking at my conversations. From what I'm reading in other reviews, that's not even possible here. That's idiotic if true. I would keep going, but I feel as though Facebook won't even bother removing this terrible idea for an app and remain on the path of forcing us to download apps to use it. In all honesty, I'm starting to hate using Facebook more and more. I'm honestly starting to think about finding alternative ways to talk to my friends. If Facebook don't get their game together soon, they're going to lose more of their already dwindling users.
Forced on those who use Facebook.
by cutesy on 2014/08/09 12:59
This app might be a great app, but the fact that all Facebook users are required to download the app so that we can read and respond to our messages is inconvenient and a great nuisance. Why should it be forced down our throats? Is there a reason why it cannot be optional? A legitimate reason? I personally am turned off from Facebook. The reason we use Facebook is too keep in contact with people who may be hundreds of miles away, and messaging is a huge part of that, but now we have to use a separate app to do so? Ridiculous. I don't want this review to sound like ramblings of a lazy teenager, so I'll go into other reasons why this "idea" is a bad one. What about those who had their phone capacity at its limit and didn't have enough storage, or even enough storage on iCloud, to download and save ANOTHER app? Yet, they would like to see their messages from Facebook. Changing the appearance of the social media is one thing, however, changing it's basic operations and forcing users, who support or used to support, Facebook, is another thing entirely. I wonder if a survey of Facebook users on whether they would want a separate app for messaging would have been beneficial. I oppose this app in so many ways.
Google+
by Mach Ten on 2015/01/06 10:47
Looks like someone is riding the Google Plus wagon. This app doesn't seem to do so well, though. I haven't been using this in such a long time because of the convenience of the Facebook app. Now, you're choosing to have us download this app and move out of the Facebook app just to talk to our friends. If you ask me, I'd say you just through Facebook's chat's convenience out the window. I have yet to see what this app is like, though, so I'll just leave five stars until further notice. Update: It isn't worth it to me. I'm sorry, but I don't like how different the UI is, compared to the chatting, I don't like how I have to be forced to download this app in order to chat with my friends, and I don't like its inconvenience. <.> As of now, I'll just use an app called Puffin Web Browser for Facebook chatting until something good happens. Like, maybe allowing us to chat using the Facebook app, itself. <.> Please, just let us chat in the main app again. It was way easier and more convenient back then. =|
To hell with this
by Pumpkin Jack on 2014/08/08 12:16
This app is dumb as rocks. This is me killing two birds with one stone, not only am I insulting this app, but I'm also insulting rocks. Though I'm not prepared to go into why hate rocks, I am prepared to go into why hate this app. There is nothing that I could add to my messages that would make it so special that it deserves it's own app. Even if I were perfectly articulate, completely deep in thought and could muster words that your strongest vocabulary couldn't even fathom. I could be messaging someone on Facebook with the secrets to ColdFusion, extra terrestrial life, the origin of God, and who killed JFK and it still wouldn't deserve it's own app. I was against joining Facebook just like I was against joining my space before it now this only solidifies and justifies my beliefs to not want to be part of this stupid social media. By adding this one more step for my friends and I to communicate I have decided that I'm going to go the old-fashioned route and actually start writing them letters. I know you're thinking "it'll take a very long time for that letter to get to them" but at least it will be heartfelt, hand written, and everything that I wanted to say without the bells, whistles, gimmicks and clichés. I wish you all a good day and burn in hell.
You Don't Have to Install It
by dnjdnjdnjdnj on 2014/08/15 19:21
So, maybe this is just what has worked for me, but when I got the screen that says "messages are moving to messenger!" and gives you two options (learn more, or install) I clicked install, clicked the reviews, read a few, DIDNT INSTALL, then went back to the fb app and I could see my messages like normal. Haven't seen it come up again where it's basically forcing me to install. I absolutely DO NOT want to install a separate messenger app, for a number of reasons, but mainly because I find it extremely irritating to take out a feature of the app that worked perfectly fine before, and separate into an entirely new app for no apparent reason. It just feels cluttered and stupid to go to an entirely separate app to message someone on Facebook. If I'm using Facebook on my computer, I don't have to open a new window just to message people, I can do everything in the same tab. I'm speaking for myself but I only use apps that are efficiently and streamlined, and this is a step in the opposite direction. Forcing users to do this is what makes it even more terrible. Facebook, LISTEN TO YOUR USERS. or at least check out the App Store and acknowledge the 1-star rating for your useless app that nobody wants.
Really Convenient for People Like Me
by Jrhrum eur on 2014/09/08 14:52
If you're like me who doesn't really have any interest for Facebook and is only there for communication then this app is really much more convenient than the Facebook app itself. I uninstalled Facebook long time ago not just because it uses too much space but because I hated the idea of only knowing that someone messaged you if and only if you logged in. I'm not that type of person who does not log out their social media accounts so it's such a pain in the @ whenever someone talks to me and I need to log in and log out again and again. But with this app my life is now at ease. You guys are so worried about the privacy issue thing but take note that this is also business. If you're that terrified about the privacy of your information then maybe it's time to ask ourselves who the heck cares about your information other than you and well, maybe Facebook. Every social media does this and I'm surprised as to why not all complains about it.
Do Not Sync Your Contacts!
by WARRZONE on 2014/11/11 08:41
Don't sync your contacts list. It's a big invasion of privacy that maybe you are fine with, but your friends might not be. Make sure Synced Contacts is switched off in the Messenger app Settings. If you already did sync your contacts list, thus uploading all your friends' personal info to the Facebook servers, you can delete it by opening the Messenger app and clicking Settings > Synced Contacts > Learn More (Manage Imported Contacts for Messenger) > Delete All. I suspect that one of the reasons Facebook released this app was to get everyone's personal info. Most people click accept without reading anything. Each person that shares their contacts list may only have pieces of a person's contact info, but Facebook can put the pieces together like a puzzle. If, scratch that, 'when' a friend's account gets hacked, this is one way your info can get leaked to spam lists, and you get annoying telemarketer and scam calls. Facebook claims syncing helps people connect, and it helps the engine generate suggestions. I believe the risks outweigh the rewards. Your contacts show up in the app, and it works just fine without syncing. Be considerate of your friends, and leave syncing turned off.
Needs improvement
by 151 Proof on 2014/02/28 07:33
Overall it's a great app but it's still to slow transmitting back n forth, txt'ing is WAY FASTER but there are of course some folks that you don't want to txt so you use this sluggish app. Also, selecting "Friends" from FB to chat with, where are they? EVERYTIME it's a maze trying to get to message someone different and there's like different procedures that you have to go through to select people that are using something different, I'm not sure WHAT different thing, maybe a different phone, different app, different network, maybe they're on a desktop, I don't know but it's clearly not seamless, there's a lot of having to mess with the app to bring someone up on the screen to message them. Another problem, scrolling backwards to a message written a few months ago, gee whiz, can't that be made EASIER? Then the app is always "connecting", "reconnecting" or "disconnecting" gee whizz!! I know, blame it on the signal, or the satellite, or the network, or the carrier, or the mobile device... But once again, overall it's a great little app!!
Privacy invasion etc.
by Dkjsbrbchdnxjdbdjxjjsnd on 2014/08/20 04:08
I personally liked the messaging on the Facebook app itself. I liked the little bubble on the side of the screen. A few days ago, I went to message one of my friends that I haven't talked with in a while, and they forced me to download the app if I wanted to use chat on my phone. It's completely ridiculous! I've read the recent articles about this app and how invasive it is. I don't want Facebook reading my emails! They also want me to input my phone number! I don't want everyone on my friend list knowing my phone number! They look through a lot of your stuff that is on your phone (things like emails without permission) and some of that stuff is private! I have business emails on there that I would rather not have random strangers on the internet know about, but at the same time, I want to message my friends! Facebook has crossed many lines, and none of them are good. This app itself functions very poorly in my opinion compared to the actual Facebook app. I have nothing to hide, but I'd rather not have this company invading my privacy and ignoring my rights. You can't search without a warrant, and they're searching our emails without permission. This needs to change now.
Oh Really?
by drerko on 2014/09/04 04:54
Hey Facebook. You're on borrowed time. If you keep forcing people to download new apps without proper security settings while still being woefully intrusive, you're going to go more the way of VHS and MySpace than Apple or Google. Jerking around your clientele into downloading apps with no real purpose and forcing unwanted updates that are frustratingly complicated is not a sustainable business model. There is a reason why a shrinking number of teenagers and young adults use Facebook; they are simply tired of your crap. The only reason most of us downloaded this stupid app was to make the notification disappear. I will only open this application to make the notification disappear. Congratulations, you have created a worthless app that's only purpose is to remove the notification icon from your other, slightly-less-worthless-but-still-pretty-lethargic app. I hope that when you enjoy your nonfat skinny whatever from Starbucks that you have to go to a little Starbucks kiosk down the street to pick up your whatever drink, because that is basically what you have created here: an inconvenience to something that worked just fine before. Just remember, Facebook, you are not too big to fail.
The app works
by Marswolfe on 2014/09/12 03:14
This does everything it says it would. It's very easy to use and very functional. I think the privacy thing is a non-issue for now though options to limit it would have been appreciated. That being said, I do not enjoy having my more personal, business, or long messages combined with the same stream of communication when "chatting". The idea that it eliminates unwanted space or is faster or uses less battery life is just not factual. The programmers at Facebook could just have easily included this inside the Facebook app and previously they had a wonderfully functional way to do so. My thoughts on the matter: facebook wants to have an image of being the new chat messenger system. By dividing their app they manage to neatly confine people to chat or Facebook whereas it used to be completely integrated. Though the chat works great and the Facebook app works great, this is objectively a step back. I hope that this phase of Facebook is short lived. It's not the end of the world but I hope that an enormous communication and networking company will listen to what the vast majority want.
Why no zero star option?
by LlamaScarf on 2014/12/04 20:00
Facebook wouldn't let me use messages unless I downloaded this app. Sigh. So I downloaded it. I don't use Facebook much but occasionally I get messages. Why is there this insistence of the app that I turn on push notifications? I don't care about my messages that much, I check them when I feel like. I don't want to waste my data on push notifications from an app I was basically forced to download and hardly ever use. Every time I open the app, at least one thing pops up. Every time there is this big screen with no visible X button to close it. You have to tap around and guess, I feel bad for those who don't try that and end up turning them on to get it to go away. It makes no sense to me why they insist on this. Give me one warning, inform me that it's off in case I want it on, but then please respect my desire to not have them on by not harassing me about it. When I want to check a message I want to do it quick. I don't want to have to waste my time searching for how to X out of something that will never stop appearing. I'm very frustrated by this and frankly I want to delete the app but like I said, I occasionally use it and Facebook forces me to have it to check my messages.
You want to read this!
by Usually don't rate apps on 2014/09/02 23:35
Why are you forcing everyone to use two apps for something that only needs one? It was good the way it was!!! Now I have to keep switching between apps, and it uses way too much data. There's also a whole lot of bugs. Facebook, you've seen all of these reviews. Don't you think it would be a good idea to change it back to one app, the way it was? One more thing, I saw something online, and apparently, this app can: take photos and video using both cameras, record audio, use GPS or network location to find your exact location to see what stores you've been to, read and edit your SMS messages to see what you are talking about in order to show relevant ads, and can sell that information. All of that WITHOUT your permission, even if your phone is locked and the app is closed. So why don't you freakin' stalkers leave us alone, and for all of you Messenger users (hopefully former Messenger users now), delete the app immediately. If you need to message someone, use a computer or Safari. Facebook, you care too much about money, and you don't care about respecting the privacy of your users. So why don't you stop using us like objects, and start treating us like people.
Irritating problems!!!
by Katibugg14 on 2015/02/03 23:52
Okay so I know that to talk to people through Facebook I have to use the messenger app I've accepted it and don't see reason to get all heated about it. My real problem is the fact that messenger will show that a message has been seen by the recipient and then I'll close out and go back and it will show that the same message has been delivered but not read, it's kind if a pattern. But I'm left with the same problem, I never know whether my message has been read until the recipient messages back. ( this is very annoying when I like to check and see if my boyfriend has read my messages, especially when they are personal and I'm left in a state of panic!!) Also the App tends to not tell me when the user was last active, that's one if my fave things about the app, that way I can see when people are active and ignoring my texts! Yes it may sound a bit psycho but we all do it soooo don't judge!! I really just want it fixed and I doubt that this rating will change anything, but it was worth a shot... Anyone else having similar problems?? Or us it perhaps just my phone?? Pleaseeee fix thus horrid insolence
Ugh
by Bbwgirly88 on 2012/09/01 15:35
Okay first off... This app is great... IF your not a fast typer ( like myself ) love lag when other people message you and love the new feature of rapid erase. I have never been one to complain but yet I have also never been this frustrated. I click delete and suddenly my entire message is being eaten up.... I have to hit a key to make it stop but if I dare press delete again it will resume eating my message. God forbid your typing while someone else is messaging you because you will end up missing letters and it lags terribly. I am a fast typer on my iPod touch and this app has done nothing but lag and slow me down. The only perks I see on the new smilies and icons...that's about it... oh and for those at this point are most likely thinking " the rapid erase is a feature on her iPod and she is just blaming the app " NO! bad judgmental people, bad! I have searched high and low for this feature on my iPod touch I have even googled this and my iPod does not do this. A quick fix though if your looking to make it stop is to hit a key and then back out of your current convo and then go back in... Messenger won't delete what you have typed so far but it seems to temporarily fix the issue...But yeah this is my review...
You people are ridiculous, this app is great!
by Wakethesunshine98255 on 2014/08/11 20:24
I switched to the messenger app six months ago and have had no issues using it whatsoever. All these people freaking out because of the privacy stuff and being forced to do it personally need to settle down. If you do your research you'll discover half of what you think makes this app a danger to society is based purely on poor wording and even so, nobody wants to bug into all your phones and listen to your daily conversations! And I can guarantee that if you paid attention to a lot of permissions your other apps request, you'd see a lot of the same stuff so I guess you just shouldn't even have apps or a phone if you're that worried! This app is great and way easy to use and I would highly recommend it even with all the stupid backlash it's been getting recently. The only thing I do wish it had was a way to mark messages as unread but otherwise I can definitely say I'm keeping it on my phone and using it!
Thanks Obama
by missbpx on 2014/08/08 16:26
Thanks for making billions of Facebook users have to go out of their way to download this stupid app just to send messages. I'm sure most of us are quite informed on how many privacy risks are associated with this "mandatory download." I have to let Facebook have access to my microphone and camera just to send messages like I was already doing without risking my privacy? Half the time I'm talking to people on Facebook I'm lying in my bed butt-naked just waking up or about to go to sleep. Oh but it's not just while I'm on Facebook that someone out there could tap into my personal data or camera/microphone, it's at any given time, whenever "they" please. What if I want to hook up my iPhone to my iHome at 3AM and dance naked in my living room to Gangnam Style? I no longer can feel safe doing the things I (no longer) secretly love such as watching hentai cartoons on my surround sound in my own home late at night after my dance sessions because 'someone' will be listening! It is absolutely maddening and if I didn't desperately want my Quentin Tarantino and Harry Potter blu-ray movies back from an ex-fling, whom I cannot reach outside of Facebook, SO BADLY then I wouldn't be downloading this garbage at all. Waste of space in my phone.
Thought out by unintelligent people.
by lakerfan121 on 2014/11/29 19:42
Obviously Facebook is trying to monopolize more by doing this. But it's not working. I use the Facebook app less simply because I can't message in it. there's still a spot for messaging just put it back. Terrible conception and terribly inconvenient. It's clear that the majority of people don't support this but Facebook continues to push it. Stop. It's not what we want. Facebook will NEVER and I mean EVER be the primary location where I or anyone else goes to message people. If I'm on my phone, im gonna text or iMessage or AIM or skype but god no I'm not gonna open messenger. Even if I did use messenger, there would be no one to talk to because only like 1 in 25 people conform to this bs and I don't want to talk to those people. Screw this major inconvenience. 1 star reviews for both apps now because the normal Facebook app is much worse without messenger. You want me to stay in your app and use it for a while? DONT MAKE TWO APPS SO ITS INCONVENIENT AND I HAVE TO SWITCH BACK AND FORTH. All that is gonna do is make me leave one of the apps and not return because who wants to sit there opening and closing apps every 10 seconds. It's messaging, it should be easy and quick to access. Jesus.
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texting
0.00
212
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voice
41.29
142
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group
0.17
68
sticker
0.02
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chat
2.54
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call
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message
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contact
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place
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people
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photo
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video
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conversation
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phone
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