Category Rankings
Screenshots
Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
sticker photo
0.00
75
sticker photos
0.00
73
1
voice texting
0.00
54
call text
0.00
54
chat
2.54
47
voice chat
0.01
39
1
talk text
0.00
38
1
text talk
0.01
38
talking picture
0.00
31
220
talking photo
0.00
31
call
6.24
27
stickers for facebook
0.01
19
message
0.42
19
1
group video chat
0.02
16
1
facebook messenger stickers
0.01
11
facebook video chat
0.49
6
1
video chat for facebook
0.00
5
facebook
16.0 M
3
messenger
1.60
1
messenger for facebook
0.00
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.
Where they att✌️😝😭
by nelly._.escamilla on 2015/06/02 02:00
why doesnt it have any chat bubbles😪 i love those on androod now i got ios 7 😪😪
Terrible
by ClaraBelee on 2015/06/02 01:54
I use this app to talk to friends but all gives me problems. It opens up the wrong people, randomly calls people I didn't choose to and sends thumbs up or my location to people. To make things worse, you have to use it to message friends on your phone...
Facebook Vs. God
by Martii Mc Flyie on 2015/06/02 01:52
Love how this is the most downloaded free app on ITunes but the overall score is only three stars. Its buggy, but the app has fair bones. If only Facebook didn't demand you get the app so you can message friends, a feature that was already available on their original platform. God made the world in seven days, and it's taking Facebook years to make a functioning app.
I'm happy with FB messenger!
by Acsecnarfmai on 2015/06/01 23:22
My biggest complaint is that FB is time-consuming and addictive.
To controlling
by Tshirt1965 on 2015/06/01 23:14
Loved the app. Deleted it because it would not give me my messages unless I allowed notifications. I will never submit to notifications on my phone. They are a nuisance. I don't feel you should be required to activate them.
Crap
by AlliKittenQueen on 2015/06/01 23:10
This app is a piece of crap. It won't work. I type in my email and password and it won't accept. WARNING! NOBODY EVER BUY THIS APP! YOU WILL REGRET GETTING THIS DUMB *¡*#?¡ APP! I HATE YOU CREATORS OF THOS DUMB*** APP!
CANT DELETE PHOTOS!!!
by Hellokitty75055 on 2015/06/01 23:02
I want to delete photos on messenger! And messenger has been crashing and saying no people are online
Glitching
by Kahtims on 2015/06/01 22:18
After completing my update I can only type approximately three lines worth of text before the screen begins to glitch at the top and all function of the app stops working
Weak respond
by Benchmarkjoe on 2015/06/01 21:59
My friend told me that this messenger is very slow respond when she reply my message and told me to use Zalo much faster. I guess Facebook store our information and transfer to another receiver cause it slow.
Not that bad
by Peterlut on 2015/06/01 21:16
Esta bueno
THANKS FOR FORCING ME
by Forrenn on 2015/06/01 21:07
Useless ....
Messenger and fb should be one app
by Girrllllllaaaaa on 2015/06/01 21:02
I like messenger but it's just a little bit much to have to use two different apps to serve the same purpose.
Calling
by DeAnKeNdRiCk on 2015/06/01 20:27
I love this app! Especially the video calling! However, I want to throw the idea of multiple people on calls. Whether video or normal. Just something to think about! :) P.S. Thank you for your time!
Facebook messenger
by Colbster 1 on 2015/06/01 20:05
Its acting up again and won't send a text to my friends. Not happy about it right now. I hope you fix it. Why won't it send?
Bad
by Fatiamhxo on 2015/06/01 19:37
Way too many glitches.
App is bad
by Hvgvrfgg on 2015/06/01 19:11
This app is terrible
Good
by 👍🏼جميل on 2015/06/01 17:45
...
Useful messenger
by Mr bosing on 2015/06/01 17:08
I cant switch to another account.
Piece of f... Trash
by Alex Yakubov on 2015/06/01 16:17
For almost a week this piece of trash app is trying to connect and I can't send or receive messages.
Mom
by Phildabber on 2015/06/01 14:29
I believe in your constant research to make FB better, you make, block, push, intimidate us to go alone
Awful
by Kidbiz20 on 2015/06/01 13:12
Worst decision Facebook could have made was force users to get their awful Facebook Messenger app that nobody wants. If there was a 0 star rating, I would give it. Abysmal app and an abysmal implementation of messaging into Facebook.
Horrible
by Reviewer12568 on 2015/06/01 12:09
There is literally no redeeming quality of this app. Face book this is one of your worst ideas
Chat heads
by Bama_baby on 2015/06/01 11:31
The next update that would make messenger 100000000000 times better for iPhones would be chat head!!
Used to work
by LovesEyeCandy on 2015/06/01 08:38
This app used to work great on my iPad Air now it will not load at all😟. I'm so happy u guys finely added video😊. One question, is there any way u guys can add different sound options so when we all in one house don't look at our phones wondering who's phone just went off😮. Thank you for the great app❗️💕
حمزه
by matador0631 on 2015/06/01 08:11
nice app
Fail
by Hbeeyyy on 2015/06/01 07:34
I can not use this app although I am using ios7. After downloading, I tap FM icon but it doesnt active. I have download this app for 20 times but fail. Please check this review.
not more convenient just annoying
by 6thtrymakinganickname on 2015/06/01 06:26
I get the reasoning but the frequent updates seem unnecessary when things go wrong all the time.. take your time! don't rush to make updates.. make sure it works for all phones that get it.. make that infringement of privacy we all signed on for, worth it!
Facebook messenger
by Djking1$M on 2015/06/01 05:42
Freezes up had to uninstall twice and still doesn't function properly
Remember FB keeps all the you write
by Just.thinking.aloud on 2015/06/01 05:39
I am not happy that I am forced to get another app and use more memory. And remember FB is on record that they save all that you type even if you backspaced it, or you did not send, or if you deleted it. They record it all.
Sign in sign out
by Gmoney monster on 2015/06/01 05:11
I don't like how you cannot change accounts from within the ap. You MUST delete the ap and then re-install every time you need to check the messages of a different account. It's very inconvenient. There should be the option to log in & out within the ap.
Crashes
by BMX kid 777 on 2015/06/01 04:45
I have never had a broken till today all day won't open any pic messages for more then a second without going back to the home-screen these pics are important to me pics of my prom please fix crash so I can save the pics thank you
Shows messages when I have none
by 1234bmom1223 on 2015/06/01 04:10
It shows I have open messages and I have none. So I keep checking but there is nothing there.
Tres mal
by Twitter lovr on 2015/06/01 03:50
C'est boring et has slow connection between the apps
Srsly
by cherylblankk on 2015/06/01 03:49
Keeps crashing whenever I try and see a photo someone or I had sent. Fix it.
Doesn't do notifications anymore and takes forever to deliver messages
by Iris20876 on 2015/06/01 03:21
PLEASE FIX!!!!
FIX IT
by Mr. Harwood on 2015/06/01 03:20
App works initially when its first opened but when scrolling to older messages, the app crashes. Even after restarting my device, it still continues to crash. Please fix this.
Good, but pointless.
by JBRenfro on 2015/06/01 02:44
Messenger is flawless, programming wise, but it's pretty flawfull idea wise.
A load of bull
by AliD199987 on 2015/06/01 02:37
I honestly think this is the stupidest idea. If I have to download Facebook and it already has messenger on it then why MAKE me download a separate app just to privately talk to someone. All it's doing is taking storage up on my phone that isn't needed. Just take this whole app away or at least make it optional. Why should I have to download two apps when I could only have one.
Won't redone load
by sombraro man on 2015/06/01 02:26
So I got the up date for it and it won't re download could you plz fix that
Absolute garbage
by LDEFORGE on 2015/06/01 01:52
I think my header is pretty self explanatory but I'll elaborate anyway. Since updating my FB I was FORCED to have this trash. I don't want another app taking up space on my phone. I don't want to have to switch between 2 different apps to use FB. I don't want to be spied on & I don't want to endorse a product or service against my will. Horrible. I'd LOVE to delete it but again I wasn't given much choice other than to have NO FB messages. Totally ridiculous.
Another useless update
by mechanicalengineer12 on 2015/06/01 01:33
Please put messaging back into the regular app. I hate this app and it's beyond useless but for some reason there's always that one person that tries to get a hold of you through this app. It was nice to just respond through the regular app. This is why people don't use Facebook anymore.
Its not working
by shouldistart on 2015/06/01 00:57
I get notified, and go to the App but nothing loads. It keeps saying error. PleaSe fix this, it was working not even 2 days ago and now it's not.
Facebook message
by Alexis_Duhh on 2015/06/01 00:44
It's amazing
Please fix this.
by .super.kawaii.ninja. on 2015/06/01 00:28
The app is great and all but the one thing that gets me is when it crashes like while taking photos, or just scrolling up. Other wise it's pretty good
Esta aplicación debería tener una opción para cerrar sesión
by Woo-Hoo xD on 2015/06/01 00:15
En las versiones anteriores (muy muy atrás) había la opción cerrar sesión, ya que algunas personas ya sea, amigos nos piden el celular para conectarse porque ellos no pueden por algún motivo, tenemos varias cuentas de uso personal, profesional u otro. Lo bueno que han agregado diversas opciones multimedia y el "recibido" pero debería tener la opción de cerrar sesión.
Disappointed
by Mtnatz on 2015/05/31 23:34
Not only I can't update when I deleted the previous version I can't even download it anymore.Very disappointed with Facebook messenger.
I don't like it
by Flipnoter4 on 2015/05/31 22:09
What need is there for this app when we already have the Facebook app like bro.
Notify who gets online
by Ryan dubach on 2015/05/31 21:02
Dumb asf doesn't send messages right away
Garbage
by Livwick on 2015/05/31 21:01
It just stopped working for me. I'm connected to wifi, but it won't load anything. It's super frustrating. I just want the old messenger system back.
This app is pointless
by Rahmbo117 on 2015/05/31 20:55
Facebook was way better when you were able to message within the app, this app is garbage and request way to much information
Keeps crashing
by WinterCeili on 2015/05/31 20:28
Crashes every time I type > about 120 characters into a message. Keyboard hangs. App may or may not crash. Has to detect a crash and restart, and may still crash after. Killing the app manually is not sufficient.
Use to work
by Goku Kurosaki on 2015/05/31 20:11
It was working till the update. Now it says, "Can't load conversations." A couple of my friends and family are having the same issue. I hope you can fix this soon.
DOESNT DELIVER MESSAGES
by Very very good awesome app! on 2015/05/31 19:10
Sometimes I try and send a message and it just says "sent" and the person I sent it to doesn't receive it! You have to wait till it says "delivered" and for me it takes about a day, and I know it's not my connection because I've tried it almost everywhere! Please fix!
Obnoxious
by Max228 on 2015/05/31 17:18
The agreement allows the app to spy and creep on you completely including using the camera to take photos and using the mic to listen in on you. It bugs you to turn on push notifications every single time. EVERY TIME! There is no reason for it to exist other than FB's obnoxious attempt to grab more messaging market share. Instead of having your FB account accessible all on one app you have to switch over to another app that's taking data and storage off your phone? F that. I prefer messaging apps that offer privacy. The second they try this with Whatsapp I'm moving onto Line whatever offer better privacy controls.
??????
by Can I eat a hotdog on 2015/05/31 17:13
Why does facebook HAVE TO HAVE a SEPRATE APP???? IT IS STUPID I LIKED NOT HAVEING TO SWITCH APPS TO CHAT WITH FRIENDS!
Stupid pointless app
by Polar2010 on 2015/05/31 17:05
Bring back old Facebook app that has messaging feature in it. Saves people with their phone memories.
Alright
by Con3ner on 2015/05/31 15:54
It works well, but is slow sometimes and confusing
Could be better😩
by Baberoxy123 on 2015/05/31 14:50
The messenger app was a GREAT and CONVENIENT way to read all of my messages without missing a single one. Recently the app updated, and every time I receive a message and I tap on the app it crashes and sends me back to my home screen. I'm not entirely sure why it keeps doing this, but I've had to delete and reinstall the app too many times. At this point it's starting to get annoying.😐 Of course once this problem gets fixed I'll rate it higher since like I said before it really was a great app.☺️
Why a seperate app though?
by Keith Fajardo💕 on 2015/05/31 13:45
It's a great app don't get me wrong, but I don't like that we need to have a separate app for messages, like I'm already low on storage, the last thing I need is another app to take up more storage with update after update. Please change this. Thanks
Terrible
by Riah-g on 2015/05/31 13:31
I Hate messenger, I try to type a message but it freezes then shuts down I can't use it anymore. I have to go on a computer if I want to send a message now.
Good app but kinda annoying
by LawrenceTMN on 2015/05/31 12:57
I love the convenience of checking messages and responding quickly but I also just like logging into Facebook without people seeing me online and then messaging me because they know I'm online and expecting a response. So I deleted the app because sometimes I just want to scroll through my newsfeed, not respond to messages or have friends think I'm upset with them and ignoring them when the truth is that I don't always have the time for lengthy conversations. I'm going back to checking messages on my desktop until Facebook develops a way to turn off visibility for messenger because it's annoying. Yahoo messenger, Skype and Gmail have done this where I can login and not be seen so I know it's possible. Otherwise, Facebook is great!
Deliver issue?
by RedHood Jason Todd on 2015/05/31 11:46
Is delivery and issue for anyone or is it just me? When I send a message it'll usually send but sometimes I'll send it and it'll just say "sent" and won't be "delivered"
Log out button
by Oheemgieeeee on 2015/05/31 11:11
3 star because im nit really satisfied. I would give you 5 star if you can out log out button so we can switch different account to messenger. Bacause i had to delete it and re install again to log in on a different account. Thanks.
Very good
by Leonel Potoy on 2015/05/31 10:59
Ongi on
Good
by Mohabbat Jabar khail on 2015/05/31 07:27
But create the chat heads to iPhone 4 thank you
Messenger just to have the chat bubbles to be the best and a setting to login out
by Stuar7 on 2015/05/31 07:08
Messenger for iPhone needs the chat bubbles to be the best
Annoying bug
by trolololololololololo7 on 2015/05/31 06:27
Come on guys! Please fix the bug that happens when you reproduce a voice message.My iPhone just go crazy.BTW allow people to share videos of their photo library without requiring 90 seconds only please thank you.
Bring side bubble conversations back
by Likkkkkkkkkkkke on 2015/05/31 06:12
I hate having to close an app to get on messenger, bring the bubble chats back!!
Notification not loud enough
by Simple Guy 01 on 2015/05/31 05:23
It would be nice if you could change the notification sound. I need a louder and longer notification sound. I never hear the incoming message and this makes this app useless for communication when trying to meet up with friends.
Ditto-let me read messages in fb app
by Jeepboy91 on 2015/05/31 04:52
Hate being forced to use two apps. Not interested in instant notifications. Downloaded so I could clear the notification bubble in fb app, then immediately deleted messenger.
Awesome
by Yoobae17 on 2015/05/31 04:32
Great app a way to message people
crashes.
by kelss mahonee on 2015/05/31 04:08
My Facebook keeps crashing every time I try to open it. Sometimes it would work for like 5-6 minutes but then crashes again. Please fix this issue.
Crashes often
by VinceTheAmazing HD on 2015/05/31 03:17
After the latest update it crashes after about half a second
I cant log out!!!
by Axeldrive on 2015/05/31 02:37
Everytime someone else uses the ipad for facebook. They cant log out the messenger. I have to uninstall and install it again, wastes my time. They can only log out the facebook app but not the messenger. Cmon facebook its just a log out button.. Why you not put a frcking LOG OUT BUTTON.
0964490270
by 0964490270 on 2015/05/31 00:50
Non khmeng jalerm
Fix this now!
by Very mad person_1999_ on 2015/05/30 23:22
This app used to work amazing. Then the latest updates came and now none of the messages I send are sending. This really makes me mad when I'm trying to make plans with one of my friends.
Sucks👎🏼
by ltpritch on 2015/05/30 22:21
This app takes storage. And I have to open this app to chat with my friends. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 make it where you can chat without opening a new app!!!
Good app
by Mr fook on 2015/05/30 21:07
Great app but needs to work on the video calling to make it excellent to use instead of Skype
APPLE OR FACEBOOK
by Diegoroxs on 2015/05/30 20:37
My messenger is not letting me send pictures , and it's really annoying ! Please help ! Like I love the app , but now it's been happening for a while and it's really annoying ..
Great app
by Ni Yom on 2015/05/30 20:25
The newer version gets better and better.
Mostly useful
by Nightlitsky on 2015/05/30 18:51
The only problem with it is the constant calls from unwanted people. It's unfortunate that when someone tris to call you, it prevents your typing, takes up your whole window and worse: you could answer the phone by accident with those "perfectly placed buttons" change it to a drop down banner like when you get a message and that will greatly improve this app.
I love this app
by Nena0001 on 2015/05/30 18:36
I use it all the time! It's perfect! I just think you should able to look through your shared videos like you can with your photos!
Okay.....
by Lipsxhaily on 2015/05/30 17:47
I hate that you have to download another app. It's takes up space that I don't have on my phone. I wish it was like before.
Great
by nista27 on 2015/05/30 16:37
Better way too chat with friends without having too stay online on your Facebook account.
Good
by Frassboy on 2015/05/30 16:20
Excellent..!!!!!!!!
very bad
by zhyar9023 on 2015/05/30 15:19
i want to use Facebook without this sh•t
Worst app ever
by Angie29m on 2015/05/30 15:18
Freezes and shuts off on me ALL the time! Can't be on it longer then a minute without it shutting off POS app!
Stuck in "waiting to reconnect" mode
by Dietcokette on 2015/05/30 15:17
Regardless of how often I restart the app, it's stuck in "waiting to reconnect" mode. I clearly have a fine net connection, since everything else (including Facebook) is working. And FB messages are clearly making it to my phone, since they flash in notifications when they come in -- but then the app opens and I can't see (or send) new messages at all. Experiencing the same thing on my iPad.
Amazing App!
by Hoosiermommy36 on 2015/05/30 15:08
It's great what all this app can do, sending pictures, videos, messages, group chats. I use it daily & have never had a single problem with it.
I hate this app
by MeghanSlaninko on 2015/05/30 14:33
There is absolutely no need to have this app! Facebook was fine without the messenger app. It takes up space and is completely unnecessary. F*ck this app. DOESNT EVEN DESERVE A STAR
Really?
by Jtgr6 on 2015/05/30 12:40
Facebook requires this to review messages??? Lame
Not working help
by Ikrambenly on 2015/05/30 10:35
Guys this application is not working I don't know would someone help me I just installed over and over again I hate opening safari to write down my messages if some one could help I will appreciate it
Forced notifications
by Comradephate on 2015/05/30 09:24
I'm not a child, I'll decide which notifications I want.
Convenient
by DZ's Music Flow on 2015/05/30 08:45
It's simple and easy to use
Can't add more favorites to my messenger
by Kevkayser mexican elite on 2015/05/30 07:54
Ok starting today this application is not working perfectly, I can't add more favorite friends on my favorite list messenger! I m not the only one here! There's people I don't talk to them anymore & I want to deleting them from my list ! Fix this bug !!!! Read it! Do your job right
Messaging takes forever to send
by nuwu1010 on 2015/05/30 07:24
iPhone 5: messages take forever to actually be delivered. I have to keep sending messages to make them send. Have strong service and wifi also so that can't be the problem. Help!!
Chat head please
by Riyadcu on 2015/05/30 06:18
Please give us chat head .. So we would be able to chat from anywhere
Can't log out
by NateRiverL on 2015/05/30 05:51
suxx
Good but...
by A fellow Kikster on 2015/05/30 04:39
I really like Messenger. However I noticed that whenever I get a message, the badge icon for the app (the red number on the app icon) doesn't show. Seeing as the badge icons are important to me, and probably many other users, I strongly recommend sending out an update that addresses this issue. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NO need for the 2nd App!!!
by NPetro1122 on 2015/04/28 05:02
The Facebook app worked perfectly fine just the way it was! In just the ONE original app you could: browse Facebook, comment on posts, update your status, etc. AND still write & receive messages! Now, just to check, write, or reply to a message you have to leave the app entirely, and open a whole separate app just to do so! Why you felt you needed to make a separate app for the Facebook Messenger I'll never fully understand... I do however understand that certain people like the 2 separate applications (for whatever reasons: being faster, more options, etc.) but I don't think it should be MANDATORY to have to have them both. I HATE having to leave the Facebook app just to check a message that someone sent me! Then, after I've read the message & replied, I have to leave The Facebook messenger app. Then go back to the Facebook app! And, when you're having a conversation with someone, you end up going back-and-forth between the 2 apps quite frequently! It gets very frustrating and VERY old VERY quickly!!! I say, bring back the original Facebook app, and let people choose which one they'd like to use!!!
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 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.
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.
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!
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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.
Where they att✌️😝😭
by nelly._.escamilla on 2015/06/02 02:00
why doesnt it have any chat bubbles😪 i love those on androod now i got ios 7 😪😪
Terrible
by ClaraBelee on 2015/06/02 01:54
I use this app to talk to friends but all gives me problems. It opens up the wrong people, randomly calls people I didn't choose to and sends thumbs up or my location to people. To make things worse, you have to use it to message friends on your phone...
Facebook Vs. God
by Martii Mc Flyie on 2015/06/02 01:52
Love how this is the most downloaded free app on ITunes but the overall score is only three stars. Its buggy, but the app has fair bones. If only Facebook didn't demand you get the app so you can message friends, a feature that was already available on their original platform. God made the world in seven days, and it's taking Facebook years to make a functioning app.
I'm happy with FB messenger!
by Acsecnarfmai on 2015/06/01 23:22
My biggest complaint is that FB is time-consuming and addictive.
To controlling
by Tshirt1965 on 2015/06/01 23:14
Loved the app. Deleted it because it would not give me my messages unless I allowed notifications. I will never submit to notifications on my phone. They are a nuisance. I don't feel you should be required to activate them.
Crap
by AlliKittenQueen on 2015/06/01 23:10
This app is a piece of crap. It won't work. I type in my email and password and it won't accept. WARNING! NOBODY EVER BUY THIS APP! YOU WILL REGRET GETTING THIS DUMB *¡*#?¡ APP! I HATE YOU CREATORS OF THOS DUMB*** APP!
CANT DELETE PHOTOS!!!
by Hellokitty75055 on 2015/06/01 23:02
I want to delete photos on messenger! And messenger has been crashing and saying no people are online
Glitching
by Kahtims on 2015/06/01 22:18
After completing my update I can only type approximately three lines worth of text before the screen begins to glitch at the top and all function of the app stops working
Weak respond
by Benchmarkjoe on 2015/06/01 21:59
My friend told me that this messenger is very slow respond when she reply my message and told me to use Zalo much faster. I guess Facebook store our information and transfer to another receiver cause it slow.
Not that bad
by Peterlut on 2015/06/01 21:16
Esta bueno
THANKS FOR FORCING ME
by Forrenn on 2015/06/01 21:07
Useless ....
Messenger and fb should be one app
by Girrllllllaaaaa on 2015/06/01 21:02
I like messenger but it's just a little bit much to have to use two different apps to serve the same purpose.
Calling
by DeAnKeNdRiCk on 2015/06/01 20:27
I love this app! Especially the video calling! However, I want to throw the idea of multiple people on calls. Whether video or normal. Just something to think about! :) P.S. Thank you for your time!
Facebook messenger
by Colbster 1 on 2015/06/01 20:05
Its acting up again and won't send a text to my friends. Not happy about it right now. I hope you fix it. Why won't it send?
Bad
by Fatiamhxo on 2015/06/01 19:37
Way too many glitches.
App is bad
by Hvgvrfgg on 2015/06/01 19:11
This app is terrible
Good
by 👍🏼جميل on 2015/06/01 17:45
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Useful messenger
by Mr bosing on 2015/06/01 17:08
I cant switch to another account.
Piece of f... Trash
by Alex Yakubov on 2015/06/01 16:17
For almost a week this piece of trash app is trying to connect and I can't send or receive messages.
Mom
by Phildabber on 2015/06/01 14:29
I believe in your constant research to make FB better, you make, block, push, intimidate us to go alone
Awful
by Kidbiz20 on 2015/06/01 13:12
Worst decision Facebook could have made was force users to get their awful Facebook Messenger app that nobody wants. If there was a 0 star rating, I would give it. Abysmal app and an abysmal implementation of messaging into Facebook.
Horrible
by Reviewer12568 on 2015/06/01 12:09
There is literally no redeeming quality of this app. Face book this is one of your worst ideas
Chat heads
by Bama_baby on 2015/06/01 11:31
The next update that would make messenger 100000000000 times better for iPhones would be chat head!!
Used to work
by LovesEyeCandy on 2015/06/01 08:38
This app used to work great on my iPad Air now it will not load at all😟. I'm so happy u guys finely added video😊. One question, is there any way u guys can add different sound options so when we all in one house don't look at our phones wondering who's phone just went off😮. Thank you for the great app❗️💕
حمزه
by matador0631 on 2015/06/01 08:11
nice app
Fail
by Hbeeyyy on 2015/06/01 07:34
I can not use this app although I am using ios7. After downloading, I tap FM icon but it doesnt active. I have download this app for 20 times but fail. Please check this review.
not more convenient just annoying
by 6thtrymakinganickname on 2015/06/01 06:26
I get the reasoning but the frequent updates seem unnecessary when things go wrong all the time.. take your time! don't rush to make updates.. make sure it works for all phones that get it.. make that infringement of privacy we all signed on for, worth it!
Facebook messenger
by Djking1$M on 2015/06/01 05:42
Freezes up had to uninstall twice and still doesn't function properly
Remember FB keeps all the you write
by Just.thinking.aloud on 2015/06/01 05:39
I am not happy that I am forced to get another app and use more memory. And remember FB is on record that they save all that you type even if you backspaced it, or you did not send, or if you deleted it. They record it all.
Sign in sign out
by Gmoney monster on 2015/06/01 05:11
I don't like how you cannot change accounts from within the ap. You MUST delete the ap and then re-install every time you need to check the messages of a different account. It's very inconvenient. There should be the option to log in & out within the ap.
Crashes
by BMX kid 777 on 2015/06/01 04:45
I have never had a broken till today all day won't open any pic messages for more then a second without going back to the home-screen these pics are important to me pics of my prom please fix crash so I can save the pics thank you
Shows messages when I have none
by 1234bmom1223 on 2015/06/01 04:10
It shows I have open messages and I have none. So I keep checking but there is nothing there.
Tres mal
by Twitter lovr on 2015/06/01 03:50
C'est boring et has slow connection between the apps
Srsly
by cherylblankk on 2015/06/01 03:49
Keeps crashing whenever I try and see a photo someone or I had sent. Fix it.
Doesn't do notifications anymore and takes forever to deliver messages
by Iris20876 on 2015/06/01 03:21
PLEASE FIX!!!!
FIX IT
by Mr. Harwood on 2015/06/01 03:20
App works initially when its first opened but when scrolling to older messages, the app crashes. Even after restarting my device, it still continues to crash. Please fix this.
Good, but pointless.
by JBRenfro on 2015/06/01 02:44
Messenger is flawless, programming wise, but it's pretty flawfull idea wise.
A load of bull
by AliD199987 on 2015/06/01 02:37
I honestly think this is the stupidest idea. If I have to download Facebook and it already has messenger on it then why MAKE me download a separate app just to privately talk to someone. All it's doing is taking storage up on my phone that isn't needed. Just take this whole app away or at least make it optional. Why should I have to download two apps when I could only have one.
Won't redone load
by sombraro man on 2015/06/01 02:26
So I got the up date for it and it won't re download could you plz fix that
Absolute garbage
by LDEFORGE on 2015/06/01 01:52
I think my header is pretty self explanatory but I'll elaborate anyway. Since updating my FB I was FORCED to have this trash. I don't want another app taking up space on my phone. I don't want to have to switch between 2 different apps to use FB. I don't want to be spied on & I don't want to endorse a product or service against my will. Horrible. I'd LOVE to delete it but again I wasn't given much choice other than to have NO FB messages. Totally ridiculous.
Another useless update
by mechanicalengineer12 on 2015/06/01 01:33
Please put messaging back into the regular app. I hate this app and it's beyond useless but for some reason there's always that one person that tries to get a hold of you through this app. It was nice to just respond through the regular app. This is why people don't use Facebook anymore.
Its not working
by shouldistart on 2015/06/01 00:57
I get notified, and go to the App but nothing loads. It keeps saying error. PleaSe fix this, it was working not even 2 days ago and now it's not.
Facebook message
by Alexis_Duhh on 2015/06/01 00:44
It's amazing
Please fix this.
by .super.kawaii.ninja. on 2015/06/01 00:28
The app is great and all but the one thing that gets me is when it crashes like while taking photos, or just scrolling up. Other wise it's pretty good
Esta aplicación debería tener una opción para cerrar sesión
by Woo-Hoo xD on 2015/06/01 00:15
En las versiones anteriores (muy muy atrás) había la opción cerrar sesión, ya que algunas personas ya sea, amigos nos piden el celular para conectarse porque ellos no pueden por algún motivo, tenemos varias cuentas de uso personal, profesional u otro. Lo bueno que han agregado diversas opciones multimedia y el "recibido" pero debería tener la opción de cerrar sesión.
Disappointed
by Mtnatz on 2015/05/31 23:34
Not only I can't update when I deleted the previous version I can't even download it anymore.Very disappointed with Facebook messenger.
I don't like it
by Flipnoter4 on 2015/05/31 22:09
What need is there for this app when we already have the Facebook app like bro.
Notify who gets online
by Ryan dubach on 2015/05/31 21:02
Dumb asf doesn't send messages right away
Garbage
by Livwick on 2015/05/31 21:01
It just stopped working for me. I'm connected to wifi, but it won't load anything. It's super frustrating. I just want the old messenger system back.
This app is pointless
by Rahmbo117 on 2015/05/31 20:55
Facebook was way better when you were able to message within the app, this app is garbage and request way to much information
Keeps crashing
by WinterCeili on 2015/05/31 20:28
Crashes every time I type > about 120 characters into a message. Keyboard hangs. App may or may not crash. Has to detect a crash and restart, and may still crash after. Killing the app manually is not sufficient.
Use to work
by Goku Kurosaki on 2015/05/31 20:11
It was working till the update. Now it says, "Can't load conversations." A couple of my friends and family are having the same issue. I hope you can fix this soon.
DOESNT DELIVER MESSAGES
by Very very good awesome app! on 2015/05/31 19:10
Sometimes I try and send a message and it just says "sent" and the person I sent it to doesn't receive it! You have to wait till it says "delivered" and for me it takes about a day, and I know it's not my connection because I've tried it almost everywhere! Please fix!
Obnoxious
by Max228 on 2015/05/31 17:18
The agreement allows the app to spy and creep on you completely including using the camera to take photos and using the mic to listen in on you. It bugs you to turn on push notifications every single time. EVERY TIME! There is no reason for it to exist other than FB's obnoxious attempt to grab more messaging market share. Instead of having your FB account accessible all on one app you have to switch over to another app that's taking data and storage off your phone? F that. I prefer messaging apps that offer privacy. The second they try this with Whatsapp I'm moving onto Line whatever offer better privacy controls.
??????
by Can I eat a hotdog on 2015/05/31 17:13
Why does facebook HAVE TO HAVE a SEPRATE APP???? IT IS STUPID I LIKED NOT HAVEING TO SWITCH APPS TO CHAT WITH FRIENDS!
Stupid pointless app
by Polar2010 on 2015/05/31 17:05
Bring back old Facebook app that has messaging feature in it. Saves people with their phone memories.
Alright
by Con3ner on 2015/05/31 15:54
It works well, but is slow sometimes and confusing
Could be better😩
by Baberoxy123 on 2015/05/31 14:50
The messenger app was a GREAT and CONVENIENT way to read all of my messages without missing a single one. Recently the app updated, and every time I receive a message and I tap on the app it crashes and sends me back to my home screen. I'm not entirely sure why it keeps doing this, but I've had to delete and reinstall the app too many times. At this point it's starting to get annoying.😐 Of course once this problem gets fixed I'll rate it higher since like I said before it really was a great app.☺️
Why a seperate app though?
by Keith Fajardo💕 on 2015/05/31 13:45
It's a great app don't get me wrong, but I don't like that we need to have a separate app for messages, like I'm already low on storage, the last thing I need is another app to take up more storage with update after update. Please change this. Thanks
Terrible
by Riah-g on 2015/05/31 13:31
I Hate messenger, I try to type a message but it freezes then shuts down I can't use it anymore. I have to go on a computer if I want to send a message now.
Good app but kinda annoying
by LawrenceTMN on 2015/05/31 12:57
I love the convenience of checking messages and responding quickly but I also just like logging into Facebook without people seeing me online and then messaging me because they know I'm online and expecting a response. So I deleted the app because sometimes I just want to scroll through my newsfeed, not respond to messages or have friends think I'm upset with them and ignoring them when the truth is that I don't always have the time for lengthy conversations. I'm going back to checking messages on my desktop until Facebook develops a way to turn off visibility for messenger because it's annoying. Yahoo messenger, Skype and Gmail have done this where I can login and not be seen so I know it's possible. Otherwise, Facebook is great!
Deliver issue?
by RedHood Jason Todd on 2015/05/31 11:46
Is delivery and issue for anyone or is it just me? When I send a message it'll usually send but sometimes I'll send it and it'll just say "sent" and won't be "delivered"
Log out button
by Oheemgieeeee on 2015/05/31 11:11
3 star because im nit really satisfied. I would give you 5 star if you can out log out button so we can switch different account to messenger. Bacause i had to delete it and re install again to log in on a different account. Thanks.
Very good
by Leonel Potoy on 2015/05/31 10:59
Ongi on
Good
by Mohabbat Jabar khail on 2015/05/31 07:27
But create the chat heads to iPhone 4 thank you
Messenger just to have the chat bubbles to be the best and a setting to login out
by Stuar7 on 2015/05/31 07:08
Messenger for iPhone needs the chat bubbles to be the best
Annoying bug
by trolololololololololo7 on 2015/05/31 06:27
Come on guys! Please fix the bug that happens when you reproduce a voice message.My iPhone just go crazy.BTW allow people to share videos of their photo library without requiring 90 seconds only please thank you.
Bring side bubble conversations back
by Likkkkkkkkkkkke on 2015/05/31 06:12
I hate having to close an app to get on messenger, bring the bubble chats back!!
Notification not loud enough
by Simple Guy 01 on 2015/05/31 05:23
It would be nice if you could change the notification sound. I need a louder and longer notification sound. I never hear the incoming message and this makes this app useless for communication when trying to meet up with friends.
Ditto-let me read messages in fb app
by Jeepboy91 on 2015/05/31 04:52
Hate being forced to use two apps. Not interested in instant notifications. Downloaded so I could clear the notification bubble in fb app, then immediately deleted messenger.
Awesome
by Yoobae17 on 2015/05/31 04:32
Great app a way to message people
crashes.
by kelss mahonee on 2015/05/31 04:08
My Facebook keeps crashing every time I try to open it. Sometimes it would work for like 5-6 minutes but then crashes again. Please fix this issue.
Crashes often
by VinceTheAmazing HD on 2015/05/31 03:17
After the latest update it crashes after about half a second
I cant log out!!!
by Axeldrive on 2015/05/31 02:37
Everytime someone else uses the ipad for facebook. They cant log out the messenger. I have to uninstall and install it again, wastes my time. They can only log out the facebook app but not the messenger. Cmon facebook its just a log out button.. Why you not put a frcking LOG OUT BUTTON.
0964490270
by 0964490270 on 2015/05/31 00:50
Non khmeng jalerm
Fix this now!
by Very mad person_1999_ on 2015/05/30 23:22
This app used to work amazing. Then the latest updates came and now none of the messages I send are sending. This really makes me mad when I'm trying to make plans with one of my friends.
Sucks👎🏼
by ltpritch on 2015/05/30 22:21
This app takes storage. And I have to open this app to chat with my friends. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 make it where you can chat without opening a new app!!!
Good app
by Mr fook on 2015/05/30 21:07
Great app but needs to work on the video calling to make it excellent to use instead of Skype
APPLE OR FACEBOOK
by Diegoroxs on 2015/05/30 20:37
My messenger is not letting me send pictures , and it's really annoying ! Please help ! Like I love the app , but now it's been happening for a while and it's really annoying ..
Great app
by Ni Yom on 2015/05/30 20:25
The newer version gets better and better.
Mostly useful
by Nightlitsky on 2015/05/30 18:51
The only problem with it is the constant calls from unwanted people. It's unfortunate that when someone tris to call you, it prevents your typing, takes up your whole window and worse: you could answer the phone by accident with those "perfectly placed buttons" change it to a drop down banner like when you get a message and that will greatly improve this app.
I love this app
by Nena0001 on 2015/05/30 18:36
I use it all the time! It's perfect! I just think you should able to look through your shared videos like you can with your photos!
Okay.....
by Lipsxhaily on 2015/05/30 17:47
I hate that you have to download another app. It's takes up space that I don't have on my phone. I wish it was like before.
Great
by nista27 on 2015/05/30 16:37
Better way too chat with friends without having too stay online on your Facebook account.
Good
by Frassboy on 2015/05/30 16:20
Excellent..!!!!!!!!
very bad
by zhyar9023 on 2015/05/30 15:19
i want to use Facebook without this sh•t
Worst app ever
by Angie29m on 2015/05/30 15:18
Freezes and shuts off on me ALL the time! Can't be on it longer then a minute without it shutting off POS app!
Stuck in "waiting to reconnect" mode
by Dietcokette on 2015/05/30 15:17
Regardless of how often I restart the app, it's stuck in "waiting to reconnect" mode. I clearly have a fine net connection, since everything else (including Facebook) is working. And FB messages are clearly making it to my phone, since they flash in notifications when they come in -- but then the app opens and I can't see (or send) new messages at all. Experiencing the same thing on my iPad.
Amazing App!
by Hoosiermommy36 on 2015/05/30 15:08
It's great what all this app can do, sending pictures, videos, messages, group chats. I use it daily & have never had a single problem with it.
I hate this app
by MeghanSlaninko on 2015/05/30 14:33
There is absolutely no need to have this app! Facebook was fine without the messenger app. It takes up space and is completely unnecessary. F*ck this app. DOESNT EVEN DESERVE A STAR
Really?
by Jtgr6 on 2015/05/30 12:40
Facebook requires this to review messages??? Lame
Not working help
by Ikrambenly on 2015/05/30 10:35
Guys this application is not working I don't know would someone help me I just installed over and over again I hate opening safari to write down my messages if some one could help I will appreciate it
Forced notifications
by Comradephate on 2015/05/30 09:24
I'm not a child, I'll decide which notifications I want.
Convenient
by DZ's Music Flow on 2015/05/30 08:45
It's simple and easy to use
Can't add more favorites to my messenger
by Kevkayser mexican elite on 2015/05/30 07:54
Ok starting today this application is not working perfectly, I can't add more favorite friends on my favorite list messenger! I m not the only one here! There's people I don't talk to them anymore & I want to deleting them from my list ! Fix this bug !!!! Read it! Do your job right
Messaging takes forever to send
by nuwu1010 on 2015/05/30 07:24
iPhone 5: messages take forever to actually be delivered. I have to keep sending messages to make them send. Have strong service and wifi also so that can't be the problem. Help!!
Chat head please
by Riyadcu on 2015/05/30 06:18
Please give us chat head .. So we would be able to chat from anywhere
Can't log out
by NateRiverL on 2015/05/30 05:51
suxx
Good but...
by A fellow Kikster on 2015/05/30 04:39
I really like Messenger. However I noticed that whenever I get a message, the badge icon for the app (the red number on the app icon) doesn't show. Seeing as the badge icons are important to me, and probably many other users, I strongly recommend sending out an update that addresses this issue. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NO need for the 2nd App!!!
by NPetro1122 on 2015/04/28 05:02
The Facebook app worked perfectly fine just the way it was! In just the ONE original app you could: browse Facebook, comment on posts, update your status, etc. AND still write & receive messages! Now, just to check, write, or reply to a message you have to leave the app entirely, and open a whole separate app just to do so! Why you felt you needed to make a separate app for the Facebook Messenger I'll never fully understand... I do however understand that certain people like the 2 separate applications (for whatever reasons: being faster, more options, etc.) but I don't think it should be MANDATORY to have to have them both. I HATE having to leave the Facebook app just to check a message that someone sent me! Then, after I've read the message & replied, I have to leave The Facebook messenger app. Then go back to the Facebook app! And, when you're having a conversation with someone, you end up going back-and-forth between the 2 apps quite frequently! It gets very frustrating and VERY old VERY quickly!!! I say, bring back the original Facebook app, and let people choose which one they'd like to use!!!
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 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.
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.
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!
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