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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.
Notifications Disappearing After Last Update
by JochiemGrace on 2016/05/28 17:38
I actually like the messenger app. It my main way to contact my S.O., and I believe it is a viable way of communication. However, since the last update, the notifications are disappearing as soon as they sound. Some not even sounding at all. This is very very frustrating. I'm hoping the creators will take note and actually fix it instead of just adding things we don't really need.
Needs good update.
by SamanthaAnneN99 on 2016/05/28 15:44
I hear a message ring go off in messenger but it doesn't pop up on my lock screen or notification bar. Then I will not get a message but messenger said i did on Facebook, I clicked on it and it showed me the message that I sent to someone was read or my message is bolded.
😡
by angelina_jolly on 2016/05/28 15:38
I hate that i must keep this app in order to chat on FB!
Going live
by Slimfem on 2016/05/28 15:04
I feel like after the recent update I can't go live anymore keeps saying check your internet connection?? What's goin on Facebook
Stupid
by adam_51298DJW on 2016/05/28 14:39
It's stupid that we have to download a separate app to message people. Would give negative stars if possible.
Functionality Removed, Awesome!
by UnrealTechno on 2016/05/28 14:17
I truly don't appreciate having functionality removed from app and being forced to download another as a supplement. It's been fine for years, leave it alone. A REAL change log would be nice... (See 1Password for a great example). In other news, the watch app is so slow that it's unusable. Enjoy your one star!
Why I can't download messenger?
by Tuba116 on 2016/05/28 14:04
Pls solve the problem.
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by Lol!$$$$ on 2016/05/28 13:00
Gd
Stop the updates!!
by Amandabug900 on 2016/05/28 12:55
I hate your app, you should have left it on facebook. It takes up a crap tone of storage and It does not work. The updates everyday is really annoying.
Ok
by Ltw2014 on 2016/05/28 12:28
The app is ok but it takes to long to sign on.
Ridiculous
by too cute to be addicting on 2016/05/28 12:17
The fact that Facebook makes you download a separate app just to use their messaging service is absolutely obserd and completely unnecessary, this is why people are using Twitter
Please fix
by XxWonderlessxX on 2016/05/28 12:14
Ever since I updated notifications are not working and my messages won't send! Please fix
Glitchy and awful with my iphone6
by Razma82 on 2016/05/28 11:53
Just got a new iPhone 6 a couple weeks ago, and kept realizing all sounds were being disabled somehow (no ring tone, no text, nada). One possible solution was to remove Facebook messenger. Voila, all better. I like using messenger, but not at the potential demise of my career, as I am on call approximately half of my life and I cannot miss a call because somehow glitchy messenger app has decided I don't need to hear any sound from my phone. Wish I could give zero stars.
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by Littelcat on 2016/05/28 11:42
ใช้งานสะดวก รวดเร็ว
Great!!
by Premvisarutttt on 2016/05/28 11:29
❤️❤️
Averege
by Zolic123 on 2016/05/28 11:00
Tebds to bug uot and be slugish
Need chat heads for iPhone.
by ChelseyKay4 on 2016/05/28 08:46
I have issues all the time with the app from not getting notification to not working at all. I am very jealous of my friends with Andriods because they have the chat heads options, why isn't there one for Apple products?
Messenger
by ElcrUu11z on 2016/05/28 07:48
Gotta like it
Slow
by G_murder on 2016/05/28 06:21
Needs to stop crash
Doesn't work
by Imagoodshot on 2016/05/28 05:35
Just downloaded for the first time. App won't even load when I tried to use it. Not a very good first impression.
Disappearing Messages
by Sunshine.Ram on 2016/05/28 05:22
Every time that I get a message I I get the notification and when I go to check my phone the message doesn't pop up on my lock screen
Notifications
by Kara Moore on 2016/05/28 04:17
The notifications for this app have not been working. I am unaware when I get a message and have to actually open up the app to reply. This is annoying and frustrating, and has led to me missing important messages. Please make an update that actually fixes and addresses this problem.
Question 👇🏻
by Brainiac47 on 2016/05/28 04:12
Why do people invite me to messanger when I already have it ? It confuses me like every time someone invites me it takes me to the App Store and says open ??
Notification
by Oitrac on 2016/05/28 02:58
Every since the update I had trouble getting notifications won't show up n the lock screen I have reset the app & reinstall it nothing yet still same problem. Now I have other problem when I log out my account to log into other account it gives me a problem logging back into mine like it's freezes for a bit until I exit it & reopen then it give me my option to confirm my number again fix this it's horrible & annoying that I got to constantly look at my phone to see if I received a message beside getting a notification.
Notification Problems
by Karlamiz on 2016/05/28 02:31
I had this problem since the last update and I thought this update would fix it but its still not fixed
Worst app EVER!
by MarkFiorucci on 2016/05/28 02:15
Just stop with the crap of nagging nagging nagging. Someone should put 2 in mark zuckerburgs head.
Fix it now.
by Teagan g on 2016/05/28 01:57
Keeps shutting me out of it, not working, slow. Fix it.
No Notifications!
by Loulou530 on 2016/05/28 01:24
The app isn't notifying me when I have a message! Super frustrating!
Notifications Problems
by Mariahh13 on 2016/05/28 00:56
My notifications disappear after showing up for a second it's terribly annoying. Not pleased.
Worst Apple Watch App
by HeresyInArms on 2016/05/28 00:32
Along with similar notification issues that have been reported, the watch app just doesn't work. It will not retrieve my message list or anything else. The spinning wheel is mostly what I get. When I am able to see my message list (always after deleting and reinstalling app on the watch) it's atleast 10 messages behind my phone app. That's if it's able to retrieve the message thread in the first place. Btw The only times the app works seems to be when I have my phone unlocked and the phone app is running in the foreground. What's the point if I have to open my phone every time to have the watch app run some of the time?
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by I'll them girl on 2016/05/28 00:22
I can't even download it ): wassup with that ?
Messenger
by Emerald3022 on 2016/05/28 00:15
I really enjoy messenger but I thought u can probably add some new things into it like if there is a group chat they can be able to video chat all in one and some games while there is a video chat.
Amazing!!
by Ashton Jackson on 2016/05/27 23:41
Me and my aunt talk all the time on the app and we have gotten closer by talking on it
This app stinks
by Deeddddd on 2016/05/27 23:08
The app was forced on me and is not interactive. Prior to the app messaging was streamlined and in the FB app itself. Get rid of this abomination.
Tip
by pand4expr3s5 on 2016/05/27 22:20
Please allow us to use polls in group chats! GROUP Chats! Overall, I love this app. Makes it fun to chat with a large/small groups
Trash
by iPod user number 14 on 2016/05/27 21:33
It constantly glitches phone calls are laggy and it says that I need to be invited to messenger on other peoples screens and news flash I have it.
Messenger
by FedUp16! on 2016/05/27 20:56
This app is totally frustrating. Even once you decide you don't like the app and delete it, it trys to sneak back in on you. Everytime I try to give the app another chance I am still disappointed. Too controlling in my experience!
Notification issue
by Alissa Resor on 2016/05/27 20:54
Still having trouble with displaying the messenger notification on my lock screen. It goes off with the notification arrives then it disappears all within the second. Please fix!!!
Downgrade
by Knzsmth on 2016/05/27 20:47
I didn't want to update messenger after all the updates because of all the poor reviews but it actually got to the point that the older version didn't even work and it wouldn't open whatsoever and it made me upgrade the app. I thought it was bad enough before but the upgrade was more of a downgrade. I don't get notified when I get messages and it takes so long to open, it stays on the loading screen and closes itself over and over before it actually even opens.
Notifications gone!
by BrianKKlein on 2016/05/27 20:38
After this update I never know I have messages. Notifications don't show up in any form. Update did NOT fix notification issue!!
No notifications!
by 123aaabbzz on 2016/05/27 20:30
I use Facebook messenger daily to talk to my friends who don't have any other way to contact me and for the past few weeks I don't get any notifications when I get a message. It usually just vibrates then goes away or the screen will light up. I have to go into the app to see who messengers me. This needs to really get fixed. It's really annoying and causes me to miss my messages. :(
Lock screen notifications
by What's Wrong?!! on 2016/05/27 20:17
When my phone is locked, it will make the notification sound, but then more than half of the time, the notification disappears from my lock screen, so I'm not sure if I even get a message or not until I go to the app. If my phone is on silent, I don't get a notification at all.
Update on the keyboard
by Rayon Rodriquez on 2016/05/27 20:13
Make it easyer for those who has one hand ✋ type like word flow how it goes to the side
I need help
by roseamber on 2016/05/27 19:42
I had no problems at all until I turned on my iPhone 6Splus this morning and the icon was gray and said updating. It's been hours and no changes. I went to the APP Store and it said nothing about updating so I hit "Update". The little circle went around once and then nothing. After an hour I tried to delete the app so I could reinstall and it won't even delete. So what do I do??? And what the hell went wrong??
Photo vault
by Sleepin_Souless_ on 2016/05/27 19:34
If you guys even bother to read this. Listen up, you guys should make a photo vault where we upload photos to our messenger as back up and then login into another device and install those uploaded photos into the second device. Give it a secure code so nobody but you can use it. Thanks for listening
FINALLY!
by Simply_Lu on 2016/05/27 18:15
So we can finally log out of messenger! About time. Now don't get rid of the feature with the next update. Also, notifications aren't fully working.
Needs some work.
by Destini11111111 on 2016/05/27 17:54
Horrible. It works for a couple of hours, then when I go to open it again it doesn't let me, crashes a lot.
Videos in messenger list Not cool :/
by LessCanBeBetter on 2016/05/27 17:41
I don't like the video option that comes across my message inbox. It reads " send video now " it used to have an option to hide it all together but that is gone and I'm forced to see the videos there. Just because people on my feed share or like these videos doesn't mean I want to view them on my messenger. Messenger should be messages only!
message error
by Caramel 13 on 2016/05/27 16:54
i'm not quite sure why, but when a specific person texts me for some odd reason I receive their message, it comes in and alerts me, but after a second the notification goes away on its own. it's really annoying bc well I may not know when they reply. please fix this issue, i'm not quite sure if this happens to other people as well.
Notification problem
by kaylac2016 on 2016/05/27 16:31
When I get a message it will vibrate and and i will get the review of the message but when my phone is locked it won't tell me I have a message unless I go to the app and check I've checked all my settings and all my notifications are turned on.
Notifications
by TheReighnMan on 2016/05/27 16:31
I will never want notifications turned on. Ever. For those of us that don't want our batteries slaughtered by push notifications, please stop asking every single time we open the app if we want to turn notifications on.... Please. Pretty please.
Notifications are not working
by Bryanedenilson on 2016/05/27 16:02
There are not notifications when I receive a message I have to go to the app to check
WONT LET ME DOWNLOAD THE APP
by Tayyjanaee on 2016/05/27 15:27
Every time I try to download the app, it won't load at all.
Notification Problem
by Mahbub Islam on 2016/05/27 15:13
For the last few days Messenger does not always show notifications when it receives new messages. Messages are not available at the notification center as well. Very annoying!
Unable to delete Shared Photos
by warrior44c on 2016/05/27 15:09
Do not send any photos in messenger because you cannot delete them permanently, FB is keeping them for something you dont know what, personal privacy failure.
Needs work ASAP
by His_mommas on 2016/05/27 14:01
I love messager tbh it's great but it started to act weird . Like when I get a message from someone and my phone is locked it shows up for like not even a second and goes away . Same when my phone is un locked . It's pretty annoying and I would like it fixed please
No Notifications
by GarBearAyy99 on 2016/05/27 13:33
Since The Second Lastest Update I Haven't Gotten Any Notifications From Anyone ! iPhone 5s
No notifications
by LaBellaVita1994 on 2016/05/27 13:16
I'm having the same issue as everyone else, not receiving notifications, phone will just light up.
Laggy and slow
by Hens fb on 2016/05/27 13:12
First off, the app is always very slow whenever I try to use it, may it be through data or wifi. It takes forever for the messages to load if they do at all. The notifications are horrible as well, if I do get a notification, it's only there for a short time, sometimes before I can see it. Also, I wonder if they even take these reviews into consideration since they literally FORCE everyone to use this crappy app into order to message on FaceBook on a mobile device.
Notifications isn't working ?
by YoBoyBucks on 2016/05/27 13:03
Notification problems again consider adding the chat bubble again
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by تيري✋😊 on 2016/05/27 13:01
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Great app
by Aleksnj on 2016/05/27 12:56
I just love fb
Why Dose It Not Load My Conversations
by Navieck420 on 2016/05/27 12:10
Its not wanting to load and FB keeps banding me If they keep cyber bowling me ill just use whatever i want im not getting bullied bye anyone anymore idc who you are just STOP BULLYING
Horrible
by Wkskfjcj on 2016/05/27 11:57
Crashes so much, incorrect notifications, it's just the worst app on earth
Please fix the notification problem!
by Nick bean sent me!!!❤️ on 2016/05/27 11:22
My phone will light up and make the ding noise but my message will disappear from my home screen or my home screen will just light up. This has caused me to miss important things. Please fix it because it's been happening for over a month now and it's really annoying. None of your updates recently have fixed it. I'm as annoyed as everyone else on here.
Broken App
by Facebook is a FuckNigga on 2016/05/27 10:04
App wouldn't load/open Tried uninstalling but now it won't even download Turned my phone off and on and it still isn't working
It serves it's purpose
by Lataviax33 on 2016/05/27 05:49
There's nothing crazy special about this app. It does what it's supposed to. The audio and video calling are not up to par with connection and such but other than that it is a nice tool.
Notifications not showing up
by isniffedyourfood on 2016/05/27 05:31
I would hear a notification sound but it doesn't show the preview of the message and who it's from even though I turned on "show preview".
Ok...
by Djtroy30 on 2016/05/27 05:31
Ok, but why did you remove a useful feature for iPhone. I loved to return to FB from messenger feature. Bring it back please!
Annoying notifications
by zduhac on 2016/05/27 05:12
I really don't care that someof my contacts are on messenger. Stop sending me these type of notifications or you will be deleted!
No notifications??
by torialopzz on 2016/05/27 05:05
It would be nice to see a notification on my screen, when I receive a message. All I get is a sound now.. When before it used to say who it was from and what the message said... Fix this!!!!
Love it, but hopeful for some updates!
by freakymusicnerd. on 2016/05/27 03:58
I love Messenger. This app is a lifesaver, especially when traveling! It would be nice if I could read messages without read receipts, but that's just preference. However, I find that it consistently crashes on me and that I always have to delete it and reinstall it to work. It'd be perfect if it would work without the multitude of crashing! :)
Notifications Broken
by TheTurdle on 2016/05/27 03:39
Please fix your notifications. I feel the vibrate of my phone and check to see what the message is to be greeted with no notification.. Please fix soon.
Fix the notification issue
by Co-Coa on 2016/05/27 03:36
Please fix the notification issue. I, like many others, get the notification for a split second & then it disappears. I have to go to the app, refresh, & then the messages will load. If my phone is locked, or even unlocked, it'll flash for a moment then disappear. Please please please fix this issue.
Latest update did not fix issue
by Kmfdm667 on 2016/05/27 03:15
The latest update did not fix the notification issue please resolve in a timely manner thank you
App will not download
by 😱😫😫😰😰😙😚😙😉😌😁😍😍 on 2016/05/27 03:10
Like the subject says I can't download the app. It's the just square like to stop a download but it's been like that for weeks.
Small fix that needs to be made
by Littlegirly123456789019 on 2016/05/27 03:06
As a person who does not use Facebook that often the messenger app is not that great. When I check Facebook and I see someone has messaged me, I cannot just use the Facebook app to check I have to download the messenger app. Why should I have two apps for one social media cite and it also takes up storage. Please fix that you can use messenger on the Facebook app, instead of having two.
Notifications not still not
by NicoleAppViews on 2016/05/27 02:40
I love this app, and it comes in handy all of the time. But the last two updates have had a notification problem. Most of the time, when I get a message, it will ding, then it cuts off. It'll pop up on the screen, then it will disappear and won't display on the notification drop menu either. Please fix this problem. I don't want to have to delete this app
Love it!!
by Somewhere overseas on 2016/05/27 02:37
Honestly, the only bad thing I can think about is the constant reconnecting. I'm currently stationed overseas and this helps me SO much with keeping in touch with my family and friends that don't have an iPhone. It may get a bit spotty but it works. 😁👌🏾
Annoying
by Dannayyyyyyyyyy on 2016/05/27 02:12
When I'm on call with someone i hear this high pitched noise that is continuous. It sounds like a dog whistle.
I love messenger
by the kidde on 2016/05/27 01:34
It's really reliable, I love it. Facebook messenger is awesome!
Works great
by Dean.787 on 2016/05/27 01:23
I have not had any issues with Facebook messenger and thank you for adding a log out 10 stars
Excellent my favorite
by Maru Orta on 2016/05/27 01:18
It is my favorite
Chat Head
by Yaser4HB on 2016/05/27 00:58
Hey! Good work messenger development team. But I still waiting for chat head on iOS messenger why you guys don't do something about this feature?
Please read..
by ❤️😍💖😊✨🚗 on 2016/05/27 00:37
Everytime someone messages me, it will appear on my screen but 2 seconds later before I even have a chance to look it disappears off my screen..
Scary / Horrible
by Joe9a75 on 2016/05/26 23:07
So basically u have access to all my contacts , and now my phone number. I guess there never a way to actually delete anything , please remove my PHONE NUMB !! Don't want it up there even if it's not posted or made public , I don't not want u to have it !
No release notes
by Garbade on 2016/05/26 22:48
Update does not indicate what actually changed
Need to update and fix this issue
by KingJayvee on 2016/05/26 22:37
Everytime my messenger goes off, it lights up and the message disappears. If im playing with my phone and i get a message, I can't reply because the message disappears as well. Its getting really annoying and need to fix that issue please!.
SUCKS!!
by Babybluez0306 on 2016/05/26 22:20
This dumb app won't send half of my messages for literally weeks at a time. I've tried to get help many times to no avail. Don't waste your time.
Notifications
by Steampunk-Masquerade on 2016/05/26 22:05
For some reason suddenly I'm missing most of my messages. The notifications will appear with a chime, but then immediately disappear afterward. Please look into this.
Notification Problem
by KeBRaB on 2016/05/26 22:02
Not receiving notifications or if I do they are gone within seconds. Please fix!
No notifications unless I leave the app running
by Mandii021 on 2016/05/26 21:37
It'll only show my messages if I leave the app open and sometimes not even that works and I use messenger more then regular texting so this app is a most for me please fix it
messenger
by Hvdgk on 2016/05/26 21:17
it's not downloading. & when I had it it keep restarting
Notifications
by smb1205 on 2016/05/26 20:43
The notifications need to be fixed!!! The messages I receive pop on my home screen for a split second and then disappear. This is annoying. Missed messages and having to go into the app itself just to see what and who sent something to me. I use this app more than actual text messaging. FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!
Even worse than before!
by Stephisis on 2016/05/26 20:12
1) I'm not going to enable notifications so please stop harassing me about it. 2) The one decent feature you had on this app, you took away. Now when I click on my messages from the fb app, I no longer have the option of going BACK to fb when I'm done. 3) Half of the time, the talk to text option doesn't work!
I'm not getting notifications!!!
by ambii🐷 on 2016/05/26 20:10
So, I'll get a notification for a second, and then it disappears. and most of the time I don't get the message. Y'all should fix this.
Fix the notifications
by Therealkurt9191848 on 2016/05/26 20:00
Fix the app so it will stop telling me I have a message when I don't! Thanks
Stop.
by Momsyernjsnenx on 2016/05/26 19:44
Stop forcing me Facebook to download another app just to read a message
Notification error!
by Ushcjfjeja fields on 2016/05/26 19:41
The push notifications for the Messenger app does NOT work. Facebook, you need to fix this ASAP!!! I've restarted my phone, I've redownloaded the app, etc. my iPhone 6 has no other notification-related problems to any other app except this one. 🤔😡😠
Only use this app for messaging
by Diggitydawgkajjkkkjjajnf on 2015/12/18 04:58
I contact a lot of people and used to text them all. But this app is now the ONLY app I use to message people. I use it so often. It's better than messages because it is way more responsive and quick, and the new update, where you can change colors of the messages and set an emoji to quickly send...kiss for the girl, beer for the bros, and thumbs up for everyone else. This app is perfect. The call quality is way better than using my phone, and the video quality could get better, still cannot get better than FaceTime, but the responsiveness and how amazing it looks could not get any better. I do not have any suggestions on how to make it better, just keep it up and I may buy a Facebook phone! Also, all of these warnings about privacy and messenger getting to learn your location...no matter what any app can have that ability, nothing is scary about it. Facebook uses the location to learn about where you are and post ads, and collect information to HELP businesses grow. Not to secretly sell your information behind your back. Get it right. You do have an option to not allow location settings as well. But also it is used for sending friends your location so they can quickly get to you using maps, instead of having to use an address. It is easier to do everything than it is on messages, too!
The Truth
by CallMeTarJack 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.
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
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!
💞 Totes in ❤️love❤️ with Facebook Messenger 💞
by Bella4ever886 on 2016/02/21 00:01
📱 To be honest, I wasn't a big fan at all of Facebook Messenger, when it was first released and the fact that in order for you to even be able to check your Facebook messages, which was made impossible once this messenger app was released and therefore you were initially taken to the App Store and required to install not only the Facebook app, but if u wanted to be able to check your fb messages, send fb messages etc...then you'd have to also install the Facebook messenger app.....so now it's been like an official requirement now for any one to be able to communicate via Facebook using your iPhone, you could no longer communicate via just the Facebook app, you have to also install the messenger app in order to communicate with your friends and family and loved ones via Facebook....that part was the part I hated but I've grown to love Messenger in it's little own way 😎..plus it does offer a ton and tong of fun extras like voice chatting (which always helps when you have a lot to say and just typing it isn't enough!), plus recording videos and sending them to all your friends is always fun and pictures of course! Love love love the stickers as always! So Messenger I'm a fan now for sure thanks! 📱
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.
Needs to be optional
by Not_Falling_for_it on 2015/10/03 07:58
I hate that Facebook has done this. Things worked perfectly fine before when we could message people from within the Facebook app. Facebook needs to stop trying to become a phone company and stick to social media. If I need to text or call someone, I'll use the phone I payed money for, thank you. The fact that this app is REQUIRED to message people from your SMARTPHONE is ridiculous. This might be a good idea if it was OPTIONAL and at least 90% of your contacts list are also your friends on Facebook, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who texts and calls people who are not on my friends list. I have been putting off downloading this app because it will take up unnecessary space on my iPhone, and I came here to download it and try it out. However, after reading several bad reviews, I realized my original views on this superfluous app were justified. I will not contribute to the number of downloads this app has just to keep in contact with Facebook friends "more easily". I can wait until I'm at a computer for that. I just want to know how downloading a whole other app to perform basically the same function that was performed just fine by the actual Facebook app is "easier". I don't care about emoticons and .gif compatibility and all that because my phone already does that. This app needs to be made optional for people who want to use it and let those of us who don't simply message people through the Facebook app like we used to.
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.
Fb messenger
by Yumaflower on 2015/08/04 14:10
Well, I love it!! It works way better than my iPhone 6 messaging. My texts, if long, get received sporadically and out of order. Sometimes with sentences missing!!! However, with messenger I can write a very long message and it all gets there in one piece!! I love it! Also I love the "group function"!!! I have a group called my My Yuma Family and it's awesome. It's fun and convenient to be able to inform and chat with all my local family at one time!! Sometimes I will hit the phone call button or other options by accident :( but it's not a big deal. I also love that I can record a short video of myself. So fun to do! I especially like to send one singing Happy Birthday!! I like that it lets me see if it's been read. One thing I would really love is... If the message hasn't been read, I wish I could delete it from the recipients end. I know on my end it deletes but it still gets delivered. Overall, I use myvphone text very little and use my fb messenger whenever possible. For people that don't have smart phones I will have to continue to text cause they will not get my fb message til they get online. You would think everyone would have smartphones by now but not even close. So, thank you for asking my opinion :)
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 H5UNAMII 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.
I don't want to be notified, and yes I know how to turn it on.
by Jarsie on 2015/10/03 05:56
Does the app work? Yes. Overall the app is ok. It works, yes it crashes as well. But the most annoying thing is that I DO NOT want to be notified of every stinking little thing that is going on Facebook on my phone. If I did, clearly I would have followed the instructions the first time and turned the alerts on. Please for the love of all the is holy make it possible to permanently disable the darn message!!!! I get it! I don't want to be told every stinking time how to turn the darn thing on!!!!!!!!! I am almost to the point of removing this app from my phone because of this message. This is about to push me over the edge. The app receives 3 stars overall but I have removed a star because of sheer hassle. 2 stars. If you have an option to disable this setting then have it set on to default and then let the user decide whether or not to enable the notification feature. Clearly if I have disabled it I want it disabled! This is the one reason I don't get on the Facebook messenger program often on my phone because it is annoying! But apparently they think I'm an idiot that doesn't realize that I have become un-leashed from Facebook for a a brief period of time... Oh my goodness I have a REAL life in the world where I walk around and live and not type/text/take pictures/etc... Shocking!
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.
Ruining iTunes Store and game devs
by James green 69 on 2015/09/12 18:32
If any of you are wondering why this app updates practically every week, it is because it is trying to stay as the top app in free section. What does this do to everyone else? Well first of all, it eliminates the chance of a fun game or app taking that spot. For Facebook, it's just endorsing their product. An apple developer license cost $100 and I believe that's a monthly payment. If your app makes it to the top, it can make you millions. Facebook is robbing people that work hard and pay big money of that opportunity. Look at the facts, this app has more 1 star ratings than any app I've ever seen. Yet, it's top on the App Store. Imagine you made a game, it takes you months of hard work and brainstorming and you have finally come up with the money to develop and publish it. You work really hard and spend hundreds on ads. Your app reviews are great. The downloads just keep rising. You hope to reach the top. Oh wait, you can't, Facebook is there. It has held the title for almost 1.5 years now. Apple needs to change this. Every time it updates is another download. If you see this review, spread the message of how ridiculous this is.
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.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Change it!!
by cschupp76 on 2016/04/20 19:26
I'm going to continue to lower your stars & give bad reviews until you fix the ONE SIMPLE, TEENY TINY THING I, & MANY OTHERS, HAVE BEEN ASKING YOU TO FIX FOR OVER A YEAR!! Really??!! Come on! It's an easy, simple fix, yet instead you make upgrades that don't make this thing any different whatsoever. What you're telling your customers by not changing this is that you don't care about what they want changed. You only want to add what you want. My question is...seriously, when was the last time you fixed something major or had a big change? I'm over it. I've found apps that do the same as this, but better. However, I'm loyal & am just waiting for you to finally do what's been requested for years. So what is that exactly?? Just read the last review I gave. I know the 2 before it said the exact same thing 👇🏻 NO ONE...I repeat NO ONE likes the extremely annoying *DING* notification sound. It's horrible & terribly old. Brings me back to the days of dial-up internet. I beg of you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it to where we can change it to choices of cool sounds. I bet people would use this more than text if you came up with some different styles of notification tones. This is like nails down a chalkboard. PLEASE CHANGE IT!! I'll give you a great review & 5 stars if you do.
Four steps to send a message
by hayleylynch1 on 2016/04/25 02:47
The new version constantly puts up a "Welcome to Messenger!" screen, then a second screen to verify your phone number, and a third screen that tells you you can reach people with a blue messenger badge instantly. Once you have gotten through all that, you can finally send a message. Next time? Same thing. Welcome to Messenger! Verify your phone number! You can message those with a blue messenger badge instantly! This has gone on for two weeks, and no matter how many times I hit "continue" and "ok" and verify my phone number yet again, the series of screens won't stop appearing. I've given up and gone back to text messaging through my mobile carrier, which involves exactly one step. I'm not really missing much, though. The messenger app has always been incredibly frustrating. It randomly sends thumbs-up emojis or calls the person you're trying to message. You can't send a normal photo with a normal message above or below it; you have to do a GIF-type thing and put the text on the photo...which means you just have to send the d&@n things separately if you don't want your message obscuring the photo. I agree with the reviewer who said there was absolutely nothing wrong with messaging within the Facebook app. Being forced to use two apps is another reason I'm no longer using messenger.
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.
Annoying notification reminder
by Business customer 29036 on 2015/12/11 01:32
The app itself works well and does its job quite nicely. Doesn't crash. Lets me talk to folks as I desire. I'd rate it 5 stars ... except for the constant notification to turn on notifications. It is an insane annoyance and is the reason for only 3 stars. The app works great but if I have to click through a "you should turn on notifications" screen every time I turn it on, then you've just detracted from the friendliness of the app. Extra clicks. Annoying pop-up. In fact, the notification went from intermittent to every time you open the app (with a brief return to intermittent), then they reduced the visibility of the "remind me later" option to almost nothing (hoping you'd miss it I assume), and NOW they've put a notification on the settings icon at the bottom so that it constantly hovers telling you to change your settings to allow notifications. Hey Messenger: I don't want to. I don't do notifications. I don't like them. Not for mail. Not for txts. And not for messenger. Can you please get rid of this screen? Do you make money if we are notified? Why do you care? If I'm using the app and I like the app, why do you care how I know if I have a message?
Messenger is great, but...
by Merryumm on 2016/05/04 10:40
I would give three and a half stars but I can't. I love messenger, and I have to admit I like the direction you have went with the "stickers" feature, where they now pop up above your text box making them more accessible! I love using stickers with my mom so much! They are my favorite thing and Facebook messenger is our main way of communication. She has only recently gotten a cell phone for the first time, and it's still old school - so we always have used, and still using Facebook calling daily, and face timing feature to save minutes on her phone! We will also send multiple stickers to each other all the time! We use them to communicate so I have almost every sticker available on your sticker store. In order to access this huge amount, I use the search box which now like I said has the stickers pop up above your text box! However, after pressing only one it goes away so I have to reopen my stickers and search for it again. I think I should choose when I'm done using that specific searches stickers. Don't limit me to only haha! Please fix this in future update, please!
No Way to Remove Notifications without Reading Message
by Adorre on 2016/01/28 09:38
Since the new update there is no way to clear messenger notifications from your phone without opening every unread message. If you turn off notifications for messenger in your phone's settings then you'll have a permanent red notification within the app telling you that you have them turned off. I don't want to have to read my messages (and thereby notify that person that I've seen it and requiring me to respond right away whether I have time or not to avoid hurting any feelings) just to be able to clear the notifications on my phone. I used to be able to preview my messages to clear them from my phone notifications and return to reply to them later at my convenience. Now I have to either have notifications pending (I have nearly a hundred messages unseen) or open every single one. There's no 'mark all as read' option like email, and when I turn off notifications in my phone's settings there's an annoying notification within the app to remind me that I have notifications turned off and no way to turn it off either! For someone as OCD as myself this notification issue is enough to delete messenger for good. Very intrusive, Facebook. You're becoming the the infrastructure for telemarketing.
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.
Useful, No Apparent Issues
by me2340 on 2016/04/03 07:16
As a person who currently lives on a different continent than all my friends and family, this app is my primary means of communication with them. It's been working great for me and each update has only made it better! I haven't noticed any of the bugs that other reviewers have mentioned, such as the app showing someone as active if they're asleep or random crashes when trying to open the camera. In fact on the contrary I almost wish it WOULD show me as active when I have the app open and I'm in another for a moment because it currently does not. One function I REALLY appreciate is the video chat/phone feature. Neither I nor my friends have gotten around to setting up skype so we just use this. It doesn't always work perfectly, often freezing or losing connection, but I'm guessing that has more to do with my and/or the other person's wifi. Only lacking that 5th star because I'm stubborn and because I want to see where they can go with this. But seriously this is one of my most used apps and it hasn't disappointed me yet.
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 - JoJo BLock - 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.
Let me turn off notifications while unlocked!
by splintercat on 2015/07/28 14:06
So I doubt anyone will read this or care and I'm locked into using this stupid app just because my friends use it, but I'm leaving this review because I can't believe I have to deal with this in 2015. Every time I set the app not to notify me when the phone is unlocked (i.e. I'm doing something, reading a book, playing a game, typing up emails, you know, busy and not wanting a banner at the top of the screen), this app decides that I've turned off notifications completely and starts giving me this "please turn on notifications" message every time I open it. It's annoying to have to click through every time I open the app and I should be able to decide when and how I want notifications without the app becoming basically unusable in order to blackmail me into getting notifications how the app wants. I'm not going to forget about you, Facebook Messenger! I have badges and lock screen notifications on! No other app has given me a hard time just for turning off notifications while unlocked, it's completely absurd. When are companies going to realize that annoying your users into using your product is not going to create good will or a loyal customer base?
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.
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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.
Notifications Disappearing After Last Update
by JochiemGrace on 2016/05/28 17:38
I actually like the messenger app. It my main way to contact my S.O., and I believe it is a viable way of communication. However, since the last update, the notifications are disappearing as soon as they sound. Some not even sounding at all. This is very very frustrating. I'm hoping the creators will take note and actually fix it instead of just adding things we don't really need.
Needs good update.
by SamanthaAnneN99 on 2016/05/28 15:44
I hear a message ring go off in messenger but it doesn't pop up on my lock screen or notification bar. Then I will not get a message but messenger said i did on Facebook, I clicked on it and it showed me the message that I sent to someone was read or my message is bolded.
😡
by angelina_jolly on 2016/05/28 15:38
I hate that i must keep this app in order to chat on FB!
Going live
by Slimfem on 2016/05/28 15:04
I feel like after the recent update I can't go live anymore keeps saying check your internet connection?? What's goin on Facebook
Stupid
by adam_51298DJW on 2016/05/28 14:39
It's stupid that we have to download a separate app to message people. Would give negative stars if possible.
Functionality Removed, Awesome!
by UnrealTechno on 2016/05/28 14:17
I truly don't appreciate having functionality removed from app and being forced to download another as a supplement. It's been fine for years, leave it alone. A REAL change log would be nice... (See 1Password for a great example). In other news, the watch app is so slow that it's unusable. Enjoy your one star!
Why I can't download messenger?
by Tuba116 on 2016/05/28 14:04
Pls solve the problem.
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by Lol!$$$$ on 2016/05/28 13:00
Gd
Stop the updates!!
by Amandabug900 on 2016/05/28 12:55
I hate your app, you should have left it on facebook. It takes up a crap tone of storage and It does not work. The updates everyday is really annoying.
Ok
by Ltw2014 on 2016/05/28 12:28
The app is ok but it takes to long to sign on.
Ridiculous
by too cute to be addicting on 2016/05/28 12:17
The fact that Facebook makes you download a separate app just to use their messaging service is absolutely obserd and completely unnecessary, this is why people are using Twitter
Please fix
by XxWonderlessxX on 2016/05/28 12:14
Ever since I updated notifications are not working and my messages won't send! Please fix
Glitchy and awful with my iphone6
by Razma82 on 2016/05/28 11:53
Just got a new iPhone 6 a couple weeks ago, and kept realizing all sounds were being disabled somehow (no ring tone, no text, nada). One possible solution was to remove Facebook messenger. Voila, all better. I like using messenger, but not at the potential demise of my career, as I am on call approximately half of my life and I cannot miss a call because somehow glitchy messenger app has decided I don't need to hear any sound from my phone. Wish I could give zero stars.
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by Littelcat on 2016/05/28 11:42
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Great!!
by Premvisarutttt on 2016/05/28 11:29
❤️❤️
Averege
by Zolic123 on 2016/05/28 11:00
Tebds to bug uot and be slugish
Need chat heads for iPhone.
by ChelseyKay4 on 2016/05/28 08:46
I have issues all the time with the app from not getting notification to not working at all. I am very jealous of my friends with Andriods because they have the chat heads options, why isn't there one for Apple products?
Messenger
by ElcrUu11z on 2016/05/28 07:48
Gotta like it
Slow
by G_murder on 2016/05/28 06:21
Needs to stop crash
Doesn't work
by Imagoodshot on 2016/05/28 05:35
Just downloaded for the first time. App won't even load when I tried to use it. Not a very good first impression.
Disappearing Messages
by Sunshine.Ram on 2016/05/28 05:22
Every time that I get a message I I get the notification and when I go to check my phone the message doesn't pop up on my lock screen
Notifications
by Kara Moore on 2016/05/28 04:17
The notifications for this app have not been working. I am unaware when I get a message and have to actually open up the app to reply. This is annoying and frustrating, and has led to me missing important messages. Please make an update that actually fixes and addresses this problem.
Question 👇🏻
by Brainiac47 on 2016/05/28 04:12
Why do people invite me to messanger when I already have it ? It confuses me like every time someone invites me it takes me to the App Store and says open ??
Notification
by Oitrac on 2016/05/28 02:58
Every since the update I had trouble getting notifications won't show up n the lock screen I have reset the app & reinstall it nothing yet still same problem. Now I have other problem when I log out my account to log into other account it gives me a problem logging back into mine like it's freezes for a bit until I exit it & reopen then it give me my option to confirm my number again fix this it's horrible & annoying that I got to constantly look at my phone to see if I received a message beside getting a notification.
Notification Problems
by Karlamiz on 2016/05/28 02:31
I had this problem since the last update and I thought this update would fix it but its still not fixed
Worst app EVER!
by MarkFiorucci on 2016/05/28 02:15
Just stop with the crap of nagging nagging nagging. Someone should put 2 in mark zuckerburgs head.
Fix it now.
by Teagan g on 2016/05/28 01:57
Keeps shutting me out of it, not working, slow. Fix it.
No Notifications!
by Loulou530 on 2016/05/28 01:24
The app isn't notifying me when I have a message! Super frustrating!
Notifications Problems
by Mariahh13 on 2016/05/28 00:56
My notifications disappear after showing up for a second it's terribly annoying. Not pleased.
Worst Apple Watch App
by HeresyInArms on 2016/05/28 00:32
Along with similar notification issues that have been reported, the watch app just doesn't work. It will not retrieve my message list or anything else. The spinning wheel is mostly what I get. When I am able to see my message list (always after deleting and reinstalling app on the watch) it's atleast 10 messages behind my phone app. That's if it's able to retrieve the message thread in the first place. Btw The only times the app works seems to be when I have my phone unlocked and the phone app is running in the foreground. What's the point if I have to open my phone every time to have the watch app run some of the time?
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by I'll them girl on 2016/05/28 00:22
I can't even download it ): wassup with that ?
Messenger
by Emerald3022 on 2016/05/28 00:15
I really enjoy messenger but I thought u can probably add some new things into it like if there is a group chat they can be able to video chat all in one and some games while there is a video chat.
Amazing!!
by Ashton Jackson on 2016/05/27 23:41
Me and my aunt talk all the time on the app and we have gotten closer by talking on it
This app stinks
by Deeddddd on 2016/05/27 23:08
The app was forced on me and is not interactive. Prior to the app messaging was streamlined and in the FB app itself. Get rid of this abomination.
Tip
by pand4expr3s5 on 2016/05/27 22:20
Please allow us to use polls in group chats! GROUP Chats! Overall, I love this app. Makes it fun to chat with a large/small groups
Trash
by iPod user number 14 on 2016/05/27 21:33
It constantly glitches phone calls are laggy and it says that I need to be invited to messenger on other peoples screens and news flash I have it.
Messenger
by FedUp16! on 2016/05/27 20:56
This app is totally frustrating. Even once you decide you don't like the app and delete it, it trys to sneak back in on you. Everytime I try to give the app another chance I am still disappointed. Too controlling in my experience!
Notification issue
by Alissa Resor on 2016/05/27 20:54
Still having trouble with displaying the messenger notification on my lock screen. It goes off with the notification arrives then it disappears all within the second. Please fix!!!
Downgrade
by Knzsmth on 2016/05/27 20:47
I didn't want to update messenger after all the updates because of all the poor reviews but it actually got to the point that the older version didn't even work and it wouldn't open whatsoever and it made me upgrade the app. I thought it was bad enough before but the upgrade was more of a downgrade. I don't get notified when I get messages and it takes so long to open, it stays on the loading screen and closes itself over and over before it actually even opens.
Notifications gone!
by BrianKKlein on 2016/05/27 20:38
After this update I never know I have messages. Notifications don't show up in any form. Update did NOT fix notification issue!!
No notifications!
by 123aaabbzz on 2016/05/27 20:30
I use Facebook messenger daily to talk to my friends who don't have any other way to contact me and for the past few weeks I don't get any notifications when I get a message. It usually just vibrates then goes away or the screen will light up. I have to go into the app to see who messengers me. This needs to really get fixed. It's really annoying and causes me to miss my messages. :(
Lock screen notifications
by What's Wrong?!! on 2016/05/27 20:17
When my phone is locked, it will make the notification sound, but then more than half of the time, the notification disappears from my lock screen, so I'm not sure if I even get a message or not until I go to the app. If my phone is on silent, I don't get a notification at all.
Update on the keyboard
by Rayon Rodriquez on 2016/05/27 20:13
Make it easyer for those who has one hand ✋ type like word flow how it goes to the side
I need help
by roseamber on 2016/05/27 19:42
I had no problems at all until I turned on my iPhone 6Splus this morning and the icon was gray and said updating. It's been hours and no changes. I went to the APP Store and it said nothing about updating so I hit "Update". The little circle went around once and then nothing. After an hour I tried to delete the app so I could reinstall and it won't even delete. So what do I do??? And what the hell went wrong??
Photo vault
by Sleepin_Souless_ on 2016/05/27 19:34
If you guys even bother to read this. Listen up, you guys should make a photo vault where we upload photos to our messenger as back up and then login into another device and install those uploaded photos into the second device. Give it a secure code so nobody but you can use it. Thanks for listening
FINALLY!
by Simply_Lu on 2016/05/27 18:15
So we can finally log out of messenger! About time. Now don't get rid of the feature with the next update. Also, notifications aren't fully working.
Needs some work.
by Destini11111111 on 2016/05/27 17:54
Horrible. It works for a couple of hours, then when I go to open it again it doesn't let me, crashes a lot.
Videos in messenger list Not cool :/
by LessCanBeBetter on 2016/05/27 17:41
I don't like the video option that comes across my message inbox. It reads " send video now " it used to have an option to hide it all together but that is gone and I'm forced to see the videos there. Just because people on my feed share or like these videos doesn't mean I want to view them on my messenger. Messenger should be messages only!
message error
by Caramel 13 on 2016/05/27 16:54
i'm not quite sure why, but when a specific person texts me for some odd reason I receive their message, it comes in and alerts me, but after a second the notification goes away on its own. it's really annoying bc well I may not know when they reply. please fix this issue, i'm not quite sure if this happens to other people as well.
Notification problem
by kaylac2016 on 2016/05/27 16:31
When I get a message it will vibrate and and i will get the review of the message but when my phone is locked it won't tell me I have a message unless I go to the app and check I've checked all my settings and all my notifications are turned on.
Notifications
by TheReighnMan on 2016/05/27 16:31
I will never want notifications turned on. Ever. For those of us that don't want our batteries slaughtered by push notifications, please stop asking every single time we open the app if we want to turn notifications on.... Please. Pretty please.
Notifications are not working
by Bryanedenilson on 2016/05/27 16:02
There are not notifications when I receive a message I have to go to the app to check
WONT LET ME DOWNLOAD THE APP
by Tayyjanaee on 2016/05/27 15:27
Every time I try to download the app, it won't load at all.
Notification Problem
by Mahbub Islam on 2016/05/27 15:13
For the last few days Messenger does not always show notifications when it receives new messages. Messages are not available at the notification center as well. Very annoying!
Unable to delete Shared Photos
by warrior44c on 2016/05/27 15:09
Do not send any photos in messenger because you cannot delete them permanently, FB is keeping them for something you dont know what, personal privacy failure.
Needs work ASAP
by His_mommas on 2016/05/27 14:01
I love messager tbh it's great but it started to act weird . Like when I get a message from someone and my phone is locked it shows up for like not even a second and goes away . Same when my phone is un locked . It's pretty annoying and I would like it fixed please
No Notifications
by GarBearAyy99 on 2016/05/27 13:33
Since The Second Lastest Update I Haven't Gotten Any Notifications From Anyone ! iPhone 5s
No notifications
by LaBellaVita1994 on 2016/05/27 13:16
I'm having the same issue as everyone else, not receiving notifications, phone will just light up.
Laggy and slow
by Hens fb on 2016/05/27 13:12
First off, the app is always very slow whenever I try to use it, may it be through data or wifi. It takes forever for the messages to load if they do at all. The notifications are horrible as well, if I do get a notification, it's only there for a short time, sometimes before I can see it. Also, I wonder if they even take these reviews into consideration since they literally FORCE everyone to use this crappy app into order to message on FaceBook on a mobile device.
Notifications isn't working ?
by YoBoyBucks on 2016/05/27 13:03
Notification problems again consider adding the chat bubble again
رَؤؤؤ°☆ؤؤ★ؤؤعْـ☆ـــات
by تيري✋😊 on 2016/05/27 13:01
رَؤؤؤ°☆ؤؤ★ؤؤعْـ☆ـــات
Great app
by Aleksnj on 2016/05/27 12:56
I just love fb
Why Dose It Not Load My Conversations
by Navieck420 on 2016/05/27 12:10
Its not wanting to load and FB keeps banding me If they keep cyber bowling me ill just use whatever i want im not getting bullied bye anyone anymore idc who you are just STOP BULLYING
Horrible
by Wkskfjcj on 2016/05/27 11:57
Crashes so much, incorrect notifications, it's just the worst app on earth
Please fix the notification problem!
by Nick bean sent me!!!❤️ on 2016/05/27 11:22
My phone will light up and make the ding noise but my message will disappear from my home screen or my home screen will just light up. This has caused me to miss important things. Please fix it because it's been happening for over a month now and it's really annoying. None of your updates recently have fixed it. I'm as annoyed as everyone else on here.
Broken App
by Facebook is a FuckNigga on 2016/05/27 10:04
App wouldn't load/open Tried uninstalling but now it won't even download Turned my phone off and on and it still isn't working
It serves it's purpose
by Lataviax33 on 2016/05/27 05:49
There's nothing crazy special about this app. It does what it's supposed to. The audio and video calling are not up to par with connection and such but other than that it is a nice tool.
Notifications not showing up
by isniffedyourfood on 2016/05/27 05:31
I would hear a notification sound but it doesn't show the preview of the message and who it's from even though I turned on "show preview".
Ok...
by Djtroy30 on 2016/05/27 05:31
Ok, but why did you remove a useful feature for iPhone. I loved to return to FB from messenger feature. Bring it back please!
Annoying notifications
by zduhac on 2016/05/27 05:12
I really don't care that someof my contacts are on messenger. Stop sending me these type of notifications or you will be deleted!
No notifications??
by torialopzz on 2016/05/27 05:05
It would be nice to see a notification on my screen, when I receive a message. All I get is a sound now.. When before it used to say who it was from and what the message said... Fix this!!!!
Love it, but hopeful for some updates!
by freakymusicnerd. on 2016/05/27 03:58
I love Messenger. This app is a lifesaver, especially when traveling! It would be nice if I could read messages without read receipts, but that's just preference. However, I find that it consistently crashes on me and that I always have to delete it and reinstall it to work. It'd be perfect if it would work without the multitude of crashing! :)
Notifications Broken
by TheTurdle on 2016/05/27 03:39
Please fix your notifications. I feel the vibrate of my phone and check to see what the message is to be greeted with no notification.. Please fix soon.
Fix the notification issue
by Co-Coa on 2016/05/27 03:36
Please fix the notification issue. I, like many others, get the notification for a split second & then it disappears. I have to go to the app, refresh, & then the messages will load. If my phone is locked, or even unlocked, it'll flash for a moment then disappear. Please please please fix this issue.
Latest update did not fix issue
by Kmfdm667 on 2016/05/27 03:15
The latest update did not fix the notification issue please resolve in a timely manner thank you
App will not download
by 😱😫😫😰😰😙😚😙😉😌😁😍😍 on 2016/05/27 03:10
Like the subject says I can't download the app. It's the just square like to stop a download but it's been like that for weeks.
Small fix that needs to be made
by Littlegirly123456789019 on 2016/05/27 03:06
As a person who does not use Facebook that often the messenger app is not that great. When I check Facebook and I see someone has messaged me, I cannot just use the Facebook app to check I have to download the messenger app. Why should I have two apps for one social media cite and it also takes up storage. Please fix that you can use messenger on the Facebook app, instead of having two.
Notifications not still not
by NicoleAppViews on 2016/05/27 02:40
I love this app, and it comes in handy all of the time. But the last two updates have had a notification problem. Most of the time, when I get a message, it will ding, then it cuts off. It'll pop up on the screen, then it will disappear and won't display on the notification drop menu either. Please fix this problem. I don't want to have to delete this app
Love it!!
by Somewhere overseas on 2016/05/27 02:37
Honestly, the only bad thing I can think about is the constant reconnecting. I'm currently stationed overseas and this helps me SO much with keeping in touch with my family and friends that don't have an iPhone. It may get a bit spotty but it works. 😁👌🏾
Annoying
by Dannayyyyyyyyyy on 2016/05/27 02:12
When I'm on call with someone i hear this high pitched noise that is continuous. It sounds like a dog whistle.
I love messenger
by the kidde on 2016/05/27 01:34
It's really reliable, I love it. Facebook messenger is awesome!
Works great
by Dean.787 on 2016/05/27 01:23
I have not had any issues with Facebook messenger and thank you for adding a log out 10 stars
Excellent my favorite
by Maru Orta on 2016/05/27 01:18
It is my favorite
Chat Head
by Yaser4HB on 2016/05/27 00:58
Hey! Good work messenger development team. But I still waiting for chat head on iOS messenger why you guys don't do something about this feature?
Please read..
by ❤️😍💖😊✨🚗 on 2016/05/27 00:37
Everytime someone messages me, it will appear on my screen but 2 seconds later before I even have a chance to look it disappears off my screen..
Scary / Horrible
by Joe9a75 on 2016/05/26 23:07
So basically u have access to all my contacts , and now my phone number. I guess there never a way to actually delete anything , please remove my PHONE NUMB !! Don't want it up there even if it's not posted or made public , I don't not want u to have it !
No release notes
by Garbade on 2016/05/26 22:48
Update does not indicate what actually changed
Need to update and fix this issue
by KingJayvee on 2016/05/26 22:37
Everytime my messenger goes off, it lights up and the message disappears. If im playing with my phone and i get a message, I can't reply because the message disappears as well. Its getting really annoying and need to fix that issue please!.
SUCKS!!
by Babybluez0306 on 2016/05/26 22:20
This dumb app won't send half of my messages for literally weeks at a time. I've tried to get help many times to no avail. Don't waste your time.
Notifications
by Steampunk-Masquerade on 2016/05/26 22:05
For some reason suddenly I'm missing most of my messages. The notifications will appear with a chime, but then immediately disappear afterward. Please look into this.
Notification Problem
by KeBRaB on 2016/05/26 22:02
Not receiving notifications or if I do they are gone within seconds. Please fix!
No notifications unless I leave the app running
by Mandii021 on 2016/05/26 21:37
It'll only show my messages if I leave the app open and sometimes not even that works and I use messenger more then regular texting so this app is a most for me please fix it
messenger
by Hvdgk on 2016/05/26 21:17
it's not downloading. & when I had it it keep restarting
Notifications
by smb1205 on 2016/05/26 20:43
The notifications need to be fixed!!! The messages I receive pop on my home screen for a split second and then disappear. This is annoying. Missed messages and having to go into the app itself just to see what and who sent something to me. I use this app more than actual text messaging. FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!
Even worse than before!
by Stephisis on 2016/05/26 20:12
1) I'm not going to enable notifications so please stop harassing me about it. 2) The one decent feature you had on this app, you took away. Now when I click on my messages from the fb app, I no longer have the option of going BACK to fb when I'm done. 3) Half of the time, the talk to text option doesn't work!
I'm not getting notifications!!!
by ambii🐷 on 2016/05/26 20:10
So, I'll get a notification for a second, and then it disappears. and most of the time I don't get the message. Y'all should fix this.
Fix the notifications
by Therealkurt9191848 on 2016/05/26 20:00
Fix the app so it will stop telling me I have a message when I don't! Thanks
Stop.
by Momsyernjsnenx on 2016/05/26 19:44
Stop forcing me Facebook to download another app just to read a message
Notification error!
by Ushcjfjeja fields on 2016/05/26 19:41
The push notifications for the Messenger app does NOT work. Facebook, you need to fix this ASAP!!! I've restarted my phone, I've redownloaded the app, etc. my iPhone 6 has no other notification-related problems to any other app except this one. 🤔😡😠
Only use this app for messaging
by Diggitydawgkajjkkkjjajnf on 2015/12/18 04:58
I contact a lot of people and used to text them all. But this app is now the ONLY app I use to message people. I use it so often. It's better than messages because it is way more responsive and quick, and the new update, where you can change colors of the messages and set an emoji to quickly send...kiss for the girl, beer for the bros, and thumbs up for everyone else. This app is perfect. The call quality is way better than using my phone, and the video quality could get better, still cannot get better than FaceTime, but the responsiveness and how amazing it looks could not get any better. I do not have any suggestions on how to make it better, just keep it up and I may buy a Facebook phone! Also, all of these warnings about privacy and messenger getting to learn your location...no matter what any app can have that ability, nothing is scary about it. Facebook uses the location to learn about where you are and post ads, and collect information to HELP businesses grow. Not to secretly sell your information behind your back. Get it right. You do have an option to not allow location settings as well. But also it is used for sending friends your location so they can quickly get to you using maps, instead of having to use an address. It is easier to do everything than it is on messages, too!
The Truth
by CallMeTarJack 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.
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
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!
💞 Totes in ❤️love❤️ with Facebook Messenger 💞
by Bella4ever886 on 2016/02/21 00:01
📱 To be honest, I wasn't a big fan at all of Facebook Messenger, when it was first released and the fact that in order for you to even be able to check your Facebook messages, which was made impossible once this messenger app was released and therefore you were initially taken to the App Store and required to install not only the Facebook app, but if u wanted to be able to check your fb messages, send fb messages etc...then you'd have to also install the Facebook messenger app.....so now it's been like an official requirement now for any one to be able to communicate via Facebook using your iPhone, you could no longer communicate via just the Facebook app, you have to also install the messenger app in order to communicate with your friends and family and loved ones via Facebook....that part was the part I hated but I've grown to love Messenger in it's little own way 😎..plus it does offer a ton and tong of fun extras like voice chatting (which always helps when you have a lot to say and just typing it isn't enough!), plus recording videos and sending them to all your friends is always fun and pictures of course! Love love love the stickers as always! So Messenger I'm a fan now for sure thanks! 📱
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.
Needs to be optional
by Not_Falling_for_it on 2015/10/03 07:58
I hate that Facebook has done this. Things worked perfectly fine before when we could message people from within the Facebook app. Facebook needs to stop trying to become a phone company and stick to social media. If I need to text or call someone, I'll use the phone I payed money for, thank you. The fact that this app is REQUIRED to message people from your SMARTPHONE is ridiculous. This might be a good idea if it was OPTIONAL and at least 90% of your contacts list are also your friends on Facebook, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who texts and calls people who are not on my friends list. I have been putting off downloading this app because it will take up unnecessary space on my iPhone, and I came here to download it and try it out. However, after reading several bad reviews, I realized my original views on this superfluous app were justified. I will not contribute to the number of downloads this app has just to keep in contact with Facebook friends "more easily". I can wait until I'm at a computer for that. I just want to know how downloading a whole other app to perform basically the same function that was performed just fine by the actual Facebook app is "easier". I don't care about emoticons and .gif compatibility and all that because my phone already does that. This app needs to be made optional for people who want to use it and let those of us who don't simply message people through the Facebook app like we used to.
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.
Fb messenger
by Yumaflower on 2015/08/04 14:10
Well, I love it!! It works way better than my iPhone 6 messaging. My texts, if long, get received sporadically and out of order. Sometimes with sentences missing!!! However, with messenger I can write a very long message and it all gets there in one piece!! I love it! Also I love the "group function"!!! I have a group called my My Yuma Family and it's awesome. It's fun and convenient to be able to inform and chat with all my local family at one time!! Sometimes I will hit the phone call button or other options by accident :( but it's not a big deal. I also love that I can record a short video of myself. So fun to do! I especially like to send one singing Happy Birthday!! I like that it lets me see if it's been read. One thing I would really love is... If the message hasn't been read, I wish I could delete it from the recipients end. I know on my end it deletes but it still gets delivered. Overall, I use myvphone text very little and use my fb messenger whenever possible. For people that don't have smart phones I will have to continue to text cause they will not get my fb message til they get online. You would think everyone would have smartphones by now but not even close. So, thank you for asking my opinion :)
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 H5UNAMII 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.
I don't want to be notified, and yes I know how to turn it on.
by Jarsie on 2015/10/03 05:56
Does the app work? Yes. Overall the app is ok. It works, yes it crashes as well. But the most annoying thing is that I DO NOT want to be notified of every stinking little thing that is going on Facebook on my phone. If I did, clearly I would have followed the instructions the first time and turned the alerts on. Please for the love of all the is holy make it possible to permanently disable the darn message!!!! I get it! I don't want to be told every stinking time how to turn the darn thing on!!!!!!!!! I am almost to the point of removing this app from my phone because of this message. This is about to push me over the edge. The app receives 3 stars overall but I have removed a star because of sheer hassle. 2 stars. If you have an option to disable this setting then have it set on to default and then let the user decide whether or not to enable the notification feature. Clearly if I have disabled it I want it disabled! This is the one reason I don't get on the Facebook messenger program often on my phone because it is annoying! But apparently they think I'm an idiot that doesn't realize that I have become un-leashed from Facebook for a a brief period of time... Oh my goodness I have a REAL life in the world where I walk around and live and not type/text/take pictures/etc... Shocking!
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.
Ruining iTunes Store and game devs
by James green 69 on 2015/09/12 18:32
If any of you are wondering why this app updates practically every week, it is because it is trying to stay as the top app in free section. What does this do to everyone else? Well first of all, it eliminates the chance of a fun game or app taking that spot. For Facebook, it's just endorsing their product. An apple developer license cost $100 and I believe that's a monthly payment. If your app makes it to the top, it can make you millions. Facebook is robbing people that work hard and pay big money of that opportunity. Look at the facts, this app has more 1 star ratings than any app I've ever seen. Yet, it's top on the App Store. Imagine you made a game, it takes you months of hard work and brainstorming and you have finally come up with the money to develop and publish it. You work really hard and spend hundreds on ads. Your app reviews are great. The downloads just keep rising. You hope to reach the top. Oh wait, you can't, Facebook is there. It has held the title for almost 1.5 years now. Apple needs to change this. Every time it updates is another download. If you see this review, spread the message of how ridiculous this is.
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.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Change it!!
by cschupp76 on 2016/04/20 19:26
I'm going to continue to lower your stars & give bad reviews until you fix the ONE SIMPLE, TEENY TINY THING I, & MANY OTHERS, HAVE BEEN ASKING YOU TO FIX FOR OVER A YEAR!! Really??!! Come on! It's an easy, simple fix, yet instead you make upgrades that don't make this thing any different whatsoever. What you're telling your customers by not changing this is that you don't care about what they want changed. You only want to add what you want. My question is...seriously, when was the last time you fixed something major or had a big change? I'm over it. I've found apps that do the same as this, but better. However, I'm loyal & am just waiting for you to finally do what's been requested for years. So what is that exactly?? Just read the last review I gave. I know the 2 before it said the exact same thing 👇🏻 NO ONE...I repeat NO ONE likes the extremely annoying *DING* notification sound. It's horrible & terribly old. Brings me back to the days of dial-up internet. I beg of you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it to where we can change it to choices of cool sounds. I bet people would use this more than text if you came up with some different styles of notification tones. This is like nails down a chalkboard. PLEASE CHANGE IT!! I'll give you a great review & 5 stars if you do.
Four steps to send a message
by hayleylynch1 on 2016/04/25 02:47
The new version constantly puts up a "Welcome to Messenger!" screen, then a second screen to verify your phone number, and a third screen that tells you you can reach people with a blue messenger badge instantly. Once you have gotten through all that, you can finally send a message. Next time? Same thing. Welcome to Messenger! Verify your phone number! You can message those with a blue messenger badge instantly! This has gone on for two weeks, and no matter how many times I hit "continue" and "ok" and verify my phone number yet again, the series of screens won't stop appearing. I've given up and gone back to text messaging through my mobile carrier, which involves exactly one step. I'm not really missing much, though. The messenger app has always been incredibly frustrating. It randomly sends thumbs-up emojis or calls the person you're trying to message. You can't send a normal photo with a normal message above or below it; you have to do a GIF-type thing and put the text on the photo...which means you just have to send the d&@n things separately if you don't want your message obscuring the photo. I agree with the reviewer who said there was absolutely nothing wrong with messaging within the Facebook app. Being forced to use two apps is another reason I'm no longer using messenger.
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.
Annoying notification reminder
by Business customer 29036 on 2015/12/11 01:32
The app itself works well and does its job quite nicely. Doesn't crash. Lets me talk to folks as I desire. I'd rate it 5 stars ... except for the constant notification to turn on notifications. It is an insane annoyance and is the reason for only 3 stars. The app works great but if I have to click through a "you should turn on notifications" screen every time I turn it on, then you've just detracted from the friendliness of the app. Extra clicks. Annoying pop-up. In fact, the notification went from intermittent to every time you open the app (with a brief return to intermittent), then they reduced the visibility of the "remind me later" option to almost nothing (hoping you'd miss it I assume), and NOW they've put a notification on the settings icon at the bottom so that it constantly hovers telling you to change your settings to allow notifications. Hey Messenger: I don't want to. I don't do notifications. I don't like them. Not for mail. Not for txts. And not for messenger. Can you please get rid of this screen? Do you make money if we are notified? Why do you care? If I'm using the app and I like the app, why do you care how I know if I have a message?
Messenger is great, but...
by Merryumm on 2016/05/04 10:40
I would give three and a half stars but I can't. I love messenger, and I have to admit I like the direction you have went with the "stickers" feature, where they now pop up above your text box making them more accessible! I love using stickers with my mom so much! They are my favorite thing and Facebook messenger is our main way of communication. She has only recently gotten a cell phone for the first time, and it's still old school - so we always have used, and still using Facebook calling daily, and face timing feature to save minutes on her phone! We will also send multiple stickers to each other all the time! We use them to communicate so I have almost every sticker available on your sticker store. In order to access this huge amount, I use the search box which now like I said has the stickers pop up above your text box! However, after pressing only one it goes away so I have to reopen my stickers and search for it again. I think I should choose when I'm done using that specific searches stickers. Don't limit me to only haha! Please fix this in future update, please!
No Way to Remove Notifications without Reading Message
by Adorre on 2016/01/28 09:38
Since the new update there is no way to clear messenger notifications from your phone without opening every unread message. If you turn off notifications for messenger in your phone's settings then you'll have a permanent red notification within the app telling you that you have them turned off. I don't want to have to read my messages (and thereby notify that person that I've seen it and requiring me to respond right away whether I have time or not to avoid hurting any feelings) just to be able to clear the notifications on my phone. I used to be able to preview my messages to clear them from my phone notifications and return to reply to them later at my convenience. Now I have to either have notifications pending (I have nearly a hundred messages unseen) or open every single one. There's no 'mark all as read' option like email, and when I turn off notifications in my phone's settings there's an annoying notification within the app to remind me that I have notifications turned off and no way to turn it off either! For someone as OCD as myself this notification issue is enough to delete messenger for good. Very intrusive, Facebook. You're becoming the the infrastructure for telemarketing.
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.
Useful, No Apparent Issues
by me2340 on 2016/04/03 07:16
As a person who currently lives on a different continent than all my friends and family, this app is my primary means of communication with them. It's been working great for me and each update has only made it better! I haven't noticed any of the bugs that other reviewers have mentioned, such as the app showing someone as active if they're asleep or random crashes when trying to open the camera. In fact on the contrary I almost wish it WOULD show me as active when I have the app open and I'm in another for a moment because it currently does not. One function I REALLY appreciate is the video chat/phone feature. Neither I nor my friends have gotten around to setting up skype so we just use this. It doesn't always work perfectly, often freezing or losing connection, but I'm guessing that has more to do with my and/or the other person's wifi. Only lacking that 5th star because I'm stubborn and because I want to see where they can go with this. But seriously this is one of my most used apps and it hasn't disappointed me yet.
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 - JoJo BLock - 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.
Let me turn off notifications while unlocked!
by splintercat on 2015/07/28 14:06
So I doubt anyone will read this or care and I'm locked into using this stupid app just because my friends use it, but I'm leaving this review because I can't believe I have to deal with this in 2015. Every time I set the app not to notify me when the phone is unlocked (i.e. I'm doing something, reading a book, playing a game, typing up emails, you know, busy and not wanting a banner at the top of the screen), this app decides that I've turned off notifications completely and starts giving me this "please turn on notifications" message every time I open it. It's annoying to have to click through every time I open the app and I should be able to decide when and how I want notifications without the app becoming basically unusable in order to blackmail me into getting notifications how the app wants. I'm not going to forget about you, Facebook Messenger! I have badges and lock screen notifications on! No other app has given me a hard time just for turning off notifications while unlocked, it's completely absurd. When are companies going to realize that annoying your users into using your product is not going to create good will or a loyal customer base?
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.
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