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Be together whenever, with our free* all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features. CROSS-APP MESSAGING AND CALLING Connect with your Instagram friends right from Messenger. Simply search for them by name or username to message or call. VANISH MODE Send messages that only last for a moment. Opt in to use vanish mode where seen messages disappear after you exit the chat. PRIVACY SETTINGS New privacy settings let you choose who can reach you, and where your messages are delivered. CUSTOM REACTIONS Lost for words? You can customize your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from. CHAT THEMES Choose from fun themes and colors, like Tie-Dye or Love, to make your chats more personal. WATCH TOGETHER Watch videos, tv shows, and movies with your friends over Messenger Video Chat and Rooms when you can't be together. Capture every moment and reaction in real-time. GET THE GROUP TOGETHER WITH ROOMS Send a link to group video chat with anyone, even if they don't have Messenger. Host up to 50 people with no time limits. FREE* VIDEO CALLS TO STAY CONNECTED Keep your friends and family close with unlimited live video chatting.Host group video calls with up to 8 people, with high-quality audio, high definition video, and interactive video features like face filters. UNLIMITED FREE* TEXT & PHONE CALLS Skip exchanging phone numbers and simply send a message to your Facebook friends, even if they’re across the world. Enjoy high-quality voice and text messaging on mobile, tablet, and desktop. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS IN DARK MODE Give your eyes some rest with a sleek new look that darkens the colors of the chat interface. RECORD AND SEND VOICE AND VIDEO MESSAGES When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send. Say, sing, show, or shout it out loud. EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH STICKERS, GIFS, AND EMOJIS Use custom stickers to show your creative side. You can even add effects and filters to video calls. SEND FILES, PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS There’s no limit to the number of files you want to share with your friends. PLAN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN Make plans to get together with polls and more. Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps. SEND MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US only) Send and receive money securely and easily with friends and family right in the app by adding your debit card, PayPal account or reloadable prepaid card (single-source cards eligible for sending money only). CHAT WITH BUSINESSES Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more. COMPATIBLE ACROSS PLATFORMS Chat with friends across an array of devices, like desktop, Portal, and others. Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ LEARN MORE about Messenger texting and group video chat at: http://messenger.com * Data rates apply Some Messenger features may not be available in your country or region.
Company participates in baseless censorship.
by Kandy C. on 2021/01/14 15:58
Company participates in baseless censorship.
Watch together
by Shadow Rocks on 2021/01/14 13:23
Me and my friend usually watch videos with the feature “watch together” we called today and it was gone
Sue
by deekheaddd on 2021/01/14 13:15
Can’t sign up Don’t like being forced to use messenger anyways I work for a living and don’t have time to waste getting in to other people’s affairs I just want to answer messages without wasting time chatting
False Active status
by Minglynn on 2021/01/14 12:46
I don’t like how messenger gives false active status. Messenger will say someone is active and they really are not. This how arguments are started between couples, friends and family. YOU GUYS NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEM ASAP
Not logging me in !!!!
by Owl_chick on 2021/01/14 10:03
I log off for one day and fb is not letting me log back in ??? What’s going on ?? I’ve tried everything! And can’t log back in no matter how many times I delete , restart and change my password nothing works !! Help! 😩
Holy #*%
by Side808 on 2021/01/14 08:16
How in the he#* do I remove this FOREVER NOTIFICATION on my FB app!?!?
Watch together?
by #future#artisticsoul on 2021/01/14 03:29
I was so excited when the watch together came out! Ya it doesn’t work!!!! 😞
Scum of the earth
by Truthseeker31 on 2021/01/14 03:21
Only scum of the earth seeks to silence free speech
Slow
by CERTAINTORO on 2021/01/14 01:48
Muy lento cuando usas datos
Please remove notification upon reading message
by Steph loves Timehop on 2021/01/14 00:47
This app does what it's supposed to, but will leave a notification flag up in the corner of my Facebook long after I have checked the message. Even when I have replied, it still stays. I can click out and back in multiple times trying to trigger it to realize I've gotten the message but sometimes, it just won’t go!!! Please fix this. Please. Or- can you just take us directly to this “unread” message? Anything is better than the phantom message notification that will never disappear.
The dang notification
by Tonidarwin on 2021/01/14 00:43
For the past month messenger tells me I have 1 notification. I do NOT. I went through and check all over. This is beyond frustrating with my OCD. I turned off notifications so now I just miss everything all day.
Not satisfied
by Keakahiwalani on 2021/01/14 00:39
Not satisfied with this company at the moment.
Banning a defense of a person!
by you dont intend to send on 2021/01/13 23:17
When the president gets every voice banned for him to defend himself, it’s a chilling review of our future! And when the worst baby killers in history take over, it’s not a world I look forward to! God help us!
Messeger esta uma termenda porcaria
by Djeffry Ramos 17 on 2021/01/13 22:24
Eu tento telefonar para os meus amigos nao da eles ligam para mi nao da ele ligam para outra pessoa tambem nao da entao nao é erro no meu celular esta uma tremenda porcario asserio
Boycott
by heinr f on 2021/01/13 20:59
Will not support anything Facebook related. Twitter is gone and Amazon next on the list.
Trash
by MeltonFamily7 on 2021/01/13 20:40
Delete this app it gives evil big tech access to all your messages. Facebook and messenger are garbage
🙅‍♀️
by Venegas330 on 2021/01/13 19:54
It needs to still have where I can put my Voice messages to my ear and still hear and everything not be public if I don’t want it to be.
App just stopped working
by fiodgey on 2021/01/13 19:54
It logged me out, and now says unexpected login error, try again. Over and over. Deleted and reinstalled with no change. Account hasn’t been banned, and of course Facebook has no form of IT help, and no one to contact. If I could leave a zero I would.
Control mongors
by Scorpman62 on 2021/01/13 19:43
Monitored and texts deleted which don’t fit their narrative! DL telegram app and have uninterrupted free messages. Freedom of speech baby
Ghost notification
by TexxxN9ne on 2021/01/13 18:45
Same problem has happening me every time I receive a notification it displays “2” instead of the “1” I actually receive.
I couldnt find hidden chats. Where is it??
by meggaann12 on 2021/01/13 18:44
Hope you will solve this problem
Online/offline status
by karla1962 on 2021/01/13 17:40
Messenger app needs to change the bug when someone appear to be online when they are truly offline. I kept having that issue since 1 month ago already, everything else the app is perfect to communicate with our relatives, friends.
Hard to see
by goofball2011 on 2021/01/13 16:49
Why can’t you size it larger to read it all? Stupid!
Chat heads
by Hlzwifey4lyfe on 2021/01/13 15:04
Add chat heads option like on android
De mal en peor
by Mike y Alo on 2021/01/13 13:59
Pesimo estar borrando a cada rato los anuncios dentro de la app de mensajería. Espero pronto mis clientes se cambien a Telegram y dejare de usar esta app. Ahhh y cada que cambio de cuenta me pide el numero de teléfono o sea. No ya lo tienen?? Webs MZ
Tech tyrants!
by T0Bst3er on 2021/01/13 13:25
Beware they will ban your freedom of speech!! They will silence your leaders!!!
Not digging the new update
by RCB115 on 2021/01/13 13:23
Why was the option to view all the photos and videos shared in the chat in one page gone now? Now I have to scroll up to hopefully locate specific photos. I really hope the developers reconsider this update...
Share the screen bug!!!!
by nice&, on 2021/01/13 13:17
The app is so good but the share the screen option is not there idk y pls fix it
Doesn’t have chat head
by Debarjun on 2021/01/13 12:31
The app sometimes crashes but the most annoying thing is i have to enter the app to send message please make chat head its so difficult to send message while doing some task
MAGA TRUMP SUK
by philmiami on 2021/01/13 11:44
I was born/raised in the South That is so redneck racist to me sedation is like treason. Firing squad for all You want to play be ready to pay Facebook don’t care about your privacy Need even finer control over what Suckerburg is allowed. I want more privacy settings Like in Europe
Horrible dictator platform
by Lol5starsmyass on 2021/01/13 11:30
Horrible company with horrible intentions
Facebook and messenger deactivated
by LH2519 on 2021/01/13 10:01
Please give facebook and messenger deactivate
Stop turn the screen black, when I try to have a voice call please
by qjqhwuwwiiwsj on 2021/01/13 05:36
It’s annoying!!!
Zero stars for communism
by MarkZcansuckit on 2021/01/13 05:27
Invasive, censoring & communistic
Biased
by jbeezy321 on 2021/01/13 05:00
Overrrated and biased this company is garbage trying to get rid of first amendment rights... don’t care what political party someone is affiliated with you don’t get to decide what people can and can’t say bad move Facebook... delete
This app is meant for cheating
by Missmikaylah01 on 2021/01/13 04:16
After thoroughly examining the features available on this app it is very easy for your husbands and boyfriends to cheat. While examining the app you can go into secret mode which will hide all of your conversations on every device also there is vanish mode where you can swipe up and then simply all your messages will delete like Snapchat and then if you delete your message thread and then text them again it will appear and a brand new conversation like it never even happened. #SavingTheLadies2021
Messenger
by 100058JT on 2021/01/13 03:59
Messenger Doesn’t Even Let Me Send Messages To My Marketplace Please Fix
Used by Extremists
by DougO94 on 2021/01/13 03:41
Has been used by extremists to plot violence.
Updates
by don'tgetmestarted on 2021/01/13 03:15
Who needs updating? If things didn’t work well in the first place I would have returned the phone in the second place!! And ever since the sneaky COVID-19 tracker was installed via collusion by Microsoft and Apple without notice or consent, I’m not allowing any new updates. So there.
Another free spyware app 👎👎
by JingleheimerShmidt on 2021/01/13 02:39
A Fascistic organization that pretends to stand for connection while it assails free-speech and permits terabytes of illegal content. Despicable. Wake up people. Dump Facebook!
Pull It
by MyStudyBibleUser on 2021/01/13 02:00
I think this app should be pulled from the App Store just like Parler because I’m sure that last years rioters used it to coordinate their destruction.
New update is awful.
by undeaddirtboy on 2021/01/13 01:14
I stopped getting notifications for my boyfriend’s messages and when one of us tries to call the other it never rings, just makes the “boop, boop, boop” echo sound until the call times out. We call on messenger because the audio is better so this is pretty upsetting.
Messenger
by mad_at_this_app528 on 2021/01/13 00:30
The only filters I like don’t show anymore why is that?
Try deleting the app
by Darkorder66 on 2021/01/13 00:24
I removed the app but it only give the option to remove from Home Screen... the app is still on the phone even when you try to remove it.
Please fix the search in convo feature
by Spyleen on 2021/01/13 00:23
It straight up doesn’t work lol
Download
by alyssiacece on 2021/01/12 23:40
Takes too long to download
PUT NICKNAME FEATURE BACK!!
by 'Bastion on 2021/01/12 23:24
I run 2 different “team chats” for teammates from a game we play daily. It’s EXTREMELY frustrating and confusing trying to figure out which teammate posted a message (not to mention trying to figure out what name to @[username] them in the chat) when there are 20-30 people and not everyone knows who is who when the only names that show up are things like: Barbara Lastname, David Lastname, Richard Lastname, Amanda Lastname, etc.... & WE know each other by names like BadWolf, Superman, EmoBoi, CatLover, & the like. You GET the point!!!!! 😠😠😠 Even more so when their tiny little pictures change often and many people’s tiny little pics just look like the similar splotches of colors. Those NICKNAMES are ESSENTIAL to the ability to communicate with one’s teammates without enormous confusion. There are people on there who are older as well and I’m sure that at least some of them may be having even more difficulty. The new members are completely confused. How on earth could NICKNAMES be any kind of a problem anyway? It’s not like you can’t click on their profile pic to see their real name if you felt the need to for whatever reason. 🤨
Garbage
by Arianadolerhie on 2021/01/12 21:37
👎
Not recommended
by Must really see on 2021/01/12 21:14
They like to censor people
Application will not allow deletion iOS
by Con D on 2021/01/12 20:19
Not allowing deletion is a serious problem for me. Only options listed are remove from Home Screen or cancel what’s up with that?
Seriously
by Frogwogadingding on 2021/01/12 19:55
Facebook why did you change to this crap? It's harder to use or even understand. You couldn't just leave things alone, no always with the updates that you claim make this site better but they don't the updates only complicate a site that was easy to use.
Obsolete
by Dargirl2027 on 2021/01/12 19:23
Get off !
UGH!
by Purrtweeter on 2021/01/12 19:00
Not really even a “!” No matter what I do in trouble shooting, Messenger still shows “N Internet Connection” & works only with Cellular turned on. The app used to work.
Taking too much of your information
by Kobasmasan on 2021/01/12 18:46
This app so as Facebook is taking too much of your private information even if you dobt use the app. Just go on their site and read what kind of information they take from you every second they even say they take information they cant name. I recommend deleting it ASAP if you are concerned about your data.
No trust.
by OprahFever17 on 2021/01/12 18:36
From the company that censors your president, you also have a $#!+ messenger that nobody of any ideology uses. Your information is not safe. Use Signal or really anything else.
What happened to being able to send
by Jaraivy on 2021/01/12 18:22
What happened to the ability of sending screenshots through messenger from Apple. And when I try and send pictures through messenger itself they don’t show up. Needless to say I’m having a lot of issues with sending images to people in my messenger since this most current update
Wine emoji equality
by Songbrd001 on 2021/01/12 18:21
All of these emojis and we still can’t hold down the wine glass and get a white wine option 😔 Priorities, y’all. Priorities.
New Feature
by Alima Silver on 2021/01/12 18:16
Terrible!
Horrible app
by 305Conservative on 2021/01/12 17:34
Facebook shares your information. Beware.
Creepy App
by 425Bulldog on 2021/01/12 17:23
I don’t own a cat but after installing this I started talking, not typing but talking about cat litter and next thing I know everywhere I go on the web I’m seeing ads for cat litter. Zuckerberg is listening to you on this app. Not secure not private.
NEW UPDATE IS TRASH
by lottieliit on 2021/01/12 15:56
i cant unignore messages without having to reply!
Viruses
by Melcraw on 2021/01/12 15:42
Too many hacks n viruses going thru messenger. Not worth using. N don’t open all messages!
ON THE DESKTOP WHERE IS THE SEARCH IN MESSENGER
by Busythadon on 2021/01/12 15:19
THIS IS THE WORST NOW ON MY DESKTOP I CANT SEARCH THE MESSAGES TO FIND STUFF WHY WOULD YOU DELETE THIS FEATURE.PEOPLE NEED TO FIND CERTAIN THINGS IN MESSAGES PLEASE PUT IT BACK 😔😡
Censorship
by Ramseju on 2021/01/12 15:02
Violation of 1st amendment
Trash
by JRollins87 on 2021/01/12 13:14
🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑
Company does not have good values
by McRbrts88 on 2021/01/12 13:10
The company violates freedom of speech and tries to control everyone by limiting views
You should be ashamed
by Lalamcmullen on 2021/01/12 13:05
God have mercy
Disturbing symbiotic FB twin
by Op-in-ion 4freedom on 2021/01/12 12:55
I find it very difficult to understand why you MUST HAVE a FB account in order to use messenger. You can have FB without messenger but not the other way around. So once you’ve established mature threads on messenger, you are stuck with FB forever! Racketeering at its finest.
Here ya go..
by ashirey4213 on 2021/01/12 12:40
It’s the censorship for me........... 🤷🏼‍♀️
Messenger is trash
by hannabee2001 on 2021/01/12 12:26
This app is trash. Facebook has no conscience to leave you to your privacy. Takes your info and sells it. Do not download.
Messenger privacy issues
by Clny9 on 2021/01/12 11:30
Facebook has got to stop tracking users and violating privacy!
can’t turn off calls
by $uper CoOL on 2021/01/12 11:23
you should be able to turn off calls completely!!!!!! i’m famous i can’t handle all these random calls idiots ‼️‼️
Every change makes it more difficult to use
by Ajmj3 on 2021/01/12 09:51
Every change makes it more difficult to use
Messenger
by Rayy 🥰 on 2021/01/12 08:42
I just wanna know why everytime I try to login it says a problem occurred please try again .. I deleted and reinstalled about 20 times already ...
No good
by Jaminfhten on 2021/01/12 08:33
Bad app
Free speech?
by BLONDEAUX on 2021/01/12 08:20
Mark wants to silence you if you think differently. Hey Mark... Nazi much???
We need freedom of speech
by hker00133 on 2021/01/12 07:47
This is USA. Land of freedom
Censorship
by (45) MAGA Train on 2021/01/12 07:46
Big tech is taking away the American people’s rights and freedom. Facebook or any other social media account should definitely be the last of people on the list capable of doing this! I thought this platform was invented for people to express themselves and their thoughts, views and opinions!
SHARE MY SCREEN IS A LIE
by Steph7368833 on 2021/01/12 05:48
I WOULDNT EVEN WIPE MT BUTT WITH THIS APP‼️
Bug
by Pradesh227 on 2021/01/12 04:54
I have recently got a bug the I can’t see the call and FaceTime icon nor can I call in group chats this has happened to not only me but my friends so please fix it
Messenger
by hayhay oreo on 2021/01/12 04:16
I can’t call the person I want to call on my messenger but it will let me call everyone else
Bug fix Please
by Alminus on 2021/01/12 03:52
If we both still in messenger, the video icon is no animation.ios ver 14.2. In Wifi usage, video icon is bubbly if we both together in conversation.
Freedom for Trump
by jkingman on 2021/01/12 03:46
I don’t trust you.
Help me log into the app
by nnnnnnnnnmnnmnnnnn on 2021/01/12 03:37
Someone hacked my account must be now I can’t even log into my account on the app I have to use the web n I hate it because it’s nothing like the features on the app I deleted both the app n messgener app and I still can’t log into neither it’s been two weeks now I dint know what to do can someone helppppppp ????? I have a business I use Facebook for my clients now I can’t even use the app 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😔😢
Messenger
by Richard morao on 2021/01/12 02:47
Messenger
Annoying
by rubianyc78 on 2021/01/12 02:41
Facebook constantly shows a missed message. All messages are read within messenger. There is no way to sort this
Terrible
by BiasSoPretty on 2021/01/12 02:40
Active status won’t go off. Every time I toggle it..it gets stuck. Can’t use the back arrow..I have to completely exit the app.
Censorship is communist
by sflanon on 2021/01/12 02:21
Big tech using their platform to silence voices. It won’t end well. Delete delete delete.
No me deja entrar !!
by a chantel on 2021/01/12 02:17
Por más que lo intento me saca, pero la aplicación me trataba bien, hasta que ocurrió esto porfavor arréglenlo
Donald Trump
by caroxjwkeicjemevfjdkw on 2021/01/12 01:44
We love Mr president trump ! He is one of the good guys ! Biden will wreck our country!
Thumbs down
by Zahid Younus on 2021/01/12 01:21
Serious privacy issues and mandatory services :( Customers have no say :( I have deleted this app from my phone
Mess
by vachoni9 on 2021/01/12 00:49
Why did u remove nicknames and more important why did u remove the gallery in the conversations....This is so annoying
Privacy Invading Malware
by IbrahimMalik on 2021/01/12 00:36
Just look at the privacy practices of this app and Facebook. This is malware not an app.
Crap
by jamber24 on 2021/01/12 00:22
Unreliable crap
Leftists agenda
by dixeyland11 on 2021/01/12 00:21
I deleted Facebook and messenger do to the racist leftists agenda! I hope you loose all your money!
Message out of order. 😠
by Quickdraw39 on 2021/01/12 00:10
I like this app. but ever since, I can remember some of the messages get out of order. Somebody would say something and reply and it would be out of line with what everyone is saying. It’s Kinda getting irritating. Please fix this problem.
Let us change the notification sound
by Yeomans666 on 2021/01/12 00:09
Absolutely ridiculous that you can’t on iOS. So lazy that it deserves 1 star.
FIX BUGS!
by Hannahthoooo on 2021/01/11 23:42
texts aren’t going through when that person isn’t on the app pls fix this
Apple should remove
by RipThatShh on 2021/01/11 23:05
Apple should remove this app because it was used to organize the attempted kidnapping of the Michigan governor
Please Do This !!!!!
by Lori_Green on 2020/03/28 09:32
I’m not trying to write a bad review or anything but... Can y’all update this app by telling us our emails in the settings. Because had an Messenger account and then I had forgot the password word. Then, I had to make a new one but I couldn’t use my regular phone email so I had to come up with another one because it was an account (my old account) that was already use. But now I had my Phone number changed and now I can’t log into my account. Because my account is not set up on this phone number but on my old one. SO CAN Y’ALL ALSO let us have an option to change our phone number on there ??? And I don’t have Facebook account I only have an Messenger so I can’t log in with the Facebook login. Thank you for reading. 🙏🏾 || MINUTES LATER: just found out u can’t have Messenger with an Facebook account so bye Messenger had a good time with u but bye.
New Update is Trash, Useless (iOS)
by Lady Ash A. on 2020/04/04 12:57
The new update is absolutely disgusting. It makes this app not only visibly unappealing, but the new UI is hard to use, foolhardy, and removes many useful features. I also keep having problems with crashing. The new online/offline status is buggy and gets stuck. Phone calls are buggy too and stopped displaying properly. Messages can no longer be easily copied, deleted or forwarded. The old menu was easier. I preferred the swipe reply feature. Messages are no longer easy to reply to in notifications either. Pictures are not easy to send. I used to like this app because of the little unique things like the old cute reactions, chat colors, and balloons and hearts that you could catch. Now, they are all gone. I used to love using stickers, but the system is all messed up now as your most recent stickers and the packs are harder to find. I do not like the excess spacing between packs either. I am not exaggerating to say that I hate this new update. I have recommended that people do not update if they still have an older version. Many of my friends have agreed with me and say that this new version glitchy, problematic, and ugly. I have stopped using it as much because it is useless now. What did you do to this app?
Annoying ghost notification, have to delete/reinstall repeatedly
by KnD33 on 2020/12/22 20:54
I miss the old menu, the new one makes getting to things much more difficult. I have a hard enough time explaining where features are to my grandmother, and this didn’t help at all. But my biggest complaint is that for the past month or two, I’ve had an “extra” notification appear on the app icon. Like I have a message, except I do not. l check my “spam” folder, message requests, even scroll through all my messages, and nothing. But it will still show “1” on the icon. I deleted it and downloaded it again and that helped, for a short amount of time before it happened again. This is my 3rd time deleting and reinstalling. It’s not just annoying. I have a small business and lots of projects with various clients and I use this to communicate with them 9 times out of 10 as they found me on Facebook, so I can’t avoid using it. And I use it to communicate with some family, so it’s nerve wracking thinking I’m either somehow “missing” (it’s not there) a message that could be important.
Glitchy to the point of unusable.
by what do you mean name taken on 2020/07/21 22:31
For the longest time, Facebook messenger with my go to for communication. I didn’t have everyone’s phone number and not many of my contacts used something like WhatsApp, but everyone has a Facebook account. This app is so glitchy that it’s finally broken me of Facebook period. I never really used the service as a social media platform to begin with, but it was a decent communication service. Or would have been. For the majority of this year, the software has been unreliable, glitchy, and riddled with bugs. It consistently fails to give notifications, occasionally forgets that I had sent a message, and by far the worst glitch: it will randomly kick me out of conversations while I’m reading them or typing in them and put me back at the contacts screen. And of course, it doesn’t save what I had been typing. This means that something as simple as sending a message can require you to start typing it two or five times before you can actually send one. There is no excuse for a company that big to deliver software this crappy, especially given how much shady crap they are otherwise up to involving user data. Check please, I am done.
Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugs
by AlexN.64-Bit on 2020/04/09 02:15
Honestly a lot of the features being removed I get. Especially with the app being rebuilt from the ground up. Within the last day or so going into any conversation *instead of just one from a recent bug report* I will be kicked out back to the conversation selection screen with the animation like I swiped to go back there myself but I didn’t. And even if I’m in the middle of typing it can happen to. On top of whatever was being typed being gone when *trying* to go back to the conversation. Also when it force backs you out some reason all the conversations flash out of existence for a few seconds. I was going to say maybe it was just my phone. I restarted my phone and uninstalled and reinstalled and even cleared app data to no avail. But it also happens on my IPhone SE which is on the latest 13.4.1 update like my 11 Pro max right now. So I pretty much can’t reliably use messenger now on any of my phones and have to go to a laptop. I’m also very confused as to the fact this just started happening today. And not the day of the update 🤔
New update is total garbage
by cat1122334321 on 2020/02/29 04:51
They have changed a few things on this latest update and it feels like a step backwards in my opinion. First off... when my friends and I share location you can no longer see the their location without having to click on the map, then zooming in a lot farther than you ever should have to. And most of the time that location is not even correct. Secondly you can no longer see if the other person has seen your message without opening conversation (which was very useful). Also the new emojis for reacting to pictures are not good and they need to be changed back to the ones prior to the update. In the previous version you could click on stickers that were sent to you and the pack that it came from would show up and you could use them if you wanted to... now you can still click on them but all it does is show you the pack and you cannot use them. You have to go back to stickers and find that pack to use them. This new update is not at all user friendly and Facebook needs to go back to previous version.
Can’t Login
by licialowoke :) on 2020/03/29 21:30
For the past month, I haven’t been able to log into my account on Messenger. I’ve reported the problem twice through Facebook with no feedback. When I try to login, it says, “Unable to login. Please try again later.” I’ve tried using “Forgot Password,” but it glitches and won’t let me continue. I have tried every login and password combination I have had in the past as well as what the current login should be and can’t get in! When I use Facebook through my Chromebook I can view messages that way, but it’s very inconvenient since my laptop is outdated and barely functions. Nothing looks suspicious, so I don’t believe my account has been compromised. I also can’t view messages through a mobile browser as it just directs me back to the login screen for the app. I need to be able to get in through my phone, but no word back from the Facebook team. I’ve updated regularly, and checked the FAQs which don’t provide any useful info. I hope the Facebook team will look into this, otherwise I’ll have to drop Messenger, which I really don’t want to do.
Why update it to make it worse?
by igrimReaper on 2020/05/08 19:09
Why did you have to update messenger, remove cool feature like popping emojis in chat, add a really cool feature imo: the ability to spam emojis in chat, and then remove the spamming again? Why are you adding features to then later remove them and why did you remove old features? Please bring back the ability to check if someone has seen your message without having to enter in the chat and #bringbackoldmessenger ;( Update: Now, after a few more updates, it got a lot worse. If I try to send more than 10 pictures at a time, it doesn’t work. Like it straight up doesn’t send the pictures. If I want to look at pictures within a chat, they don’t load unless I wait for like an hour. You still can’t fast forward within a voice recording and to select a different album than just “recents” when sending photos and videos is a pain and it’s better to do it off of the gallery app. Also none of these problems are because my phone is slow or because of bad internet, I have an iPhone X with 100mb/s down/up wi-fi.
This app is an absolute joke
by Grobo555 on 2020/03/15 03:55
What a dumpster fire of an app. I’ve always had problems with messenger, but they’ve often been minor and have sometimes been resolved. It’s ridiculous how long it took to get more (but still not all) emojis available as emoji buttons for chats, but they eventually added this inconsequential feature. It would be nice if they expanded the color/theme options, but I can live without that. Recently, though, things have just gotten worse. The removal of polls in group chats is ridiculous. There’s no reason for such a feature to be taken away. Facebook has been “working to add them back” for months now. Additionally, my main issue with the app is that I’m now completely unable to make new group messages. This has happened once before, and I had to delete and reinstall the app to fix the problem. I should never have to do that, but at least it worked. The problem has resurfaced now, though, and even deleting and reinstalling hasn’t solved the problem. I guess the app is just permanently broken for me? Good on you, Facebook. What a waste.
New update looks really bad
by smarchetti on 2019/01/30 10:51
Most of the people I’ve seen have just been complaining so I’m going to try and make this review at least a little helpful. This new update has so much wasted space. Just yesterday the formatting was pretty much perfect from a design standpoint, but now there is so much unused white space at the top of the screen. Even just the word “Chats” takes up so much unnecessary space which previously encompassed everything that wasn’t actual chats (like stories and your profile info. The previous design was perfectly fine and there was no need to change it, and changing your design completely won’t make a significant number of people suddenly decide to download the app. If nothing else, give everyone the option to go back to the previous version. As a lover of web design, I know white space can be useful, but it can be extremely harmful if there is too much unused space, and that is exactly what happened. You messed up with this one, but there’s still an opportunity to fix it, or at least canter to those who know this is bad design.
Pointless
by Silverramette on 2018/01/16 04:29
Facebooks messenger app is a pointless application—everyone already has free text messaging and pays for cell phone service, so why create a new application (for things like virtual yard sale) and ask for permissions to text and call? I find it absolutely absurd that I have to download an app to view messages from a web based platform. (No I DO NOT have the FB app, thank you.). Not only that but the two rarely communicate efficiently. After you check messages in the app, FB profile will still show a messages notification. On top of that every time you use it asks for notifications to be turned on (why? When FB should be notifying you?) and asking for permission for microphone and camera. The app drains battery power when you do have notifications turned on especially in group chats—pinging every time there is a new comment. I’m not sure what a good use for this app is—it should be reintegrated back into Facebook and allow users to check messages from the web based platform.
Worst Service I Have Ever Seen
by dashcraft11 on 2020/05/21 20:44
I have never been more disappointed. I am a big Facebook Marketplace person and sell things all the time but I have had ONE CONSISTENT UNRESOLVED PROBLEM. Messenger will NOT send me notifications when someone messages me through marketplace! If a friend messages me it comes through just fine but if it comes through marketplace there is no notification whatsoever. I have done my own trouble shooting, being a very tech literate person, and have tried multiple devices including my new iPhone Xs. I have checked settings, redownloaded the app, reset my phone, AND REPORTED the PROBLEM to Facebook 3-4 times now with NO RESPONSE whatsoever. I have missed important messages and sales because of this. I have done my own research to find that others ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM with also no response from facebook. I’m a patient person and don’t like leaving bad reviews but I have been dealing with this problem for a LONG time now. At least other places respond to you problems even if they can’t fix them. I am severely disappointed Facebook.
You missed it up again, way to go
by Not good for me on 2020/08/12 16:13
I am becoming more and more disappointed with messenger, not only did you do away with the sticker blow ups, you also did away with the icons on the the picture edit. I used to be able to use the kiss lips to kiss my wife and my daughter goodnight as we a far apart and I like for them to know I am kissing goodnight, yes corny I know but it is something we found that helps us. But now in order for me to even do that once I have to use the text and use only one and it takes time to do that so all I can get is one because she is wanting to sleep. Also the lack in the chat itself has got slower and slower. Not to mention the video chat is really bad. And can not hold a connection. It seems that all you are doing is trying to cater to the adware and businesses and not to the actual people that really use it to stay in touch with there loved ones. Bring back the features please and stop with all the adware and sponsors. I am sure most are like me if they want to find a product then they go to the website itself. I don’t need to use you for that. Very very disappointed Facebook and Messenger August 12, 2020 Once again when you are going good you start to tinker with the app and screw things up, You have got it now to where it slow again and not respond. Just a month ago it was actually work fairly good but not now. Please address the lack time and loading issues. Thank you..
what happened???
by NiaNicole1992 on 2020/05/28 13:52
I use messenger all the time, daily, multiple times a day, never really had problems with it that I’d noticed. when I went to sleep last night everything was fine... when I woke up this morning and clicked on my messages through the facebook app, it took me to the messenger log in screen. weird. I didnt log out. so it asked me if I wanted to ‘continue as _________(my name)” I clicked on it and it said “we could not log you in at this time” took me to a login screen to put in my email and password, did that, and got the same message.. “we could not log you in, please try again later.” well I need this app to work. the way it is supposed to. this is installed on my iPad no part of the app will work. I have tried uninstalling, turning my device off and on, with it installed and without it. nothing will work. I want to continue to talk to my friends during this quarantine time and you just cut off my way of communicating with people... please fix immediately
Not Horrible but Has Issues
by Tambri62 on 2019/02/12 15:12
Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.
Some of the latest features missing
by Bgzorro on 2021/01/01 23:43
Did the developers just give up on this app for iPad or something? I see that the latest update was two weeks ago, and usually Facebook likes to update all of their apps every two days 🤨 While the app *is* functional, it lacks some of the updated features that are all available on the iPhone app and mostly available via the direct website — such as FB avatars stickers and the like (i do appreciate the extra choices for emoji reacts, tho’; i just wish there were more heart options with that). My iPad is on the latest OS (iPadOS 14) and is an iPad Air 2...this latest update of Facebook Messenger is an incomplete version of the latest update for its version on iPhone 😐 would be nice to access ALL of the latest features on this app for iPad, since there’s more space on my iPad than on on my iPhone to support it. Hopefully, y’all will come back with a new update of ALL the latest features soon...
Great but definitely could be better!
by Obsessed w/ makeup on 2017/12/17 08:05
Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)
Somewhat an annoyance
by Wolf of Flame on 2019/12/11 14:53
I don't normally leave reviews, but i feel that i have to in this case. I don't really have any problems with Messenger itself, being what it is; however, there are a few things that I need to gripe about: 1) foremost is the fact that it is a whole separate app from Facebook. You have to have both in almost every single case. I remember that you used to be able to utilize the Messenger function in the Facebook app without the need for the second application. 2) the most annoying thing about the Messenger app is the "friendversary." It's just an attempt to make the app seem relevant. I have pretty much every function of the Messenger app turned off aside from Notifications because I have a couple of people that only send things through Messenger. I seriously wish that the stupid "friendversary" crap could be turned off as it goes off randomly and the sound is quite loud and distracting.
Newest Update
by J.Angeles on 2018/11/19 13:19
I recently updated my messenger and it’s weird because I have two Facebook accounts and I can only see the update on one account when I switch to the other account I can’t see the update, it’s in the older version. I don’t know if it makes a difference but the one account that does have the update is also open on another device I use (iphone6s) and it shows it’s updated and the one that isn’t updated I only have it in this iPhone XS device. I already reset all settings, deleted Facebook and Messenger Installed then back logged out of accounts and just finished Factory Data Reset. Nothing works I’m not sure what’s going on. It bother me because on the newer update seems to be more simple and basic than the older version. Same goes with instagram both accounts issue. I don’t auto update my apps on my iPhone XS but iPhone 6s I do . I’m not sure if that would be the issue however i still complete the updates ... hopefully I get answers from this.
Post iOS 11.0.3 issues
by eva_joes on 2017/11/03 03:10
Always been a big loyal fan of Facebook’s Messenger app and to this day it is still my go-to method of communication versus texting with my personal cell number. However, after the iOS 11.0.3 update messenger has a huge lag when it comes to sending pictures, and even messages at all for that matter. I thought it was the pictures themselves or the WiFi connection but it happens with any picture or video I try to send, no matter what size, and no matter the WiFi signal strength or network I’m connected to. At times the app will even crash right when opening it for the first time on any given day, no matter how often I clear background apps and history and data on my iTouch. Don’t know if it’s Apple’s or Facebook’s issue but the compatibility and functionality should be pristine and on point, considering how much we pay for our devices and how often software is updated.
Notification alarm
by Babystego on 2020/03/30 05:46
Good app, let’s me keep in contact with others. Initially I deactivated Facebook when I was in school, but was allowed to use messenger still. After a while for some reason that stopped being the case and it deactivated messenger too. Well, that wasn’t an option because I have a family chat on there and otherwise I would have been out of the loop. Minor issue, done with school now so not as big of a problem, until I return for degree number two. Video quality could be a bit better too. Also, my dog absolutely HATES the message notification. He will run away when he hears it. I would prefer a list of audible options for the sake of my dogs ears, and me being upset when he leaves due to a message coming through. Minor detail, but it makes me want to get rid of the app all together.
Latest update problem
by unicornnnk on 2018/06/15 05:38
I’ve just updated the apps in few minutes ago and I thought they’re going to improve the apps but no. Whenever a notification pops out and I clicked it to reply on the apps, it just forced to close. I can’t even click on the messenger icon on the right top of Facebook because it’ll force to close the apps. I like to use messenger because I don’t have to backup my messages as it’ll be stored online and even when my phone is charging, I can still chat with my friend by using laptop. However, I can’t type really fast and it’ll lag and I have to double check and correct my message sometimes. And, I hope that this apps can add a search history function in mobile phone version, because sometimes I want to check the first message that I chat with my friend and I couldn’t do this as I have to manually scroll back to the message which texted in few years ago. Imagine how long should I scroll back while me and my friend texting to each other almost everyday from day to night.
Very poor job with this one.
by Shackelton326 on 2020/06/05 00:40
Just the fact that you force me to download a separate app, in order to message people on Facebook, is ridiculous. There is no reason for you to have taken away our ability to message people in the regular Facebook app. This is just a pathetic ploy to gain more downloads of Facebook branded apps, and make your numbers look better. But to add to it, the app hardly works half the time. Messages always "send" but rarely "deliver". What is even the point in having it be two steps. No other message app has send and deliver as two separate functions. It should be sent and delivered at the same time. Tell me how instant messaging worked fine in the 90's, but you can't get it to work now. And what exactly are you "updating" every week. Constantly getting updates yet nothing ever seems to be actually fixed. *new complaint* STOP ASKING FOR MY PHONE NUMBER!!!! Every time I sign in, it asks for my phone number. I’ve put it in at least 25 times, and it still just keeps asking for it. This has to STOP!
What happened?
by LSCKBS on 2020/04/29 05:38
I no longer receive Messenger alerts or messages from FB marketplace replies; that used to automatically go to the Messenger chat for privacy, vs through FB. There have been no settings changes, as all my apps are automatically updated however I have gone into all relevant Apps, made sure all is as should be. Nothing had been altered. A reply now shows up in my emails, naming the person replying that I’m supposed to be in conversation with via Marketplace. It takes me to “open in Messenger”, then “Would you like to open in Messenger”, then to the Messenger App Store, which then when opened, takes me back into Messenger that again shows no Marketplace message. A total futile cycle. All messages through my contacts are fine, and as I’ve said, all my Messenger settings are in tact, as I went through everything in detail. There are no issues at all with FB or my emails. I have no idea what has changed, but it is very frustrating, as I use FB Marketplace frequently. Whether I’m the seller or the buyer, it is not a good reflection on me.
New updates seem like downgrades
by jec00k on 2020/03/03 18:38
I’m not sure if these are happening while Messenger is between updates, but I prefer the “heart eyes” react to the new “heart symbol” react. Also, chat emojis can no longer be held down to get their two larger sizes? I hope this is something that returns soon, because all my friends and I have been really disappointed to lose this. I also noticed that now when I click on someone in a group chat, I don’t have the option to send them a direct message. I can go to their profile and message them or I can just go search their name and message them, but I liked the see less transition from before. I still prefer FB messenger to some other meds engine apps, though. Please always keep the fun char colors, chat emojis, and multiple react options. It’s fun and adds visual variety to chats with different people/different groups, and it’s a cool way to personalize different relationships.
Update please fix!
by AlexisPR87 on 2020/02/25 21:40
I love messenger and how you can connect with your friends and family etc. However I’m not too fond with this new update because it’s easier to tell if someone has read your message by seeing their bubble next to your message, unfortunately that feature is removed :(. I also miss whenever I would go to look at pictures it was easier just to scroll down and see the pictures exchanged instead of going through the option “View Photos & Videos” it just looks kinda bland. Last but not least please change it back or at least improve it 😁 including the “search messages option” like make it to where we can the dates these messages were sent so there would be no confusion. Thanks! Update: Please bring back the old features such as reminders and pills and the fun blow up emojis, the games and things that would make it look fun not bland!
Disable messenger so we don’t have to use it with Facebook
by grandmas home on 2019/07/28 14:10
I got phished using this and went through hell to make sure everything in my life was safe. It should be an option to have messenger or to keep messages on your Facebook!!!!!!!! You are forcing ppl to use this app when anyone from anywhere can send you something and can hack right into your Facebook account get your information and use it to their benefit, Putting all of your friends at risk for going through the same thing. I have emailed you, went to the security only to be told we are working on it. Don’t lie. You are not ‘ working on it’ you have no desire to ‘ work on it’. These phished got my phone number, email, etc. now they’ve moved onto my friends. There is nothing safe with this app. You could have a separate password, or a number of other things to secure an account that is built on ruining your life of the ppl who get into your Facebook account and can use it against you. MAKE IT AN OPTION, NOT A ‘ YOU HAVETo HAVe THIS TO Communicate with YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!
Bad new update
by Takastrapi on 2020/03/07 06:55
This new update changes how video calls look when you don't have them fullscreen. This just used to be a smaller version of the fullscreen view, but now it gives equal size to you and the person you're calling. This also makes it so that you can only see a square of what you are showing your friend, and you can only see a square of what your friend is showing you, which is very annoying. You can't see as much as you can in fullscreen (the old non-fullscreen version still allowed you to see everything). Also, when you send hearts in Messenger, you used to be able to grab and pull the little hearts that float up, but now you can't do that. This is a small thing, but it was something that my boyfriend and I really enjoyed about the app, and I am very sad that this feature is gone. Also, a long time ago on the iOS version, most of the Emojis had a messenger version (which I much prefer to Apple's styles). I don't know why these designs went away on iOS, but I want them back.
Facebook messenger need to pickup the pace
by DIGBYS XPAND on 2018/08/20 20:02
Facebook messenger is seriously lacking behind with simple and small functions that can make it great. Facebook has friends that we do not want to share our phone numbers with to be able to communicate on other great and easy to converse instant messaging apps. One of those function is to be able to reply directly to a particular message. So difficult to handle conversation on Facebook as it doesn’t allow for different topics to be discussed concurrently just with a reply functionality. Most times when you go back to an old discussion during a new one the whole thing becomes confusing and then takes longer to type and clarify things with who you are chatting with. I can have a discussion in 3 mins on other apps and that same conversation would take me 10 mins on Facebook messenger. This is because you talk about one topic finish it up properly and start the next one again. When you can talk about both same time just directly replying to the exact thing you getting back at. Please fix this because it’s getting boring chatting on Facebook messenger. If you can smile to a message thumb up and other things why can’t we reply? Thank you.
Message Requests
by P'od user on 2018/05/07 05:47
I have had no problem with messenger, until recently. Recently (the past few weeks) every time I log onto messenger I get a banner above my messages saying I have 100+ new message requests. I click on it. Go in. Nothing. No message requests. I hit edit. Delete all. 3 minutes later I go on and it says I have 100+ new message requests. This is getting entirely annoying and I would really like something to be done about this. I don’t know if anyone else is having this problem or if it’s a bug. If it could be addressed or I could be told where I could turn off being able to receive messages from people who aren’t my friend that would be great. I’ve also been linked into group messages with people I don’t know by someone I don’t know to be tried to be sold something. (Probably a phishing link to be honest.) I really don’t understand why it’s even an option to be messages by people you don’t know but that’s a separate issue. Please fix this problem as honestly it’s a nuisance.
What if...
by HEYYYYY YAAAAA on 2020/06/16 16:16
What if the facebook account gets hack and then you can’t also return or log in to the messenger which the account from facebook? Still not secured here. I hope that problem fix, waiting for the day it changes. My relatives just get hack a week ago, they thought it’s fine because they don’t addicted to facebook much. Then they realized that there are dozen of images they took before for memories, thousands of messages who encourage them come through the dark storm had been deleted because of the hackers with no conscience. Anyways, I’m concerned for these related app. I’m giving 4 stars because I loved this app before, now it updated and somehow it disappointed me. And with the hope of bringing a better security for both apps, I remove 1 star. Please fix
Update is absolutely terrible
by Kerri_B_ on 2020/05/15 17:34
BRING BACK THE HEART EYES (😍) REACT. Will rate 5 stars if this change is made. Useful and fun features were unnecessarily removed for this new update. Reading other reviews, clearly nobody is happy with this change. This isn’t a matter of not wanting to see the app change and grow.. features I used every day are now gone for no reason. App features that need to come back immediately: -Timestamped read receipts (seems to be an inconsistent glitch) -The profile picture bubble indicating that your message was read without having to open the chat (also seems to be inconsistently not working) -Emoji reacts (the heart can stay, but the heart eyes need to come back) -Filters, stickers, and emojis on photos you edit within the app. And preferably ADD more stickers that can be placed on photos. The hats and mustaches and goofy eyes are fun! -Speaking of editing photos, options for editing text onto a photo were removed. Sometimes I want a background behind the text or to choose a different font, where did that go? I’m sure there’s more that I can’t think of at the moment as well. Read other reviews; there are many other complaints. I’m sure there was a reason for updating the app, but with so many people unhappy with useful features removed, there’s now more of a reason to bring those features back. Otherwise, many people will stop using the app. We want it to be fun, most people don’t use it for business!!
Very good but....
by woof user on 2020/02/24 01:31
Messenger is a good app and I like to talk and connect with people on the app. And the sticker feature I really like since you can pick from a wide variety of different things. But the thing I recently hated about messenger is that I can no longer save gifs that I send to my friends or anyone, and I used to be able to do that and I would give a five star rating then, but now only four because I really need moving memes in my life and in my photo album, please consider letting us save gifs again. I know I may sound silly but I’m really upset that I can’t save them anymore and I found my favorite meme on gif recently and I can’t save it no more so I beg you, please let us save gifs again, but if theirs a new feature we’re you can save it but just have to click something different then please tell me :(
New update very upsetting
by not-a-mouse on 2020/03/01 04:31
I am so disappointed with this new update. Here are just a few things I have encountered so far that is very disappointing and frustrating: 1.) can’t send balloon emojis anymore. This is a feature I used extremely regularly with friends. 2.) the notification sound has changed to a default iPhone sound and I have tried everything to change it back to the messenger notification sound. I miss the sound of the messenger notification but more importantly it’s caused confusion: every time I receive a messenger notification from a friend now I think I’m receiving a text from a client or important calendar notification. I am used to having separate sounds for separate notification, more specifically a separate sound for business/important (text/calendar) and social (messenger). With this update I no longer have that distinction on sound so I’m constantly picking up my phone when I don’t need to be. 3.) no sound sending message 4.) no bubbling hearts across screen when you send a heart emoji There’s other things I don’t care for esthetically but that based on person preference, I can get used to. The things I listed above are simply an inconvenience and frustrating to the functionality of messenger and I think you need to re-evaluate. I never really write reviews, but I am very upset about this update. I use messenger all day every day and this update is a big turn off to the application I once loved.
Normally I adore this app
by Snuffalugfagous on 2017/12/22 02:07
However, it's super irritating with this current version, that I can't play messenger games with people without it looking like I have an unread message from each individual because either them or I have made a move in the game. App badges would be enough for me, within the application. Separate the games notifications from the messenge notifications please! Badges on the game tab and that's it would be super nice. If I want to play games I'll go over there. But I'm actually losing messages in all these integrated game notifications... Also still having an issue with messenger not allowing me to continue typing a message when the phone is rotated. The whole app freezes and I am forced to close or send a half typed message. Many times this happens and it was not intentional at all. A fix would be fantastic. Currently functioning off iOS 11.2.1 on the 7plus.
Very Irritating – No need for update at all
by Kkgdsaqyibcrewqashlu on 2020/07/09 17:00
Update: 7/9 – finally updated because it’s irritating for this app. Or to support last version. But why do I need an internet connection to login when I’m connected to my data? Still frustrated! Ok so usually I don’t do reviews. I might rate an app, sometimes I leave a review if it’s an especially exemplary app. But now, I’m going to leave a not-so-nice review: Please, PLEASE stop with the very frustrating update reminders. I looked at the update, and I have absolutely no need whatsoever for ANY of things that are “new and improved” for this app. People are complaining of it not working, of not needing “new and improved” versions, they are complaining about absolutely useless upgrades. I use this app to text three people. I use it to message them because we live so far apart and are friends through something that means we’ll never meet in real life. All I need out of this is app is 1, the ability to message them, and 2, the ability to receive alerts when they answer back. Nothing more, nothing less. I don’t need a new and improved video chat, or whatever these “room” things are, or new stickers, or anything else. Just plain ‘ole texting. That’s it. So please, because I am no longer able to use “this version” of FB Messenger, please make it to where the app does support older versions because I don’t need to upgrade.
I hate messenger now
by Grumpy gypsy on 2020/02/08 15:45
I used to love using messenger because it kept me connected to my family but not now. Since FB changed it’s requirement to use Messenger I no longer am able to connect with the most important person in my life. There are extremely important reasons they don’t have FB. Safety being the most important one. FB only cares about it’s bottom line. Did not think about the ones who use messenger only because of the type of job they have. Those in law enforcement, military members and others who work for our country. I am ashamed I will still need to use messenger to stay connected to the rest of my family. But I will not encourage anyone to join FB. Now I am researching other messaging apps. By the way, my most important person had messenger before you made the change and getting any help with this issue is non existent. FB does not care about the people that use it. Thanks for screwing up my communication with someone I love very much FB. That’s sarcasm in case you don’t recognize it.
Explain please
by Sinnamyn on 2020/02/21 02:48
I used to be able to get to the “other” folder but now that is gone. Please redo this and fix because many messages get filtered and now I can’t get those. Long time user. **EDIT** I found this setting finally. One last thing that would be a great addition is to give us the option to remain hidden. I don’t want everyone knowing I’m online. I have active turned off and I can’t see who is active but the ones who have active on can still see me. Also it would be nice to have an option that doesn’t show its read. Sometimes I can’t reply in a timely fashion and it leaves the person thinking I don’t care enough to respond. Yes I can mark it as unread but they can see it’s been read. My main suggestions. Thank you so much
Why! Why!! Why!!!
by Metal Vault Manga on 2018/09/09 00:21
Only three stars and here is why. First the good. Messaging and sending photos is it’s strong points. I have had zero problems with doing either and if I were to rate solely based on the two it would receive five stars. However, the actual calling is for me what hurts the app the most. Annoying doesn’t even begin to explain my feelings towards that particular feature. I have yet to get or to make an actual call, as to where, the call doesn’t take it upon itself to just end. I don’t know if it’s just on my end but I suspect not. It doesn’t seem to make a difference from where it ordinates the result is the same. Call abruptly ends for no reason and then you are asked to rate the call. HAHAHAHA!! What a joke. Instant one star and not even deserving of the one. So again the messaging and photo sending are excellent, the calling function not so much.
Fixed: A annoying glitch
by ToasterWife on 2018/02/01 05:36
Edit: hey you fixed it, nice. Typing on iPad is pain still layout wise but it works. Messenger usually works well on my iPhone no issues what so ever, in this case for an odd reason it doesn’t want to type I’ll begin typing “Hey I’m” and it doesn’t let me type afterwards. I have no idea why this occurring but I hope I’m not alone, I use this app to talk to friends and talk about homework and junk— this is a real pain and honestly a bad move on the team’s part for not checking before sending this update out. This could’ve honestly been fixed or avoided if they checked this before releasing it, I trust on the team a lot and will always update on day one. You’re making me regret this honestly, y’all just giving me trust issues
Bugs in New Update
by DECEM13ER on 2020/04/16 15:50
Firstly, I am not a fan of the update at all. I particularly liked the availability to see if someone had read the conversation without actually having to open it, but that has been taken away. The 'active now' status is totally inaccurate, it'll say someone i'm physically with is active when their phone is locked in an entirely different room. My biggest peeve, though, is the inaccuracy of the read tag. If an hour goes by since the message was delivered, it'll read delivered until it is opened, but as soon as it is opened, it'll say "read one hour ago". No matter how long it's sat on delivered and how much later it's read, it'll always read that it was read however long ago it was delivered, when, in fact, it could have been opened 13 hours afterward. You claim to be focusing your app around professionalism, but how professional does it make you when you're "leaving your boss on read" when you're just finally getting to open the message?
Messaging is Good, Calling Isn’t
by lilmarbles on 2018/03/21 05:31
The messaging with FB friends is pretty good. I like that you can customize individual chats and I enjoy the sound effects in the app. It’s a really good way to stay in touch with far away friends & family. I don’t always get notifications when I receive a new message though. I’m not a fan of the call/video chat feature. Calls are often dropped, the sound/call quality is awful. Video chat is really choppy. A lot of the video calls are spent “connecting” so all you see is a black screen , but at least you can still talk to the other person while this is going on. This app isn’t too bad , it works better than the Facebook app itself in my opinion. It’s a good way to stay connected and talking to old friends. I recommend using it if you got Facebook.
Slow sending & deletion option
by WeezerBeast on 2018/07/27 15:42
I mean it works fine most of the time but obviously as some people has already said it struggles to send messages to others. Honestly still waiting it to send a message to my cousin it’s been two days? Even if my internet is slow it still sends to everyone else so that makes no sense. Only other issue you guys need to add a delete button; again my internet is slow so I have to wait forever just to log into Facebook on my computer to go into messenger to delete things but I shouldn’t need to go on there to do this id appreciate it if someone could consider this idea to add this ability on the app especially when you log onto Facebook through the phone it doesn’t give you the same option and just sends you back to the app?
Doesn’t work at ALL on the Apple Watch
by Mr. Thoughtful on 2020/10/16 23:01
It’s a decent messaging app, not really anything special. But it seemed appealing because of its compatibility with all Apple devices. If you thought so, you will be DISAPPOINTED. The app does not work with the Apple Watch. It simply doesn’t. You download it, and it tells you to “log in with the paired iPhone”. You do that, and open messenger up on your phone. It still doesn’t work. You try logging out and back in to your Facebook account, and it works for a little while, but then the next day when you try to check your messages again, it doesn’t work. It is very frustrating when you try to make it work, but it just doesn’t. Hopefully the developers can really work on the compatibility and syncing between the watch and phone app, so it will actually work. Great disappointment, so you might as well just use the default messages app, no need to download this one.
No good anymore - Telegram is a much better app
by TonyB2011 on 2020/11/19 21:42
This used to be a great app, an easy way to informally communicate in private without making a mass post. Unfortunately, after its purchase by Facebook, the owner of Facebook has really gone off the deep end in terms of forcing his neo fascist views down everyone’s throats. He used his platform to sell out the people that made him a billionaire. He censors free speech. He punishes, censors, suspends and bans people from the platform based solely on their political and religious views. Regrettably he uses Messenger to spy on the users. Just like he does with IG. The owner meddled in the 2020 elections and tried to put his thimb on the scale. He outright de platformed millions of peaceful law abiding people for speaking out against the leftist agenda he supports. You are much better off using the App called Telegram. It is private, fast, effective and most importantly the owners of the platform don’t censor, repress or punish you for your thoughts and beliefs. It’s better not to support evil people. Besides, Telegram has better functionality anyway.
Always broken
by Curtis Galloway on 2019/07/23 02:12
The app is constantly having uses for one it once signed me into the wrong account and now it’s not signing me in to my account/not loading any of the information my account had such as group chats and contacts, pretty much everything is wiped after reinstalling the app and the reason I was reinstalling was because the messages were not delivering and it kept popping connected at the top of the screen... unacceptable wouldn’t recommend this for any social use, just stick to the regular Facebook site or use one of the other social network providers such as Snapchat, Instagram, etc. It is very annoying (and unsafe) for the app to forget what account information goes to what account, and it constantly does it. If the problem gets fixed then I will alter my star rating and review however I doubt a fix will come considering how long this problem has been going on for and after today of my account being wiped, I’m done with it.
Problems
by Ropted on 2019/04/16 01:16
Can it be fixed so people have a reply for each topic of conversation? Gets confusing for people to stay on the subject. Also people tend to not look above to read previous comments. That’s aggravating. Why does it tell when people erase things. People get suspicious when the message comes up. They want to know what was erased. No need for that. Also I don’t understand when I want to delete something it shows Remove for you and Remove for everyone. If I’m talking to one person - why would I just want it removed for me? And who is everyone? If that comes up - I’m thinking - who did it go to. I don’t talk to groups of people. I also worry that certain people with knowledge know how to look at a person’s Messenger. How can I be assured that doesn’t happen?? I’ve got everything in messenger settings turned off that has an on/off button.
New update is bad
by Santaclauseut on 2020/09/13 01:29
I’m fine with this app, but I think the most recent update messed up my messaging capabilities. I had a weird experience where all of my messages randomly disappeared, so I thought maybe I had to download the update because it was glitching. Updating didn’t fix the issue. It eventually started working again, but ever since the update my texting has been weird. I’ll go to fix the middle part of a message and, mid-typing, the cursor will jump down to the end again. It’s messing with my text messaging as well as messages sent through the app. I also haven’t been able to swipe-down on photos in the message to minimize them once I’ve expanded them anymore. My main concern is the cursor randomly jumping to the end of the paragraph. I utilize this app to run my business, so this problem which would usually just be a slight annoyance is seriously cutting into my productivity. Please fix this!!
The worst!!!
by icantstandthisterribleapp on 2018/05/30 02:02
I wish I could give this app less than one star!!! If you have more than one Facebook account, get ready to wish you could punch someone! In order to switch accounts it asked you if you know what you are doing about three times before you can switch. When you have finally clicked ok a million times and you are on your dog or baby’s account it tells you that you have a new message on your other account, you click ok a million times again only to find that the new message is “you are now friends with Johnny and you can message them.” Yeah!!! I freakin’ know how your terrible app works!!! That’s not a message!! I know I’m now friends with them! I just approved it!!! And I know I can message them!!! Thanks for wasting my time constantly! The fact that I’ve updated it over and over and they never fix it makes me want to strangle someone! I have never hated an app more, but I have a lot of friends who use it so I’m stuck with it. It’s the worst!
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Be together whenever, with our free* all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling and group video chat features. CROSS-APP MESSAGING AND CALLING Connect with your Instagram friends right from Messenger. Simply search for them by name or username to message or call. VANISH MODE Send messages that only last for a moment. Opt in to use vanish mode where seen messages disappear after you exit the chat. PRIVACY SETTINGS New privacy settings let you choose who can reach you, and where your messages are delivered. CUSTOM REACTIONS Lost for words? You can customize your reactions, with lots more emojis to choose from. CHAT THEMES Choose from fun themes and colors, like Tie-Dye or Love, to make your chats more personal. WATCH TOGETHER Watch videos, tv shows, and movies with your friends over Messenger Video Chat and Rooms when you can't be together. Capture every moment and reaction in real-time. GET THE GROUP TOGETHER WITH ROOMS Send a link to group video chat with anyone, even if they don't have Messenger. Host up to 50 people with no time limits. FREE* VIDEO CALLS TO STAY CONNECTED Keep your friends and family close with unlimited live video chatting.Host group video calls with up to 8 people, with high-quality audio, high definition video, and interactive video features like face filters. UNLIMITED FREE* TEXT & PHONE CALLS Skip exchanging phone numbers and simply send a message to your Facebook friends, even if they’re across the world. Enjoy high-quality voice and text messaging on mobile, tablet, and desktop. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS IN DARK MODE Give your eyes some rest with a sleek new look that darkens the colors of the chat interface. RECORD AND SEND VOICE AND VIDEO MESSAGES When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send. Say, sing, show, or shout it out loud. EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH STICKERS, GIFS, AND EMOJIS Use custom stickers to show your creative side. You can even add effects and filters to video calls. SEND FILES, PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS There’s no limit to the number of files you want to share with your friends. PLAN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN Make plans to get together with polls and more. Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps. SEND MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US only) Send and receive money securely and easily with friends and family right in the app by adding your debit card, PayPal account or reloadable prepaid card (single-source cards eligible for sending money only). CHAT WITH BUSINESSES Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more. COMPATIBLE ACROSS PLATFORMS Chat with friends across an array of devices, like desktop, Portal, and others. Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ LEARN MORE about Messenger texting and group video chat at: http://messenger.com * Data rates apply Some Messenger features may not be available in your country or region.
Company participates in baseless censorship.
by Kandy C. on 2021/01/14 15:58
Company participates in baseless censorship.
Watch together
by Shadow Rocks on 2021/01/14 13:23
Me and my friend usually watch videos with the feature “watch together” we called today and it was gone
Sue
by deekheaddd on 2021/01/14 13:15
Can’t sign up Don’t like being forced to use messenger anyways I work for a living and don’t have time to waste getting in to other people’s affairs I just want to answer messages without wasting time chatting
False Active status
by Minglynn on 2021/01/14 12:46
I don’t like how messenger gives false active status. Messenger will say someone is active and they really are not. This how arguments are started between couples, friends and family. YOU GUYS NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEM ASAP
Not logging me in !!!!
by Owl_chick on 2021/01/14 10:03
I log off for one day and fb is not letting me log back in ??? What’s going on ?? I’ve tried everything! And can’t log back in no matter how many times I delete , restart and change my password nothing works !! Help! 😩
Holy #*%
by Side808 on 2021/01/14 08:16
How in the he#* do I remove this FOREVER NOTIFICATION on my FB app!?!?
Watch together?
by #future#artisticsoul on 2021/01/14 03:29
I was so excited when the watch together came out! Ya it doesn’t work!!!! 😞
Scum of the earth
by Truthseeker31 on 2021/01/14 03:21
Only scum of the earth seeks to silence free speech
Slow
by CERTAINTORO on 2021/01/14 01:48
Muy lento cuando usas datos
Please remove notification upon reading message
by Steph loves Timehop on 2021/01/14 00:47
This app does what it's supposed to, but will leave a notification flag up in the corner of my Facebook long after I have checked the message. Even when I have replied, it still stays. I can click out and back in multiple times trying to trigger it to realize I've gotten the message but sometimes, it just won’t go!!! Please fix this. Please. Or- can you just take us directly to this “unread” message? Anything is better than the phantom message notification that will never disappear.
The dang notification
by Tonidarwin on 2021/01/14 00:43
For the past month messenger tells me I have 1 notification. I do NOT. I went through and check all over. This is beyond frustrating with my OCD. I turned off notifications so now I just miss everything all day.
Not satisfied
by Keakahiwalani on 2021/01/14 00:39
Not satisfied with this company at the moment.
Banning a defense of a person!
by you dont intend to send on 2021/01/13 23:17
When the president gets every voice banned for him to defend himself, it’s a chilling review of our future! And when the worst baby killers in history take over, it’s not a world I look forward to! God help us!
Messeger esta uma termenda porcaria
by Djeffry Ramos 17 on 2021/01/13 22:24
Eu tento telefonar para os meus amigos nao da eles ligam para mi nao da ele ligam para outra pessoa tambem nao da entao nao é erro no meu celular esta uma tremenda porcario asserio
Boycott
by heinr f on 2021/01/13 20:59
Will not support anything Facebook related. Twitter is gone and Amazon next on the list.
Trash
by MeltonFamily7 on 2021/01/13 20:40
Delete this app it gives evil big tech access to all your messages. Facebook and messenger are garbage
🙅‍♀️
by Venegas330 on 2021/01/13 19:54
It needs to still have where I can put my Voice messages to my ear and still hear and everything not be public if I don’t want it to be.
App just stopped working
by fiodgey on 2021/01/13 19:54
It logged me out, and now says unexpected login error, try again. Over and over. Deleted and reinstalled with no change. Account hasn’t been banned, and of course Facebook has no form of IT help, and no one to contact. If I could leave a zero I would.
Control mongors
by Scorpman62 on 2021/01/13 19:43
Monitored and texts deleted which don’t fit their narrative! DL telegram app and have uninterrupted free messages. Freedom of speech baby
Ghost notification
by TexxxN9ne on 2021/01/13 18:45
Same problem has happening me every time I receive a notification it displays “2” instead of the “1” I actually receive.
I couldnt find hidden chats. Where is it??
by meggaann12 on 2021/01/13 18:44
Hope you will solve this problem
Online/offline status
by karla1962 on 2021/01/13 17:40
Messenger app needs to change the bug when someone appear to be online when they are truly offline. I kept having that issue since 1 month ago already, everything else the app is perfect to communicate with our relatives, friends.
Hard to see
by goofball2011 on 2021/01/13 16:49
Why can’t you size it larger to read it all? Stupid!
Chat heads
by Hlzwifey4lyfe on 2021/01/13 15:04
Add chat heads option like on android
De mal en peor
by Mike y Alo on 2021/01/13 13:59
Pesimo estar borrando a cada rato los anuncios dentro de la app de mensajería. Espero pronto mis clientes se cambien a Telegram y dejare de usar esta app. Ahhh y cada que cambio de cuenta me pide el numero de teléfono o sea. No ya lo tienen?? Webs MZ
Tech tyrants!
by T0Bst3er on 2021/01/13 13:25
Beware they will ban your freedom of speech!! They will silence your leaders!!!
Not digging the new update
by RCB115 on 2021/01/13 13:23
Why was the option to view all the photos and videos shared in the chat in one page gone now? Now I have to scroll up to hopefully locate specific photos. I really hope the developers reconsider this update...
Share the screen bug!!!!
by nice&, on 2021/01/13 13:17
The app is so good but the share the screen option is not there idk y pls fix it
Doesn’t have chat head
by Debarjun on 2021/01/13 12:31
The app sometimes crashes but the most annoying thing is i have to enter the app to send message please make chat head its so difficult to send message while doing some task
MAGA TRUMP SUK
by philmiami on 2021/01/13 11:44
I was born/raised in the South That is so redneck racist to me sedation is like treason. Firing squad for all You want to play be ready to pay Facebook don’t care about your privacy Need even finer control over what Suckerburg is allowed. I want more privacy settings Like in Europe
Horrible dictator platform
by Lol5starsmyass on 2021/01/13 11:30
Horrible company with horrible intentions
Facebook and messenger deactivated
by LH2519 on 2021/01/13 10:01
Please give facebook and messenger deactivate
Stop turn the screen black, when I try to have a voice call please
by qjqhwuwwiiwsj on 2021/01/13 05:36
It’s annoying!!!
Zero stars for communism
by MarkZcansuckit on 2021/01/13 05:27
Invasive, censoring & communistic
Biased
by jbeezy321 on 2021/01/13 05:00
Overrrated and biased this company is garbage trying to get rid of first amendment rights... don’t care what political party someone is affiliated with you don’t get to decide what people can and can’t say bad move Facebook... delete
This app is meant for cheating
by Missmikaylah01 on 2021/01/13 04:16
After thoroughly examining the features available on this app it is very easy for your husbands and boyfriends to cheat. While examining the app you can go into secret mode which will hide all of your conversations on every device also there is vanish mode where you can swipe up and then simply all your messages will delete like Snapchat and then if you delete your message thread and then text them again it will appear and a brand new conversation like it never even happened. #SavingTheLadies2021
Messenger
by 100058JT on 2021/01/13 03:59
Messenger Doesn’t Even Let Me Send Messages To My Marketplace Please Fix
Used by Extremists
by DougO94 on 2021/01/13 03:41
Has been used by extremists to plot violence.
Updates
by don'tgetmestarted on 2021/01/13 03:15
Who needs updating? If things didn’t work well in the first place I would have returned the phone in the second place!! And ever since the sneaky COVID-19 tracker was installed via collusion by Microsoft and Apple without notice or consent, I’m not allowing any new updates. So there.
Another free spyware app 👎👎
by JingleheimerShmidt on 2021/01/13 02:39
A Fascistic organization that pretends to stand for connection while it assails free-speech and permits terabytes of illegal content. Despicable. Wake up people. Dump Facebook!
Pull It
by MyStudyBibleUser on 2021/01/13 02:00
I think this app should be pulled from the App Store just like Parler because I’m sure that last years rioters used it to coordinate their destruction.
New update is awful.
by undeaddirtboy on 2021/01/13 01:14
I stopped getting notifications for my boyfriend’s messages and when one of us tries to call the other it never rings, just makes the “boop, boop, boop” echo sound until the call times out. We call on messenger because the audio is better so this is pretty upsetting.
Messenger
by mad_at_this_app528 on 2021/01/13 00:30
The only filters I like don’t show anymore why is that?
Try deleting the app
by Darkorder66 on 2021/01/13 00:24
I removed the app but it only give the option to remove from Home Screen... the app is still on the phone even when you try to remove it.
Please fix the search in convo feature
by Spyleen on 2021/01/13 00:23
It straight up doesn’t work lol
Download
by alyssiacece on 2021/01/12 23:40
Takes too long to download
PUT NICKNAME FEATURE BACK!!
by 'Bastion on 2021/01/12 23:24
I run 2 different “team chats” for teammates from a game we play daily. It’s EXTREMELY frustrating and confusing trying to figure out which teammate posted a message (not to mention trying to figure out what name to @[username] them in the chat) when there are 20-30 people and not everyone knows who is who when the only names that show up are things like: Barbara Lastname, David Lastname, Richard Lastname, Amanda Lastname, etc.... & WE know each other by names like BadWolf, Superman, EmoBoi, CatLover, & the like. You GET the point!!!!! 😠😠😠 Even more so when their tiny little pictures change often and many people’s tiny little pics just look like the similar splotches of colors. Those NICKNAMES are ESSENTIAL to the ability to communicate with one’s teammates without enormous confusion. There are people on there who are older as well and I’m sure that at least some of them may be having even more difficulty. The new members are completely confused. How on earth could NICKNAMES be any kind of a problem anyway? It’s not like you can’t click on their profile pic to see their real name if you felt the need to for whatever reason. 🤨
Garbage
by Arianadolerhie on 2021/01/12 21:37
👎
Not recommended
by Must really see on 2021/01/12 21:14
They like to censor people
Application will not allow deletion iOS
by Con D on 2021/01/12 20:19
Not allowing deletion is a serious problem for me. Only options listed are remove from Home Screen or cancel what’s up with that?
Seriously
by Frogwogadingding on 2021/01/12 19:55
Facebook why did you change to this crap? It's harder to use or even understand. You couldn't just leave things alone, no always with the updates that you claim make this site better but they don't the updates only complicate a site that was easy to use.
Obsolete
by Dargirl2027 on 2021/01/12 19:23
Get off !
UGH!
by Purrtweeter on 2021/01/12 19:00
Not really even a “!” No matter what I do in trouble shooting, Messenger still shows “N Internet Connection” & works only with Cellular turned on. The app used to work.
Taking too much of your information
by Kobasmasan on 2021/01/12 18:46
This app so as Facebook is taking too much of your private information even if you dobt use the app. Just go on their site and read what kind of information they take from you every second they even say they take information they cant name. I recommend deleting it ASAP if you are concerned about your data.
No trust.
by OprahFever17 on 2021/01/12 18:36
From the company that censors your president, you also have a $#!+ messenger that nobody of any ideology uses. Your information is not safe. Use Signal or really anything else.
What happened to being able to send
by Jaraivy on 2021/01/12 18:22
What happened to the ability of sending screenshots through messenger from Apple. And when I try and send pictures through messenger itself they don’t show up. Needless to say I’m having a lot of issues with sending images to people in my messenger since this most current update
Wine emoji equality
by Songbrd001 on 2021/01/12 18:21
All of these emojis and we still can’t hold down the wine glass and get a white wine option 😔 Priorities, y’all. Priorities.
New Feature
by Alima Silver on 2021/01/12 18:16
Terrible!
Horrible app
by 305Conservative on 2021/01/12 17:34
Facebook shares your information. Beware.
Creepy App
by 425Bulldog on 2021/01/12 17:23
I don’t own a cat but after installing this I started talking, not typing but talking about cat litter and next thing I know everywhere I go on the web I’m seeing ads for cat litter. Zuckerberg is listening to you on this app. Not secure not private.
NEW UPDATE IS TRASH
by lottieliit on 2021/01/12 15:56
i cant unignore messages without having to reply!
Viruses
by Melcraw on 2021/01/12 15:42
Too many hacks n viruses going thru messenger. Not worth using. N don’t open all messages!
ON THE DESKTOP WHERE IS THE SEARCH IN MESSENGER
by Busythadon on 2021/01/12 15:19
THIS IS THE WORST NOW ON MY DESKTOP I CANT SEARCH THE MESSAGES TO FIND STUFF WHY WOULD YOU DELETE THIS FEATURE.PEOPLE NEED TO FIND CERTAIN THINGS IN MESSAGES PLEASE PUT IT BACK 😔😡
Censorship
by Ramseju on 2021/01/12 15:02
Violation of 1st amendment
Trash
by JRollins87 on 2021/01/12 13:14
🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑🗑
Company does not have good values
by McRbrts88 on 2021/01/12 13:10
The company violates freedom of speech and tries to control everyone by limiting views
You should be ashamed
by Lalamcmullen on 2021/01/12 13:05
God have mercy
Disturbing symbiotic FB twin
by Op-in-ion 4freedom on 2021/01/12 12:55
I find it very difficult to understand why you MUST HAVE a FB account in order to use messenger. You can have FB without messenger but not the other way around. So once you’ve established mature threads on messenger, you are stuck with FB forever! Racketeering at its finest.
Here ya go..
by ashirey4213 on 2021/01/12 12:40
It’s the censorship for me........... 🤷🏼‍♀️
Messenger is trash
by hannabee2001 on 2021/01/12 12:26
This app is trash. Facebook has no conscience to leave you to your privacy. Takes your info and sells it. Do not download.
Messenger privacy issues
by Clny9 on 2021/01/12 11:30
Facebook has got to stop tracking users and violating privacy!
can’t turn off calls
by $uper CoOL on 2021/01/12 11:23
you should be able to turn off calls completely!!!!!! i’m famous i can’t handle all these random calls idiots ‼️‼️
Every change makes it more difficult to use
by Ajmj3 on 2021/01/12 09:51
Every change makes it more difficult to use
Messenger
by Rayy 🥰 on 2021/01/12 08:42
I just wanna know why everytime I try to login it says a problem occurred please try again .. I deleted and reinstalled about 20 times already ...
No good
by Jaminfhten on 2021/01/12 08:33
Bad app
Free speech?
by BLONDEAUX on 2021/01/12 08:20
Mark wants to silence you if you think differently. Hey Mark... Nazi much???
We need freedom of speech
by hker00133 on 2021/01/12 07:47
This is USA. Land of freedom
Censorship
by (45) MAGA Train on 2021/01/12 07:46
Big tech is taking away the American people’s rights and freedom. Facebook or any other social media account should definitely be the last of people on the list capable of doing this! I thought this platform was invented for people to express themselves and their thoughts, views and opinions!
SHARE MY SCREEN IS A LIE
by Steph7368833 on 2021/01/12 05:48
I WOULDNT EVEN WIPE MT BUTT WITH THIS APP‼️
Bug
by Pradesh227 on 2021/01/12 04:54
I have recently got a bug the I can’t see the call and FaceTime icon nor can I call in group chats this has happened to not only me but my friends so please fix it
Messenger
by hayhay oreo on 2021/01/12 04:16
I can’t call the person I want to call on my messenger but it will let me call everyone else
Bug fix Please
by Alminus on 2021/01/12 03:52
If we both still in messenger, the video icon is no animation.ios ver 14.2. In Wifi usage, video icon is bubbly if we both together in conversation.
Freedom for Trump
by jkingman on 2021/01/12 03:46
I don’t trust you.
Help me log into the app
by nnnnnnnnnmnnmnnnnn on 2021/01/12 03:37
Someone hacked my account must be now I can’t even log into my account on the app I have to use the web n I hate it because it’s nothing like the features on the app I deleted both the app n messgener app and I still can’t log into neither it’s been two weeks now I dint know what to do can someone helppppppp ????? I have a business I use Facebook for my clients now I can’t even use the app 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😔😢
Messenger
by Richard morao on 2021/01/12 02:47
Messenger
Annoying
by rubianyc78 on 2021/01/12 02:41
Facebook constantly shows a missed message. All messages are read within messenger. There is no way to sort this
Terrible
by BiasSoPretty on 2021/01/12 02:40
Active status won’t go off. Every time I toggle it..it gets stuck. Can’t use the back arrow..I have to completely exit the app.
Censorship is communist
by sflanon on 2021/01/12 02:21
Big tech using their platform to silence voices. It won’t end well. Delete delete delete.
No me deja entrar !!
by a chantel on 2021/01/12 02:17
Por más que lo intento me saca, pero la aplicación me trataba bien, hasta que ocurrió esto porfavor arréglenlo
Donald Trump
by caroxjwkeicjemevfjdkw on 2021/01/12 01:44
We love Mr president trump ! He is one of the good guys ! Biden will wreck our country!
Thumbs down
by Zahid Younus on 2021/01/12 01:21
Serious privacy issues and mandatory services :( Customers have no say :( I have deleted this app from my phone
Mess
by vachoni9 on 2021/01/12 00:49
Why did u remove nicknames and more important why did u remove the gallery in the conversations....This is so annoying
Privacy Invading Malware
by IbrahimMalik on 2021/01/12 00:36
Just look at the privacy practices of this app and Facebook. This is malware not an app.
Crap
by jamber24 on 2021/01/12 00:22
Unreliable crap
Leftists agenda
by dixeyland11 on 2021/01/12 00:21
I deleted Facebook and messenger do to the racist leftists agenda! I hope you loose all your money!
Message out of order. 😠
by Quickdraw39 on 2021/01/12 00:10
I like this app. but ever since, I can remember some of the messages get out of order. Somebody would say something and reply and it would be out of line with what everyone is saying. It’s Kinda getting irritating. Please fix this problem.
Let us change the notification sound
by Yeomans666 on 2021/01/12 00:09
Absolutely ridiculous that you can’t on iOS. So lazy that it deserves 1 star.
FIX BUGS!
by Hannahthoooo on 2021/01/11 23:42
texts aren’t going through when that person isn’t on the app pls fix this
Apple should remove
by RipThatShh on 2021/01/11 23:05
Apple should remove this app because it was used to organize the attempted kidnapping of the Michigan governor
Please Do This !!!!!
by Lori_Green on 2020/03/28 09:32
I’m not trying to write a bad review or anything but... Can y’all update this app by telling us our emails in the settings. Because had an Messenger account and then I had forgot the password word. Then, I had to make a new one but I couldn’t use my regular phone email so I had to come up with another one because it was an account (my old account) that was already use. But now I had my Phone number changed and now I can’t log into my account. Because my account is not set up on this phone number but on my old one. SO CAN Y’ALL ALSO let us have an option to change our phone number on there ??? And I don’t have Facebook account I only have an Messenger so I can’t log in with the Facebook login. Thank you for reading. 🙏🏾 || MINUTES LATER: just found out u can’t have Messenger with an Facebook account so bye Messenger had a good time with u but bye.
New Update is Trash, Useless (iOS)
by Lady Ash A. on 2020/04/04 12:57
The new update is absolutely disgusting. It makes this app not only visibly unappealing, but the new UI is hard to use, foolhardy, and removes many useful features. I also keep having problems with crashing. The new online/offline status is buggy and gets stuck. Phone calls are buggy too and stopped displaying properly. Messages can no longer be easily copied, deleted or forwarded. The old menu was easier. I preferred the swipe reply feature. Messages are no longer easy to reply to in notifications either. Pictures are not easy to send. I used to like this app because of the little unique things like the old cute reactions, chat colors, and balloons and hearts that you could catch. Now, they are all gone. I used to love using stickers, but the system is all messed up now as your most recent stickers and the packs are harder to find. I do not like the excess spacing between packs either. I am not exaggerating to say that I hate this new update. I have recommended that people do not update if they still have an older version. Many of my friends have agreed with me and say that this new version glitchy, problematic, and ugly. I have stopped using it as much because it is useless now. What did you do to this app?
Annoying ghost notification, have to delete/reinstall repeatedly
by KnD33 on 2020/12/22 20:54
I miss the old menu, the new one makes getting to things much more difficult. I have a hard enough time explaining where features are to my grandmother, and this didn’t help at all. But my biggest complaint is that for the past month or two, I’ve had an “extra” notification appear on the app icon. Like I have a message, except I do not. l check my “spam” folder, message requests, even scroll through all my messages, and nothing. But it will still show “1” on the icon. I deleted it and downloaded it again and that helped, for a short amount of time before it happened again. This is my 3rd time deleting and reinstalling. It’s not just annoying. I have a small business and lots of projects with various clients and I use this to communicate with them 9 times out of 10 as they found me on Facebook, so I can’t avoid using it. And I use it to communicate with some family, so it’s nerve wracking thinking I’m either somehow “missing” (it’s not there) a message that could be important.
Glitchy to the point of unusable.
by what do you mean name taken on 2020/07/21 22:31
For the longest time, Facebook messenger with my go to for communication. I didn’t have everyone’s phone number and not many of my contacts used something like WhatsApp, but everyone has a Facebook account. This app is so glitchy that it’s finally broken me of Facebook period. I never really used the service as a social media platform to begin with, but it was a decent communication service. Or would have been. For the majority of this year, the software has been unreliable, glitchy, and riddled with bugs. It consistently fails to give notifications, occasionally forgets that I had sent a message, and by far the worst glitch: it will randomly kick me out of conversations while I’m reading them or typing in them and put me back at the contacts screen. And of course, it doesn’t save what I had been typing. This means that something as simple as sending a message can require you to start typing it two or five times before you can actually send one. There is no excuse for a company that big to deliver software this crappy, especially given how much shady crap they are otherwise up to involving user data. Check please, I am done.
Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugs
by AlexN.64-Bit on 2020/04/09 02:15
Honestly a lot of the features being removed I get. Especially with the app being rebuilt from the ground up. Within the last day or so going into any conversation *instead of just one from a recent bug report* I will be kicked out back to the conversation selection screen with the animation like I swiped to go back there myself but I didn’t. And even if I’m in the middle of typing it can happen to. On top of whatever was being typed being gone when *trying* to go back to the conversation. Also when it force backs you out some reason all the conversations flash out of existence for a few seconds. I was going to say maybe it was just my phone. I restarted my phone and uninstalled and reinstalled and even cleared app data to no avail. But it also happens on my IPhone SE which is on the latest 13.4.1 update like my 11 Pro max right now. So I pretty much can’t reliably use messenger now on any of my phones and have to go to a laptop. I’m also very confused as to the fact this just started happening today. And not the day of the update 🤔
New update is total garbage
by cat1122334321 on 2020/02/29 04:51
They have changed a few things on this latest update and it feels like a step backwards in my opinion. First off... when my friends and I share location you can no longer see the their location without having to click on the map, then zooming in a lot farther than you ever should have to. And most of the time that location is not even correct. Secondly you can no longer see if the other person has seen your message without opening conversation (which was very useful). Also the new emojis for reacting to pictures are not good and they need to be changed back to the ones prior to the update. In the previous version you could click on stickers that were sent to you and the pack that it came from would show up and you could use them if you wanted to... now you can still click on them but all it does is show you the pack and you cannot use them. You have to go back to stickers and find that pack to use them. This new update is not at all user friendly and Facebook needs to go back to previous version.
Can’t Login
by licialowoke :) on 2020/03/29 21:30
For the past month, I haven’t been able to log into my account on Messenger. I’ve reported the problem twice through Facebook with no feedback. When I try to login, it says, “Unable to login. Please try again later.” I’ve tried using “Forgot Password,” but it glitches and won’t let me continue. I have tried every login and password combination I have had in the past as well as what the current login should be and can’t get in! When I use Facebook through my Chromebook I can view messages that way, but it’s very inconvenient since my laptop is outdated and barely functions. Nothing looks suspicious, so I don’t believe my account has been compromised. I also can’t view messages through a mobile browser as it just directs me back to the login screen for the app. I need to be able to get in through my phone, but no word back from the Facebook team. I’ve updated regularly, and checked the FAQs which don’t provide any useful info. I hope the Facebook team will look into this, otherwise I’ll have to drop Messenger, which I really don’t want to do.
Why update it to make it worse?
by igrimReaper on 2020/05/08 19:09
Why did you have to update messenger, remove cool feature like popping emojis in chat, add a really cool feature imo: the ability to spam emojis in chat, and then remove the spamming again? Why are you adding features to then later remove them and why did you remove old features? Please bring back the ability to check if someone has seen your message without having to enter in the chat and #bringbackoldmessenger ;( Update: Now, after a few more updates, it got a lot worse. If I try to send more than 10 pictures at a time, it doesn’t work. Like it straight up doesn’t send the pictures. If I want to look at pictures within a chat, they don’t load unless I wait for like an hour. You still can’t fast forward within a voice recording and to select a different album than just “recents” when sending photos and videos is a pain and it’s better to do it off of the gallery app. Also none of these problems are because my phone is slow or because of bad internet, I have an iPhone X with 100mb/s down/up wi-fi.
This app is an absolute joke
by Grobo555 on 2020/03/15 03:55
What a dumpster fire of an app. I’ve always had problems with messenger, but they’ve often been minor and have sometimes been resolved. It’s ridiculous how long it took to get more (but still not all) emojis available as emoji buttons for chats, but they eventually added this inconsequential feature. It would be nice if they expanded the color/theme options, but I can live without that. Recently, though, things have just gotten worse. The removal of polls in group chats is ridiculous. There’s no reason for such a feature to be taken away. Facebook has been “working to add them back” for months now. Additionally, my main issue with the app is that I’m now completely unable to make new group messages. This has happened once before, and I had to delete and reinstall the app to fix the problem. I should never have to do that, but at least it worked. The problem has resurfaced now, though, and even deleting and reinstalling hasn’t solved the problem. I guess the app is just permanently broken for me? Good on you, Facebook. What a waste.
New update looks really bad
by smarchetti on 2019/01/30 10:51
Most of the people I’ve seen have just been complaining so I’m going to try and make this review at least a little helpful. This new update has so much wasted space. Just yesterday the formatting was pretty much perfect from a design standpoint, but now there is so much unused white space at the top of the screen. Even just the word “Chats” takes up so much unnecessary space which previously encompassed everything that wasn’t actual chats (like stories and your profile info. The previous design was perfectly fine and there was no need to change it, and changing your design completely won’t make a significant number of people suddenly decide to download the app. If nothing else, give everyone the option to go back to the previous version. As a lover of web design, I know white space can be useful, but it can be extremely harmful if there is too much unused space, and that is exactly what happened. You messed up with this one, but there’s still an opportunity to fix it, or at least canter to those who know this is bad design.
Pointless
by Silverramette on 2018/01/16 04:29
Facebooks messenger app is a pointless application—everyone already has free text messaging and pays for cell phone service, so why create a new application (for things like virtual yard sale) and ask for permissions to text and call? I find it absolutely absurd that I have to download an app to view messages from a web based platform. (No I DO NOT have the FB app, thank you.). Not only that but the two rarely communicate efficiently. After you check messages in the app, FB profile will still show a messages notification. On top of that every time you use it asks for notifications to be turned on (why? When FB should be notifying you?) and asking for permission for microphone and camera. The app drains battery power when you do have notifications turned on especially in group chats—pinging every time there is a new comment. I’m not sure what a good use for this app is—it should be reintegrated back into Facebook and allow users to check messages from the web based platform.
Worst Service I Have Ever Seen
by dashcraft11 on 2020/05/21 20:44
I have never been more disappointed. I am a big Facebook Marketplace person and sell things all the time but I have had ONE CONSISTENT UNRESOLVED PROBLEM. Messenger will NOT send me notifications when someone messages me through marketplace! If a friend messages me it comes through just fine but if it comes through marketplace there is no notification whatsoever. I have done my own trouble shooting, being a very tech literate person, and have tried multiple devices including my new iPhone Xs. I have checked settings, redownloaded the app, reset my phone, AND REPORTED the PROBLEM to Facebook 3-4 times now with NO RESPONSE whatsoever. I have missed important messages and sales because of this. I have done my own research to find that others ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM with also no response from facebook. I’m a patient person and don’t like leaving bad reviews but I have been dealing with this problem for a LONG time now. At least other places respond to you problems even if they can’t fix them. I am severely disappointed Facebook.
You missed it up again, way to go
by Not good for me on 2020/08/12 16:13
I am becoming more and more disappointed with messenger, not only did you do away with the sticker blow ups, you also did away with the icons on the the picture edit. I used to be able to use the kiss lips to kiss my wife and my daughter goodnight as we a far apart and I like for them to know I am kissing goodnight, yes corny I know but it is something we found that helps us. But now in order for me to even do that once I have to use the text and use only one and it takes time to do that so all I can get is one because she is wanting to sleep. Also the lack in the chat itself has got slower and slower. Not to mention the video chat is really bad. And can not hold a connection. It seems that all you are doing is trying to cater to the adware and businesses and not to the actual people that really use it to stay in touch with there loved ones. Bring back the features please and stop with all the adware and sponsors. I am sure most are like me if they want to find a product then they go to the website itself. I don’t need to use you for that. Very very disappointed Facebook and Messenger August 12, 2020 Once again when you are going good you start to tinker with the app and screw things up, You have got it now to where it slow again and not respond. Just a month ago it was actually work fairly good but not now. Please address the lack time and loading issues. Thank you..
what happened???
by NiaNicole1992 on 2020/05/28 13:52
I use messenger all the time, daily, multiple times a day, never really had problems with it that I’d noticed. when I went to sleep last night everything was fine... when I woke up this morning and clicked on my messages through the facebook app, it took me to the messenger log in screen. weird. I didnt log out. so it asked me if I wanted to ‘continue as _________(my name)” I clicked on it and it said “we could not log you in at this time” took me to a login screen to put in my email and password, did that, and got the same message.. “we could not log you in, please try again later.” well I need this app to work. the way it is supposed to. this is installed on my iPad no part of the app will work. I have tried uninstalling, turning my device off and on, with it installed and without it. nothing will work. I want to continue to talk to my friends during this quarantine time and you just cut off my way of communicating with people... please fix immediately
Not Horrible but Has Issues
by Tambri62 on 2019/02/12 15:12
Although I have connected with some amazing people through this app and love the fact that I can connect with people all over the world this app is not a dating app and people need to be respectful of that. I’m not on messenger to hook up with people and receive numerous messages and random calls from people during all times of the day and night. I do understand I can shut my phone off or use my sleep setting on my phone but have had a parent experiencing some health issues and don’t want to shut my phone down as I may need to take a call or message at anytime. The other thing I don’t like is that people know the second I connect to Facebook or messenger and become active on the sight. Sometimes I just jump on to check something out for business purposes and get bombarded with messages. It would be nice to have the ability to get online without the world knowing I’m there.
Some of the latest features missing
by Bgzorro on 2021/01/01 23:43
Did the developers just give up on this app for iPad or something? I see that the latest update was two weeks ago, and usually Facebook likes to update all of their apps every two days 🤨 While the app *is* functional, it lacks some of the updated features that are all available on the iPhone app and mostly available via the direct website — such as FB avatars stickers and the like (i do appreciate the extra choices for emoji reacts, tho’; i just wish there were more heart options with that). My iPad is on the latest OS (iPadOS 14) and is an iPad Air 2...this latest update of Facebook Messenger is an incomplete version of the latest update for its version on iPhone 😐 would be nice to access ALL of the latest features on this app for iPad, since there’s more space on my iPad than on on my iPhone to support it. Hopefully, y’all will come back with a new update of ALL the latest features soon...
Great but definitely could be better!
by Obsessed w/ makeup on 2017/12/17 08:05
Compared to previous versions of the app this is by far the best one but personally I think it would definitely be much better if a few things were changed on it. Even just the smallest changes could make it way better. Simplicity is key always. With this being said I think by making the main messenger screen less complex and having it to where you can go in the app and out quicker could have a great affect on everything including the ratings. Meaning having the Messenger App uncomplicated and more straight forward I know I would personally be happier with it and use it daily and as well as a good amount of individuals I know. For example if someone could get on message a friend & respond right back; almost compared to AIM or slightly like iMessage. It would change the game completely and have a higher rating guaranteed. Only asking to take it into consideration. :)
Somewhat an annoyance
by Wolf of Flame on 2019/12/11 14:53
I don't normally leave reviews, but i feel that i have to in this case. I don't really have any problems with Messenger itself, being what it is; however, there are a few things that I need to gripe about: 1) foremost is the fact that it is a whole separate app from Facebook. You have to have both in almost every single case. I remember that you used to be able to utilize the Messenger function in the Facebook app without the need for the second application. 2) the most annoying thing about the Messenger app is the "friendversary." It's just an attempt to make the app seem relevant. I have pretty much every function of the Messenger app turned off aside from Notifications because I have a couple of people that only send things through Messenger. I seriously wish that the stupid "friendversary" crap could be turned off as it goes off randomly and the sound is quite loud and distracting.
Newest Update
by J.Angeles on 2018/11/19 13:19
I recently updated my messenger and it’s weird because I have two Facebook accounts and I can only see the update on one account when I switch to the other account I can’t see the update, it’s in the older version. I don’t know if it makes a difference but the one account that does have the update is also open on another device I use (iphone6s) and it shows it’s updated and the one that isn’t updated I only have it in this iPhone XS device. I already reset all settings, deleted Facebook and Messenger Installed then back logged out of accounts and just finished Factory Data Reset. Nothing works I’m not sure what’s going on. It bother me because on the newer update seems to be more simple and basic than the older version. Same goes with instagram both accounts issue. I don’t auto update my apps on my iPhone XS but iPhone 6s I do . I’m not sure if that would be the issue however i still complete the updates ... hopefully I get answers from this.
Post iOS 11.0.3 issues
by eva_joes on 2017/11/03 03:10
Always been a big loyal fan of Facebook’s Messenger app and to this day it is still my go-to method of communication versus texting with my personal cell number. However, after the iOS 11.0.3 update messenger has a huge lag when it comes to sending pictures, and even messages at all for that matter. I thought it was the pictures themselves or the WiFi connection but it happens with any picture or video I try to send, no matter what size, and no matter the WiFi signal strength or network I’m connected to. At times the app will even crash right when opening it for the first time on any given day, no matter how often I clear background apps and history and data on my iTouch. Don’t know if it’s Apple’s or Facebook’s issue but the compatibility and functionality should be pristine and on point, considering how much we pay for our devices and how often software is updated.
Notification alarm
by Babystego on 2020/03/30 05:46
Good app, let’s me keep in contact with others. Initially I deactivated Facebook when I was in school, but was allowed to use messenger still. After a while for some reason that stopped being the case and it deactivated messenger too. Well, that wasn’t an option because I have a family chat on there and otherwise I would have been out of the loop. Minor issue, done with school now so not as big of a problem, until I return for degree number two. Video quality could be a bit better too. Also, my dog absolutely HATES the message notification. He will run away when he hears it. I would prefer a list of audible options for the sake of my dogs ears, and me being upset when he leaves due to a message coming through. Minor detail, but it makes me want to get rid of the app all together.
Latest update problem
by unicornnnk on 2018/06/15 05:38
I’ve just updated the apps in few minutes ago and I thought they’re going to improve the apps but no. Whenever a notification pops out and I clicked it to reply on the apps, it just forced to close. I can’t even click on the messenger icon on the right top of Facebook because it’ll force to close the apps. I like to use messenger because I don’t have to backup my messages as it’ll be stored online and even when my phone is charging, I can still chat with my friend by using laptop. However, I can’t type really fast and it’ll lag and I have to double check and correct my message sometimes. And, I hope that this apps can add a search history function in mobile phone version, because sometimes I want to check the first message that I chat with my friend and I couldn’t do this as I have to manually scroll back to the message which texted in few years ago. Imagine how long should I scroll back while me and my friend texting to each other almost everyday from day to night.
Very poor job with this one.
by Shackelton326 on 2020/06/05 00:40
Just the fact that you force me to download a separate app, in order to message people on Facebook, is ridiculous. There is no reason for you to have taken away our ability to message people in the regular Facebook app. This is just a pathetic ploy to gain more downloads of Facebook branded apps, and make your numbers look better. But to add to it, the app hardly works half the time. Messages always "send" but rarely "deliver". What is even the point in having it be two steps. No other message app has send and deliver as two separate functions. It should be sent and delivered at the same time. Tell me how instant messaging worked fine in the 90's, but you can't get it to work now. And what exactly are you "updating" every week. Constantly getting updates yet nothing ever seems to be actually fixed. *new complaint* STOP ASKING FOR MY PHONE NUMBER!!!! Every time I sign in, it asks for my phone number. I’ve put it in at least 25 times, and it still just keeps asking for it. This has to STOP!
What happened?
by LSCKBS on 2020/04/29 05:38
I no longer receive Messenger alerts or messages from FB marketplace replies; that used to automatically go to the Messenger chat for privacy, vs through FB. There have been no settings changes, as all my apps are automatically updated however I have gone into all relevant Apps, made sure all is as should be. Nothing had been altered. A reply now shows up in my emails, naming the person replying that I’m supposed to be in conversation with via Marketplace. It takes me to “open in Messenger”, then “Would you like to open in Messenger”, then to the Messenger App Store, which then when opened, takes me back into Messenger that again shows no Marketplace message. A total futile cycle. All messages through my contacts are fine, and as I’ve said, all my Messenger settings are in tact, as I went through everything in detail. There are no issues at all with FB or my emails. I have no idea what has changed, but it is very frustrating, as I use FB Marketplace frequently. Whether I’m the seller or the buyer, it is not a good reflection on me.
New updates seem like downgrades
by jec00k on 2020/03/03 18:38
I’m not sure if these are happening while Messenger is between updates, but I prefer the “heart eyes” react to the new “heart symbol” react. Also, chat emojis can no longer be held down to get their two larger sizes? I hope this is something that returns soon, because all my friends and I have been really disappointed to lose this. I also noticed that now when I click on someone in a group chat, I don’t have the option to send them a direct message. I can go to their profile and message them or I can just go search their name and message them, but I liked the see less transition from before. I still prefer FB messenger to some other meds engine apps, though. Please always keep the fun char colors, chat emojis, and multiple react options. It’s fun and adds visual variety to chats with different people/different groups, and it’s a cool way to personalize different relationships.
Update please fix!
by AlexisPR87 on 2020/02/25 21:40
I love messenger and how you can connect with your friends and family etc. However I’m not too fond with this new update because it’s easier to tell if someone has read your message by seeing their bubble next to your message, unfortunately that feature is removed :(. I also miss whenever I would go to look at pictures it was easier just to scroll down and see the pictures exchanged instead of going through the option “View Photos & Videos” it just looks kinda bland. Last but not least please change it back or at least improve it 😁 including the “search messages option” like make it to where we can the dates these messages were sent so there would be no confusion. Thanks! Update: Please bring back the old features such as reminders and pills and the fun blow up emojis, the games and things that would make it look fun not bland!
Disable messenger so we don’t have to use it with Facebook
by grandmas home on 2019/07/28 14:10
I got phished using this and went through hell to make sure everything in my life was safe. It should be an option to have messenger or to keep messages on your Facebook!!!!!!!! You are forcing ppl to use this app when anyone from anywhere can send you something and can hack right into your Facebook account get your information and use it to their benefit, Putting all of your friends at risk for going through the same thing. I have emailed you, went to the security only to be told we are working on it. Don’t lie. You are not ‘ working on it’ you have no desire to ‘ work on it’. These phished got my phone number, email, etc. now they’ve moved onto my friends. There is nothing safe with this app. You could have a separate password, or a number of other things to secure an account that is built on ruining your life of the ppl who get into your Facebook account and can use it against you. MAKE IT AN OPTION, NOT A ‘ YOU HAVETo HAVe THIS TO Communicate with YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!
Bad new update
by Takastrapi on 2020/03/07 06:55
This new update changes how video calls look when you don't have them fullscreen. This just used to be a smaller version of the fullscreen view, but now it gives equal size to you and the person you're calling. This also makes it so that you can only see a square of what you are showing your friend, and you can only see a square of what your friend is showing you, which is very annoying. You can't see as much as you can in fullscreen (the old non-fullscreen version still allowed you to see everything). Also, when you send hearts in Messenger, you used to be able to grab and pull the little hearts that float up, but now you can't do that. This is a small thing, but it was something that my boyfriend and I really enjoyed about the app, and I am very sad that this feature is gone. Also, a long time ago on the iOS version, most of the Emojis had a messenger version (which I much prefer to Apple's styles). I don't know why these designs went away on iOS, but I want them back.
Facebook messenger need to pickup the pace
by DIGBYS XPAND on 2018/08/20 20:02
Facebook messenger is seriously lacking behind with simple and small functions that can make it great. Facebook has friends that we do not want to share our phone numbers with to be able to communicate on other great and easy to converse instant messaging apps. One of those function is to be able to reply directly to a particular message. So difficult to handle conversation on Facebook as it doesn’t allow for different topics to be discussed concurrently just with a reply functionality. Most times when you go back to an old discussion during a new one the whole thing becomes confusing and then takes longer to type and clarify things with who you are chatting with. I can have a discussion in 3 mins on other apps and that same conversation would take me 10 mins on Facebook messenger. This is because you talk about one topic finish it up properly and start the next one again. When you can talk about both same time just directly replying to the exact thing you getting back at. Please fix this because it’s getting boring chatting on Facebook messenger. If you can smile to a message thumb up and other things why can’t we reply? Thank you.
Message Requests
by P'od user on 2018/05/07 05:47
I have had no problem with messenger, until recently. Recently (the past few weeks) every time I log onto messenger I get a banner above my messages saying I have 100+ new message requests. I click on it. Go in. Nothing. No message requests. I hit edit. Delete all. 3 minutes later I go on and it says I have 100+ new message requests. This is getting entirely annoying and I would really like something to be done about this. I don’t know if anyone else is having this problem or if it’s a bug. If it could be addressed or I could be told where I could turn off being able to receive messages from people who aren’t my friend that would be great. I’ve also been linked into group messages with people I don’t know by someone I don’t know to be tried to be sold something. (Probably a phishing link to be honest.) I really don’t understand why it’s even an option to be messages by people you don’t know but that’s a separate issue. Please fix this problem as honestly it’s a nuisance.
What if...
by HEYYYYY YAAAAA on 2020/06/16 16:16
What if the facebook account gets hack and then you can’t also return or log in to the messenger which the account from facebook? Still not secured here. I hope that problem fix, waiting for the day it changes. My relatives just get hack a week ago, they thought it’s fine because they don’t addicted to facebook much. Then they realized that there are dozen of images they took before for memories, thousands of messages who encourage them come through the dark storm had been deleted because of the hackers with no conscience. Anyways, I’m concerned for these related app. I’m giving 4 stars because I loved this app before, now it updated and somehow it disappointed me. And with the hope of bringing a better security for both apps, I remove 1 star. Please fix
Update is absolutely terrible
by Kerri_B_ on 2020/05/15 17:34
BRING BACK THE HEART EYES (😍) REACT. Will rate 5 stars if this change is made. Useful and fun features were unnecessarily removed for this new update. Reading other reviews, clearly nobody is happy with this change. This isn’t a matter of not wanting to see the app change and grow.. features I used every day are now gone for no reason. App features that need to come back immediately: -Timestamped read receipts (seems to be an inconsistent glitch) -The profile picture bubble indicating that your message was read without having to open the chat (also seems to be inconsistently not working) -Emoji reacts (the heart can stay, but the heart eyes need to come back) -Filters, stickers, and emojis on photos you edit within the app. And preferably ADD more stickers that can be placed on photos. The hats and mustaches and goofy eyes are fun! -Speaking of editing photos, options for editing text onto a photo were removed. Sometimes I want a background behind the text or to choose a different font, where did that go? I’m sure there’s more that I can’t think of at the moment as well. Read other reviews; there are many other complaints. I’m sure there was a reason for updating the app, but with so many people unhappy with useful features removed, there’s now more of a reason to bring those features back. Otherwise, many people will stop using the app. We want it to be fun, most people don’t use it for business!!
Very good but....
by woof user on 2020/02/24 01:31
Messenger is a good app and I like to talk and connect with people on the app. And the sticker feature I really like since you can pick from a wide variety of different things. But the thing I recently hated about messenger is that I can no longer save gifs that I send to my friends or anyone, and I used to be able to do that and I would give a five star rating then, but now only four because I really need moving memes in my life and in my photo album, please consider letting us save gifs again. I know I may sound silly but I’m really upset that I can’t save them anymore and I found my favorite meme on gif recently and I can’t save it no more so I beg you, please let us save gifs again, but if theirs a new feature we’re you can save it but just have to click something different then please tell me :(
New update very upsetting
by not-a-mouse on 2020/03/01 04:31
I am so disappointed with this new update. Here are just a few things I have encountered so far that is very disappointing and frustrating: 1.) can’t send balloon emojis anymore. This is a feature I used extremely regularly with friends. 2.) the notification sound has changed to a default iPhone sound and I have tried everything to change it back to the messenger notification sound. I miss the sound of the messenger notification but more importantly it’s caused confusion: every time I receive a messenger notification from a friend now I think I’m receiving a text from a client or important calendar notification. I am used to having separate sounds for separate notification, more specifically a separate sound for business/important (text/calendar) and social (messenger). With this update I no longer have that distinction on sound so I’m constantly picking up my phone when I don’t need to be. 3.) no sound sending message 4.) no bubbling hearts across screen when you send a heart emoji There’s other things I don’t care for esthetically but that based on person preference, I can get used to. The things I listed above are simply an inconvenience and frustrating to the functionality of messenger and I think you need to re-evaluate. I never really write reviews, but I am very upset about this update. I use messenger all day every day and this update is a big turn off to the application I once loved.
Normally I adore this app
by Snuffalugfagous on 2017/12/22 02:07
However, it's super irritating with this current version, that I can't play messenger games with people without it looking like I have an unread message from each individual because either them or I have made a move in the game. App badges would be enough for me, within the application. Separate the games notifications from the messenge notifications please! Badges on the game tab and that's it would be super nice. If I want to play games I'll go over there. But I'm actually losing messages in all these integrated game notifications... Also still having an issue with messenger not allowing me to continue typing a message when the phone is rotated. The whole app freezes and I am forced to close or send a half typed message. Many times this happens and it was not intentional at all. A fix would be fantastic. Currently functioning off iOS 11.2.1 on the 7plus.
Very Irritating – No need for update at all
by Kkgdsaqyibcrewqashlu on 2020/07/09 17:00
Update: 7/9 – finally updated because it’s irritating for this app. Or to support last version. But why do I need an internet connection to login when I’m connected to my data? Still frustrated! Ok so usually I don’t do reviews. I might rate an app, sometimes I leave a review if it’s an especially exemplary app. But now, I’m going to leave a not-so-nice review: Please, PLEASE stop with the very frustrating update reminders. I looked at the update, and I have absolutely no need whatsoever for ANY of things that are “new and improved” for this app. People are complaining of it not working, of not needing “new and improved” versions, they are complaining about absolutely useless upgrades. I use this app to text three people. I use it to message them because we live so far apart and are friends through something that means we’ll never meet in real life. All I need out of this is app is 1, the ability to message them, and 2, the ability to receive alerts when they answer back. Nothing more, nothing less. I don’t need a new and improved video chat, or whatever these “room” things are, or new stickers, or anything else. Just plain ‘ole texting. That’s it. So please, because I am no longer able to use “this version” of FB Messenger, please make it to where the app does support older versions because I don’t need to upgrade.
I hate messenger now
by Grumpy gypsy on 2020/02/08 15:45
I used to love using messenger because it kept me connected to my family but not now. Since FB changed it’s requirement to use Messenger I no longer am able to connect with the most important person in my life. There are extremely important reasons they don’t have FB. Safety being the most important one. FB only cares about it’s bottom line. Did not think about the ones who use messenger only because of the type of job they have. Those in law enforcement, military members and others who work for our country. I am ashamed I will still need to use messenger to stay connected to the rest of my family. But I will not encourage anyone to join FB. Now I am researching other messaging apps. By the way, my most important person had messenger before you made the change and getting any help with this issue is non existent. FB does not care about the people that use it. Thanks for screwing up my communication with someone I love very much FB. That’s sarcasm in case you don’t recognize it.
Explain please
by Sinnamyn on 2020/02/21 02:48
I used to be able to get to the “other” folder but now that is gone. Please redo this and fix because many messages get filtered and now I can’t get those. Long time user. **EDIT** I found this setting finally. One last thing that would be a great addition is to give us the option to remain hidden. I don’t want everyone knowing I’m online. I have active turned off and I can’t see who is active but the ones who have active on can still see me. Also it would be nice to have an option that doesn’t show its read. Sometimes I can’t reply in a timely fashion and it leaves the person thinking I don’t care enough to respond. Yes I can mark it as unread but they can see it’s been read. My main suggestions. Thank you so much
Why! Why!! Why!!!
by Metal Vault Manga on 2018/09/09 00:21
Only three stars and here is why. First the good. Messaging and sending photos is it’s strong points. I have had zero problems with doing either and if I were to rate solely based on the two it would receive five stars. However, the actual calling is for me what hurts the app the most. Annoying doesn’t even begin to explain my feelings towards that particular feature. I have yet to get or to make an actual call, as to where, the call doesn’t take it upon itself to just end. I don’t know if it’s just on my end but I suspect not. It doesn’t seem to make a difference from where it ordinates the result is the same. Call abruptly ends for no reason and then you are asked to rate the call. HAHAHAHA!! What a joke. Instant one star and not even deserving of the one. So again the messaging and photo sending are excellent, the calling function not so much.
Fixed: A annoying glitch
by ToasterWife on 2018/02/01 05:36
Edit: hey you fixed it, nice. Typing on iPad is pain still layout wise but it works. Messenger usually works well on my iPhone no issues what so ever, in this case for an odd reason it doesn’t want to type I’ll begin typing “Hey I’m” and it doesn’t let me type afterwards. I have no idea why this occurring but I hope I’m not alone, I use this app to talk to friends and talk about homework and junk— this is a real pain and honestly a bad move on the team’s part for not checking before sending this update out. This could’ve honestly been fixed or avoided if they checked this before releasing it, I trust on the team a lot and will always update on day one. You’re making me regret this honestly, y’all just giving me trust issues
Bugs in New Update
by DECEM13ER on 2020/04/16 15:50
Firstly, I am not a fan of the update at all. I particularly liked the availability to see if someone had read the conversation without actually having to open it, but that has been taken away. The 'active now' status is totally inaccurate, it'll say someone i'm physically with is active when their phone is locked in an entirely different room. My biggest peeve, though, is the inaccuracy of the read tag. If an hour goes by since the message was delivered, it'll read delivered until it is opened, but as soon as it is opened, it'll say "read one hour ago". No matter how long it's sat on delivered and how much later it's read, it'll always read that it was read however long ago it was delivered, when, in fact, it could have been opened 13 hours afterward. You claim to be focusing your app around professionalism, but how professional does it make you when you're "leaving your boss on read" when you're just finally getting to open the message?
Messaging is Good, Calling Isn’t
by lilmarbles on 2018/03/21 05:31
The messaging with FB friends is pretty good. I like that you can customize individual chats and I enjoy the sound effects in the app. It’s a really good way to stay in touch with far away friends & family. I don’t always get notifications when I receive a new message though. I’m not a fan of the call/video chat feature. Calls are often dropped, the sound/call quality is awful. Video chat is really choppy. A lot of the video calls are spent “connecting” so all you see is a black screen , but at least you can still talk to the other person while this is going on. This app isn’t too bad , it works better than the Facebook app itself in my opinion. It’s a good way to stay connected and talking to old friends. I recommend using it if you got Facebook.
Slow sending & deletion option
by WeezerBeast on 2018/07/27 15:42
I mean it works fine most of the time but obviously as some people has already said it struggles to send messages to others. Honestly still waiting it to send a message to my cousin it’s been two days? Even if my internet is slow it still sends to everyone else so that makes no sense. Only other issue you guys need to add a delete button; again my internet is slow so I have to wait forever just to log into Facebook on my computer to go into messenger to delete things but I shouldn’t need to go on there to do this id appreciate it if someone could consider this idea to add this ability on the app especially when you log onto Facebook through the phone it doesn’t give you the same option and just sends you back to the app?
Doesn’t work at ALL on the Apple Watch
by Mr. Thoughtful on 2020/10/16 23:01
It’s a decent messaging app, not really anything special. But it seemed appealing because of its compatibility with all Apple devices. If you thought so, you will be DISAPPOINTED. The app does not work with the Apple Watch. It simply doesn’t. You download it, and it tells you to “log in with the paired iPhone”. You do that, and open messenger up on your phone. It still doesn’t work. You try logging out and back in to your Facebook account, and it works for a little while, but then the next day when you try to check your messages again, it doesn’t work. It is very frustrating when you try to make it work, but it just doesn’t. Hopefully the developers can really work on the compatibility and syncing between the watch and phone app, so it will actually work. Great disappointment, so you might as well just use the default messages app, no need to download this one.
No good anymore - Telegram is a much better app
by TonyB2011 on 2020/11/19 21:42
This used to be a great app, an easy way to informally communicate in private without making a mass post. Unfortunately, after its purchase by Facebook, the owner of Facebook has really gone off the deep end in terms of forcing his neo fascist views down everyone’s throats. He used his platform to sell out the people that made him a billionaire. He censors free speech. He punishes, censors, suspends and bans people from the platform based solely on their political and religious views. Regrettably he uses Messenger to spy on the users. Just like he does with IG. The owner meddled in the 2020 elections and tried to put his thimb on the scale. He outright de platformed millions of peaceful law abiding people for speaking out against the leftist agenda he supports. You are much better off using the App called Telegram. It is private, fast, effective and most importantly the owners of the platform don’t censor, repress or punish you for your thoughts and beliefs. It’s better not to support evil people. Besides, Telegram has better functionality anyway.
Always broken
by Curtis Galloway on 2019/07/23 02:12
The app is constantly having uses for one it once signed me into the wrong account and now it’s not signing me in to my account/not loading any of the information my account had such as group chats and contacts, pretty much everything is wiped after reinstalling the app and the reason I was reinstalling was because the messages were not delivering and it kept popping connected at the top of the screen... unacceptable wouldn’t recommend this for any social use, just stick to the regular Facebook site or use one of the other social network providers such as Snapchat, Instagram, etc. It is very annoying (and unsafe) for the app to forget what account information goes to what account, and it constantly does it. If the problem gets fixed then I will alter my star rating and review however I doubt a fix will come considering how long this problem has been going on for and after today of my account being wiped, I’m done with it.
Problems
by Ropted on 2019/04/16 01:16
Can it be fixed so people have a reply for each topic of conversation? Gets confusing for people to stay on the subject. Also people tend to not look above to read previous comments. That’s aggravating. Why does it tell when people erase things. People get suspicious when the message comes up. They want to know what was erased. No need for that. Also I don’t understand when I want to delete something it shows Remove for you and Remove for everyone. If I’m talking to one person - why would I just want it removed for me? And who is everyone? If that comes up - I’m thinking - who did it go to. I don’t talk to groups of people. I also worry that certain people with knowledge know how to look at a person’s Messenger. How can I be assured that doesn’t happen?? I’ve got everything in messenger settings turned off that has an on/off button.
New update is bad
by Santaclauseut on 2020/09/13 01:29
I’m fine with this app, but I think the most recent update messed up my messaging capabilities. I had a weird experience where all of my messages randomly disappeared, so I thought maybe I had to download the update because it was glitching. Updating didn’t fix the issue. It eventually started working again, but ever since the update my texting has been weird. I’ll go to fix the middle part of a message and, mid-typing, the cursor will jump down to the end again. It’s messing with my text messaging as well as messages sent through the app. I also haven’t been able to swipe-down on photos in the message to minimize them once I’ve expanded them anymore. My main concern is the cursor randomly jumping to the end of the paragraph. I utilize this app to run my business, so this problem which would usually just be a slight annoyance is seriously cutting into my productivity. Please fix this!!
The worst!!!
by icantstandthisterribleapp on 2018/05/30 02:02
I wish I could give this app less than one star!!! If you have more than one Facebook account, get ready to wish you could punch someone! In order to switch accounts it asked you if you know what you are doing about three times before you can switch. When you have finally clicked ok a million times and you are on your dog or baby’s account it tells you that you have a new message on your other account, you click ok a million times again only to find that the new message is “you are now friends with Johnny and you can message them.” Yeah!!! I freakin’ know how your terrible app works!!! That’s not a message!! I know I’m now friends with them! I just approved it!!! And I know I can message them!!! Thanks for wasting my time constantly! The fact that I’ve updated it over and over and they never fix it makes me want to strangle someone! I have never hated an app more, but I have a lot of friends who use it so I’m stuck with it. It’s the worst!
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