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Messenger App

Made for big screens and close connections. Get access to free* texting, and high-quality voice and video chat built specifically for desktop. MADE FOR DESKTOP, MADE FOR YOU Type even faster, multi-task while video chatting so you never miss a moment and stay connected with desktop notifications. SPEND QUALITY TIME IN HIGH QUALITY Host one-on-one meetings or bring the whole group together with free*, high-quality voice and video chat features. 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. SAY 'HI' IN LOW LIGHT WITH DARK MODE Cut down glare from your screen in low-light situations, so you can stay in touch no matter when or where you are. EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH STICKERS, GIFS AND EMOJIS Tell your story with stickers, gifs and emojis when words aren't enough. SHARE WITH FRIENDS Send photos and videos to keep your close friends up to speed. Receive files for even more productivity. *Calls are free over Wi-Fi but otherwise, standard data charges apply. Privacy Policy: | LEARN MORE at:

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Messenger app reviews

  • Froze, load 2/5

    By khanhdmai
    Froze, unable to load old conversation
  • Audio to bluetooth headsets is badly broken 2/5

    By ZoraLink
    Messenger is sendign the mic input stright back into the headset (used the bluetooth headset on another device and it was fine, Facebook broken it a month ago
  • Need to support arm. 1/5

    By Mr. Moshi
    God, this is awfully slow on the new M1.
  • Keep it simple, Facebook. 1/5

    By John S Wren
    At least for me. I can't figure out how to make this work.
  • No Apple Silicon version? 1/5

    By KevHNG
    get on the game Facebook!
  • Separate Versions? 2/5

    By dwalter715
    Apparently there are 2 separate versions of this app, one that the facebook website prompts you to download, the other available through the app store. I initially downloaded the version from the Facebook website and upon restarting my computer the following day, my computer shut down and restarted right after powering up, I couldn't choose between paired bluetooth devices or get them to work, and my entire computer was frozen. I just uninstalled it and downloaded the app store version just so I could leave this review. Apparently the two apps, with identical icons and layouts, are not the same. I will follow up after restarting my computer for the 4th time after downloading the app store version.
  • Takes up too much resource while running 1/5

    By Emily T. 2
    I could be running Messenger in my browser all day without an issue; but only a few hours into using Messenger causes my mac to heat up. The mechanics of how this standalone app differs from the web app in terms of engineering is beyond me, but really a messaging app shouldn't be taking that much resource :/
  • Worst App Ever 1/5

    By Shahtab.A
    Its frankly amazing that almost everyone uses Facebook nowadays , so using messenger is also a given , yet somehow one the world's most popular app has one of the most buggy messaging apps ever. The developers of the messenger app are terrible to say the least
  • 2.8 Average for Good Reason! Trash App! 1/5

    By Heath.Rumble
    Hey Facebook, since you're all so obsessed with pictures and video on the main site, it's WILD and baffling that your desktop Messenger app CANNOT HANDLE MEDIA. Seriously, GIFs won't show, videos are buggy AF (and the full screen play option is gone now) and you shouldn't need to click on a tiny corner icon in pictures to 'full screen' it should just do that when you click the picture. Aside from the media issues it works fine, but something so basic not being addressed by a company so stratospheric earns this a one star.
  • Typical facebook product, that they dont care about. 3/5

    By MykhailoK
    * it works * minimum facebook scam - * Performance * CPU usage * Memory leaks (stable situation for last year) * Dev team does not care what exectly thay are doing (you could see this, for example, from the description of the last updates - "new looks and new way to communicate" and there are NO new looks, and definitly NO new ways to communicate)
  • Resource Hog 1/5

    By RainbowW-
    Absolutely abysmal for a simple messenger app. The thing spawns processes that chew up 30% of available CPU time, massively slowing the rest of the machine. This is on a Mac Mini (late 2020), one of the new M1 machines, too. It's unacceptable. Go to and use the web client instead. It won't blow your machine up.
  • many issues 1/5

    By Jillny
    I was previously able to use watch together and games on the desktop app, but now both have disappeared. In addition, it is very difficult to answer a call in the desktop app. I have to click the green button many times just to pick up and sometimes I end up missing the call. Functionality is decreasing with each update.
  • Not Fully Compatible With M1 Macbooks 2/5

    By Jonnybmke33
    The Messenger app is great overall, but unfortunately there seems to be a compatibility problem with M1 Macbooks. I have a new M1 Macbook Air with two users set up for my wife and I (both set as administrators). As long as just one of us uses the app, it works fine. But when you keep it open with one user and then switch over to the other user's side and try to use it, the app won't open. The icon just bobs up and down and does nothing. It's as if Messenger is confused that you're trying to open something that's already open by another user. But of course apps are supposed to work independently on each user's side. Hopefully this can be fixed in the next update because it's awesome when it works!
  • Please put profile photos next to messages 4/5

    By uxjustin
    My only complaint is that the profile photo of the person you're talking to doesn't appear next to the messages like it does on the iOS app. It's much easier to be sure of who i'm talking to when their photo is right there to the left of the message they sent instead of having to look up at the top of the screen or in the sidebar for their name.
  • Needs to be better 1/5

    By jonmarsh071
    This app is unstable. Everytime I open my computer from sleep I get a nice system prompt that this app has crashed.
  • Prevents sleep 1/5

    By Schnautz07
    If Messenger is open, it prevents the mac from going to sleep.
  • It will not open 1/5

    By JessMillion
    I have Mac 10.13.6 and messenger will not open on my computer. Honestly it’s frustrating.
  • 9/10 doesnt work 1/5

    By evdokia96
    it never works
  • Does not install on MacOS 11.2.3 1/5

    By tickedoffuser
    Update fails on MacOS 11.2.2 and 11.2.3.
  • Crap 1/5

    By Evan Brumbaugh
    Every time I reboot my computer it forces me to go thru the login process by opening Safari and reautherizing the app. This is trash!
  • Quit Working 1/5

    By pixiesplayground
    This app is non responsive, I've tried everything unistall reinstall and it is just unresponsive.
  • Messenger Error 1/5

    By nicco guillen
    the app crash a lot when you after you download it and wont open
  • Constantly disconnecting 2/5

    By KimWilkinson
    This app likes to lock up a LOT, has problems updating conversations to the latest messages, and I'm CONSTANTLY getting "we had problems connecting to the server" and offline messages even though everything else I have connecting to the internet works just fine. Looking for another app. :(
  • Last update broke it 1/5

    By Monopod
    Messenger was working OK (a few glitches, mostly crashes when opening a photo), but the last update a week or so ago seems to have completely broken it. Opens to a blank screen, and then won't let me quit - I have to Force Quit every time. Wait until they sort this out. (FWIW, this happened last year too - it broke on an update, and took a couple of weeks to get fixed.)
  • not able to update 3/5

    By dins93
    i use messenger ordinarily on iphone and macbook pro. i have not updated to big sur and have no plans until i know what programs will work with big sur. but there is no minimum os requriement (that i can find) i have tried 3 times to update, but it keeps telling me the update as failed. which is fine bc the previous version still works for what i need
  • Doesn't Let me enter... 2/5

    By Hello it's me 1293
    At first everything was okay and messenger was alright (not as good as the phone for understandable reasons). Now for as much as I delete it and re-install it, it wont seem to want to work or let me in the app. Having messenger would simplify my life when it comes to a few jobs, Since I wont need to copy and paste it from my phone to notes and then copy and paste it from my laptop.
  • Files Download Error 4/5

    By sharotaro
    I love how this app has a tab to look for all the files and photos sent in a conversation, but when i click the download icon for the files, it does not do anything. I am looking forward to an update where it will allow me to download files.
  • keep the option to broadcast live 5/5

    By Ultra Mario Records
    When i join my room their is not an option to broadcast live. please update this app
  • Was not great; now worse with Big Sur 1/5

    By Rebstarr1
    It wasn't a great app when it ran on Catalina. Would say friends were onlline when they weren't or weren't when they were. After I upgraded to Big Sur, it crashes repeatedly. It's pretty much useless. I wanted it only so I could monitor messages from one FB profile while logged in to a different profile. I deleted it from my Mac.
  • No attention to detail 1/5

    By TheFascination
    Facebook has managed to mess up the most basic part of an application: the window itself. The window corners have been broken for the last several versions. You can plainly see rounded corners drawn over sharp corners. Offensively ugly and unprofessional. I've reported the issue to no avail.
  • Sad excuse for a mac app 1/5

    By 🤬🙄🙅‍♀️
    It's slower than the web version of messenger, crashes constantly and eats up ram.
  • Feb 2021 update ruined a good thing 1/5

    By feminaprovita
    It's been a good app, not earth-shattering, but pleasant enough... And then I accepted an update, and it crashes all the time, doesn't send messages. Back to the browser tab I go! :(
  • Integrate Instagram DMs please 3/5

    By Danmdlp
    Is a good tool, I would love to see both platforms merged just like in my phone.
  • Constant server issues, not following Big Sur UI guidelines 1/5

    By BryanEsler
    Doesn't follow Big Sur UI guidelines, for one. But two, I get constantly disconnected through this app with the latest update. Messages either never go through, or when they do, often get sent twice. You're better off just using Messenger through a browser.
  • Used to work, now it doesn't 1/5

    By TheBanned
    Since the newest update, it's constantly crashing and causing me to restart. Fix it, Zuck.
  • Latest update not functional 1/5

    By trekkieruss
    Messenger was working fine for me and then I saw through the App store that an update was available. As soon as I updated, it stopped working. The app will open, but it will not connect to the internet and therefore I can't see any new messages. My internet is working fine, no problem with my browser, Messenger just seems to think that I don't have an internet connection.
  • AWESOME! 5/5

    I love it how I can downlowd this on a mackbook at my ipad account.One thing I like about this is I am a ytber and instead of discord to chat and talk we can use messenger with friends.I like how it is only our facebook friends
  • Update??? 1/5

    By Docster87
    App Store says update ready yet refuses to update. Trash situation that should never happen.
  • how it doesn't let me in with my phone number and it has a account the same phone number 3/5

    By c.aileen
    when ever i try to delete the account it doesn't i try to get in to mine can just messager bann julia cota account that is the new one i did so i can be in my account aileen hope u do bann the account julia cota
  • Piss poor compliance with Mac OS UI 1/5

    By Neema Agha
    How long will it take Facebook to adhere to Mac OS user interface guidelines? I guess the best programmers aren't flocking to FB anymore - it definitely shows.
  • Extremly Buggy 1/5

    By zemraeëmbël
    So slow and buggy, in the windows store that a have soo much better things, and even the Messenger app itself, instead of thinking for competition, maby start taking notes.
  • Notification sound is ugly 1/5

    By dkz0
    I updated the app, and now the notification sound has changed and there is no way to change is back in the Messenger or system preferences. This is of course just a first world problem but the indignity of being made to suffer the same notification sound as the confirmation of an app installation is so ugly. Why would you all change this without giving users an option to change it back?
  • new update broke the app 1/5

    By james_hx_wang
    this new update causes the app to no longer open. i deleted it, redownloaded it, and restarted my computer.
  • Broken app 1/5

    By retrojohn132
    The app is broken.
  • Mediocre service from a billionaire company 2/5

    By Parker Marius
    An international messaging service where spelling doesn't work for non-English, panel settings are not restored, and overall an app significantly slower than a true native one. It's sureal that it has no rounded corners months after latest OS release. Makes you think what kind of product leadership they run.
  • 25% CPU 1/5

    By CaylanLarson
    It just sits idle using 25% of a CPU core. This is not an option.
  • Bad app 1/5

    By Duong Ho Minh Huy
    Can't switch to another microphone while calling.
  • Ringing Problem. 3/5

    By ItsKrazyPlays
    First of all i would just like to say that Messenger and Messenger Kids are great apps and i would really look forward to future updates. Now yesterday "Feburary 14, 2021" i was calling my friend and he said he had to go somewhere and that he would call ASAP (And he told he would come back around 6). So i called him at about 6:07 and i couldn't hear the ring or anything and after a while it said he was "Unreachable" Please fix this bug. -Krish Chaudhary P.S today when im writing this (Febuary 15, 2021) this problem was fixed when i tried calling him this morning
  • This app is a mess 1/5

    By cecoleman
    This app is a resource hog, buggy, and is inferior to the iOS version. I think facebook should just put their iOS app in the appstore for Apple Silicon users. Its better in every way.