doesn't work 1/5
By Jupiter Ascendant
I keep downloading it and trying to get it to work but nothing
Application Not Working 2/5
I have downloaded and deleted and re-installed this application several times on my Macbook to try and get it to work. The application will download and install fine, and once I open the application I can the main screen that says “messenger” and then it goes to a gray screen and does not do anything. Please help!!!! Also I have tried the “App support” and “Messenger support” and every time I click on that link, it says the page I’ve requested is not found. So, that’s not working either.
Needs rounder corners 4/5
Sharp corners on Big Sir. Hurts the designer in me. LOL. Thanks!
You had ONE JOB. Just the one. 1/5
By Jonni Makinen
I have a group chat going with some friends. Sometimes I come back and there are 500 unread messages. I have to go into the website, then manually scroll up on the tiny scrollbar with a million precise clicks against the tiny scrollbar that KEEPS HIDING ITSELF because Facebook - despite theoretically being a tech company - hates scrollbars and usability.
So I install the thick client thinking it will fix all of this.
It fixes NONE of these things - the scrollbar still hides, it still takes a million clicks.. except it is EVEN SLOWER than the webapp and is currently doing an infinite spin trying to load. It's been doing this for a solid few minutes now.
Not good enough 3/5
By T. Nathan
If you're looking for a simple app for Messenger, this will suit you just fine for the most part.
But under the surface, this app simply does not have enough developer support. I don't fault the developers themselves, but it is evident that Facebook does not consider this a product worth investing much time or money in at all. Bugs, performance issues (CPU and RAM leakage, etc.), all built on a subpar Electron platform. Even little things like the window styling are broken on macOS Big Sur, when they had months to address this before it was released to the public.
Simply put, the lack of polish conveys a lack of importance on Facebook's part, which is a huge shame. Casual use is fine, but if you're looking for an app for Messenger even close to as polished as Apple's own Messages app, look elsewhere.
Needs work 1/5
Loads up all my message history, but then never gets to a point where it will either allow the sending or receiving of new messages. Same results after uninstalling and clearing out all of the settings I could locate via the CLI.
Will be sticking with the web page loaded in Fluid.app since it serves my needs.
Just use a Browser 1/5
Since this is an Electron (essentially a Chrome/Chromium app) and not a naive or Catalyst Mac app, it uses way too much resources for a messaging app. I'll just stick to using a browser for Messenger.
Can't login 1/5
Can't login via vnp
App won't update 1/5
amazing how they have an app available but every time you try to update it to try it you cannot the update cancels or times out. We wanted to use this app so we can speak to family in the Phillippines but it won't work or update on our Mac Computer but seems to work fine on our Iphones or older PC's it worked breifly but no longer after the last OS update.
I feel caton recently, is this problem manageable?
Images don't load most of the time 1/5
This is slower and buggier than just making a Chrome app out of the website.
bullied my mac 1/5
just stays on a white screen and doesnt change :(((((((
Doesn’t Load, Hogs Memory 1/5
I’ve restared the app, rebooted my computer, and reinstalled the app. No dice. It won’t even load to the login screen. Yet, the app still hogs 30% of my (8GB of) memory. I uninstalled the app. I might try again in a few months after some updates.
Just a blank screen 1/5
By Clinton Bean
Like the other reviewers, the newest version just opens to a blank screen.
No title 3/5
Memory usage bug is years old 3/5
a few .gif files in a single chat and the apps RAM usage spikes to over 1GB and at times will hit 2GB and become very unstable.
Does not work 2/5
i have tried to delete and reinstall this app multiple times and to no avail it will not load just a white screen.
so awkward 1/5
By Iphone user 00007
I tried to sign in with my facebook account about 10 times T_T but the app always shows me the notification that i gave wrong password and asked me to verify on facebook. I did it over and over and it's still the same problem.
Please integrate with Apple Messages! 2/5
Please integrate with Apple Messages! No reason to run multiple independant messaging systems!
Videochat annoying 3/5
I have no problem with everything, however, videochat. Every time I work with Xcode, whenever someone calls me, my screen takes off and automatically switches to facebook videochat, which disturbs my work. I will give 5 stars if I can disable the videochat.
please add native spell check 2/5
No autocorrect, feels clunky like a web app, rather than a standalone messaging app like imessage or discord. Autoccorect will be the most nice for a 5 star tho
Just needs native spell checker support
Bugs & Missing Emojis 2/5
Thank you for making a desktop app, but please keep working on it! There is a persistant bug where it shows a person typing even when they are not. This is incredibly frustrating. They only stop typing when I switch to a different contact. In addition to this the active status is unreliable and the app seems to use up a lot of my computer's resources. My other biggest complaint is the missing hug and heart face emojis (I am sure there are others but these are the two I have noticed). I use them constantly and have to use the OS emoji tool instead...which is a very irritating UX when I just want to show some love and appreciation.
As is expected, the new App has issues and won't let me log into it. The password throws an error when I try and log in. Same issue for me on their iOS app.
I don’t hate it! 2/5
So, this app was working just fine until the latest update. Now all I get is a gray/white screen. I came here to see if anyone else was having this problem. Glad I did. As a Feature Request, I’d love to see suggested emojis just like the Messenger App on my iPhone.
Who ever was involved in this last update should be fired!!! What good is it? 1/5
I downloaded this to use on my Mac just last week and it seemed ot work fine, but I was getting notifications of messages on my iPhone and not on the Messenger App on my Mac. Then just yesterday there was an update to basically update the overall look of the app, just cosmetics really with the fancy pastelly colors (who really cares about the colors?!?!?), Well, now the app doesn’t;t work at all!!! Really good update. I tried removing the app and redownloading it…STILL NOTHING!!! USELESS!!!
cant log in on updated app 1/5
By Abdullah Abdul-Rasheed
i updated the messenger app on my mac book on the 21st of october 2020 and now the login portion of the app wont load/boot up properly for me to log in. upon opening the app it shows the new messenger logo then turns to a blank white page and stays that way. currently trying to find a way to uninstall updated version or download previous one.
Stopped connecting after last update 2/5
Was working fine, now it's just the white/greyed out screen looking like it's about to connect but it never does.
All I get is a Gray Window 1/5
I installed 73.2.121 on a mid-2010 macbook pro 13” running High Sierra. I get the splash screen, then a blank gray window. The app isn’t hung, and the menus work, but the app window is gray. Also, the link for Messenger Support in the Mac App Store goes to a FB "The requested page could not be found.” webpage.
How do I downgrade?
October 2020 update renders app non-functional 1/5
OS X 10.13 fully updated. Did the messenger update and it’s totally non-useable at this point. The only thing I get on my end is a slightly gray blank screen in the app frame. C’mon, Zuck! You guys are better than this.
Good but a bit slow
Showing only white screen 2/5
when i installed this app and open it ,it showing only a white page after few second.I tried to re install it but it giving the same result.i did it 4 times.But still its not working.
Messenger quit working after this update 1/5
No longer working after this latest update. I just get a blank white screen when I try to open the app.
need updates for os 10.13.6 3/5
By shammary ali
Hello there iwold like to say thanks for this app . Messenger was working very well before this update but unfortunataley dosnet work any more in this version 10.13.6 os . its can be downlood but its keeps hung up then in the end not work .
canrt update :0 3/5
I am on macos high serria but i can not update to 73.2.121 is this a is this becuse of how it is outdated operating system or what plz fix this every time i press the update button it just freezes plz fix this bug i hate it
Auto-Update Unavailable 3/5
I have to manually go to the App Store to update this app. Compared to my other desktop apps, they autoupdate on their own. Updates aren't seen on the App Store.
Essentially Never Works 1/5
Most times I open this app, I am unable to send any messages and the app itself doesn't pull the latest messages I've sent. I have to log out, log back in, and pray - then only will it decide to show me the latest messages and allow me to send me any. Do NOT install this unless you want to enjoy it for 2 minutes, and have it not work the rest of the time.
Fixed CPU bug good, new icon bad 3/5
By Aron Rivin
This new icon is hilariously stupid. Sorry, I know someone's feelings are on the other end of this review. But this is an iOS icon, completely out of place in macOS, and on top of that it's noticeably too small. Having this in my dock makes me sad, and I've taken to closing the app entirely just so I don't have to see this aesthetic monstrosity.
search is broken 1/5
has been broken for ages
Works pretty well for me, but I HATE the thing of the old messages progressively turning purple.
Also, it doesn't quite work for passing small files, which does works on the browser version.
Pm3 Attachments 3/5
Doesn’t allow to attach mp3 files. Web version allows without problem…
Doesn’t Work after 10.13.20 Update 1/5
When it did work, ran slow; now it doesn’t even open.
Bug ridden mess 1/5
By Bob 868
It's just so buggy it's ridicuolus. Notifications don't work - I get message notifications on my mobile, but this app shows no new messages. Search is a disaster. A window to "log in" keeps popping up even thought the main window is already open behind it and I am logged in. Can't remember dark/bright theme settings. If you click on "Message requests" and then on Spam, it opens the web version of Messenger in a new popup window - absolutley nothing to do with what that link is supposed to do. It's like a high shcool project finished the night before the deadline, incomplete, incompetent, half baked. Facebook has billions in revenue but they can't get the simplest of messaging apps to work? None of Facebook's competitors have such a mess for a messaging app and they have a fraction of the resources.
Doesn't Update 1/5
This app doesn't keep my messages current and takes years to update whenever I open it. I can't even use it.
What's to come for Mac 5/5
I love this app. I think it is what the messages app for the Mac will be like for macOS Big Sur. I love how I can type to other people without signing into FaceBook through the browser every time I want to communicate with my friends. I love it. It is close to being as good as it is on iOS. I love this app.
By ram ranch 85
This app started out great but it's been terrible recently 2/5
First off, just wanted to say that when I started using this app, it was fantastic. Ran perfectly fine, looked great, etc.
Recently, however, the recent updates have made it really annoying.
First off, it constantly either logs you out or displays a gray screen, which to get rid of, you must close and reopen the app. Not exactly seamless.
Second, it constantly tells me there's an update, so I go into the mac app store to update, only to find there's no update. It's annoying.
Not sure what happened here, but can we get this app back on track please? Thank you.
Seems like every other time I open the app there's an update required, why are there so many
Delayed or missing messages 1/5
I frequently have to restart the app to get it to load new messages. I get notifications on my phone of a new message but I can't see the message in the macOS app. No notification, no message.
The web app works, but the web app doesn't automatically scroll to the bottom when new messages appear in Chrome.
Does FB even test this stuff? Both of these apps have had these problems for a while now. What do they pay their engineers for?
900% CPU Usage 1/5
By Angel Angeles
900% CPU usage when not in use.