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Messenger App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2022

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Flickering all the timeWhat is going on With messenger, it’s refreshing all the time it’s so annoying, needs to be fixed ASAP.Version: 280.0

What happened?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..Version: 262.0

New update is total garbageThey 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..Version: 253.3

I hate the new update!!This new update ain’t it. Please switch back to the old one..Version: 196.1

ArkkLa nouvelle mise à jour est dégoûtante pour faire un message vocal étais bien mieux avant et on voyait si quelqu’un avait vue notre message sans qu’on aille sur la convo (je préfère l’ancienne version).Version: 253.1

Change it backHow do I get the normal messenger back. Like it was before this update. I hate it. I didn’t even wanna update my messenger but I had no choice. Due to it updating on its own. I hate it. And keep logging me out. So no I don’t want this new update. At all.Version: 247.0

A lot of IssuesSo I have some things to say about this app ... It’s good and all you would need WiFi to text or call . The video thing is only 20 seconds which would be better if maybe like 3 minutes maybe like 1 minute long . The voice clips are like 1 minute long which would be better if it was longer ... But I’ve been having issues with this app ... I get a notification when somebody texts me and I’ll click on it and it still says I haven’t seen their text until I message them back another thing is when I’m on a call with somebody I can’t see their face and I’ll click on the screen and it would have a loading sign up but they can see my face and it’s not my WiFi cause that is good ... extra thing tho please please PLEASE have better filters and more to choose from ... Thanks for reading Bunny 🐰.Version: 345.0

Staple features removed and NOW breaking bugsHonestly 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 🤔.Version: 258.0

You missed it up again, way to goI 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...Version: 276.0

Incessant Update PromptsEven though the older versions are still compatible with the rest of the messenger system, the app will not stop interrupting the user to prompt them to update. These updates mostly do not offer fixes, but simply new features. Frankly I don't want to update, because to anyone critically examining this tech custom can see that each update (of OS or apps) increases the performance requirements of the device, thereby eroding your user experience with your well-earned device until it will soon be obsolete, forcing you to continue purchasing the latest machines spawned from Apple’s post-Jobs creative desert which with each iteration seem to lose yet another useful feature, forcing you to buy auxiliary accessories that were once unnecessary. Facebook, like all these consumer software providers, along with the consumer hardware producers, are all complicit in this never-ending, environmentally destructive smartphone merry-go-round that wastes consumers money and costs the planet. So no, this app, like all of them that endlessly peddle forced updates, deserve a 1 star rating for this tech scandal..Version: 221.0

Works well, but...I use Messenger regularly. It is pretty good & convenient. BUT, I want to be able to delete selected conversations & single messages for everyone, especially admins. It is silly for a message to only be deleted from myself and not others, ESPECIALLY if you are an Administrator of a group conversation. Administrators are there for a reason, so why would an Administrator delete something from themselves only and not the whole group. Odd. Administrators should be able to moderate all conversations in a group and to delete something from everyone if it is necessary without everyone in the group being told what the Administrators are doing. So, to sum up, messages should be able to be deleted - not just from myself but also from the person I sent it to... like it used to be. If I want to delete something I want it really deleted. And to be able to edit mistakes etc Please include this in an update. Added to this, why fix something when it’s not broken. Updates are not always good..Version: 272.0

BugsLooks like there still a lot of glitches to work on since I have had to delete & reinstall this app a dozen times over the last week. Says you have a message when it’s just your own reply- it may notify you of an incoming message sitting to be read, it may not. Says through Facebook you have an unread message and you don’t & even the app has notifications that you have an unread message and you don’t. Cannot get it right with this app- such a pain..Version: 255.0

This app is an absolute jokeWhat 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..Version: 255.1

WAY TOO INVASIVE & INTRUSIVE!!!You think your stupid update is so fantastic bcuz you've now made your app so EVERYBODY can See EVERYBODY'S business!! Don't you think that totally Breaks all PRIVACY Laws! Why on earth would I want everyone to see that I'm using messenger and that they can see Everything about me within their Chat Threads and visa versa??? "More Meaningful" Who the heck cares about"More Meaningful?!?" I don't get WHY you would try to make messenger basically the same as facebook!? Facebook is already waaay too INVASIVE & INTRUSIVE, and now you're doing, and pulling off the same crap to us!! If messenger is going to continue making the app Extremely Invasive and Intrusive, then I'm just going to have to Delete it and stick with Text Messaging, where Nobody Knows or Sees what I'm up to until I actually text them and decide whether I wanna divulge any info!! Why do you think I haven't friended people on facebook? Bcuz I don't need my FB profile name, popping up on everyone's page basically saying: "Looky here, Kaycee just came on facebook!" "Oh goody, I'm going to message her and see what she's up to." It's NOBODY'S friggin business what I do!!!.Version: 220.1

New updates seem like downgradesI’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..Version: 254.0

Last Online Bug!!!Yet another update, but without fixing the bugs. My Messenger has not shown last online for months now, and despite numerous reports being submitted, deleting and reinstalling the app and everything else I can think of or find online, the problem persists. Does Messenger/Facebook actually take note of reports, or is it just to keep the masses happy and make us think they are actually listening?.Version: 295

Why remove useful features?Use messenger a lot for keeping in contact with people, people at university, and people interested in commissioned work etc. As a result send a lot of photos/files back and forth, so have many issues with the new update. -The photos/videos tab has been removed? A useful tool for being able to search for specific images or images stored in chats with people. For example, a relative who has passed. - Can’t edit images that are to be sent. No option to crop an image, or mute a video to send? - Can’t edit images that have been sent - a great feature for collaborative work. - Image quality is diabolical?! Can send a high quality over messenger and it looks horrific. I get sending lower quality - space, speed - but not pixelated messes. No need! Preview vs. File? I’m sending a high quality image for a reason. - Shared files tab has been removed? Again, a useful feature stupidly removed. - Group chat nicknames feature removed? Again, do not understand why this has been removed. It was a useful feature, and also a fun and funny feature people used. And that’s just the issues I’ve found. And I’m incredibly frustrated by them. Why do this? Really think all these features should be brought back and the image quality fixed. I don’t think I’ll be the only one feeling this way. Find myself no longer wanting to use messenger and instead going back to good old email (or iMessage) with a longer response time..Version: 294.0

The App doesn’t even openYou can’t even report that the app doesn’t open..Version: 276.0

Usually greatChat system is fine, but once in a while you don't get messages until a few days after they were sent... that's not fun....Version: 146.0

GlitchesApp is filled with glitches of which has been going on since last update. Great way to lower usage if that was the intention. It keeps refreshing messages, closing thread and taking back to the main list and clearing anything typed. Doesn’t send me notifications when I receive anything either. Would give it 0 stars because I’ve reported the issue multiple times and have received no communication back or assurances they are tying to fix it since there are multiple who I have talked to having the same issue..Version: 263.2

No repeat alert tone!Overall I’m not upset with the newest updates. The one thing I am not happy with is that fact someone will send me a message and I’ll get the initial notification sound but the moment they send another (and I’m yet to open the first one) it won’t alert me with the tone anymore. So I am finding that I am missing a lot of messages now. Also if you play games through messenger and the person has taken their turn on a game there is NO alert tone at all! Then if they then message you, you don’t get notified because messenger is seeing this as the 2nd message and therefore no alert tone! Very frustrating because if you miss that first alert you don’t get alerted again! Terrible feature!!!.Version: 273.0

Can my old Messenger be reinstalled?About 5 weeks ago, a friend wanted to use our WiFi to check on his phone while I was busy in moving my husband into a Care Home at the moment. Then this friend pulled our beam box from under the computer table. After that day, I stopped receiving emails on our computer and my iPad’s Facebook and Messenger were affected. Then I found that two plugs were unplugged from the beam box. I replugged the wires and found my Facebook was different and my Messenger lost many contacts. I have tried to reclaim those lost contacts with some success, but not all. On my computer I received emails from Facebook to check my Messenger for notifications etc, yet I cannot go back to my old Messenger on my iPad. How can I solve this problem? Please advice. I have gone to Apple Store to seek help, but was told only Facebook can help me..Version: 294.0

No privacy due to infiltration of strangers to my messengerI noticed more and more people being added to my messenger without my consent. I’m not talking about people in my telephone book either, but just random strangers from fb, hundreds and hundreds of them, so bad that when I want to post a message to my actual friends I could hardly find any of them due to the insane levels of strangers that fb have infiltrated my messenger with. This is a huge violation, not only of my privacy but also of my right to choose who I connect with. There have also been friends of friends, some of these people I specifically want to avoid because we deliberately don’t talk. Messenger flies in the face of al the privacy and control you can apply to you fb friend list and your fb posts. I dint recommend this app and would only re install messenger again if they completely changed it so the user can have completely control over who is on their contacts list..Version: 264.0

Disable messenger so we don’t have to use it with FacebookI 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!!!!!!.Version: 225.0

Not liking it!Facebook! please give us an option if we want to upgrade or not! this new screen interface is so annoying! i want the old look, much simple.Version: 192.0

Forced to useI did not want to download messenger to be able to talk with people, I was forced to. I miss the old way of just being able to see your messages from within safari or in the app. Now to use Facebook I have to have two different apps! I'm currently looking for an alternative to Facebook, as with all the changes it has become quite a nuciense to use.Version: 146.0

It shows i’m active when i’m notIt’s so so so annoying that messenger shows i’m active when i’m actually not. Every time just right after my friends send me a message i became active, so when i replied them back late, some of them thought i ignored their messages..it makes me stressed can you please fix this problem? I even deleted and redownloaded this app twice but same problem still occurs.Version: 293.0

Low quality images and videosFor some time now, whenever I try to send photos/videos on messenger they always send in very low quality. There seems to be no setting to change this. Very frustrating. Also, when trying to share audio recordings (not voice recordings using messenger but rather previously saved recordings such as an audio file), it will not allow me to send. Instead, a message appears saying: “Couldn’t load content. There was a problem loading your content, please try again.” These things need to be fixed..Version: 260.1

Accessibility issues.This latest version of the app has introduced some major problems when using the app with the voiceover screen reader in iOS. Voiceover is no longer reading out characters or words as i type, it does not announce characters when i delete them and i am now unable to scroll through text i have typed word by word or line by line. This means i now have no way of accurately editing what i have written; if i want to correct or change something i've written the only accurate way for me to do it is to delete the whole lot and write it out again. I am not experienceing this problem in any other apps i use and have never experienced it in messenger until updating to the most recent version. I must therefore conclude that whatever the issue is, it is exclusive to this version of the app..Version: 174.0

Constant bugsI constantly experience bugs while using messenger, usually minor ones that can be worked around, but this latest one is ridiculous. As of today, every time I receive a message about the world cup or even mentioning the word "Australia" the message flashes up for a split second before disappearing for myself as well as the sender. I think this has something to do with the stupid world cup themed plugins that allows you to take photos with a filter over your face, as it appears at the bottom of the screen shortly before the message disappears. If it weren't for the majority of my friends using messenger I would have stopped using it long ago. You would think a company with this much development budget could get it right. Disappointed.Version: 171.0

Forced me to updateI was perfectly happy with the old design. New design made to match the new iOS. Now feels very clunky. Would've been fine if they didn't force me to update - I wasn't having any issues. Poor UX. But worst of all performance issues. App is so laggy nobodies pictures loads and takes minutes opening conversations. If you're reading this please revert me to the old version my fb name is Amir Sirder Edit - performance issues have been solved (was probably first time indexing my chats) will bump it up to 3 stars. But the UX is still bad, I have an iPhone SE so my phone resolution is small. I want to see 6-7 chats on my screen not 4. Feels like they are treating my like a blind old person..Version: 211.0

What have you done Messenger?Disliking the latest version of Messenger. It’s taking up more space than ANY of my other apps and I have deleted all my message threads. We don’t need Your Story on here we get that on FB and IG. And do not like the Discover page full of businesses! This just takes up more space and I will NEVER use it. Also don’t need Messenger to be adding people from my contacts. If I want to message them I can do that through my contacts. I also am not liking the new design and font. Really we don’t need another FB wannabe the messaging service was fantastic as it was......Version: 206.0

Terrible Recent Updates! Zero Stars!One of the worst set of updates to an IOS app I’ve seen since the App Store began in 2008!! Extensive problems continue to include: Loss of my most used & favourite GIFs & emojis Some of my Group chats have broken Problems sending images & videos Problems with opening & saving photos Message read icon gone on chats page? Discover tab & games gone? Audio clips broken Some older messages auto deleted / missing from threads? Many useful features removed? App crashing with frozen white screen!! Poor use of screen space. Slower overall than older version! Active Status feature now gone on multiple Messenger only contacts?? Active status now very inaccurate (You own WhatsApp, that has much better Active status info & accuracy. Why not do the same for Messenger?) Having to uninstall & reinstall every day..... How was this new version approved for release with so many bugs? The previous version was just right, why update it with an inferior & dysfunctional version? Utterly pointless, very unhappy as use this app multiple times a day....... FACEBOOK, Please read ALL the most recent reviews, nearly every single one is unhappy & definitely wanting multiple issues addressed!! Please listen to your users & fix these problems with the new Messenger. Myself & so many others are dismayed by these disastrous recent updates........Version: 255.1

MessengerApp worked great until about a week ago, now Messenger won’t open on my iPhone. I have uninstalled & reinstalled it , works for a few times then quits again ? Please fix issue..Version: 276.0

Does not work properly with multitasking in iPadOS 13While the ubiquity of Facebook chat makes the app inherently useful, it currently does not properly with multitasking in iPadOS 13. The app constantly requires manual closing to force it to adhere to the desired app format, as UI elements do not display properly and prevent you from actually being able to communicate with contacts. This is the only app on my device which suffers from this problem, and its very frustrating..Version: 238.1

GarbageThis is a garbage data mining app that spy’s on you. I had my account suspended for sharing a meme with a friend who didn’t report it... GARBAGE platform and garbage app!.Version: 300.0

Commonly used for texts but not for calls or video calls.Messenger is very good for texting people you know such as close friends and family because it’s commonly used as FaceBook is linked to almost everything. However, would I use this as a main form of communication? No. I have a iPhone 11, plenty of space, and always up to date. I choose iMessage, usual texts, and WhatsApp. Why? Well buckle down cause I’ll tell you why. Messenger compresses the images and videos you send so the quality won’t be as it’s original quality, for some reason video calls are also no bueno for me, even regular calls and therefore I use WhatsApp for these things. Messenger calls will have trouble will connecting in places with weak connection but WhatsApp will connect like a pro despite the struggle also it doesn’t use as much data and video calls are clearer on WhatsApp and so good on connection whereas Messenger will struggle to hold a medium strength connection. Also, I use WhatsApp overall cause it’s heavily encrypted and it holds on for dear life like a crackhead I love it. Also Messenger doesn’t have PiP sadly but neither apps do I’m excited for it..Version: 307.2

Removed media buttonThis app is great for the reasons it was made for, to communicate with friend family etc, and I’ve always loved it, until now. Recently you’ve removed the button to look at all the pictures that have been sent between you and your friend(s), I’m part of a group chat with a lot of old friends from school and there was something in particular I wanted to find in that chat and I couldn’t find it anymore because this button no longer exists, I know there is a search conversation button but no matter what I typed in that I thought we were talking about at the time, I still couldn’t find it, bring this button back, please..Version: 294.0

New versionThe new version is terrible!!!!.Version: 247.0

Doesn’t workI haven’t been able to log into my messenger app in over a month. I’ve updated it, deleted and downloaded it again, restarted my iPhone, reset my password and even reset my settings as a last resort. None of these solutions worked. Every time I try to sign in it has a message that reads ‘Error; Unable to complete request. Please try again later.’ I can still access it on a computer but I can’t look at my Facebook messages on my phone at all since the website redirects me to the messenger app and well obviously that doesn’t work out. Not really sure what else to do, none of my friends have this problem and there are very few people who’ve mentioned it on google and even less solutions for it. I don’t know if it’s because I have an iPhone or if it’s just the app but I’m not a happy camper. I even used the Facebook help to see if they could give me an answer but I still haven’t heard anything from them. Please fix this..Version: 342.0

Not happyAdmittedly I don't use Facebook much, I only got the app in order to effectively communicate with my work and friends. It was glitchy from the start and would shut down randomly- annoying but I could deal with it. Then later it started not updating conversations and it was as if no one had posted anything (which they had) and only the next day did it load all the messages. Hoping for a fix or at least something a tad better I updated the app. Now, no messages will load at all and this is unaided by the continued "trying to connect" "connected" messages that change to the other every second. This app has gotten worse with the update and I hope these (at least some of them) will be fixed soon..Version: 147.0

Fix itNo notifications for marketplace messages. Fix it.Version: 291.2

Stupid!!Not liking the new group chat at all. When you go into messager no longer shows from the main part of people have read your message, you’ve got to go into each conversation individually. Annoying! Also, if you’ve missed say 5+ messages in a group chat, when you go into it it will no longer give you the little arrow that says unread messages and take you to the top like it used too. It’s really making me not want to use messenger at the moment..Version: 254.0

Post iOS 11.0.3 issuesAlways 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..Version: 141.0

I demand a “search by date” option!!!Great app, used daily. But one MAJOR THING the developers forgot to add is THE ABILITY TO SEARCH MESSAGES BY DATE. It’s 2019 and yet I still find myself scrolling for hours through 10’s (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of messages just so that I can find a conversation from a particular date. People suggest “key word search”, but this is unhelpful when you don’t even know what you’re searching for! The whole reason I’m searching through my old messages is to backtrack and try to remember something about a particular day. PLEASE FIX THIS!!! I’m so sick of having to scroll for ages just to give up half way cause it was taking so long..Version: 206.0

Update is absolutely terribleBRING 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!!.Version: 264.0

Waste of space on iPhone Xs MaxThe application is merely a scaled up version of the iPhone X interface and thus, does not take advantage of the larger iPhone Xs Max's screen. This results in blurry, oversized text, image and UI elements. What makes matters worse is that it has a very low information density. What this means is that when compared side by side with the iPhone 7+, the extra vertical screen space is not being used to show more text, images and threads, it is simply being wasted with even more white space. Furthermore. The application does not follow dynamic type settings in the iOS setting application. This means that despite setting the smallest font size. The font remains comically oversized that it looks as large as an advertising board and can be seen from across a standard living room with 20/20 vision. It's enormous and it is a disgusting oversight..Version: 196.0

Seriously, ads within messages?Whoever thought adding ads throughout Messenger was a good idea was WRONG..Version: 141.0

Can't open on iphone 4So my iphone 8 broke and I had to resort to using an iphone 4 temporarily before it can be fixed. However, I am NOT able to open my messenger to reply to any of my messages. It says it needs to be updated but when I click on "Update", it takes me to the App Store and it doesn't update, it says instead "Open" which takes me in circles around the same thing. I know iphone 4's are outdated but can you pls let us use an older version of the app that is usable with older versions of iphones? That will be very much appreciated!!.Version: 170.1

No notificationsSince last update few days ago it is chosen to give me some notifications while other times no notifications... all my notifications settings are the same as previous... but I’m getting delayed notifications as well... like someone sent a message 5 minutes ago and I get the notification later... same with calls as well I get a notification that I missed a call 5 minutes later while my phone never rang and I had it unlocked all the time and was using it.....Version: 251.0

Very Irritating – No need for update at allUpdate: 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..Version: 271.0

Emoji bugs since the newest update in MarchI can no longer use emojis in chat, when holding down the little face icon in the text box, there are only “stickers” “gifs” as available buttons instead of “sticker” “gifs” “emoji”. I reinstalled the app and the emoji button was back, then a few hours later I opened messenger the emoji button was gone again. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the app again and the same thing happened, the emoji button would be back for a few hours after I reinstall the app before disappearing again. I don’t know what kind of bug this is, but it only started happening after the latest update. And now I have to manually switch keyboard if I want to use emoji in chat, no a big deal right, it only takes like 5mins to use one emoji, it’s great..Version: 254.1

I hate messenger nowI 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..Version: 250.0

Updates do not improve functionalityEvery update that comes with messenger makes me wonder “does it really improve my experience as a user”. Years ago I blindly updated everything believing that this was truly the case. But then the greed for advertising revenue and a drive towards users’ greater engagement made Facebook introduce updates that made it deliberately harder for users to do certain functions like ‘deleting a conversation’. Initially it was as easy as the WhatsApp function ‘swipe from right’ and delete in one swift motion. Consider the number of steps you have to do now to do the same? 1. Hotkey the message 2. Confirm if you want to delete or archive (half of the time your thumb accidentally pushes on the wrong msg). Facebook will claim this is done to make sure that people don’t delete messages by mistake, but that’s - as we all know - a load of crap! So to all of you out there - heed the warning, don’t trust the updates blindly..Version: 167.0

Why fix what wasn’t broken?As a UX consultant, I have to say I am severely disappointed. The newest version of this app aimed to make its use more simple, but really it increased the complexity of conducting a basic conversation. As a homage to the stupidity of the industry, it seems a designer who can make pretty pictures has come in, without a thought for use cases. First of all, and most striking, is the removal of the emojis... this I don’t even understand. Now I have to download another app to add an emoji keyboard in my phone, which I have to switch to every single time? Yay. Also, now if I want to send a photo from another album in my phone (not the recent camera roll) I have to go through 3 other interactions to get there: and if it’s a gif it will paste as a flat image? Now I have to go into my photos app to access any of these photos. Yay. The fact that messages are automatically opened if you haven’t exited the conversation, without notification, is ridiculous. Missing messages ISN’T what I want out of a chat application. Not to mention that there is now an extra step to get to the shared media... Sometimes less isn’t more. Do us all a favour and give back what we had because it was working seamlessly and didn’t need “fixing”.Version: 255.1

New update looks really badMost 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..Version: 200.0

Can't openLast version crashes while opening. Unusable!.Version: 224.0

No notifications plus more fails from this updateLiking the fact you can now automatically see when someone was online last which is great but it seems with that feature you have removed some valuable ones. The msg sent to the person and if they’ve seen it without going into that persons specific chat has now gone as has the notification that I’ve received a msg has now gone. New message only shows up in bold when I’m physically in msgr no notification despite all my settings saying notifications on. Come one fb I thought these updates were meant to improve a users experience not impede on it.... additionally the hide a conversation with this new update has removed as being an option. I don’t want to archive I want to hide the conversation.Version: 290.0

Not happy with new update...One day, my cousins and I changed the theme to monochrome because we were messing around with the new themes. Then I realised I needed to update my messenger as my cousins had some effects on their messages that I couldn’t get. So I updated my messenger to get the effect. When I looked where the effect was supposed to be, and it wasn’t there. Even worst, when I tried to change the theme I couldn’t change it. We even did it to the family group chat, and when we tried to change it, it wouldn’t work and most of our family was annoyed by the depressing theme. I am so mad about this update, because the old version was so much better. Even the logo is ugly and looks like the instagram logo. I also heard that the new ugly logo is glitching onto the logo of the instagram app. I am so disappointed about this update. I even hope that i’d be able to give this 0 stars. (But the app store won’t allow it)..Version: 294.0

Full of bugsSince the new update the app has been full of bugs. Takes forever to send and receive messages. Everytime I receive a message the screen and keyboard do not adjust to show the new message on screen so I have to scroll down each time to show my new message. And the media quality is even worse than before.Version: 339.0

DISABLED ACCOUNT?Hello And Thank You For Reading My Review, So Here Is The Story: So One Day I Was Thinking I’m Going To Download Messenger. I Did And I Made An Account. A Couple Months Ago, I Made An Account And I Messed Up. So I Signed Up With My Phone Number And Then My Email Cause All Was Going Wrong Again. Then I Was Adding/Messaging My Sister. I Went To Add Her Mum And Then It Said “Your Account Has Been Disabled!” I Was Shocked So Then I Tried Again And It Came Up With The Same Message Again. Then I Came To Look For Messenger On The Search Bar Then I Saw It Then I Clicked “View” I Then Went To App Store To Write A Review. Messenger Please Fix This! This Might Happen To Others? I Dont Know. But On The Bright Side, It’s Good. Call,Text All That! So I Do Half Recommend This App To All Techy Know It All’s. That’s My Story. Thank You And Messenger, Please Email Me With Why You Have Done This. Please It Will a Really Help. Thank You All For Reading, Bye!.Version: 274.1

Keeps resetting and blocking peopleSo today I was Messaging my girlfriend and everything was fine but I sent a message and then I sent another message not even a minute later and it was failing to send saying she’s unavailable to chat so I messaged her on another source telling her what’s was happening and she was sending message that would send but not deliver so I reinstalled the app and went back in and it told me she was blocked on messenger and I had to unblock her then everything was fine, but then I noticed our emoji we had set in our chat which was the 💖 emoji was in fact a 💰 so I changed it back to the 💖 and exited the app and closed it and opened it again to check and it went straight back to a 💰 it’s very annoying that this stuff is happening please do something about it.Version: 245.0

Far too fiddlyI have read a few reviews of this app and I concur with mmost of the points. First of all the whole process of doing anything is far too fiddly. The delete option is no better than it’s ever been and, although it is now possible not only to decline requests but to delete them which certainly cuts out potential bullying it’s not that easy to do. I have to use this app with voiceover and the buttons are so small it’s annoying trying to find the right one. If anything it is worse now than it’s ever been particularly when making calls or trying to find people tochat to. Sure, it selects them but then doesn’t immediately give you the option to call or text and so on. recording messages can be fiddly as well and, I notice there are no developer responses to complaints. Welll,, that doesn’t surprise me at all..Version: 211.0

Not great if you’re a private person who likes boundariesGood for communication especially with people you might be trading with from a buy swap sell page. However, I often get put into groups I would rather not be a part of which means I’m having to leave them and look rude and this has made me less inclined to use it and to keep it off my phone. I think as far as being put into a messenger group without being asked/ invited and given the option of accepting or declining is an invasion of personal rights. Also when you choose to leave a group, is it really necessary for it be shown up in the whole message so everyone can see?.Version: 306.1

BLOCKED THE ACCOUNTJust locked my account. I was changing my setting on my computer. Which is not a regular device I use thats what it says. And now asking me to confirm my identity. Can’t confirm it logged me out of all the devices..Version: 342.2

YouGoneAndMessedUpMy messenger app has turned sensitive. I keep getting logged out, when try to log in it says “can’t connect to the server”. This is the only app on my phone glitching and being this slow. People’s names, conversations and pictures won’t load. I get the notification on my phone instantly, however, if I dare look or reply, messenger crashes. This is awful. My phones storage is fine and I’ve installed and uninstalled so many times. My messages are accessible on my laptop on Facebook search. So I’ve taken all the possible “but” and I’ll I’m left with is a glitchy app. Please fix this, I have university and work information being sent on this and I don’t wanna have to use my laptop to access. Really disappointed.Version: 254.0

Latest update problemI’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..Version: 170.0

Glitchy, slower than most alternativesI just don't see the point in many features Facebook incorporated into this app. Adds are annoying, notifications are glitchy. For fast messaging I use other apps, which are faster, allow to upload videos of a better quality, and they don't require a Facebook account. Latest versions can crash quite unexpectedly, and sometimes the app fails to start or load previous conversations. Very disappointed because Facebook team fails to deliver and it seems they don't care. Again, Facebook Support is awful, I'd say it doesn't exist..Version: 146.0

Latest updateNormally a fantastic app. Thank you. However. The latest update has annoyed me. I don’t know if the developers read this, but if you do. Please take note, and I’m not the only one. When I now get message from someone, it just says notification not the name. This is very frustrating I have been into Apple, thinking it was me and my phone. But apparently it appears to be the update. Maybe something secret hidden in the settings, I don’t know. It would be greatly appreciated if this little thing could be changed back..Version: 184.0

Works pretty well but constant updates are too vagueI rarely have any issues with using the app, it even has some advantages over a web browser; in particular, you can create plans in the app but not in browsers. My only issue is that there is almost always an update in the App Store for messenger and the description is always the same vague one. It doesn't matter if the specific bug fixes and changes are listed somewhere online, it should be in the update description and users shouldn't have to switch between apps to find out what they're downloading. Considering how many people must be working on these updates, it comes off as really lazy or really shady that the same description is being copy pasted every time..Version: 182.0

Some of the latest features missingDid 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....Version: 294.0

Are we stupid?So, messenger wants to help us build more meaningful conversations with friends and family. I think most of us can handle that just fine ourselves. I do not want to have my inbox filled with stuff I did not ask for from people I barely know. If I want to be in touch with people I do so on my own, at my time. Can I just mark these unwanted mails as spam or block it otherwise?.Version: 225.1

A good tool but forces you to be on Facebook !!!The idea of sharing your personal life for approval flummoxed me… knowing that Facebook is doing everything in their power to make you spend more time online for them to know more and advertise more and create free content .. also they tend to decide how to shape the perception of the young generation … they also push their own ideology in a covert subjective manner , like what they are doing painting a rosy picture of the oppressing Israelis despite the Terror crimes they do against the Palestinian people. In short I can’t see any good from Facebook … and any parent caring about their kids mental health should be actively involved in resisting signing for this platform given the very immature legislations in place to govern their transactions online.Version: 313.0

Mise à jourDepuis la mise à jour que j’ai fait ce matin, je ne suis plus capable d’ouvrir mon messenger..Version: 220.0

Doesn’t even deserve one starI feel like I’m in The Truman Show with this app - people can see that you have the app, if you’re online, if you’re offline, where you are, how long it’s been since you were online. It’s ridiculous and utter crap. I was tricked into the ‘find my contacts’ malarkey, whereby I clicked it thinking it would match my existing contacts. Oh no. Facebook messenger proceeded to add, on messenger, every single person who’s phone number I’ve EVER had, even if they’re not contacts anymore and not my Facebook friends. I’ve had my phone number for 10 years or so now so you can imagine how weird this was. I was being messaged by people I couldn’t even recall, asking me why I had added them on messenger. Absolutely atrocious and I dread to think how many other people have done this too. Constant notifications and asking me for my location settings to be changed. It’s not even a good app. Facebook - book your ideas up and go back to having messenger built into the Facebook app..Version: 144.0

Absolute garbagePoliticized and only supports their own benefits by stealing our info for free and selling it for millions. They restrict you for speaking what you believe and force you to see what you don’t believe and what you’re not interested in. Their what’s so called community guidelines are generic, and kindergarten level. You won’t be able to say a swear word even in a closed group as a fricking joke. So be formal cuz that’s what the alien wants you to be. If you wanna restrict specific people from accessing certain content, why don’t you add a pop-up consent for 18+ content, sensitive imagery/ text, etc? Last but not least, the most recent ban for Palestine supporters and the obvious support to the Zionist occupation is just so full of it! We know that the alien is a huge supporter of these oppressors but these are own personal accounts and you make money from our use of it, you don’t get to dictate to us what we should say or believe! I really hate that many things are now attached to this app but sooner or later, with the technological growth, there will be a better and more convenient fair options!.Version: 313.0

Advertising? Really? like we don’t have enough spam?Please remove adverts from Messenger, we use it to message friends not look at ads. Facebook already has enough spam. And the worst part? We are not allowed to control this/turn it off. You've decided we want these irrelevant ads targeting “someone of your age in your city”- please remove them or give us the option to. And stop Facebook telling me I have an unread message when I actually don’t..Version: 269.0

Messenger annoying bugSince I update yesterday I have constant trouble my messenger keep cutting off and keep taking me to the front page it’s very annoying and frustrating this update keep crushing you suppose to fix the bugs not creating them I update the app again today and sorry to say this app is still crushing also there is a time delay the app constantly get crushed approx every 2 minutes it is very frustrating I update the new version and the phone keep crushing not so often as it used to but it’s still very annoying as I be texting and all of a sudden the phone blinks and get me on the screen page it’s only start happening since the last 3 update ,I write this message and had no issue but if I was at messenger I probably wold have to get back on messenger 6 times I know I got old phone iPhone 5s 64gb memory, please try and fix the update.Version: 158.0

App is good but keeps crashingMessenger has always worked fine for me but just recently, the app has started crashing when I open it, therefore I can not communicate or check messages. There are no updates to install right now for me and my device has enough storage. I would clear my chats if I could get into the app to see if that would help but obviously I can’t. Apart from this problem, Messenger is great. You don’t need to have Facebook as you can use your phone number and to find someone, just type in their name. You can chat, video call, voice call or make a room, which can hold up to 50 people. It does need an internet connection but there is unlimited texts and call time, making this app free! I am on an Iphone 6 and I only have a problem when the app opens and crashes. It works when re-installed for around a day but that’s not the point ☁︎︎Thank you for reading my honest review and have a good day or night and take care of yourself..Version: 276.0

New updateI have the update but it didn’t change anything!!!.Version: 198.0

Upgrade suggestionsIt would be really useful if it was possible to multi select messages within a conversation and bulk delete. This used to be available on messenger years ago but for some reason was deleted. Also, I don’t appear to have the option to archive messages any more on my phone. I have to go onto my PC to do this as the option is still available there but I can’t seem to find it when using the app on my phone. And finally, it appears that you have to close the app and re-open to refresh it and see whether someone is actually online or not. Is there a way that the app can refresh on a regular basis without needing the user to close the app down?.Version: 200.0

Can’t view videosWe rely on messenger for videos and pics of our granddaughter who lives interstate and as of a couple of days ago we can no longer view them. The latest ones show as being there but they won’t actually play unless we go into edit mode. Also when scrolling back through older videos and pics they’re not downloading to be able to view them. This is happening on my husband’s phone as well so we assume it must be something to do with the latest update (either app update or ISO update). We love going back and rewatching favourite videos every day and we are so frustrated, annoyed and heartbroken that we can’t access them easily. Please provide us with a fix or advise us on what we can do to remedy this..Version: 345.0

Fix requiredA brilliant app. However is majorly dropping the ball. Why can everyone still see when I am active on social media, when I have my active status turned off so people can’t see when I’m online. This has increased stress as people bombard me when I’m online and I’m unavailable. Please can you fix this - happened from the last update..Version: 255.1

Don’t like the stories being movedI don’t have any other issues with the update except I’m really not enjoying the stories being moved from across the top in place of people I can create ‘rooms’ with. This is a feature I might use now and then but stories is something I like watching (if it’s someone I’m interested in) every time I open the app. I’ve now stopped looking at peoples stories because there is not flag to show new stories from people I’m following so I manually check now and then. Very clunky..Version: 278.0

Very poor job with this one.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!.Version: 267.1

RECENT UPDATE HUGE PROBLEMMy app updated in the last day or two and now an edit bar keeps staying over the text (typing) bubble. Please fix this!!!!.Version: 246.1

What happened???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.Version: 265.0

New update March 2020A perfect example of why new is not always better. Really not a fan of the new update. Used messenger for a while. Don’t like not being able to see whether someone has seen my messages and I don’t really know why they would get rid of that function. I also preferred the old way of viewing images in the app, it was much cleaner. The new way to view videos is also not as clean. Another thing is the replacement of the heart eyes to the heart. I’m not sure why they replaced that, the heart eyes was more useful for humour and other contexts. Please revert to the old update. Also, I don’t know why US companies use Australians as their guinea pigs for testing things like this. I’m looking at you Facebook and instgram, let me see how many likes or “reactions” posts have please. Why would you remove this feature. If it was in hope to reduce bullying or for self confidence reasons, then why did you still keep the ability for the person who posted it to see that number. :(.Version: 254.0

Very bad experience1. Messenger stops sending messages for no reason, Internet connecting fine 2. Not receiving messages despite getting notifications and essages available on computer browser 3. Given that messenger FAILED COMPLETELY as a messenger, I delete the app, and try to go back to browser view since at least I can get messages on time there. Well... Facebook DOES NOT ALLOW ME to go back browser because I stupidity used messenger ONCE. and now it remembered and ALWAYS direct me to messenger which DOES NOT EXIST ON MY PHONE. therefore I lost all sources to my friends messages.Version: 192.0

Rubbish AppI am having trouble with this app since update, trying to switch from a personal to a business account whereby we need to contact people making bookings via Facebook. It seems that I can’t use this app to switch accounts as it won’t recognise that I have another account with Facebook and when asked to put in my email address it tells me that “no accounts match this information” will not use this app and will access my account via Facebook instead!!!!.Version: 255.1

Newest UpdateI 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..Version: 192.0

Facebook messenger is perfect but you need to improve on this problemI don’t know why this is happening to my phone - iPhone 6 and every time I open this, it just crashes or took off before I get a chance to read the message or I was about to type. Can you please fix this problem, Apple? I will change the rate after you fix the problem :/.Version: 157.0

Unable to login with phone number 😡The creator’s of the app should inform people in the description of using the app that if you either buy a new phone or get a new mobile number that you need to log out of your account. I have two accounts that I have created with the app and I can’t access either of them. Now I need to create for the third time using my phone number because I don’t want or need to have a Facebook account and the app won’t even allow me to do that. People should be able to create a messenger account with their phone number without having a Facebook account. Also messenger should have Face ID available for when you want to sign in option. I would really appreciate if someone could get back to me regarding this issue..Version: 272.0

New update very upsettingI 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..Version: 253.3

Account deleted/not accessibleI deleted my FB account around 7 years ago and just to to be able to stay in touch with my friends/family I downloaded FB Messenger only late last year... everything was going fine until my iPhone broke down and I had to get a replacement. Apps were backed up however I had to log in into all of them once again. After entering my mobile number and password I registered with, it would bring up a new account with no contacts, messages or my actual details from when I was registered originally... now that I tried to create a new Messenger only account, it tells me I have to also create FB account if I want to use the messenger. Which obviously I’m not happy about as I’m never going back on FB. A bit gutted I won’t be able to use messenger anymore and will have to find alternative app to communicate with friends and family.....Version: 245.1

Great but definitely could be better!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. :).Version: 147.0

Makes basic things harder or impossibleWish I had never installed the update and that’s a decision made within the first 10 minutes - goodness bows what other issues I’ll find. They’ve got rid of the radio buttons that made selecting multiple recipients very quick and easy. Why? Also, now when you have to add multiple recipients the names all stay in a large box at the top of the screen and you can’t minimise it. This means that if you have a few names in that box there is only room to see the message line you are typing and no more because the keyboard takes up the rest of the screen. If you have more than about 4 recipients then the message box disappears down behind the keyboard making it impossible to type your message at all as you can’t see what you’re typing. As I only use my mobile for messenger this update has therefore made a substantial amount of my usage impossible. Shockingly bad design changes that seem to have been made for no good reason; cannot see what value they have added. If not fixed soon will be deleting..Version: 288.0

...I've recently updated messenger. When I re-download it, the old features are back but everytime I close and open the app, the new features are there. I actually prefer the old features better, where the stories and active people are all in one slide instead of having 2 slides. Also while in the chats list slide (not in the page of the person I am friends with), I was able to see the person's profile picture icon on the right hand side. Is there a way to have the old features back please?.Version: 253.1

Won’t show messagesApp is constantly saying it’s reconnecting and won’t show any messages. Have went days without realizing someone has messaged me..Version: 141.0

I used to love MessengerI would use messenger for everything. I have got so many happy memories from using it but I am sick and tired of messenger being so unloyal. A few weeks ago I was unfortunately hacked due to a phishing link that was sent to me via my friend who had been hacked also. This caused my account to spread the link to well over 100 people. Thankfully messenger has spamming filters to stop this kind of thing. My issue is that it is still extremely strict on my acount! For example, When my phone dies messenger will log me out (great) but then when I proceed to log in with my changed details it locks me out explaining that I have a “limit of how many times I can do something” bear in mind Was hacked 3 weeks ago. It makes me feel that it was my fault My account/privacy was violated. They need to fix this. For the time being I am deleting this app..Version: 255.1

Attention - Not happy with last update!Just adding to my previous review, The app is now also running REALLY SLOW like when looking for a “gif” or sending pics it seems to take forever for them to show up being sent can you PLEASE look into this and fix asap!!! Hello there guys, Look I’m not here to give you a hard time I just wanted to bring your attention to something, You’ve just recently sent out a new app update & there’s one thing I’m not content about that I hope you’ll fix please?!? Basically you use to have it set that when you send someone a message that once you go back to the list of friends/family you’ve messaged that to the right of the persons name you could see if they have seen your message.... But now that’s not the case you have to click/select that person to view the last message you sent to even see if they have seen the message which is usually shown by that little blue tick to show the message has been delivered that then changes to the persons profile icon pic that you sent the message to indicating to you the person sending the message that your friend/family member has actually seen it, If that makes sense. So please rectify this & change that one aspect of your app back to how it was before this most recent update, Other than that the app works well & enjoy using it, Thank you for your time!.Version: 262.1

New UpdateThis new update is awful! The appearance of the app has definitely reduced in quality. For example, the ‘reacts’ look terrible in comparison to the previous icons. Scrolling is not seamless and is jarring to use, unlike previous versions. The size of the text has changed relative to what it was previously - shouldn’t this be something that is consistent across apps based on our selection in our system settings? Overall, a flop and would prefer not to use..Version: 254.1

DisgustingThe original Facebook app did e everything, there was no need to disable messages and introduce this data stealing, privacy busting extra app. Do NOT install if you wish to protect your privacy. Now they force adverts into messenger itndisgusts me. This pile of crap gets harder to use each update. I want to enter a message app & message, not scroll past related & lists of friends. On my iphone sixx it now takes 2 minutes to load & start & another minute to get to the one & only person i message. If they did not use facebook I would bin this app instantly. Summary, poorly designed & almost unusable. I want to write messages, not video chat or take pictures or be distracted & slowed by the interface that has these data stealing options. Messenger is a disgusting pile of junk. Utterly dysfunctional. I have deleted it from my phone & now use viber.Version: 241.1

Please improvePlease do not re-send notifications of messages I have already opened and read. In addition to this, and even more importantly - don’t - notify me of messages that I’ve sent, why would I need to re-read my own message to someone? Furthermore, would there be a possibility of improving the search function in a conversation so that you can search for a date range? I.e. I may not know the exact date, but I think it was in February 2017 and I want to go to look at the messages that were sent that month because I may not know the exact wording that was used..Version: 205.0

I phone 11 incompatibilityEvery time I receive a message in messenger, while I’m writing in a chat, the app kicks me out of the writing part. I have to start my message all over as it completely disappears..Version: 280.0

UI Issue in Recent Update iPadIn a recent update to the iPad version of Messenger a horizontal list of currently online users was added above the vertical list of messages. This feature is fine, but since it doesn't load immediately upon opening the app, I go to tap the top message and it loads right as I do so causing me to tap the icon of a random friend from the horizontal list instead of the message I had intended to tap. It is not user friendly to have the position of an object change as the user is attempting to tap it. Outside of this my experience with the app has been mostly positive, though it would be nice to have pictures previewed fully in notifications when you swipe the top bar down outside the app. As it stands in the version I'm using the image is a small square next to the message..Version: 227.0

Notification sound has changedWhen a message comes through to my Lock Screen (iPhone XS) it is the normal ding sound. Every message from the same person or group that follows comes with the text-tone sound which I haven’t selected or know how this has happened all of the sudden. It’s super annoying as if it’s a group the messages come flooding in and they should just arrive silently and group as one message. But every follow up message sounds like I’m getting a million text messages. The notification settings on the iPhone app are super limited. I even reset my phone to factory settings to try and get rid of this issue but with no luck. Now I’ve seen in the reviews I’m not the only one with this issue. I’ve tried to flag this with the help section on the app but I’ve heard nothing back. If you have this issue too please give a review as well. Messenger, please fix this with an update, and do it now! Thank you..Version: 318.1

Can’t LoginFor 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..Version: 257.0

Messenger does not work properlyI have to constantly delete and reinstall the app. It will work for one min then will stop sending and receiving messages. Anyone else with this problem?.Version: 291.2

Good, however some bugsI’ve used messenger for a while and its great, but in the past few months i’ve experienced some bugs. sometimes when i get messages i don’t get notified so i miss them, or i get a notification 10 - 20 mins after the message was sent. this is frustrating bc i don’t have much time to talk with my LDR bf, so delayed notifications or none at all takes away from our limited time and messenger is our main way of communication. if this could be fixed i would greatly appreciate it, otherwise messenger is a good app and i recommend it..Version: 240.0

Sucks right nowUsually I don’t hate messagener. But It’s crashing, unsending messages, deleting and backing out of conversations all of a sudden and being extremely frustrating trying to get anything done. Not to mention Message Requests barely notify and when you do open them they slow your phone down 1000%... Needs some bugs fixed for sure..Version: 284.0

Blurry bugMessenger is a great app. Easy access and very simple to connect with friends and family. However whenever I upload a video to my story, the quality is always pixelated after its uploaded. I have an iPhone 11 Pro and the videos are great quality until I share it to messenger. Sometimes the videos come out good on messenger and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s a hit and miss. My videos upload fine on other apps- its just messenger..Version: 276.0

TrashYou should do a news story about how often people are blocked and silenced from Facebook like me. Supporting all other lives, while these people that support trump and bash anybody who supports any other party, religion, race or anything can post and leave their comments on here. But yet anybody like me who just says anything that's truthful not even bad just get silenced. Although it's supposed to be freedom of speech and media yeah things like this app can get away with that. Especially how I'm selling my own items on Facebook marketplace and they say I've made over $599 but I have an I've only made 596 and I have screenshots and evidence and proof of that yet their account and taxes is taxable income even though taxes were added by the government and is not at all income that I've made. Not only that I'm selling my own items that I've collected over the years yet it's like I can't have a life in this country. More than likely they're just trying to silence me so they don't have to pay me.Version: 283.0

Facebook Messenger reviewMy app totally shut down because of this update, which now that I’ve updated it, is honestly not good. Wack..Version: 224.0

Message RequestsI 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..Version: 164.0

Good except for deleting & syncingGood app except for the fact that on the phone version of Messenger it seems impossible to delete a person/message (a contact was hacked). Even the google suggestions didn’t work. Should be easy. Also, I do not like contacts being automatically added to Messenger without my permission. Ask for my permission for each contact.. I shouldn’t have to research if there is a way of doing this..Version: 174.0

Please stop with snapchat/Instagram style featuresEDIT: borderline unusable in its current state, keyboard constantly disappears and it hangs so much I have to quit the app almost every time I use it. ORIGINAL: I didn't mind so much when they separated the messenger features from the main Facebook app but the constant updates including these new snapchat and Instagram features is getting tiring. I can't think who would have actually requested these features as they are all available via different apps where they are done better. In my opinion this app should be aimed purely at messaging, but at least give us the option to customise the main screen fully, as the 'hide' option is only available for certain sections – if they are going to insist on adding this extraneous features at least let us hide them....Version: 142.0

Purple icon and theme needs is obnoxious!I hate it! I mean I really, really, really don’t like looking it at. Why? Why couldn’t you just leave well enough alone. The app was working fine. But you all just have to keep messing with things that aren’t broken. I tried not to let it bother me too much when you starting trying to shove Instagram content in my face, but now you have to decide for me what colors I look at as well and not even give me the opportunity to choose. I have no loyalty or love for Facebook. I use Messenger because I like texting with my friends. Up until recently the app added value to my life by making that easy. If this doesn’t change I’m uninstalling it. Today is Oct 18th. If I open the app when I wake up on Oct 19th and the colors (including the icon) aren’t switched back or at the very least configurable, I’m uninstalling and finding a different way to message my friends. There’s nothing too special about Messenger any more. It very replaceable..Version: 286.0

New UpdateHonestly, the newest update feels like the stupidest idea ever and a big waste of money and time. I don’t know who though making the entire look of an app “bigger” but they must not know generic public. All icons and text, and buttons just increased in size taking up more of the screen than ever before. And as before the update I could see for example last 6/7 conversations, now I’m only able to see 3/4 on the main screen (the bottom one is slightly cut of). The entire look is just overwhelming and annoying since scrolling through your contacts to find the conversation you want, will now take longer than before. Just because somebody decided to increase in size every button and widget in the app because they themselves like it, and not give an alternative option with smaller icons for other people. Honestly, add an option to change to preferred look. Cheers....Version: 191.0

Freezes and blackoutsI use messenger on my iPhone X and it either freezes or there’s complete blackout then I’m reverted back to the main screen. So I’ve tried going back to the app again but it’s freezes for over 2 minutes. I’m pretty sure it has to do with the new additions that you guys created thinking it will make it more fun for us but obviously it’s not fun at all being cut off. I was happy with just being able to communicate by simple messaging and video calling but no! You guys had to brain storm and come up with mediocre functions that’s ruining everyone’s experience with this app. Either Gina a solution to fix the bug or give up already. Not happy at all!.Version: 149.0

Why the constant updates?Many of my friends use Messenger to communicate with me, and I’m happy in principle to see what they have to say and respond, but I get absolutely fed up with having to go through the almost inevitable update process virtually every time I try to access a message on Messenger. Unlike other apps, where one just goes straight through, with Messenger one always has to download the app again and then update (sometimes as many as three times) before finally getting the Open tab and being able to go through to Messenger. As a result, I tend not to react to each and every message, but to wait until I’ve received half a dozen messages or more and then go through the inevitable update and wait process several times before finally getting to view the messages I’ve received. This is incredibly frustrating and really off-putting, and is becoming a reason not to use Messenger and has already led me to drop out of many group conversations. I can see no logic in deliberately making it difficult to access a conversation and slowing things down in such a structural manner. I’m sure there’s a ‘reason’, but it may not be a good one! Is it to give them time and opportunity to harvest all the data they want to collect?.Version: 257.0

Apple Watch app works/no it doesn’t/yes it does/no it doesn’t ....I find it hard to understand how almost every update just makes this app worse and worse. One step forward - three back. Couldn’t load any conversations for hours last night - update this morning - now seems to have problems connecting and the ‘active’ option allowing a modicum of privacy seems completely random, or (to put it another way) busted. Turn it on - nothing - turn it off - an hour later magically it is on - ‘active now’ does what it wants when it wants. Facebook forced us to get this app if we wanted to message Facebook friends - and seem to have employed a primary school classroom to ‘develop’ it. Shamefully bad - embarrassingly bad - infuriatingly bad....... update - it just got WORSE - keeps changing like a chameleon. Joke - bad joke. Latest ‘update’ and Apple Watch - which finally worked - now can’t keep up with chats. Pathetic .......Version: 208.0

Group chatsHi, Wondering why if FB owns WhatsApp why doesn’t the client behave the same in a group chat. If I am away from a group chat for a while in WhatsApp is picks up right where I left off when I comeback. Messenger just gives you this “20+ unread messages” thing and then takes you back sort of where you were but not quite as good as WhatsApp. Can you please fix Messenger to be gave like WhatsApp? It would be so much less annoying to use if if just behaved like WhatsApp. Thanks Marc.Version: 195

My messenger doesn’t work goodI have iPhone 11 Pro and I’m trying to write a message but the conversation disappear and I can’t write nothing I delete the app and instal again I reset my phone I updated my phone And the messenger still doing the same thing What I can do more ... please help.Version: 261.1

Unstable, other flaws and zero privacyThis app is getting updated so many times a year that it implies to be unstable and having security flaws. Software seems to be knitted with a hot needle. The praised feature to connect easier with businesses is for a minority in my opinion. Most people just want to have a chat with family and friends. I would not want Facebook to know about my communication with businesses anyways. Email, even better, secure email, is a far more recommended. There are better options than Facebook regarding some privacy at least. Just looking at the long list of privacy related information this app is forcefully accessing and phoning home is scary. Facebook with know about nearly everything what you are doing on your phone. Far more than you would tell your partner or family. There is absolutely no privacy..Version: 307.2

Deleted it you shouldUpdate (lol) to my previous review. The camera or trying to take pictures in messenger is very very amateur, I can’t use (same on wharscrap, terrible), and now I see they removed the editing facility when you send a pic to a friend, what’s that about, removing a message JESUS, how many times do you have to say yes before you can remove the message. The updates I never update because it’s always worse than before. I’ve given messenger 1 star. One other thing, who’s STUPID STUPID idea was it to change it to the same colour as Instagram, (their own colours make them unique), now if you can a notification on screen at a quick glance you can’t see which app it’s from, I just had one, I’m sure it was Instagram but I check and nothing, CHANGE IT BACK!! Facebook is too big now and wants to control your life! I just deleted the messenger app off my phone (also takes lots of memory), what I find strange is the messenger on your phone always needs updating? Why? And if you don’t you can’t use it! They force you to update it, but on your pc it doesn’t need updating. Trust me delete off your phone you don’t need it, don’t forget all the personal data they steal from you and now spy on you through the updates! Facebook USE to be good! The devil of social media!.Version: 298.0

Where have Reminders disappeared to??I use to use Messenger all the time for my business, setting reminders for appointments - I could choose when my clients got their reminders and if they booked 6 future appointments I could set 6 reminders - then Messenger updated the app and you can no longer set reminders - gutted. I’ve reported the problem 3 times in the last 2 months, but nothing has changed. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it - you have not improved your app!.Version: 255.1

You messed up big time.Why are there STREAKS in a messaging app. It makes SOME sense on snapchat but on a MESSAGING APP? How about instead of ripping off snapchat for their bright ideas, you just stick to what this app is supposed to be; a MESSAGING APP. Who do you think is going to send a message saying "streak" everyday to keep a streak on a conversation. It's actually infuriating that this idea was implemented. Im just imagining the MANY LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT this idea had to go through in order to be implemented and yet IT STILL WAS IMPLEMENTED. WHO THOUGHT "WELL WOW THE NEXT GENERATION WOULD REALLY LOVE THIS HIP FEATURE, AYE??". This is seriously the most annoying feature out and by far the lamest implementation along with Facebook stories which no one even uses. I beg you, for all young people out in this world, stop being so extra and just improve what you have. You're making snapchat look good..Version: 144.0

This person is not availableNone of my contacts can msg me. They get a “this person is unavailable”.Version: 347.1

It’s functional.Used to be good. They keep adding garbage and getting rid of good stuff. Lie getting rid of gifs. Just stupid..Version: 325.1

Stop and fix real issuesStop adding features nobody asked for and were already a part of the app.. Nobody needs the little “you guys are both active” icon when there’s always been a call/facetime button along with a blinking band near the facetime when you guys were both active in the chat. This update has ruined my notifications and I never get notified when someone texts me. I checked my settings on the app and on my phone while also checking the chat settings. It is an issue on the update and looking at recent reviews it’s not a personal issue either. Stop adding features that aren’t needed or are already a part of the app and fix real issues. The fact that facebook/messenger has no real human support with so many bugs and hackers makes me realize that i’ll soon stop using social media with you guys starting to manage other apps and growing. Terrible service and app..Version: 337.0

Messenger not working on Apple WatchI love Messenger and have been using it to txt and call my friends and family and it has been great. However I just got the Apple Watch and Messenger is not working properly on my watch. I tried different suggestions - deleting the app from both my phone and the watch, switching off both and then downloading the app again, even changing the automated messages etc. Both my iPhone X and Apple Watch are up to date with IOS updates..Version: 153.0

Won’t open when I turn my phone onRecently, every time I turn my phone on the messenger app won’t open. I need to delete it and download it again for it to work! It’s the only app to do that..Version: 278.0

Why update it to make it worse?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..Version: 263.2

New update is annoying and useless1. When I now raise my phone to my ear to listen to a voice note privately the voice notes plays out loud you can only imagine how annoying that is why can I no longer listen to them through my top speaker! 2. When you send someone a location then can no longer navigate to you it just shows them where you are but don’t give them the option to navigate to you with maps. 3. Boomerang and selfie mode are all gone why ? This is only a few things I have noticed wrong in the last few days but reading other people’s comments I can see the hole update is a disaster, if your going to update your app don’t change what people love, add extra features to the things they love take away the ugly filter and replace them with nice ones or take away games no one plays and keep the ones that are used most frequently, please just bring back the last update..Version: 253.1

Deleted messagesI wish this app would completely delete people from messenger after questioning and replying to a for sale post on facebook .. as messenger is the service used for facebook and the sales sites set up on facebook . every time i go to a message from friends i continually see old messages contacts keep popping up after being deleted . if there not in our friends contacts they should be permanently deleted after you delete them from a conversation . fix this please is very frustrating and pisses me off . cos there is no other way of deleting them unless you block them on fb but then if they are regular sellers you cant see there other items at later date . needs to be fixed .and I have one person I have blocked on fb I do not know and they continue to stay on . How is that possible unless they are a hacker ..Version: 290.0

The latest update is terribleI’m sure you’re going to receive a lot of feedback about the latest update, and I hope you listen to the feedback and revert back all the terrible changes you made. Firstly the option of hiding messages is gone, now they can only be deleted. The “see who’s online” feature constantly has to be turned on. It doesn’t stay on after the first time you turn it on. There’s no filter for message groups, the hidden message requests filter is gone, and the worst of all you’ve removed the message delivery/read icon from the chats list. To see if your message has been delivered or read you now have to go into each message individually. Why change something that isn’t broken??.Version: 253.3

A multi select delete buttonMessenger is pretty annoying atm because I get thousands of unwanted messages from thousands of unwanted people since 2017 and because I literally just got the app and it’s taken me weeks to delete them and I still have thousands to delete it’s ridiculous that we can not delete them by multiple selections to make it easier and faster it’s actually making me want to not use messenger again because it’s taken that long and still going just delete unwanted messages I don’t know why you have removed that option you need to put that option back it is actually so annoying to go through thousands of them individually and delete it it’s literally taken me weeks and still have thousands to go put that option back pleaseeee.Version: 327.0

Mostly okIt’s mostly ok, but it would be great if I were able to send more than 2-1/2 minute videos. My friend and I are constantly sending each other videos and it’s a real pain having to watch the clock to make sure I don’t go over the mark, then multiple short videos to cover one subject are really annoying. Also, the bandwidth it takes up just having the app open idling is enormous (roughly 400kb/s for me). It would also be great to be able to highlight different videos, pictures, and messages so I know I’ve looked at that one when someone sends me a lot of them. Also, why can I send 2-1/2 minutes of video but only 1 minute of audio as an audio message? Makes no sense, since video takes up a lot more data than audio. Lastly, those COVID and “do you know this person?” popups are extremely annoying and I’d like to be able to permanently turn them off..Version: 340.0

New update is badI’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!!.Version: 281.0

DAILY UPDATES THAT MAKE A BAD APP WORSE!!Every single 1* review I put on here gets deleted!!!! Not hard to see why as most reviews are now 1* & people have nothing but problems & issues with this now pathetic app!!! Here goes bad review no 5.........Why update an app only to make it worse??? Why take away things that people like & things that work??? Fun filters removed & replaced with awful ones!!! Log in issues!!! Pictures taking 15mins to load!!! Errors continuously on videos & links sent by others!!! Why change something that worked great to something that barely works??? My Facebook account has been deleted & now I’ll end up doing the same with my Messenger account. Honestly better off without social media anyway considering all it does is try to soak up all your private information anyway!!! I’ll probably be putting this back on in a few days time again after you delete it. Even after I delete my messenger account I’ll still continue to add my honest review as that is my right as a consumer who is unhappy with terrible service. Now all filters are removed from the app in your 500th app update this month!!! For a supposedly modern company.......Facebook you’re getting it all wrong!!.Version: 268.1

Doesn’t work at ALL on the Apple WatchIt’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..Version: 286.0

Extremely unhappy with latest updateWhere to even start there are so many problems and issues with this latest update it’s ridiculous One of my biggest issues With this update is the Avatar stickers you create yourself (which I loved and used every day) keep disappearing from messenger other sticker packs that I’ve downloaded are there but not the custom create avatar stickers if I uninstall the app and reinstall the app they then reappear but then after a few hours or no more than a day they’re gone again and I have to uninstall and reinstall to get them back and I’ve had to do that more than 8-10 times there’s so many other issues and problems I have as well but so many other different reviews have already mentioned and or covered those.Version: 255.0

Glitches and poor new iPad layoutThey made a recent update that changed the layout, that no longer makes use of being on a larger iPad screen. It’s more like the phone now, where it shows all the chats, and then you click on one to go into it, whereas the old layout you had all your chats and could see the conversation, so no need to go back and fourth. They’ve effectively added an extra touch for navigation that simply isn’t needed on an iPad screen, and it’s annoying. What’s also now missing on the list of chats screen is the little picture showing you if someone has seen your message, and it’s very buggy if you stay in a chat and close the app, when you open it back up messages are displayed in three columns like it’s a phone screen, and the multitasking view when in the pane on the side is glitchy too. Just take it back to how it was!!! And make it useful for an iPad screen again please..Version: 248.0

Playback glitchesI’d estimate this started about 3 updates back, I was hoping it would be resolved, alas so here’s the issue. When someone shares a video from the FB site via messenger, there’s no playback- if you press the link to open in FB, the main app opens, but it won’t take you to the actual content. The content is still present, so it’s not a case of something since being removed. This doesn’t always happen, but it is increasingly so. I’d also like to see more reactions- everyone wants a faceplant or eye roll, and sometimes we’re not angry, just perhaps don’t agree and want to express that, sad is a bit extreme to show disapproval too. This extends to the FB app, I’ve often seen people convey the same need for these reaction emojis. The adds are so annoying too, always in the middle of messages, it’s enough to have them on the main site really..Version: 258.0

Harassing Phone Calls Through Messanger AppThis app is very intrusive! There is no way to disable the constant phone calls you guys allow anyone on your friends list to send. I went online to find a way to disable the phone calls coming directly from Messanger and found out you can only disable if you deny access to camera, microphone and phone. This makes no logical sense. In real life people need your permission to call you. You actually have to give someone your number to call you. There are a lot of weirdos using this app. There are many scam artists using this app. Nobody should be receiving calls through this app all day and night. Why isn’t there an option to disable the phone calls?! It makes you want to uninstall this entire app because it’s too intrusive. I have done everything I can do and yet these people keep calling my phone through this app. It’s irritating and shouldn’t be allowed as it’s harassing when someone doesn’t desire people to keep calling them. Fix this expeditiously please and thank you. It’s too much.Version: 342.2

Worst Service I Have Ever SeenI 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..Version: 264.0

PointlessFacebooks 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..Version: 148.0

Not Horrible but Has IssuesAlthough 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..Version: 201.0

Bugged message sendingUsed to be pretty good, now pressing enter skips a line instead of sending the messenges. I don’t know if that was an intended change or not, but texting is now very much obnoxious..Version: 337.0

Bad updateThis update is very bad,It prevents me from doing alot of things I could have done easily in the last versions and I can’t even use big emojis and editing is pretty bad right now..Version: 254.0

Problems with notifications since last updateThere’s always been odd glitches with messenger but since the last update, it’s been a right pain. I have an Apple Watch but previously the watch would ping but the notification would be on both the phone and the watch. Since the last update about a week ago, sometimes notifications aren’t appearing on either or they show on the watch but nothing on the phone or they work fine. Completely inconsistent. Have tried all the usual attempts to fix: reinstall app, switch both on and off, hard reset, etc but still not right. Anyone else having problems as can’t find much on the net over the last week or so. ☹️.Version: 196.0

Almost my worst app everI really don't like this app. And seriously why can't you choose multiple messages to delete at once?? If it's going to be a messenger app make it more like text messages. This is annoying and painful Still no update on being able to delete multiple messages Mar 18- Another year - still can’t delete multiple messages Further to this, I hate that when you have the same people in a group chat, it starts new chat lines and doesn’t merge with existing chat group. I also hate that you can not delete people out of here if you have messaged with them for Facebook marketplace, they stay on your contacts. I don’t want complete strangers knowing whether I’m on here or not!!! And again, how can you mass delete messages or chats???? Seems like a stupid app to me but I have to use it as it’s the only one now.Version: 347.1

Update please fix!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!.Version: 253.1

Can’t log in!I’ve been trying to log into both the Facebook app and the messenger app but it keeps coming up with “An unexpected error occurred. Please try logging in again”. Tried logging in again, didn’t work! I’ve reset all settings on my phone, deleted and re downloaded the apps, went on my laptop and went into all settings on Facebook to adjust things, went into all settings on my phone to adjust anything, went into the Facebook help centre which was very unhelpful as I know my password, have tried resetting my password and there is no way I can contact Facebook directly! It seems to be just the apps on my phone which is annoying cause I use messenger for work!.Version: 288.0

Annoying messagesI like messenger I use it regularly but the biggest issue I have with it is when it says ‘message removed’ when I delete something I said and chose to rewrite it! It then invites the other person to question why you chose not to leave it on there and then an argument often occurs as a result of said removal! Soooooo annoying pls take it off! I want to be free to say and not say what I want without someone asking me ‘what did you write!’.Version: 263.0

Normally good BUT...I’ve been using messenger since it’s useable was enforced and usually it’s ok. Does what it needs to. However, since a week or so before Christmas, I can’t access it at all. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve deleted and reinstalled- with and without reboots between. I have multiple messages Facebook wants me to read-if only! I have two accounts, I’ve tried both and nothing the circle just spins and spins until it times out. Tried reporting the fault, the answer... thanks for your feedback we don’t reply to individuals. Well that’s just soooooo helpful! I’m guessing it’s stuck like this until you roll out a new update. I’ve updated my phone and paid for extra cloud storage so I know those are not the issue, it’s clearly the app. And it’s very bloody annoying!.Version: 245.1

Can’t toggle calls offI can’t give it 5 stars because of the privacy issues. One in particular is that anyone from your contacts can just call you at any time without the ability to toggle calling off. If someone calls you, it interrupts whatever app you’re currently using. But the big issue is that there, might be someone you don’t want calling you at the moment. An acquaintance, a colleague, a boss or even a good friend or family member. There should be a way to switch calling off for particular users without having to block them or delete them. I’ve had to delete the app so that this wont happen. Fix this issue and add some privacy settings just like facebook has and this app will be a perfect 5 star app..Version: 151.0

Wrong accountI had an old account I wanted to access again but every time I tried to log in with my phone number, it would long me into someone else’s account. WHICH IS A HUGE BREACH OF PRIVACY! I couldn’t log out and make a new account because it needs my phone number which is apparently attached to this person’s account instead. So I had to keep deleting the app to restart and try different methods. And this wasn’t the first issue. On my old account I couldn’t friend people from overseas but even if there was a way that I could it was not clear at all. So now I can’t use Messenger at all unless I get a new number and all my chat logs from my old account are gone. Thanks Messenger, I’ll be using Whatsapp from now on..Version: 251.0

RequestPlease update my messenger I loved the new update last couple weeks buts it’s gone to my messenger and it went back to the old one.Version: 193.0

Bad new updateThis 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..Version: 254.1

Desperately needs a vacation modeI’m not tied to communicating through Messenger, it’s useful sometimes but occasionally I want to switch off from people and especially when on vacation. If you could mute it for longer than 24 hours then it would be a decent app but never being able to switch off and always being contactable even at 3am is a nightmare. Forget to turn on mute and some muppet will want to chat in the early hours. Nothing Facebook can do about those people but they could easily add in a mute until I turn it back on mode. I wouldn’t have to uninstall it and then visit the web version of Facebook to check occasional messages, if I could just mute the thing for longer. As for those ads, they spoil it but are a necessity for a free service, I get that but just give users the ability to switch off completely from time to time..Version: 222.0

Give my emoticons back!Dear Mark, I really love Facebook emoticons, why did you guys remove them? :(.Version: 141.0

Not happy with latest update!!I have used this app for many years - found it easy and convenient. With this latest update however, it has changed some of the the simplest and easiest tasks and made them more difficult or removed the features altogether?? I liked the photo attached to the conversation; I liked how you could see if a sent message had been seen; I liked you could see if a friend was currently or recently active; I liked you could see all this with a quick glance!! I do not like this new version where I have to open each conversation to see if messages have been received; I do not like the tick for message received is removed from the home page; I do not like the impersonalization of a name with no photo for each friend; I do not like the update and would really appreciate the features I took for granted being reinstalled - I did not realise how simple and user friendly it was until you made all these changes??!.Version: 253.3

Normally I adore this appHowever, 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..Version: 147.0

Message RequestsIt’s not clear enough when messages are received from people who are not your fb friends. I can go weeks without noticing that I have a message request because they’re so hidden. And even when I do notice, I can’t accept their request unless I reply to them. What if there’s no reason to reply to that particular message but I still want to receive future messages from them? Their future message will also be hidden. I find this very frustrating.Version: 252.1

Here’s my message...I use this more than Facebook Wall to keep in-touch with people. It’s more convenient than Whatsapp as I can run it on any device. I would use Whatsapp more if that silly limitation was removed. I have two iPhones. One general, one for when my main phone is flat. The thing that most irks me most with Messenger, is after having used Skype at work, I realise how useful it is to be able to edit a previous sent message. Rather than have to delete it, restart one. Wish you’d fix that. You can do this on Facebook Wall. Three stars because of it... Some consistency in operation between Facebook, Messenger and Whatsapp posts would be nice. Can you not make Whatsapp install on an iPhone with no SIM?.Version: 310.0

More and more issues when you are using an account not linked with Facebook...I’ve had a Messenger account for quite a while now, but never had Facebook. I know that the service is meant to be primarily used in conjunction with Facebook but when I first got a Messenger account the only big downside I noticed was that it was a lot harder for people to find you and add you to group chats, etc. However, functionality for accounts without Facebook has got worse and worse. I now can’t view my phone number or edit my name or photo. These features used to exist for accounts that didn’t have Facebook, as a code/username service that was introduced you could use for people to find you easily that only seemed to persist temporarily. At least add an option link other accounts - as I know you now able to sign in with Instagram (a service I have a long-standing account with) if these features are being tweaked so I can have a more up-to-date account....Version: 276.0

Not happy with the latest update...I am not at all happy with the latest update. It has gotten rid of recent stickers, which I use all the time and now I have to go through every individual pack to find the ones I want... It has also removed being able to hold down a sticker that has been sent and be able to select “show pack” or something similar. This would then take you to the pack of stickers if you have downloaded it, or it would take you to where you can download it. Another thing that has changed is that you can no longer send small, medium and large versions of your special emoji, on the right side of the keyboard, by holding it down for different lengths of time. It will now only send a small version 😔 As I said before, I do NOT like these new update and I hope you change these features back to what they were originally!!!.Version: 253.1

Big bug for log inOne of my friends logged me out and since i forgot my password, i had to create a new one, and now every time i try to log in on my phone to the app it says there was an unexpected error and to try logging in again, which i do and am met with the same problem. I even tried the facebook app and it says the same thing, but on the browser i can log in just fine, but being on a phone i can’t message people back on browser as it redirects you to the app, so please fix this problem. I’ve tried restarting my phone, uninstalling and reinstalling the app and it doesn’t work still..Version: 291.2

There’s a glitch and I’m not getting helpI have loved using messenger for ages now and sharing pictures and videos in our messenger groups, however now I cannot post quickly (takes ages or doesn’t at all) or see pictures or videos unless I physically log out of my Facebook app and close both apps manually. Once I do this the pics and videos appear and my posts post so others in the group can see my post. As soon as I log back into the Facebook app it happens all over again and I have to repeat the process. I have even noticed that not all pics and videos are saved in the threads from my view but are if I go through my husband’s messenger. I have deleted both apps and reinstalled them and I have not used my Facebook to log into messenger (so have logged in separately). It seems that the connection to the Facebook app is interfering with it working properly. Also wondering if other group threads I am on in messenger with picture and video content could be affecting this working? Please advise? Thanks..Version: 291.2

Facebook needs to redesign all of its messaging appsI honestly can’t understand how they allow so many bugs and glitches in this app to go on and on forever. For starters, if you accidentally add a theme and emoji to a group chat, everyone gets notified. But then you can’t remove themes. You can only CHANGE to another theme. Who programmed this app? Seriously? Why can’t you remove themes completely? Please explain the reasoning. And hyperlink previews often don’t work. Sometimes they do. But not always, and it seems to be tied to themes. Group chats with themes tend to have this bug. And when you UNSEND a message, they feel the need to alert everyone about it. Why?? So annoying. Sometimes you message the wrong person/group. It happens. It should allow a clean unsend like Instagram messanger. With no trace or alerts. Facebook needs to sit down with Instagram and WhatsApp and go over the BEST and WORST features of each app and make ONE that works across ALL platforms. For example, allow LIKES in WhatsApp. Allow unsend without alerting everyone. Allow hyperlink previews. Alow GIFS to play (Gifs do not play in Instagram, but they do in WhatsApp & FB). This is a typical problem in the modern era. No broad level quality control. It’s whack-a-mole programming and new platform aquisition by everyone. And the unbelievable ad targeting you get due to bots constantly reading your messages. Wow. No privacy whatsoever. We need a change. Otherwise, the app works nicely..Version: 298.0

Messenger not openinRecent update not so good. I cannot open messenger. It immediately crashes when I open it. I reinstalled it yesterday and it did work for one day. I have an iPhone 6 and it always work well before this. Please fix the bug as soon as possible. This is very annoying. It’s the 3rd consecutive day this week, every afternoon my messenger crashes every time I opened it. Turns into black screen. I uninstalled the app thought it will rectify the issue and few minutes later reinstalled again. Sure it works for a day then back to crashing again. What’s the reason of this problem. Please fix it outright ASAP. Thank you. Please fix this App. It constantly crashing. I always delete the app and reinstalled again but same thing happens. What’s wrong this App..Version: 277.0

Again? Seriously?It seems to me that every time this app updates its either fixing a problem it keeps causing or causing the problem it keeps fixing. After the most recent update my app has decided it doesn’t like being open for more than 30 seconds to a minute at a time and will simply close itself halfway through me typing a message. I’m having to reopen it multiple times in order to send or type a message and sometimes it doesn’t even give me a chance to do that. This is the third time this has happened and it’s always after an update. I’m generally fairly patient but honestly it’s getting tedious. If this problem could be solved it would be much appreciated..Version: 170.1

Video length is too shortI have friends that talk through videos when I’m not available, instead of audio only or typing. And I will get 10-20+ videos at a time from one person. Please upgrade the app to make videos 3 minutes max, instead of 20 seconds. It would make things so much better. I know I’m just one person. But maybe look at your data to see how many people use the video message function and if they are sending multiple at a time as well. Please and thank you. Edit. Also, maybe add a highlight to videos already viewed by me on my side. If I start watching them and that friend texts or sends a new video, the entire conversation jumps to the bottom and I lose my place. And trying to figure out where I left off in 20+ 20 second videos is a hassle; 40+ today(all at once). Like a yellow outline around the seen videos and blue around the ones I haven’t viewed yet. Something like that, that’s colorblind friendly lol. No purples and blues or greens and reds together, cuz they will blend and I and others like me wont be able to tell which is which 😂. Thank you.Version: 330.0

Unable to log inThe most recent review I see had the same issue I am suddenly having. I'm unable to log into the app on my phone. I'd been having issues with my messages not sending and messages not loading that started within the last week and a half of me writing this review. I figured a good old delete and re-install would help sort out the issue. Now it won't let me log back in. I can log in just fine on my laptop through the browser, it's only through the app that I get an error message: "Unable to complete request. Please try again later." I too, am unable to use the forgot password option, but I know I am using the correct password because I can log in through the browser with no problem. I use this app to call my husband overseas and I'm not able to have my laptop with me at all times when he's available to call. The sooner I can get this fixed, the better..Version: 354.0

Messenger app crashingI thought updates fixes issues and improves overall performance? How come After I updated messenger on my iPad yesterday, it kept crashing? Everytime I try to open, everything goes black and freezes the whole screen. Please do something about it and make sure future updates don’t cause more problem. Another thing, the features in the old version like maybe until January were way better than the current version (eg. the video icon looks like it’s blinking when you are talking to someone and the person is on your chat/conversation at the same time, it tells you when the one you are calling is on another call, and it shows without having to open the conversation to check whether the last message has been read or not. The latest update is worse. Sometimes it doesn’t show someone is calling when I’m currently on another call. I just found out I got a missed call when I went to the conversations list and it shows I got one from a friend. What if it’s an important call that one of messenger users miss because it didn’t show there’s another one calling??? This is something that needs to be fixed the soonest.Version: 327.0

Did you think of vision impaired people?!!Why did you change this. Im vision impaired and old version was perfect for me. This new version i cant read my messages its too small if i increase the size i lose the person’s picture and thanks for removing the one part i loved when I would be sent a large emoji. Why would you say making it smaller will make it quicker. THAT IS NOT THE CASE FOR ME ANYMORE. I have deleted this app an have moved all my friends to viber where I can control it. You people dont have any idea about vision impaired people who have to relearn after every change. IT IS DAUNTING.Version: 254.1

Disappearance of documents and saving issuesUnfortunate for me to write this review but very disappointed with how poor this app has become. Most of my documents that were saved onto this app on my iPad are no longer there. Majority of the times when I save a document with what I have typed up, the automatic save switch will be on which is convenient as I can add something later down the track and then return to it, seeing it still there. However recently with my some of my documents, I can only see what I have typed up prior to manually saving the document. Whatever I have typed afterwards are no longer there or saved. Really disappointed as this app was convenient at the beginning..Version: 231.0

App now laggy and weirdEver since “meta” was a thing, my Facebook aps have been awful. Particularly messenger. When i type out and send a message, the chat no longer moves with the conversation. I have to actually scroll down with it. I get a new message notification, and it will just do the pinwheel load icon for 3-5 minutes before i can actually see the message..Version: 339.0

Bugs in the systemRight now I am currently not thrilled with the messenger application I use in order to be able to communicate with family and friends due to the fact that I have family all over the entire world and friends as well. The same day that I sent messages out to several my friends and they replied back to me was when I noticed that there was an issue. I tried to send a message back to my friends and family and I could not do so. I got this little red circle on the right side of the message that says couldn’t send. Then I also was able to figure out I was not receiving messages anymore however I could make and receive video calls. Currently at this moment I am able to receive messages but I am still unable to send written messages or emoji‘s and I cannot do a verbal message either. Facebook has been notified two times and I’m still not getting anything done regarding my issue. Dear Facebook I hope you see my comment and get on the ball and do something to fix my account. Have a good day..Version: 320.0

Adverts?!Adverts in messenger? This is getting silly. Look I get the fact that Facebook needs to make money from a free service but honestly these ads in messenger is ridiculous, I don't want to have adverts in between my conversations. Not only do I feel like actually, these ads have a negative connotation in that any company/Brand I see on there, I will now actively avoid but There is enough money being made from collecting and selling my usage data and other forms of data, to which I don't really mind, but when ads are being thrown in, what's the point. I'm going to go back and use text messaging again. Look the app works well, I'm able to keep in contact with family in friends from around the word with ease, but I will not be using it for much longer if this stays the same. Nor other Facebook Products and Services..Version: 147.0

Somewhat an annoyanceI 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..Version: 243.2

Why?Why would the people responsible for updating the messenger app make it so ugly and confusing to use with each newer update?? And what’s worse is when you don’t update it for a while after the new update is out, they have the audacity to keep reminding you of the update! And no matter how many times you click the “not now” button, they come back to ask the same thing an hour later. Enough! I didn’t want to update the app because I know every time I do update it, it gets progressively worse. My eyes hurt from looking at what has been done with the recent update. I want to undo the update but I don’t know how. No one should ever update the messenger app, no matter how much harassment you may receive from the app telling you to update it. Sometimes things are supposed to be left alone the way they are. Don’t mess them up like this. I hate this update. It’s worse than the previous update. I don’t like it at all. And neither should anyone else..Version: 195

Plutôt déçueJe trouve que la nouvelle mise à jour rend l’expérience moins agréable. Avant la mise à jour, lorsqu’on était sur l’accueil de toutes nos conversations on pouvait voir si quelqu’un avait lu notre message alors que maintenant on doit ouvrir la conversation chaque fois pour savoir. Aussi le processus pour envoyer des photos n’est pas très optimal, car il est difficile de faire la distinction entre chacune de nos photos, car il y a 6 petites photos collées les unes sur les autres. Est ce que dans la prochaine mise à jour il serait possible de régler ces problèmes?.Version: 254.1

CallingI love messenger and I wouldn’t talk to a lot of people without it, but I call one person in particular quite often and in the latest update, when someone is calling a notification comes up and there is the iconic messenger ringtone, but I have to log into my phone and open messenger to answer the call, which can sometimes mess up my messenger and I miss the call. In a previous update messenger made the call like a normal Mobile call, where u can answer the call without logging into your phone, just simply pressing a button. I don’t know why this was changed but I would love for it to return. Please messenger....Version: 144.0

AnnoyingSomething is wrong with the way my messages send. The chat doesn’t move up. The app is up to date. Not sure what’s going on.Version: 339.0

I don’t feel good with last updateI really don’t know where should I start but the only thing that I come to write this just because the last updated app is more and more wired to use and I don’t think that only me who feel this. First, start with the tiny blue circle that show us if our chat have been sent or seen by the other side but it doesn’t exist anymore now. Second, there a messy way to send my voice message that I have to click before I start and click again after finish. It’s not work as fast as the old once. Third, there are messy thing to send a photo that I can easily confuse or send the wrong photos to my partner cuz this feature is updated to the brand new thing but I don’t think it’s really helpful. There many things that I really don’t appreciate with this latest update but these three things is the most headache things ever after I got this update. I hope to hear and get the better version as before from you soon..Version: 253.1

App crashesMost recent update causes app to crash 50% of the time upon opening.Version: 170.0

DisappointedNot a big fan of the new design. Change it back!.Version: 192.0

CrashingThis app as always came up with new things to offer us all, and it’s been great to use, it has everything, no need for Snapchat anymore, or instagram, Twitter... Facebook/ messenger have it all, it would be perfect if the daym app didn’t close every time I open it, I just updated it today and every time I click to read my messages it closes and I’m sent to the home screen and it does this about three times at most before actually working. Please fix, I use messenger for everything social wise 😅😂😂 overall tho a great app..Version: 170.1

Uploading photos or messagesSince The new update the new emoji my msnger been playing up takes nearly 5minutes to upload a photo or see messages or sometimes I don’t see any messages or my photo doesn’t upload tried on both wifi n data tried all devices iPhone 6 x2 Samsung s7 chrome book x2 n also my windows 10 please help it’s starting to pmo! I also deleted the app n put it back on all devices one at a time.Version: 263.0

Fix it ASAPThe app after iOS 14 acting so weird when I type a message it goes back the main screen!!!.Version: 282.0

CHATS KEEP DISAPPEARINGEverytime I open messenger the conversations from marketplace are just completely gone. Only way to see them is to delete the app and re-download it. I’m EXTREMELY over it….Version: 344.0

Awful interface. Feels like I'm 5!I hate the new messenger app. It's enormous icons for each face make me feel like I'm an old person with large thumbs or I'm 5 years old and don't know how to work my phone. I would like to change the text size as it's so large I have to squint to make sense. The interface is so child like it's as is FB decided to employ 10 year olds for their market research. I can only see 3-4 different messages on the screen as it's so large! The games tab is gone also and I used messenger 50% of the time for this. I am not going to be spending my time on messenger now I'll us what's app. What I thought was a brilliant communication tool is dumbed down for large screen phones and people that have no idea how to navigate an app. This is disappointing as I really use messenger a lot. I don't care for ombre chats or fancy ads. Poor move messenger people. I'll be deleting this soon. See you on the other side.Version: 192.0

CrashesIphone 6 user here. Every time I open the app it works good but if I tab out to another app and come back. Messenger closes. Please fix or I’ll delete app..Version: 170.0

Confusing UI UpdateI use the messenger app a lot and love it, however I simply don’t understand the UI update that came through today. With the new bold names it’s really hard to see which messages are unread. The enlarged icons make me think I’m looking at my grandmas phone (my eyesight is still fine). The third thing that irritates me is the three dots icon when in the actual message thread with someone, it makes me think the other person is typing every single time. I hope this feedback is being considered, a few people around me mentioned their confusion today as well :).Version: 196.0

Glitchy / Broken App ruined by 40+ pathetic updates in a row.....Updates 252.1 onwards (roughly 40 updates in a row, so far...) Honestly do you guys even bother to check updates before releasing them? Over 40 updates in a row, and all you have done is introduce BUG, after BUG, after BUG.... On the iPad it constantly "glitches" or at least it did for the first 8-10 of those updates. Then basic functionality walked out of the room, and things like emoji's in the blue emoji at the end of the chat box vanished from the emoji / gif / sticker screen. So now it just has gif / stickers & a stupid poll option, and the only way to add emoji's is via the redundant Globe button. For the next 7 - 10 updates when you reinstall it, it's glitched from the outset. I have sent you multiple error reports verifying all of the above / below, and not once have you listened to me or any of the other thousands of complaints. Other issues: Active status is hit or miss Unable to create events Unable to tell if a message is delivered or not Notifications no longer being sent / received .....& many many more. Seriously, how you can screw up such a great app, with 40+ of the worst updates known to man is beyond me. What we would all love to know is if you plan on FIXING this abomination of an app and returning it to its former glory (ie prior to 252.1 onwards)!?.Version: 276.0

New update Sept/ 2018Messenger is such a nice app, we can chat to family, friends, have groups and be able to share and store pictures until this update. We used to be able to tap the name of te char or the name of the person we were chatting to and access all photos shared in the conversation now you can’t, which is a terrible thing when it comes to being able to find some important information or reference. Also it seems that we no longer can go back and read the conversation that happened over 5 months ago because the history of the chat ends there! I wanted to access some pictures and the dates I shared them with a friend and nothing, just until April, and I had shared the pictures back in February so I couldn’t find it..Version: 181.0


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