500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 downloads
- Great usability
- Works well
- Some people find it annoying
Use Facebook Messenger for your phone in an easier way
The days when we basically communicated by calling or sending messages are long gone. What'sApp has changed that and another important ingredient has been Facebook Messenger, which has made easier to keep contact with our friends without paying anything.
It's perfectly possible to use the Facebook app and send messages, but Facebook has created a unique app with only that feature: sending messages and creating group messages for multiple friends. The design is exactly the same as facebook's: clean, white and blue! It also works smooth and its usability is excellent.
Recently, the app added the bubbles which appear on your home screen and make the access much easier, although it can also get pretty annoying.
As extra options: you can set alerts on and off (for 1 hour or until 8.00) and see the map location. The developer is of course, Facebook, and this is a really useful app for those who are addicted to talking to their friends 24/7.
P.D You can't use the Facebook App to send messages, so you need to use this Messenger in order to talk to your friends.
Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.
Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.
Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.
Chat heads: Keep the conversation going while you use other apps.
Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)
Even more ways to message:
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Preview your gallery photos and videos without leaving the conversation--then choose the perfect ones to send.
Record voice messages when you have more to say.
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren't in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you're nearby.
See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
Create shortcuts to get to any conversation right from your home screen.
Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place
Forwarding: Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn't in the conversation? Just tap to forward it on
Conversation Shortcuts: Create a shortcut so that you can get to any conversation right from your home screen
Free Calls: Talk as long as you want and stay in touch wherever you are. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply).
I don't like it at all. I just want to read msgs the way it was before, not download an app.
Its doesnt make that back bing sound at all dont install
Unhappy that I have to download to see my messages. I dont have memory to download.
For something that already worked well.