Which operating system versions support the Messenger app?

Messenger lets you easily message friends, start a group conversation and share photos, videos and gifs. When you install the latest version of the Messenger app, you get the newest features and enhancements.

Android operating system versions that support the Messenger app:
  • Version 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.
Android operating system versions that no longer support the Messenger app:
  • Messenger is no longer supported on version 2.3 (Gingerbread) or older.
  • If you're on version 2.3, you can download Facebook Lite where available or access your messages through facebook.com on your mobile browser.
  • If you're on a version older than 2.3, you can access your messages through facebook.com on your mobile browser.
Apple operating system versions that support the Messenger app:
  • iOS 8 and above.
Apple operating system versions that no longer support the Messenger app:
  • iOS 7 and older no longer support the Messenger app. If you're on iOS 7 or older, you can access your message through facebook.com on your mobile browser.
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