At Messenger, we're committed to providing fast, reliable and delightful experiences so anyone in the world can reach all the people who matter to them. Over the last few years we've introduced video calling, chatting with groups, sending stickers and GIFs, making payments, connecting with businesses and much more. By installing the Messenger app, you will unlock faster access to all of these awesome features and, on average, the people you want to reach will respond faster.
No. You don't need a Facebook account to use Messenger—sign up with just your name and phone number.
You can reach out to anyone on Messenger, regardless of whether or not you have their phone number or are friends with them on Facebook. Just search their name, number or username to get started.
When you send a message to someone who isn't connected to you, your message will become a request. They'll need to accept your request before you can start having a conversation.
When you receive a message request, you’ll get a notification. You can decide to ignore or accept it.
Anyone 13 years of age or older can install and use Messenger.