Facebook Messenger

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Recent years have witnessed a great involvement of people in social media. Every other person next to you is using social media and connecting with people across the globe. And one way to do so is by means of messaging apps. With hundreds of messaging apps in the store, Facebook Messenger thrives to come on top with its amazing new features and services.

Facebook launched its messaging application in 2014. But don’t confuse Facebook with any other texting application in the market. The messenger has the capability to do a lot more than just merely sending texts. Apart from texting, you can also do a video call with your friends and that too without even paying a single penny from your pocket. You can even share your pictures, video, and also your current location with your friends and family.

Let’s have a close look at some of the key features of Facebook Messenger

Features of Facebook Messenger

In the following section, we will have a look at some of the important features that Facebook Messenger provides to the users.


Face Book Messenger

Facebook with texting on its core makes it easy for the user to send and receive the text. With over thousands of emoji and the new involvement of GIFS and also the facility to search for the perfect one according to your choice. Messenger has given a new vibe to texting with interactive stickers and emoji.

Specifications “Facebook Messenger”
Latest Version 176.0
Download Now APK [New Version]
APK Size 47.0 MB
Last Updated 27 Jul 2018
Support Android Version Android 4.2+
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Texting is not limited to a single person, you can also create a group with your friends on messenger and can chat with them.

Also, some of the subtle features add to its functionality. With feature such as time stamp, you can have a record of messages that you have sent or received. Its typing indicator indicates when the person is typing something. If you have a Facebook account then these messages will be shown on your chat window.

Of course, you can always delete the messages you don’t want and can even archive or unarchive the texts.

Know Your Message has been sent

With Facebook Messenger you can have a look at your messages status, that is, your message has been sent or your friend has read the message or not. In this way, you can ensure that your message has been sent to where it was supposed to.

Video Calls

Face Book Video Calls

With HD video call, the clear sound facility you can make a video call to your friend and family anywhere in the world. Just click on the camera icon and you are good to go for a video call. One important thing to note is that you will not be charged for any of the calls, just it will cost your internet data pack if you are not on Wi-Fi

You can also communicate on video with multiple people on one instance.

Sharing was never this easy

Facebook Messenger gives you the freedom to share images and videos with your friends. Also, the camera feature allows you to snap a live image as they happen. You can even add texts or drawing to the pictures.

Share your location or suggest a meeting spot

Want to decide a meeting spot or share your location for your friend to come. The messenger gives you the facility to share location by means of a map. So the next time you don’t have to guide your friend to the meeting spot.

Send Money Easily

Facebook lets you send money from the application or the website. You just need to provide your debit card information. Use the payment option in the application to send or receive money. You can also send a text with the amount of money in it. On tapping the text will open the prompt to pay money.

Another cool feature of the messenger is the use of memo. You can always use the memo to keep a record of the transactions you have done.

Sing or Shout

There are times when you don’t want to type a message or feel lazy about typing it. The messenger gives you the option to record your message and send it to your group or individual.

Play Games

Facebook Messenger also gives you a feature of games in the app. You can play a variety of games without having the need to download it. Moreover, you can also play as an individual or in groups. It also gives you the freedom to share your score with other.

Some Additional Features

Facebook Messenger

These are some minor feature but are handy at times.

You can access different services from facebook messenger. These services include booking a ride through Uber or Lyft and also news services.

Texting can be sometimes boring and you want some relaxation from social media. In this case, the messenger comes with the feature of mute notification and messages. You can mute these notifications for any amount of time you want.

You can also invite your friends and family to join messenger just merely by sending a text message.

How to Download Facebook Messenger from Official Links

The application is available over multi-platform ranging from, mobile to desktop and also to tablets. It can be downloaded for both androids as well as for IOS. Google play store has the application for the Android user and apple user can download the app from an apple store.

The messenger has been downloaded by more than 1 B people in the world and holds a 4-star rating on the play store. To download the application just follow these simple steps.

  • Open play store from your mobile.
  • In the search box on the top type “Facebook Messenger”.
  • Tap on the icon with a blue symbol.
  • Once you tap it, installation page will open.
  • Press the install button, and the app will start to download.
  • After installation taps on the icon in your apps and opens the application.
  • Provide the necessary details and you are good to go.

There are various other vendors that provide the messenger app, but I would recommend using trusted stores and official website to download the messenger. As the third party application might have some problems that will cause problems with your device.

Facebook Messenger APK: Will it Work after Download & Install

If you have downloaded the app from a trusted source or trusted site then there would be no problem in the application to run. Just make sure to check the minimum Android version for the application to run.


After the successful test of a new instant messaging platform on Facebook, the feature then named as Facebook Chat in 2008. In the upcoming years, Facebook acquires Beluga a group messaging service and launched its application on various devices in 2011. Following the years it released its application for IOS and for blackberry.

In 2015, Facebook removed the chatting from the main website and now users were required to download a separate application in order to chat. From 2011 till now there have been lots of improvement in the app which is reflected by the user’s response towards the messenger.

We hope that this article on Facebook Messenger will help you the understand the application in a much better way than before. We have also discussed steps to download, cutting down some of your time.

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