Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 171 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,651,716
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 05, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends, and that chat feature is especially useful; you can chat with everyone from your best friends and colleagues to high-school classmates and far-flung relatives. If you don't want to always have your browser open in order to use Facebook's chat feature, there are a variety of clients that let you take chat and other Facebook features off the Facebook Web site. Unfortunately, Facebook Messenger is not the best option for this. Although the interface looks good, functional problems make this program hard to recommend.

Our first hiccup came when we tried to install Facebook Messenger and were alerted to the fact that we'd have to install the Java Runtime Environment in order for it to function. So we did that and then tried running Facebook Messenger again. We liked what we saw, at least at first. It's stylistically similar to the Facebook Web site, displaying a list of available friends with their most recent status update below each of their names. The familiar message and notification icons appeared at the top.

However, once we started chatting with someone, things started going awry. Although the exchange was appearing in a separate chat window, we also began getting new message alerts; each time either we or our chat partner typed something, it appeared as a message in our inbox. We also found the inbox part of the interface to be severely lacking; the inbox displayed parts of conversations with no way to select one and reply, and at one point it stopped displaying the content of messages entirely and just showed the icons of the friends we'd exchanged messages with.

We attempted to consult the Help file, but the little question mark icon on the interface just launched a spammy-looking Web page that contained no documentation. Overall, we think that Facebook Messenger leaves a lot to be desired, and we urge users to choose from the many alternatives available.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 94 votes

    • 5 star 80
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 171 votes

    • 5 star 126
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 26
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1 stars

"So. Much. Malware."

November 05, 2013  |  By buzzdogear777

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

None. This was not the messenger app.

Cons

A boat load of malware got installed

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1 stars

"A ****-storm of malware"

November 03, 2013  |  By sarkstir

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

god knows, I did not even get as far as installing the app before I noticed the takeover.

Cons

Like I said a ****-STORM of malware. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

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5 stars

"Fast Messenger"

October 24, 2013  |  By KailaYazzioni

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

-Its skin is nice, good design make user feel comfortable.
-It runs fast, there's not delaying while running.
-It is compatible with a lot of versions of Windows.

Cons

Until now I haven't seen cons.

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5 stars

"Instant CHATT"

October 23, 2013  |  By VaniaMathernejpm

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

Good single chatt application for facebooker. Its style is similar to facebook with blue tone. Fast respond and easy using, it's a good chatt app for chatter.

Cons

I think It's good.

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5 stars

"Fine Facebook IM"

October 20, 2013  |  By VeldaParteeqmc

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

-It's mimilar to Facebook web version.
-It has a parallel running with Facebook, User can use facebook account to read post and do something.
-It's compatible Windows OS.

Cons

No, It's cool.

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5 stars

"Rapid Messenger"

October 18, 2013  |  By AlineToadvineoll

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

For a messenger that needed for chatter, first feature must be Fast. This FB messenger is quick. not only that, it's stronger than Facebook Chatt Webwidget because it's good in managing contacts.

Cons

Free messenger but good. There's not cons.

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5 stars

"Professional Messenger"

October 11, 2013  |  By StephaniaMazzarinovou

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

Chatting by using a IM is better than web widget. Facebook too, with this IM, chatting on facebook becomes excited and easy. Good application because it's free.

Cons

Nothing here.

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5 stars

"Recommend Using"

October 09, 2013  |  By TishaShenefieldvln

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

Woah, This is a good IM for Facebook-er. There're a lot of product for chatting on facebook but I think this is the best: easy to use, no error, free and safe.

Cons

Perfectly!

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5 stars

"Nice FaceBook Messenger"

October 05, 2013  |  By CassondraBarnhouseknd

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

It's similar to Facebook web chat widget, but it's more flexible and easy to use with high rage of compability. Thanks to it.

Cons

Very light and clean IM

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5 stars

"Great Facebook IM"

October 03, 2013  |  By EarnestineBuyssewro

 |  Version: Facebook Messenger 2.0.1

Pros

With a lot of friends who are online, web's version can not make your chatt well, so this IM is the best Instant Messenger for Facebook. It's easy to use, fast respond.

Cons

In install pack, there's some ads.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1
Updated software to connect with new more efficient Facebook Page.
General
Publisher Facebook Messenger
Publisher web site http://facebookmessenger.biz
Release Date September 04, 2012
Date Added September 05, 2012
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,651,716
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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