Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger
Top 36%1,267 points
Top 36%
Key features and highlights

Facebook Messenger review: 37 facts and highlights

1. You do not need a SIM card to log in

The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
Facebook Messenger
66% have it

2. Available on PC

These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
Facebook Messenger
64% have it

3. Shows that someone is typing

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
Facebook Messenger
38% have it

4. Syncs to the cloud

Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
Facebook Messenger
88% have it

5. smaller app size (iOS app)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.
You & Me: 0.2MB

6. Higher rating on Google Play

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
InstaMessage: 4.5

7. Free application

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
Facebook Messenger
96% have it

8. Has “message seen” notification

You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
Facebook Messenger
56% have it

9. Can be personalised

You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
Facebook Messenger
62% have it

10. You can stay invisible

You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.
Facebook Messenger
34% have it

11. You can send your location

Send a stamp to someone showing your current location. This saves a lot of messing around with directions.
Facebook Messenger
48% have it

12. Send audio voice clips

You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
Facebook Messenger
74% have it

13. smaller application size (Android app)

The application requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other applications, as well as other data such as photos and music.
TigerText Pro: 3MB

14. You can switch off notifications

You can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.
Facebook Messenger
40% have it

15. Tablet-optimised

There is a tablet-optimised version of the app available. This gives a much better user experience than using an app designed for a phone on a tablet.
Facebook Messenger
82% have it

16. more languages supported

You can use a wider range of languages in the application. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
Google Allo: 72

17. Has existing contacts integration

This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
Facebook Messenger
78% have it

18. Ad-free

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
Facebook Messenger
84% have it

19. Higher rating on the App Store

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
Threema: 5

20. more estimated monthly users

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
Snapchat: 4500m

21. You can send videos

You can send videos with the app.
Facebook Messenger
78% have it

22. Has fun stickers

Stickers are a quick and fun way to communicate.
Facebook Messenger
50% have it

23. Has image preview

You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
Facebook Messenger
74% have it

24. Has a media gallery

A media library contains all uploaded files, making search easier and helping you organize the content.
Facebook Messenger
48% have it

25. Exports to email

You can export the data from your app to an email address, so you have a copy of it and can forward it on to another person if needed.
Facebook Messenger
30% have it

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