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Messenger

  • Staff Review

    Communicating on the go has become the slogan of a generation. It all started with good old fashioned phone calls and text messages. Now since ...Read more
  • Top App Expert Testimonial

    Messenger is the standalone instant messaging app for Facebook, previously called Facebook Messenger. It lets you access your Facebook messages without the full Facebook app and send pictures, stickers and location info to your friends and groups.
  • Description

    Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone ...Read more

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App Details

  • UPDATED ON:
  • SIZE Varies with device
  • INSTALLATIONS: 500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000
  • LATEST VERSION: Varies with device
  • ANDROID VERSION Varies with device
  • Permissions
  • NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    • full Internet access
      Allows an application to create network sockets.
    • view network state
      Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
    • view Wi-Fi state
      Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
  • YOUR ACCOUNTS
    • discover known accounts
      Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
  • SYSTEM TOOLS
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • automatically start at boot
      Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
    • read sync settings
      Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for contacts.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows an application to change the status of network connectivity.
    • display system-level alerts
      Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
  • HARDWARE CONTROLS
    • control vibrator
      Allows the application to control the vibrator.
    • record audio
      Allows application to access the audio record path.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows application to modify global audio settings such as volume and routing.
    • take pictures
      Allows application to take pictures with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
  • YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
    • read contact data
      Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
  • STORAGE
    • modify/delete SD card contents
      Allows an application to write to the SD card.
  • PHONE CALLS
    • read phone state and identity
      Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
  • YOUR MESSAGES
    • receive SMS
      Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
    • receive MMS
      Allows application to receive and process MMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
    • read SMS or MMS
      Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
    • edit SMS or MMS
      Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.
  • PAID SERVICES.
    • send SMS messages
      Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
  • YOUR LOCATION
    • fine (GPS) location
      Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
    • coarse (network-based) location
      Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
  • OTHER
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.facebook.katana.provider.ACCESS
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • com.facebook.orca.provider.ACCESS
    • com.facebook.permission.prod.FB_APP_COMMUNICATION
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • com.facebook.receiver.permission.ACCESS
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • com.facebook.orca.permission.CROSS_PROCESS_BROADCAST_MANAGER
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.facebook.home.permission.WRITE_BADGES
    • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
    • com.facebook.orca.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
    • com.nokia.pushnotifications.permission.RECEIVE
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG