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Facebook Messenger

Minimum age according to Facebook Messenger
13+ Minimum age according to Facebook Messenger

What is Facebook Messenger?

Facebook Messenger, commonly known as Messenger, is a messaging app that is accessible within Facebook. You can instant message, share photos, videos, audio recordings or create a group chat with your Facebook friends or phone contacts. You can also use Messenger to voice chat and video call your friends. 

Website: messenger.com

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Facebook Messenger?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use messaging apps like Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Messenger is used for: content sharing, messaging/online chat, photo/video sharing, screen capture, voice chat and video calling

Facebook, linked to Facebook Messenger, is used for content sharing, live streaming, location sharing, messaging/online chat, photo/video sharing and screen capture.

How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?

How can you protect your personal information?

Key safety links

  • Safety in Messenger 
    Learn how to stay safe on Facebook Messenger. 
  • Help Centre 
    Offers a range of general help, safety and security information.
  • Community Standards 
    Read Facebook’s official rules that outlines what is acceptable and not acceptable when using Facebook or Messenger. 
  • Data policy 
    Outlines Facebook’s privacy policy guidelines.


Last updated: 29/02/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. It’s best to do your own research before choosing to use any online service or platform.