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The Android smartphone and tablet owners who have a Facebook account can access their accounts by opening the browser and navigating to the official page, but they will consume a lot of data from your plan. Luckily, there’s Facebook Messenger, the application that won’t eat too much data and it’s updated periodically. The latest version is and the APK can be downloaded from the internet.

Facebook for Android has 41.79 MB in size and according to the change log, it brings only improvements for reliability and speed. This application is supported by any device that runs on Android 5.0 and later, and it has almost the same options as the computer version. So, if you don’t want to play the videogames that are integrated into Facebook, then you will use the Messenger app only for seeing what your friends are up to, to post statuses, share photos and videos, play games and be notified when others are commenting on your posts.

Other features include: group chats with your favorite friends, chat heads – you will use other applications and keep the conversation going, free calls to other Facebook friends (over WiFi are free, otherwise you will consume mobile data), stickers, preview of your gallery photos and videos so you won’t need to leave the conversation, record a voice message and send it to any friend on Facebook, read receipt, the ability to forward messages or photos to someone who’s not in the conversation, the option to search for people and groups, the ability to share location and to create shortcuts in order to easily reach any conversation, right from the home screen, the ability to see who uses Messenger and who’s active on Facebook, and when you don’t want to be disturbed, you can turn off notifications.

If you download the APK from the internet, you will need to enable the Unknown Sources option in your device’s Settings > Applications.

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