Software and Hardware Requirements

You can access and use Messenger in a web browser, locally installed client, or on your smartphone. This topic describes the software operating system requirements as well as the hardware requirements to use Messenger.

Smartphone App Requirements

Available for iOS® or Android® smartphones.


Operating System Device
iOS 8 or higher iPhone 4s or higher
Android 4.4 or higher XHDPI resolution (240 dpi) or higher

Desktop App Requirements

Locally installable Messenger clients for Mac® and Windows® operating systems.


Operating System Device

Windows 7 or higher

(.Net® framework 4.5.1 or higher)

RAM - 2 GB or higher for 32 bit or 64 bit processor.

1 GHz processor or higher.

200 MB free space.

Mac OS X 10.9 or higher  64 bit processor. Desktop for Web

Access your account using any of the following web browsers at

Browser Requirements

  • ChromeTM version 40 or higher.
  • Safari® version 8 or higher.
  • Firefox® version 23.0 or higher.
  • Internet Explorer® version 10, 11.
  • Microsoft Edge version 3.