[Fix] "Unfortunately, Facebook Messenger Has Stopped" | Android Problems Solved

The Facebook messenger is used by millions of people on Android/iOS devices. However, an Android is one of the best mobile operating systems in the market but, there could be a chance of receiving this error message saying "Unfortunately, Messenger Has Stopped" either while using the messenger or while opening it.
Fixing the process error of "Unfortunately, Messenger has stopped"
Android users ask many questions on Google like; How do you fix Messenger has stopped on Android? How do I fix Facebook has stopped? Why does my messenger app keep closing? How do you fix unfortunately Apps has stopped? Is it safe to clear cached data? What happens when you clear cached data? How can I free up space on my Android phone? and so on...

Below are a couple of reasons behind the occurrence of 'Unfortunately Messenger has Stopped Error' Message. However, as far as I can say, no any specific reason is present, but below are the possibilities due to which the application is forcing the app shutting down with the error message.
  1. Loads of messages/chats saved on the messenger applications including media files like images, videos, animations, links, etc.
  2. Multiple chats are kept open unnecessarily even-though they were too old.
  3. Junk files generated when you keep using the application and they were not cleaned for a long time. So, make sure to clean your Android phone on a regular interval by using the built-in application or by using any other application from App store like Clean Master, etc.
Both the above-mentioned reasons are not only applicable for messenger app only, but they are applicable for any of the apps on your Android triggering "Unfortunately, 'YouTube, Messaging, Contacts, Gallery, etc' stopped working".

Fixed Unfortunately, Messenger has stopped Android Error
Fixed Unfortunately, Messenger has stopped | Android Error

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Solution to fix Unfortunately Facebook Messenger Has Stopped on Android error.

Here in this page, I'll discuss how you can fix by following quick steps shown below to solve "Unfortunately Facebook Messenger Has Stopped on Android" error:

Step 1: Force Quit messenger and restart

  1. Just Force quite or Kill the messenger application.
  2. And Restart or Reboot your android device.
  3. Sometimes, a simple restart or reboot does the job.

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Step 2: Clear Data and Cache of Messenger App

  1. Go to Settings >> tap on Applications or Application Manager >> then Click on All.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Messenger option.
  3. Tap on Clear Cache button.
  4. Also tap on Clear data button.
  5. Also tap on Turn off or Disable button.
  6. Restart or Reboot your android device.

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Step 3: Uninstall and Re-Install Messenger App

  1. Go to Settings >> tap on Applications or Application Manager >> then Click on All.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Messenger option.
  3. Tap on Uninstall button.
  4. Restart or Reboot your android device.
  5. Launch App store and search for Facebook messenger.
  6. Re-Install the application on your android device.

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Step 4: Try installing older version of Messenger App

  1. Search facebook messenger apk mirror >> on Google.
  2. Navigate to apkmirror.com site.
  3. Try to download and install Older Version of messenger app.
  4. Restart or Reboot your android device.

I’m sure by following any one of the methods from listed ones will help you resolve the error.

If you are facing this error or something you want to suggest apart from above points, feel free to use below comment section to get in touch with me anytime. Happy to hear from you and to implement the suggestions for helping others.

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The above-mentioned steps can not only help you fix Facebook app error but resolve similar kind of error for any other apps on your Android phone which showing "Unfortunately, 'App name: YouTube, Messaging, Contacts, Gallery, etc.' stopped working."

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