Downloads of v 169.0.417913983:


Last Update:

14 Nov 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Facebook Inc.


messenger instant instant-messenger im chat facebook instagram portal oculus 64-bit freeware cross-platform


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169.0.417913983 | Updated: 14 Nov 2022



Downloads of v 169.0.417913983:



Software Author(s):

  • Facebook Inc.

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Messenger 169.0.417913983

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Windows 10 1909 or newer


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Messenger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Messenger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Messenger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade messenger -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade messenger -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install messenger
    name: messenger
    version: '169.0.417913983'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'messenger' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '169.0.417913983'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller messenger
    Name     = "messenger"
    Version  = "169.0.417913983"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'messenger':
  ensure   => '169.0.417913983',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 Nov 2022.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

Go big with Messenger

A simple app that lets you text, video chat, and stay close with people you care about.

Messenger Screenshot


CROSS-APP COMMUNICATION - Hang with your favorite people on your favorite apps and devices

Messenger powers conversations within Facebook, Instagram, Portal, and Oculus.

WATCH TOGETHER - Enjoy videos with your friends

Watch movies, music videos, TV shows and more with your friends over video chat.

CUSTOM REACTIONS - Say it with any emoji

Lost for words? Now you can customize your reactions, with way more emojis to choose from, including 🎉 and 🔥.

ANIMATED EFFECTS - Express yourself

Bring your conversations to life with fun AR effects, message effects and selfie stickers.

CHAT THEMES - Your chats, Your way

Choose from fun themes and colors to make your chats more personal ❤️ 🏳️‍🌈

REPLIES & FORWARDING - Let the conversation flow

Choose the exact message you want to reply to or forward, right in your chat.

BUSINESS - Connect with businesses

Find deals, make reservations and get customer support by chatting with your favorite businesses right from Messenger.

Package Notes

Facebook hides Messenger downloads behind a timestamped download URL that is generated by a request to a canonical URL. While it seems possible to influence which software version is served (namely with User-Agent spoofing), the resulting URL is obfuscated and implements signature matching to prevent tampering, which makes reverse engineering of the server's behavior difficult. Therefore, this package will only support the latest available version, and should be treated similarly to packages with a non-versioned download URL.

This means the installer binary's checksum will periodically change, and a newly released software version will break this package version. Consequently, FOSS users should generally consider older package versions to be obsolete and unsupported. Obsolete package versions may be unlisted if the Chocolatey CDN has not cached the download before obsoletion.

Consider internalizing this package if you require a stable binary, or the ability to install this specific version after a new version is released.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$processName = 'Messenger'
$process = Get-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

if ($process)
    Write-Warning "$processName is currently running, stopping it to prevent upgrade/uninstall from blocking..."
    Stop-Process -InputObject $process -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Start-Sleep -Seconds 3

    $process = Get-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    if ($process)
        Write-Warning "$processName is still running despite stop request, force stopping it..."
        Stop-Process -InputObject $process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Write-Warning "If upgrading, $processName may need to be manually restarted upon completion"
    Write-Debug "No running $processName process instances were found"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

Confirm-Win10 18362

$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$fileName = 'Messenger.'

$filePath = Join-Path -Path "$(Get-PackageCacheLocation)" -ChildPath $fileName

$downloadArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileFullPath   = $filePath
  url64bit       = ''
  checksum64     = 'e507a61dc25700d29bbda17b875ecc78c1adce008d75de68a821ecc48d8786cb'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  options        = @{
    Headers = @{
      'Sec-Fetch-Site' = 'none'
      'User-Agent' = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/103.0.5060.53 Safari/537.36'

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @downloadArgs

$installArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  file64         = $filePath
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Messenger'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs    = '/currentuser /S'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

[array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1)
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString.TrimEnd('/currentuser'))"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0)
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1)
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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