Do Messenger Calls Show Up On Phone Bill? (Answered)

Timothy Iyekowa
By Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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Do you want to know if calls you make on Messenger will show up on your phone bill? No, it doesn’t because Messenger doesn’t use a phone number to make a call.

Facebook Messenger calls are a great way to reach people online. When you make a call on the app, do Messenger call show up on phone bill?

You can call your friend on the app, you just have to be their friend. If you sent them a friend request, and they accept, you can make a Messenger call.

In this guide, you’ll learn whether calls on Messenger show up on your phone bill. If you want to get the answer straight, read to the end.

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Do Messenger Calls Show Up On Your Phone Bill?

No, Messenger calls don’t show up on your phone bill because it doesn’t need a phone number to make a call.

This is because all messages and calls are routed through the Facebook server.

This call doesn’t pass through your network provider directly, and that’s why messages and calls are free, unlike regular SMS or phone calls.

Messenger calls are not like your traditional call, which allows you to call a person directly with their phone number on the phone app.

When you use mobile data, what you’ll see on your phone bill is the amount of data the Messenger app uses.

But they’ll not show any information, just the amount of data you have used on the app.

Your provider could see the traffic from Messenger if you use your mobile internet instead of Wi-Fi.

But nothing about it will show up on your phone bill with Wi-Fi.

Once you message someone on Messenger, you will be able to call them on the app. But you’ll not be able to make a call without mobile data.

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What You Need To Know

If you are given the monthly phone bill, your provider won’t break down what you have been doing on Facebook Messenger.

It will only show that you use internet data on social media, like Facebook.

Since you are not directly calling a phone number, Messenger calls will not be listed on your phone bill. Because you’re using the internet.

The only thing you’ll see on your phone bill is the amount of data Facebook Messenger uses (Charges will display as data usage).

There’s no info on the phone bill on what you’re doing on Facebook Messenger. It only shows the amount of data the app used.

While if you’re using a Wi-Fi connection, you’ll not see any information about Messenger on your phone bill. Because you didn’t access the app with your cellular data.

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How To Call Someone On Messenger

Since you now know that calling a person on Messenger doesn’t show on your phone bill, you can call as much as you like without anyone finding out the person you called.

Note: The more calls you make, the more data you’re consuming, and this will make you pay higher when the phone bill arrived.

Make sure you’re friends with that person on Messenger, or they’ve accepted your message request, only then you can make an audio or video call.

So here’s the step-by-step guide to making a call on Messenger.

Step 1: Open Messenger App

Open the Messenger app, and if you haven’t yet signed in to your account you can do so now.

Step 2: Find The User You Want To Call

On your Messenger Home page, in the Chat section, you’ll see all of your previous conversations with people you have chatted with before.

And if the person you want to call is there, tap on their conversation.

Step 3: Make Messenger Call

If the person isn’t on the Chat list, you can Tap on the Calls tab and find whoever you want to call. You’ll see some suggestions at the bottom of the page.

To make a call on Messenger, tap on the phone or the video icon at the top right corner of your screen. And search for the user that you want to call.

Depending on the icon you tap, once you search for the person’s name, you’ll either see the phone or video icon.

The phone icon allows you to make a voice call, while the video icon allows you to make a video call with the person.

Once you tap on the phone or video icon, their phone will begin to ring if they’re connected to Wi-Fi or using their mobile data.

iPhone now has the feature to show third-party apps call logs on the phone recent calls section. But you can remove it if you have made a phone call.

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How To Delete Messenger Calls From Recents On Your iPhone

If you’re using an iPhone, your Messenger call may show on your device. This doesn’t apply to everyone. But you can check your Recent call after making a call on Messenger.

Note: If you’re using an Android device, nothing will show on your Recent calls, as the phone app doesn’t support the feature to collect call logs from third-party apps.

Don’t worry, it will not show on your phone bill. iPhone just collects call logs from third-party apps to show Recent calls on the Phone app. This also includes Telegram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc.

Step 1: Open Phone App

Open the Phone app on your device, and then tap on the Recent tab after Favorites at the bottom of the page.

The Recents has a clock icon. This tab display all the calls you have made, even from third-party apps.

Step 2: Remove Call From Recents

To remove the call log from the Recents tab Swipe on the call from the right to the left, and tap on Delete to remove the call log.

You can also remove the recents call by tapping on the Edit at the top right, and then tap on the red icon on the left side to delete the call.

Conclusion

As we know it, Messenger calls will not show up on your Phone bill, even if you make 100 calls.

The only problem you will have is that you’ll still have to pay for it because it uses your internet data to make calls.

The fact the iPhone allows third-party apps call logs like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat to show up when you make a call on the app, doesn’t mean that the call will show up on the phone bill.

And for the taking, calls on apps that are based on usernames and ID will not show up on your phone bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to check call history on Messenger?

To check call history on Messenger, go to the person chat you had a call with to see all the call history you made with them.

Do Messenger messages appear on the phone bill?

Messenger messages don’t appear on your phone bill, because you use internet data to send messages. If you use your cellular data, you’ll be charged for data usage. For Wi-Fi, you will not see it on your phone bill.

Do Messenger calls show up on the call log iPhone?

Facebook Messenger calls don’t appear on your phone bill, because you use internet data to send messages. If you use your cellular data,  you’ll be charged for data usage. For Wi-Fi, you will not see it on your phone bill.

What calls show up on the phone bill?

The only call that shows up on your phone bill is the one with a phone number. If you call a person with their phone number, they’ll show up on the phone bill.

How can I see my call records on Messenger?

You cannot see all the call history. You can only view individual call records. Go to the message section, and tap the person’s profile to view how many times you both have made calls on Instagram.

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