My Facebook Messenger app will not open, and when I click it nothing happens. It will not let me delete the app. My iPod was updating the app for over a whole day and nothing was happening, as I am in Thailand at the moment with very bad Internet. I tried to delete the app so I could reinstall it. However, nothing happens, and now it remains shaded grey and says 'waiting' at the bottom.

  • Go to the Facebook Messenger app's page on the app store, then click the Stop square to stop the download and remove it from your iPod.
    – owlswipe
    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:18

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Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Storage: Manage Storage

Scroll down until you find Facebook Messenger. Touch it. Touch "Delete App."

Once it has been deleted, you can reinstall it.

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