A cruel Facebook Messenger bug only lets users type a few words at a time

A cruel Facebook Messenger bug only lets users type a few words at a time

A handful of Facebook Messenger users have reported experiencing an annoying bug that prevents them from writing messages that are longer than two words. The glitch sees Messenger completely lock up when the user attempts to write a comparatively longer message.

The glitch is believed to primarily effect users on iOS, and has proven fiendishly difficult to resolve. Restarting the app, for example, does nothing. Speaking to TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed it’s aware of the issue, and is looking into it.

For those whose preferred medium of communication is anything other than haiku, it’s a bit of a bummer. Predictably, affected users have taken to Twitter to bellyache.

A New York-based book reviewer even posted a video of the frustrating glitch in action.

As everyone knows, Messenger is a behemoth. It boasts over a billion users. Fortunately, this glitch impacts just a small slither of this group. Not all iOS users are affected, and I was unable to replicate the bug on my personal iPhone 7.

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