Update: A silent update to the app now appears to have resolved the problem.

Some users of the iOS version of the Facebook Messenger app are experiencing an annoying bug that only allows them to type a few words at a time …

Closing and re-opening the app, restarting the phone and even deleting and reinstalling the app all reportedly make no difference.

TechCrunch verified the issue, and contacted Facebook for comment.

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it is looking into the issue, but for now there’s no word from the company on what is causing it and how it plans to fix it.

Many of those affected have been tweeting about it, with some saying they experience the issue when the phone auto-corrects a word.

For others, it seems to affect every message.

Facebook recently recognized a broader problem with its Messenger app, admitting that it was bloated and promising to ‘massively simply and streamline’ the app.

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