Facebook Fixed The Battery Drain Issue, Reset Your App To Apply The Fix

Recently, people were reporting that their device having very nasty battery drains and only Facebook and Facebook Messenger were on the top of the list in the battery graph. Today, Facebook has fixed a nasty bug in its Messenger app that was draining some users' batteries incredibly fast and making their phones get too hot.

David Marcus, the VP of messaging products at the social network, confirmed on Twitter that there was a bug, and that it should now be solved. Here is what he said :

"Issue was isolated and fixed server side. If you restart Messenger the problem should be gone now. Very sorry."
This issue appeared to have only been an issue on Android smartphones. Plenty of people complained about the bug online. "Shoutout to facebook/messenger apps for destroying 90% of my phone battery in three hours when i wasn't even using them," one Twitter user wrote on Tuesday.

"Facebook messenger used 15% of my battery today. I haven't opened it at all this week," said another.

One Reddit user said they even deleted the Facebook and Messenger apps as a result: "It was draining my battery really bad and phone was getting hot. Had to delete them."

In short: If you're experiencing rapid battery drain on your Android, Facebook Messenger is probably the problem. Restart the app, and the issue should be fixed. (But let us know if it isn't!)

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