Version 170.0 was the buggy release, and the company has already submitted a fix (170.1) to Apple, The Verge reported on Friday.
The users can now identify the version by tapping “more” in the updates tab of the App Store.
According to The Verge, many people noticed that the app was crashing frequently after updating the previous update (170.0). The users found Messenger opens well initially. But when they switch to another app and come back to the messenger, it fades to black and crashes to the iPhone home screen.
According to a spokesperson, Facebook was aware of the issue and working on a new update.
Facebook has now confirmed that the new update should solve the issue, CNET reported.