Fixing Facebook like on Android Messenger

I’m sure many people have experienced the same odd behavior on Facebook Messenger on their android phone – they press the Like button rather than responding with an “OK”, only to have it fail with an odd sproing sound.

I happened across the cause and solution, and it’s fairly simple. I had gone into developer settings in my phone and turned off all animations. Seems you actually need (at least) one of them active in order for the Messenger Like button to get to animate and hence work.