Maybe we all need to send emails to verizonmessages at verizonwireless.com to report this issue. I've sent them emails on other bug issues and got this included in the response:
"When submitting a bug report, please describe the problem, including the steps to reproduce it. If possible, send us a screenshot showing related error messages or demonstrating your problem. Please include the following information (for each impacted device) in your e-mail:
Thanks for using Verizon Messages!
The Verizon Messages Team"