Facebook Chat Heads – don’t miss a conversation

Facebook released an update to its iPhone and iPad app last week, bringing new features to the system that will allow you to continue Facebook message conversations while still checking your News Feed or on your Profile page, all without having to switch screens.

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Turning it on
To turn it on, update your iphone or ipad to the latest 6.1.3 operating system, (Settings/Software Update), and ensure your Facebook app is updated, (App Store/updates).

When you are messaging someone, and then click away from the conversation to navigate the rest of Facebook, the ‘Head’ of the person you were having a conversation with, appears at the top of the screen. You can move it around, or remove it by dragging to the bottom of your screen.

Why do we need it?

-Saves time switching between screens
-Easier group messaging
-Easier to perform lookups ie need to lookup a Facebook event without leaving the messenger conversation? Facebook Heads will make that easier without switching screens.

Have you used Facebook Heads? What do you think?

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