Apr 12 AT 10:13 AM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Facebook Chat Heads now available for Android


Facebook Home is scheduled to launch later today for select Android devices, but one of the coolest new features of Facebook’s launcher is available right now. Today the standalone Facebook Messenger app was updated to include the new Chat Heads feature, which overlays Facebook messages on top of your Android experience.

We tested out the feature this morning, and it’s simply awesome. I’m not a huge Facebook Messenger fan, but I can already see myself using it more now that Chat Heads is available. If you have a Facebook account and want to check it out, install Facebook Messenger and make sure your Facebook app is updated as well.

For those without Facebook, check out the quick video of Chat Heads on the new HTC First for an idea of what to expect.



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  • Derek

    Pretty cool. I can see more people start to use facebook messenger just because of this neat feature. I know I would if I had an android phone and I’ve never used facebook chat in my life.

  • Nate B.

    This is all I wanted from the launcher. I wish Google used this method.

  • romy134

    FB +1, oops I mean Like!

  • halo0

    I just updated both apps an opened messenger. It looks exactly the same as it did before on my N4.

  • Eric J.

    Anyone know how to get SMS integration on the EVO LTE? The option to enable that functionality isn’t available in my app.

  • srinivas

    Why I canot use massenger in hcl tablet

  • stenzor

    So after using this for a few days, the gimmick has worn off and it has become more of a nuisance than a convenience. It would be much better if I could just swipe down the notification shade and reply right inside of it. Same amount of taps, but much cleaner interface and nothing gets covered up.

  • donger

    Not impressed.

  • Bhugtaan mobile and Dth recharge App

    This is a good news for all facebook users.