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iDevice users may  have missed out on Home for Android Facebook Announces "Home", A Social Homescreen For Android [Updates] Facebook Announces "Home", A Social Homescreen For Android [Updates] Android users will soon have a new way to connect with their friends and family. Facebook announced on Thursday that it is releasing "Home", a homescreen replacement app designed to provide Android users with a... Read More , but a recent update to Facebook’s iOS app brings some brand new goodies that make up for it. Included in this update are new features called “Chat Heads” and “Stickers” along with a reworked news feed.

If you’ve heard anything about Home, you may know that its messaging feature allows you to overlay conversations on top of whatever app you might be using. Similarly, Facebook for iOS now offers chat heads which provide a similar messaging function, but only within the Facebook app itself. How does this work? Tiny circles featuring images of your friends’ faces can be dragged around all over your screen regardless of what Facebook page you are on. Tapping a chat head opens up your conversation with that person, and of course, they can be minimized for a less distracting presence.

Stickers are also a part of the new iOS messaging system, allowing you to send cute and funny icons to your friends. These images are much like Facebook’s original smileys, but this time around they have a bigger and bolder presence. More stickers can be purchased in-app from the Sticker Store.

The revamped news feed offers a cleaner and more streamlined experience, but this appears to be much more visible on the iPad. For those of you who already have the new version of the news feed on your desktop’s browser, the layout is quite similar.

Download the new version of Facebook from the App Store.


What do you think of the new chat heads and stickers? Do you like the updated news feed?

Source: iTunes via TheNextWeb

  1. gautam rajput
    August 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    make new frends

  2. Ellie
    May 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I'd love to see a Dachshund sticker set!

  3. Katie
    April 18, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I updated my Facebook app and the chat heads and stickers are not showing up

  4. Danielle Lim
    April 18, 2013 at 2:44 am

    My Chat heads work but stickers are not on my messenger :(

  5. John
    April 17, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Yet still no landscape mode for ios ! Come on facebook, wth???

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