Introducing Facebook Chat Heads

8 May 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking section(s)


If you have any lofty notions of minimizing your social media contacts in order to lead a more Zen life, you may want to stop by Facebook just one more time and re-evaluate your decision. You may be caught off guard by how Facebook is continually improving their game, and find yourself happily buried in your phone once again. The most recent update to Facebook’s mobile software is hip and addicting and improves smart phone chatting.

Facebook Chat Heads is a new tool that allows you to browse Facebook and chat at the same time. Instead of switching between your chat screen and your other pages, Facebook now presents a little circular profile picture of the person you are chatting with. As soon as you receive a new chat, a small red number will appear on the top and left side of the circular chat head. When you are ready to reply, simply click on the chat head and your chat will open.

If you are not ready to chat, you can also move the chat head around and drag them wherever you want. Additionally, Facebook developers recognize that sometimes you want to just browse Facebook and not worry about chatting. If this is the case, all you have to do is drag the chat head down to close.

Doesn’t it just seem like Facebook gets cooler each day? Take some time today to visit Facebook on your mobile app and learn more about these chat heads.

Ashley R. Cummings
Ashley recently graduated with her Master of Arts from Brigham Young University, and now works as a content writer at OrangeSoda. When she is not clacking away at the keyboard, you can find her tearing up the ski slopes, writing poetry, and traveling to and from Russia. And, no, she is not a spy (so far as we know).

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