Facebook for iPhone and iPad received the major update to version 6.0. This update brings Chat Heads feature for Messaging that was available for Facebook Messenger for Android last week. You can’t use chat heads outside the Facebook application like Android, but you can use it when you’re doing other stuff on Facebook, like checking your News Feed. This update also brings option to add large stickers to Facebook messages, instead of smileys. Facebook is also rolling out improved News Feed design that was announced last month.
Features of Facebook for iPhone and iPad v6.0
- Chat Heads: Keep chatting even when you’re doing other stuff on Facebook. Tap chat heads to reply, drag them around, or flick them down to close.
- Tap the smiley to add stickers to your messages. Get more stickers in the Sticker Store – just tap the basket.
- Explore new feeds like Music, Photos and Games (only for iPhone)
- Improved News Feed that offers brighter, more beautiful stories (only for iPad)
The chat heads and stickers would roll out to everyone gradually. Download Facebook for iPhone and iPad from the Apple iTunes Store for free, if you don’t have it yet.