Using Android? Get 'Chat Heads' by installing Facebook Messenger




If your device isn't on the shortlist of Facebook Home-supported devices, you can still use the new Chat Heads feature.


Android users can experience Chat Heads on the Facebook Messenger app, rather than download the Facebook Home interface.

Once you've downloaded the latest version of Facebook Messenger, you'll need to make sure the Chat Heads feature is enabled. You can do this by launching the Messenger app, tapping on the menu icon, tapping "Settings," and then selecting "Notifications." At the bottom of the list you'll see a check box to enable Chat Heads. Or if you'd rather not have your friends' faces intruding on your screen at any given time, you can uncheck the box to disable Chat Heads.

If the feature doesn't start working right away, you may need to restart your Android device.

To bring text messages into the Chat Heads feature, you'll need to enable Facebook Messenger as your text messaging app. To do this, launch the Messenger app, visit the settings screen, and select SMS/MMS from the list of options. Check both boxes on the SMS/MMS screen and your text messages will start funneling into the Messenger app.

It's a good idea to go back into the default Messaging app and disable notifications to prevent duplicate notifications when you receive text messages. You can do that by launching the Messaging app, visiting the settings page, and unchecking the box next to "Notifications."

You'll also want to make sure to set photos for the contacts who currently don't have a picture in your address book. This will ensure that their Chat Heads bubble looks great and you're quickly able to identify who it is you're talking to.

Download the latest version of Facebook Messenger from the Play store to start using Chat Heads right now. 


Author: Dexter Supnet, CPA
  When we put our problems in God's hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.

Dexter (licensed since 2011) is now an Accountant in a Filipino multinational chain of fast food restaurants. He is also a Graphic Artist.
  



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