Facebook App for iOS gets Chat Heads, Stickers and Cleaner News Feed

Facebook for iOS: chat head and stickers
Facebook for iOS: chat head and stickers

Facebook app for iOS has been updated (version 6.0) to support Chat Heads, stickers, and new News Feed.

Unlike Facebook Home’s Chat Heads, the iOS version of Chat Heads only appears in the Facebook app and cannot integrate with user’s SMS contacts. Chat Heads floating on top of Facebook app give you instant access to friend chats  anywhere in the app.

Also new in version 6.0, now you can send stickers in Facebook messages. Stickers is like big size emoticons but more varieties. Other social messaging apps like LINE and WeChat already have stickers. According to AppleInsider, the Facebook app stickers will come in packs and are now free. Only iPhone can send facebook stickers but any device can receive them.

Facebook for iOS version 6.0 also includes redesign of news feed. It is now cleaner and more accessible, including like new feeds like Music, Photos and Games. In my quick test, the new news feed is also loading faster and more smooth scrolling.

You may not see all the new features after updated to version 6.0.  “Chat heads and stickers will be available to everyone over the next few weeks.”, stated in the official app changelog.

UPDATE: This is not mentioned in the changelog. Now you can share Facebook post to friend’s timeline, Page, Groups, send in Message.

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