Facebook for iOS Gets Chat Heads, News Feed Updates

    April 16, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Later today, Facebook will unveil an update for their iOS app that brings chat heads, stickers, and news feed improvements.

First up, iOS users will be able to use chat heads – one of the main features of Facebook Home for Android. Of course, these chat heads won’t work on your iOS home screen, only when you’re using the Facebook app. But it will let you keep multiple conversations going much easier when you’re inside the app.

As with chat heads on Android, you simply tap them to open up the chat thread, and drag them around and place them wherever you want on the screen.

Last week, on the same day Facebook unveiled Facebook Home for Android, they also brought chat heads to Facebook Messenger for Android – you know, to throw Android users with device not supported by Facebook Home a bone.

The update also brings stickers to the iOS app.

Also, we’re finally getting those changes to the news feed on mobile that Facebook announced but is still slowly rolling out on desktop. According to Facebook, the biggest changes will be seen on the iPad, “where you’ll see brighter, more beautiful stories.”

Facebook says that the update will be ready to download later today in the App Store.