Facebook Messenger Gets Video Chat Heads

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Facebook introduced Chat Heads for Messenger a few years ago. These are images of your friends that appear on your device when you get a Facebook message from them. They appear regardless of what app you're currently using. The feature is optional.

Facebook announced Video Chat Heads for Messenger on Monday.

In a post on the Messenger page, the company said, "With Video Chat Heads, you can talk to your friends from a smaller chat head instead of using your full phone screen. This allows you to continue a video call while you're messaging other people, or - on Android - even while you are using other apps."

This way you don't have to completely pay attention to the person you're talking to face to face. How convenient!

The feature will be available for both iOS and Android users around the world in the coming days.

Last week, Facebook announced some additional new feature for Messenger including Messenger Codes, Usernames, and Links with a m.me[youusername] URL for people and businesses. It also announced that Messenger has surpassed 900 million monthly active users.

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