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Chat Heads could be on the way to Facebook Messenger on Windows and macOS


A great Facebook Messenger feature from mobile devices appears to be on the way to the desktop.

What you need to know

  • Facebook may soon add support for Chat Heads to the desktop versions of Messenger.
  • A reverse engineer spotted settings options for Chat Heads on the Windows and macOS versions of Messenger.
  • Chat Heads are floating bubbles that allow people to communicate through Facebook quickly.

Facebook's Messenger app on Windows and macOS might soon support Chat Heads. The Chat Heads feature on the mobile versions of Messenger creates floating bubbles that can stay on top of other apps. These can be tapped to send messages quickly. Now, the feature appears to be on its way to the desktop.

Reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi spotted evidence of Chat Heads coming to macOS over the weekend. Initially, Paluzzi couldn't check the Windows app code but later shared that Chat Heads are in the works for the Windows version of Messenger.

There's no indication regarding when support for Chat Heads will roll out to the desktop versions of Messenger. It's also not officially confirmed that the feature will ship, though it seems likely based on the shared screenshots.

Chat Heads are an optional feature that make it much quicker to jump in and out of messages. They don't take up much space on your screen and appear whenever you minimize the Messenger app. They can be enabled or disabled through Settings.

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Facebook's Messenger app allows you to quickly text message, call, and video call anyone on the social media platform. It looks like the desktop versions of the app will support Chat Heads soon.

via November 1, 2021 at 12:19PM by Sean Endicott, Khareem Sudlow,