Apr 12th, 2013

Facebook Home will be available for a select group of Android handsets today, but in the meantime check out a new update for Facebook Messenger. It enables the new Chat Head pop-up messaging windows on most devices, no need for Home. And while it acts independently, it still brings the same functionality we saw showcased last week at Facebook’s big unveiling (and have since had a chance to toy with on the HTC First).

Messages now appear as a pop-up over your current app and can be replied to without leaving the task at hand. Swiping down minimizes the Chat Head, just as in Facebook Home. It certainly expands the potential of Facebook Messenger and makes us wonder when other messaging apps will follow suit. You can grab the latest Messenger update from Google Play now.

Google Play Link