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Facebook 6.0 for iOS adds chat heads, stickers, and iPad News Feed redesign

Facebook App 6.0 for iOS (2)   Facebook 6.0 App for iOS

Facebook has updated its iOS app to version 6.0 and has introduced two new features that are from the Facebook Home experience: Chat heads and stickers. Basically, chat heads are avatar icons of Facebook friends. They take up a small part of the screen whenever a user is messaging another Facebook friend, no matter where the user happens to be in the app. We assume that the goal is for it to be a frictionless experience when communicating with others friends; rather than having the chat feature limited to silos or in sections within the app. Along with the update, Facebook added a sticker feature, like emoticons, while messaging, seemingly aimed at teens and adults who might never publicly admit that they like the feature. Facebook for the iPad also sees a News Feed redesign that is cleaner with a bolder, more legible typeface. Gear Live tip: users might have to delete the old version first, or reboot the iDevice, in order to activate these new features now since Facebook is slowly rolling the feature out to users. Facebook 6.0 for iOS is now available in the App Store.

 

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What's New in Version 6.0
Brand new ways to chat and a cleaner look for News Feed.

New for iPhone

  • Keep chatting from anywhere in the app with chat heads
  • Send stickers to bring your messages to life
  • Explore new feeds like Music, Photos and Games

New for iPad

  • Keep chatting from anywhere in the app with chat heads
  • Browse brighter, more beautiful stories

Chat heads and stickers will be available to everyone over the next few weeks.

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