How to Disable Facebook’s Chat Heads Feature on Your iPhone?

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Today, Facebook has updated its iOS app to include the new “Chat Heads” feature, allowing users to stay in touch with their friends and family while using the app. The feature is currently limited to use within the app itself and will not work when using other apps or even when your phone is locked.

For those who are unfamiliar with Chat Heads, it allows users to quickly access conversations without having to leave their current activity. Chat Heads appear as small circles that contain profile pictures of your friends and family, making them easy to identify. The circles can be moved around the screen and tapped on to open up a conversation.

However, many users may want to turn off this feature due to privacy or other reasons. Fortunately, it’s easy to do so on an iPhone. Here’s how:

1. Open the Facebook app and go into your settings menu by tapping on the three-line menu icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you see “Chat Heads” and tap on it.
3. Toggle off “Enable Chat Heads” so that it is no longer highlighted in blue.
4. You will now have successfully turned off Chat Heads on your iPhone!

By turning off Chat Heads, you can keep your conversations private while still being able to access them quickly within the Facebook app itself if needed. We hope you found this guide helpful and that you can now enjoy all of Facebook’s features without having any unwanted interruptions from Chat Heads!

Does the iPhone Feature Chat Heads?

Yes, Facebook has now brought its popular Chat Heads feature to iPhones. However, it is only available while you are actively using the Facebook app. With Chat Heads, conversations can be easily accessed from anywhere within the app and you can quickly respond to messages without having to switch to another screen.

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Chatting Without Being Seen on an iPhone

In order to chat without the person seeing your iPhone, you can use an app such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Both of these apps allow you to send and receive messages without the other person bing able to see that you are using your iPhone. You can also choose to turn off read receipts so that the person won’t know when you have seen their messages. Additionally, you can use a feature called Tap and Long Press on the message thread, which will allow you to preview the message without sending any read receipt. To do this, simply tap and hold onto the message thread until a preview pops up on the screen. Scanning this message preview allows you to review and read it without sending any read receipt.

Chat Heads on iPhone 7

Yes, there is a way to access Facebook’s Chat Head feature on iPhone 7. Through the use of the MessageBox tweak, users can now enjoy Chat Heads anywhere in iOS 7. MessageBox was a jailbreak release that enabled users to have Chat Heads available throughout the whole operating system, not just within the Facebook app. It has been updated to be compatible with iOS 7, making it easy and convenient to use this popular feature whenever desired.


The new Chat Heads feature on the updated Facebook iOS app is a useful addition, allowing users to stay connected with their friends while they are actively using the app. The feature is limited to use only within the app, but it provides an easy and convenient way to message people without having to switch between different apps. This update makes it even easier for iPhone users to stay connected and keep up with their friends on Facebook.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.