We recently posted on those two wonderful tweaks that enabled Facebook Chat Heads and stickers on your Facebook app for iPhone. Incidentally, Facebook Home for Android takes the concept of Chat Heads to an extreme: you can chat from anywhere on the phone (not necessarily Facebook app). This means you can be looking at your Twitter feed and chatting with your friend on Facebook – all without leaving the Twitter app.
If you keep chatting a lot, on Facebook, you might find this particular feature quite helpful.
However, this option is available for Android users who use Facebook Home. For iOS users, although you can get Facebook Chat Heads for the Facebook app (through the app’s update or through the jailbreak tweak), the option for enabling system-wide Chat heads is still not available.
Enter MessageBox and you’ve got a solution.
MessageBox can help you enable this feature on your iOS device. It puts the Chat Heads on a system-wide basis so you can chat with your friend on Facebook no matter what app you are using. You don’t have to go to Facebook every time you have to answer an incoming chat.
Earlier, we showed you how you had to use iFile to install the Message Box .deb file. However, that file has been removed because Message Box is available on Cydia under the BigBoss repo. It’s still free and it works fine and dandy.
Here’s how to install MessageBox:
- Open Cydia
- Search for Message Box
- Install the tweak and then respring.
- Now, open Facebook and initiate a chat with one of your friends. Exit the FB app and you’ll still have the chat head and you can tap this to keep the conversation going.
Now, whenever there’s an incoming Facebook message, it’s going to pop right up no matter what screen you are on. Here’s the screenshot:
A quick video on how to use MessageBox to get system-wide Facebook Chat Heads: