Upcoming Jailbreak Tweak Will Enable Facebook Chat Heads Across iOS

iPhone Facebook Home Chat Heads

Facebook wishes that it could deliver the full Home experience on iPhone, but tough Apple restrictions will likely prevent that from ever happening. In the meantime, the social network has updated its Facebook app to at least bring its new Chat Heads to iPhone; however, the feature is limited to use within the Facebook app only. That’s where 21-year-old developer Adam Bell comes in, with a new jailbreak tweak that expands the Chat Heads functionality across the iOS platform.

The experience is the same as it would be on Android smartphones, allowing you to┬átap, drag, and fling Chat Heads on top of your Safari web browser, home screen, weather app, or wherever else you might be on your iPhone. While the port isn’t absolutely perfect, as it does some suffer from some minor freezing, it is hardly a resource hog and doesn’t negatively affect battery life. Also, there is no SMS or iMessage integration yet. Look for the tweak to pop up on Cydia and GitHub in the coming days.

[The Verge]

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