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Show Chatheads while Watching Movie or Playing Game [Android]

Priorities for the users of Facebook Messenger vary a lot, some of them want those chat heads to be there all the time whenever someone pings and some of them don’t want them to disturb while they are watching a movie or playing a game over full screen. Don’t worry because we have a solution to this problem. Usually when you install Facebook Messenger for the first time then by default it will never let chatheads come up in between any of the applications which require full screen to operate (wherein you cannot even see time or the whole taskbar at the top of the screen).

How To Toggle This Feature

If you are a great chatter and don’t want to miss out on any notification from Facebook Messages then go to the settings options and then you will see the Option Off Chatheads.

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If you toggle the button to OFF then you will completely turn off this feature and then they will not appear anymore on your screen but if you wish to allow them in the games of movie player applications also, then tap on the checkbox to uncheck it and then they will literally appear in between any application on your Android device.

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Another thing I would like to notify that usually when you use the Facebook to check the Messages then on tapping upon any of the chats it will be pop out as the chat head but on disabling this chat head feature you will be directed to messenger application when you are try to read the chat in the Facebook Messenger.

Conclusion

This tip is good for toggling the chat heads as per your priorities. Please let us know if you face any other problem while dealing with the Facebook Chatheads or any other feature. You may use uninstall this Messenger application and do everything on the Facebook main application if you are not a big chatter there.

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[How-To] Set the Status in Google Hangout Application

One of the worst part of hangout application was not being able to set the status, which is really useful to convey a message that why you might not be able to reply to their messages promptly. And now luckily that feature is back in this application for both the platforms. When it comes to Android then this application has been updated with the SMS integration which was already implemented in Facebook Messenger (and I really hated this feature).

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What Type Of Status Can You Set

On iPhone you don’t have this integration but you can set the status of your hangout but with certain constraint. First of all the users in the Google Talk list will not be able to see that status, secondly you will not be able to set the status in form of any desired text rather you will have large number of icon displaying different kind of moods, which will be used to set the status.

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Thirdly you will also have the option to show that on which device are you using the hangout, whether it your phone, your laptop or your tablet. Another great point about this new update on this application is that if you are on a call and you are logged on hangout through the smartphone applications then you status will automatically reflect that.

Conclusion

These status can be altered in the Settings section wherein you will see a separate option for this ne feature. So these are some good features in the new hangout update, but I also wanted them to be reflected in the Google Chat section. Please let us know if you face any problem while following up with this tip.

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Facebook Messenger Gets a new UI and Few New Features

Facebook Messenger has been updated with a new UI for iPhone and Android both and in this post we will talking about the updates in both the platforms. The UI is somewhat similar in both the platforms but there have been certain problem which users have reported in the Chat heads after installing this update. Most of these complaints and problems have been reported in the ratings and reviews section of Android on the Google Play Store and as far iOS version is concerned people are loving the new UI because it completely jells with the new UI of iOS7.

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iOS Version of Facebook Messenger

This messenger application completely takes over the chat feature on Facebook, in other words now you will not be able to chat via your Facebook application which is usually used to check out the notifications and newsfeeds. Whenever you tap the messenger section in the Facebook main application then it will take you to the new Facebook Messenger application.

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After chatting when you wish to go back to checking the newsfeeds or notifications then you will have to change the application which is somewhat annoying because initially it was much easier to switch between the application and the newsfeeds but they are 2 different applications.

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The application now also has the feature to sync with the contacts on your iPhone in order to show you that who all are available on Facebook Messenger.

Android version of Facebook Messenger

The UI is almost similar to what you would have read above in the iPhone section. In the older version any Facebook chat used to open in form of chat heads by now you are using some other application then only the chats will ping as the notifications in form of chat heads and from there you can choose the open to go to the main application to chat or else if you still want to be busy with the current application and then you can reply in chat-head itself and then close it.

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When you will see the contacts section of the application, then there you will find that all the friends who are online or active either on their cellphones or on desktop (and this will be clearly mentioned in front of their names). If you do not want to appear like that in anyone of your friend’s Facebook Messenger then you can toggle the button named Active to OFF which make you inactive in other Facebook Messenger application.

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Conclusion

Facebook Messenger is slowly increasing the degree of its integration with your smartphone, it has already done that with its application named Facebook Home on the Android devices and now it gets into the contact section for the iPhone users. Please let us know if you face any problem while using this application as we have seen many negative reviews recently for the users who have upgraded their Facebook application (especially for Android users).

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Create a Favorite list in Chat list of Facebook Application

There is a very unique feature on your Facebook Application for iPhone which most of us do not know about. We have seen that on our desktop version of Facebook and on the mobile application our online friends section is divided into 2 parts. One of them consist of the online friends with whom we talk frequently as compared to the other friends in the list and the rest of the friends are available in other list of friends.

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Your mobile application gives you the provision of creating another list of friends in the same chat list which we be seen in that list all the time despite of the fact that they go offline or get online. This feature is online available in the mobile application version of Facebook and so you won’t find it in the desktop version.

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Open the application and then slide your finger towards left, the chat section will open up and then you will see an icon of favorites.

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Tap it and then add the user names below it, once they are added in the list they will always appear at the top of the chat list and will be there all the time, whether they are available online or offline. So, this way you can choose the number of users with whom you would like to chat frequently or leave a message on Facebook.

Please let us know if you face problem while dealing with this tip or if you are facing any other problem on your iPhone or Android device.

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[How-To] Filter Newsfeeds on Your Facebook iPhone Application

Sometimes while surfing the feeds on Facebook application from your iPhone we only want to have the look on the feeds mentioned by some of the pages which I follow and I do not want to be intrigued by the feeds of my friends or any other group. So for this provision Facebook has a feature with the help of which you can filter the newsfeeds in actually large number of combinations which includes the groups your follow or the group of friends in your account or the pages you follow.

For the just open the application and if you are on the newsfeeds screen then it will somewhat appear as mentioned in the screenshot below. This screenshot shows that nothing has been filtered in the newsfeeds section and so tap the highlighted area on the screen.

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He drop down menu will appear enlisting all the possible options with the help of which you can actually filter the newsfeeds in the section. For example, I filtered by newsfeeds on the basis of ‘Bangalore, India’ location.

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You can see that all the feeds will be from the friends of mine who are currently in Bangalore or any Facebook page which is specific to Bangalore.

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So you will just have to follow these steps to simply filter the newsfeeds on your Facebook account with ease. Please let us know if you face any problem going through these steps. Do write us in the comments section if you are facing any problem in the Facebook application or any other application on your iPhone.

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Reset Password Using Facebook App on iPhone

We can access the mobile web version of Facebook account from any of our smartphone but if we want to change the password then we never had any alternative of this problem from the Facebook application, though it is always easier to do anything on Facebook application rather than doing it on the web interface on your smartphone. So, today in this post we will tell you that how you can change the password of your Facebook account through your iPhone.

Open the application and then tap the left side top corner to see the options. Now scroll down and choose the option named Account Settings.

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Now choose the option named as ‘General’.

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Now choose the option named password and as the conventional method you will have to change the password by entering the existing password and then entering the new password.

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So, by following these steps you can change the password of you Facebook application and once this is done you will have to enter the new password in all the applications which were integrated with Facebook like Facebook Messenger, Flipboard and others. Similarly while logging into your Facebook account through your desktop you will do the same.

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Record HD Videos With Facebook App on iPhone

Facebook has been upgraded with loads of feature on their iPhone application and some of even great features are restricted to the users from United States. One of the recent features which I have seen for the users from United States on the desktop version was the ‘Give Gift’ button and we will be talking about it in detail on HowTechWorks. But there is a new feature embedded in the iPhone application which will help you to record the HD videos on your iPhone application.

Unluckily this feature is not enabled by default and moreover you cannot enable this application in the settings section of this application, but here in this post we will help you to locate the exact option which can help you to do that.

If you remember then with the launch of iOS6.0 Facebook was also integrated with the iOS and thus you will have to go to the Settings of your iPhone and then scroll down to find the option for Facebook.Now, open that section and then tap the setting option on that screen.

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You can see the option named ‘Record HD video’ on that screen which will help you to record video directly from the Facebook application.

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You can see the screen and see the button which can be used to toggle between taking the still images and the videos.

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So this is the way you can capture the videos directly and then upload them on your Facebook account. Though most of the times we prefer to record the video and then save it and then view it again and again and then upload it after full editing is done but still this might help you if you want to pull the pranks on your friends.

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Download New Emoticons on Facebook App on iPhone

With Facebook application getting updated last night, we can see some new features which are yet not available in Android version also. A very few feature introduced this time is the usage of stickers which are nothing but the pig emoticons available for you to make you chat interesting, usually while chatting on Whatsapp or any other IMs we have a set of Emoji emoticons which are used by us but in case of Facebook application you will have different set of emoticons. Now let us talk about this in detail.

How To Use Stickers ?

Launch the Facebook application and then go to the chat section and then open any of the chat with your friends. Now you can see a new icon in the text field where you type your chats. Tap that smiley and you can see the stickers used by me recently in the chats.

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Now tap the basket icon, to know all the set of emoticons available for the chat.

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Tap on any of the option to get the details about it and if you like it, then download it. Meep is a set of emoticons which will be available as default on your application.

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All the sets downloaded by you will be available as a separate tab at the bottom of the chat section and they are also visible as the big sticker on the desktop version of chat.

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We also hope to see this feature introduced in Facebook Messenger also because as of now it is only available on iPhone Facebook application only. Please let us know if you face any problem while using this feature.

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Facebook Chat Heads Usage Guide [Android]

So Facebook Home has been launched and for all the phones which were not in the compatibility list also have the provision to use this application by Facebook but the phones who have Facebook applications pre-installed on their mobile phones will not be able to use it. The most attractive feature of Facebook Home was the chatheads which is now available in all the Android smartphones with the upgrade of Facebook Messenger. Here in this post we will tell you that how these Chatheads work on your Android smartphone.

Just update the Facebook Messenger from the Play store and then this feature will automatically get enabled. When anyone will ping you then you will see the notification as mentioned in the screenshot below.

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If more than 1 user have pinged on you on Facebook Messenger and you have not seen them, then you will see the chatheads piled up upon one another with the last ping at the top of the pile. Just tap the chathead and they will be . You will see the window to chat in the Facebook messenger right below the chathead. You reply to the chat right there or you can tap on the highlighted icon to open the Facebook messenger application.

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If you have read the chats and you want to delete those chatheads then just tap and drag them, you will see a ‘X’ symbol at the bottom center of the screen. Drag and place the chathead on that cross and then it will be deleted.

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So these are all the features included in chatheads, the most attractive part is the new UI experience offered to the users by these chatheads. Even if you do not have Facebook Home on your phone, you will have the its best feature of Chatheads on your Android phone.

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Install Facebook Home on Any Android Phone

So today we are here to talk about the installation of Facebook Home on the phones which are not available in the compatible list on Facebook Home application, well we have certain clue about it that developers will definitely find their way to avoid this check and use this APK on all the Android phones.

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Before proceeding further I must say that this tweak for the installation of Facebook Home will not application on the Xperia phones or any other phone which have Facebook as their pre-installed application because before starting with this tweak you will have to uninstall the Facebook application and if it is attached to your phone at the pre-installed application then you will not be able to uninstall it.

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First of all install all the Facebook applications which you have on your phone like Facebook Messenger, Facebook Application or the APK file of Facebook Home which you have tried to install. Once you uninstall all the applications, download these APK files for a patched version of Facebook Application, Facebook Messenger and Facebook Home. The links for all the three are mentioned here.

Facebook Main Applications PATCHED [here]

Facebook Messenger Applications PATCHED [here]

Facebook Home Applications PATCHED [here]

Install these 3 applications in the sequence and then launch the Facebook Main Application, and as soon as you open the Facebook Application you will see the new message for the integration of Facebook Home with your Android skin on your phone.

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That’s it, Facebook Home will work on your Android phone (pre-condition: Your mobile phone should have Facebook as the pre-installed application like in the case of Sony Xperia S). Even if you tried to do the same with the phones which have Facebook Applications as the pre-installed apps then you will see the message as described above.

[ Source – Modaco ]