Facebook 6.0 for iOS Brings Chat Heads, Stickers, Improved News Feed [PICS]

Facebook has updated its iOS app to 6.0 and with it comes a cleaner look for the News Feeds, a tweaked icon, plus new ways to chat anywhere in the app with ‘chat heads’. Also new is the ability to send stickers within chats. Full change log below:

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 (available to everyone soon)
• Send stickers to liven up your messages (available to everyone soon)
• Explore new feeds like Music, Photos and Games

New for iPad
• Keep chatting from anywhere in the app with chat heads (available to everyone soon)
• Browse brighter, more beautiful stories

Do note the chat heads and stickers features are being rolled out. We were able to see chat heads but the option to send stickers weren’t available on our end.

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With chat heads, you can drag a circular thumbnail of your friend (or friends) anywhere on the app’s screen, akin to your thumbnail window when you’re doing a FaceTime chat. You can quickly move between your Messages inbox and your friends by tapping the circular thumbnails.

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To end a chat or remove it, just drag the thumbnail down to the bottom of your screen to close it.

Overall, this 6.0 update seems to bring a more refined feel to the iOS app. Let me know what you think of this update!

Click here to download Facebook from the App Store–it’s free.

Update: Facebook’s user interface designer earlier sent out the following tweet–any relation you think to today’s update? https://twitter.com/mike_matas/status/324186555390513154