How to enable Chat Heads and Stickers in the Facebook app

By , Apr 22, 2013

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Last week, Facebook released version 6.0 of its app for the iPhone and iPad. The update included two highly anticipated new features, Chat Heads and stickers, which the social network showed off at its ‘Home’ media event earlier this month.

Unfortunately, the two features are on a staggered rollout that Facebook said should be done “over the next few weeks,” so not everyone has them yet. But never fear. As usual, the jailbreak community has come up with an easy way around this…

There are two jailbreak tweaks available in Cydia that will actually enable Chat Heads and stickers for you: FB Chat Heads Enabler and Facebook Sticker Enabler. Both are free and easy to install. All you need is a jailbroken device and Facebook 6.0+.

I feel like the stickers feature is the least significant of the two, so we’ll talk about that one first. Facebook Sticker Enabler is a simple tweak that—you guessed it—enables stickers. It says it’s for iPad, but I was able to get it to work on my iPhone.

FB Chat Heads Enabler is similarly simple. Once installed it takes effect, so there’s no icons to worry about or options to configure. This one will enable the Chat Heads feature in your Facebook app (note that this is not the same as Adam Bell’s hack).

To see the fruit of your labor, just open up the Facebook app and send a message to someone. You should notice a Chat Head appear at the top of the app, as well as an option to embed stickers. Again, keep in mind that these only work in the Facebook app.

Obviously, if you already have access to these features, you can skip these two tweaks. But if, like me, the rollout hasn’t hit you yet, you can find both FB Chat Heads Enabler and Facebook Sticker Enabler in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.

Have you tried either tweak yet? What’d you think?

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  • Bjørn Holm

    Awesome. Have the chat heads on both iPhone 4S and iPad 3, but was missing the stickers.
    Facebook Sticker Enabler worked perfectly on both devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mehrabh Mehrab Haque

    The chat heads i had but no stocikers so i tried the facebook sticker enabler and it worked like magic on my ipad mini. Its not buggy. Its great!

  • hvlchk

    Ok, So.. after updating FB to 6.0.1, I was able to access both features w/o any problems. I then enabled a few tweaks via FLEX on FB 6.0.1, but then the app started acting a little buggy and “No Network” appeared. So, I disabled all FLEX patches & re-installed FB but both new features were now not available. I downloaded these 2 hacks via Cydia, and I regained them back. Buuuut, it seems that FB knows if you have a hack or are not allowed these features yet, because after about 5 minutes I got the same network error. I uninstalled, reinstalled, and viola, FB works perfect, but no CH or Stickers. Gah, any ideas….

  • Beppe

    With this tweak i have enabled chat heads.. But,i don’t know why, i have a tab bar at bottom and no sidebar on left :/

  • Muhammad

    Now to find friends to chat with…

  • http://www.facebook.com/saif.fersi.14 Saif Fersi

    Nice cant find the stickers tweak though

  • http://www.facebook.com/Makavelli.1 Joseph A. Ahmad

    These stickers are great, I’ll be honest.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Can any dev bring the chat heads to iMesseage ? That would be awesome…

  • http://twitter.com/producedbyclone Iamdavid

    Can we get a chat heads theme for BiteSMS?

  • Nona Logronio

    No facebook stickers, only chatheads…

  • Guest

    sticker is missing..:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/luckyshah Sohail ShAh

    stickers are mssing…

  • Kathi Marie Patterson

    Good for iPhone/ iPad users, now what about HTC Android.