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Facebook’s Chat Head feature is now available to use anywhere in iOS 7 thanks to a timely update to the well-received MessageBox tweak. If you can remember, MessageBox was the jailbreak release that allowed users to enjoy Chat Heads anywhere in iOS, not just in the default Facebook app.

Developer Adam Bell has updated MessageBox to play nice with iOS 7, freeing the Chat Heads feature from the confines of Facebook’s Paper app. Want to see how Chat Heads look in iOS 7? Step inside for our full video walkthrough.

Before installing MessageBox for iOS 7, be sure that you have Facebook’s Paper app installed on your device. Once MessageBox is installed, you’ll find a preference panel with a lone kill-switch for enabling or disabling the tweak. As with the majority of preferences, you can find MessageBox’s in the stock Settings app.

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Open Facebook’s Paper app, and tap the chat icon in the upper right-hand corner to invoke the Chat Heads. Exit the Facebook Paper app, and your Chat Heads will follow you even when on the Home screen or in another app. There’s a bit of a delay between exiting the app and the Chat Heads appearing on the Home screen, so just be patient.

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Chat Heads can be moved anywhere on the Home screen and while within other apps. Physics are used to help dock the Chat Heads to the edge of the screen wherever you decide to move them. If you want to close the Chat Heads, just tap and drag them down towards the bottom of the screen near the waiting ‘x’ button.

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If you’re a Facebook user, and you happen to be rocking a jailbroken iPhone, there really is no better way to stay in contact with your friends. It’s the ultimate jailbreak tweak for Facebook fans, because it allows you to take your friends with you wherever you decide to go on your iPhone.

Like the previous version of MessageBox, this version is 100% free and available for download right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think about MessageBox for iOS 7? Share your opinions down below in the comments.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    I don’t use Facebook!

    • Do you want a cookie?

      • Jonathan

        If not, I’ll take it.

      • highNiggaPie
  • evilmonkey07

    I downloaded Paper a few days ago so that I could use MessageBox. I bet this is a ploy to get us to download Paper! 😛 I actually don’t hate it. A lot of features are missing, so it’s not much of a replacement for the FB app yet. No photo comments, and can’t browse groups, that I know of. MessageBox works great, though. I recommend it. 😀

    • Marie Lin

      Comments are available for photos if you tap “Write a comment” in the lower right of a photo.

      Groups are available if you swipe down on your news feed and tap the hamburger icon on the upper right. You can also search for them.

      • evilmonkey07

        I mean, adding photos to your comments.

      • Marie Lin

        Ahh. True, you can’t even copy/paste them in 🙁 It’s not something I do very often, so I haven’t really noticed it.

        I can see how it could be annoying if you use it a lot, though.

    • ripcones

      Do you have to jail break to get both apps?

      • Angela rivera

        I want to know as well.

  • Chetan

    Well thank you Mr. Adam Bell for this fab tweak for FB lovers. People gonna love it.

  • therealjjohnson

    Now only if someone could tweak this for usage with iMessage *crosses fingers*

    • Abdul Karim Surya

      try MessahgeHeads

  • Kris Dessers

    Hmz, what about us Euro-folks, paper is not available here….

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Just get yourself a US iTunes account or better still stop using Facebook…

    • Elias Chao

      Same here for México.

    • Ashish Maheshwari

      just switch to the US app store temporarily to download the paper app and then change your store country back.. its very simple

  • Michael Bemelmans

    The Facebook Paper app isn’t available in Europe?

  • Grolubao

    Can I just enable this in the home screen and ignore it on the apps?

  • Vighnesh Manick

    I wish this worked with normal text messages and iMessage

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  • leart

    These times I am using less facebook and i am very happy about this, but yes I wasted a lot of my time on that disgusting social shitwork

  • Daryl Schembri

    I really like the idea of having chat heads on the ios but i found a problem that there is no notification to let you know that you have a new chat, not even when the iphone is locked.

  • Paul Meneshian

    this would be dope for the ipad

  • Caleb Tere

    Will it work with iPad?

  • y u no SUPPORT FACEBOOK APP! I just don’t get why.

  • Ain’t have Facebook… ☺️

  • Rudy Francis

    This tweak doesn’t appear to work if you have Facebook Messenger installed. Anyone have the same experience?

  • Bobby Nastapoka

    how can i find a paper app?

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  • Al Mamun Khan

    any idea for non jailbreak ios 7+

  • Anna Pelkey

    Except…how do I get Message Box?