Recently Facebook released version 6.0 of its mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new app brought over many features, including Chat Heads, which Facebook had shown off at the Home launch event. By default Chat Heads on iOS are limited to the Facebook app, they can’t pop up anywhere in iOS because of the way Apple’s mobile platform sandboxes apps, this is not the case with Android. However jailbreak tweak developers are known to circumvent many restrictions imposed by Apple, so now there’s a tweak which lets Chat Heads to pop up anywhere in iOS, allowing using to continue chatting with their friends without opening the Facebook app.
The tweak has been developed by one Adam Bell, who is going to release it for free in Cydia by the end of this week. Despite the fact that Facebook app will be running in the background for Chat Heads to work, Adam says his tweak doesn’t drain battery life. He says it took him a couple of hours to make this tweak, the hardest part was to make Chat Heads render on top of everything else.