The HTC First may have been released on AT&T today, which will be the first Android device to launch with Facebook Home right out of the box, but you can enjoy one of the cooler features from the app right now if you’re an Android owner thanks to an update Facebook pushed out to its standalone Facebook Messenger app.

The Facebook Messenger app on Android has just received an update that will include the new Chat Heads feature, which will overlay Facebook messages on top of your Android OS. That means no matter what you’re doing, Messenger messages will pop up when you receive a Facebook message with a Chat Head icon of the person who is currently messaging you.

If you would prefer not to be bothered with your great-aunt asking when you’re going to get married, you can swipe down from the Chat Heads message in order to dismiss the conversation. Just make sure you tell your great-aunt your phone was on the fritz, which is why you didn’t receive her prior message.

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