Chat heads can be a useful feature for users especially when they have to navigate through various apps. However, others find it frustrating when chat heads constantly interfere with other activities on their phones.
For the benefits of all those who don’t know what a chat head is, it is a round-shaped minimized image of a user that appears on the screen when the other user leaves the app.
A chat head with a user’s picture will pop up when they get a new message. It also allows users to view and reply to messages without leaving the screen they are on by tapping the chat head.
Although users can temporally remove the image by holding the image with the tip of a finger and dragging it down to either the side or bottom of the screen. Those who wish to permanently remove or stop the icon from appearing on their phone will have to follow these three simple steps below.
1 – Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone.
2 – Tap the profile photo at the top of the screen.
3 – Scroll down the list of options and toggle the “Chat Heads” setting to off (it will turn grey)