Facebook's new Android phone experience features a new, bubble-heavy instant messaging system and provides a completely new interface.

This article titled “Facebook Home launches on Android with Chat Heads messaging feature” was written by Tom McCarthy, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 4th April 2013 17.59 UTC

Facebook launched its new Android “experience”, Facebook Home, with a distinctive messaging feature called Chat Heads at its heart.

When a user’s Facebook friends start a new chat, their picture pops up on Android phone home page in a small bubble – a “chat head”.

“We think that Chat Heads are this great, personal way to do messaging,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the presentation in San Francisco, California.

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