How to: Fix Facebook Messenger chat heads not showing on MIUI 6

Xiaomi’s MIUI is a very different take on the Android system. While this does more good than bad in most cases, it can break a thing or two if you aren’t experienced tinkering around with various ROMs.

Facebook is the world’s most popular social network, and has been aggressively promoting its Messenger app, sometimes to the extent of forcing users to download it. The one very useful feature that the Messenger app introduced was chat heads, which allows you to seamlessly switch between chatting on the app and doing what you were doing. However, the MIUI 6 system doesn’t allow this feature by default, and here’s how you can turn it on.

How to fix Facebook Messenger chat heads not showing on MIUI 6

  • Go to settings, and hit ‘Installed apps’
  • Next, find Messenger and tap on it
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find ‘Manage permissions’
  • Tap on ‘Popup notifications’ to make sure there’s a green check box next to it
  • You’re done!

Additionally, you can also play with ‘Custom notification’ to pick and choose just how you like your notifications delivered. Check out the screenshot below:


The best part is, it applied to any application that you wish you customize.

Let us know how it goes for you. This might also work with MIUI V5 devices, so if you have one do give it a shot! Also, if you own either the Xiaomi Mi 3 or the Mi 4, you can head over to this post to find out more about MIUI 6.

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