Are you an MIUI user? If yes, Do you use Chat Heads for Facebook Messenger? You might have heard about chat heads, right?


Well, I am asking you this because one of the friends was not able to enable it on his MIUI Phone. He was having issues.

I helped him out but I came up with the thought that many other MIUI Users like you may also get into this trouble.

That’s why in this post, I’m going to show you guys “How to enable Chat Heads of Facebook Messenger App in MIUI Phones?

If you prefer video then you can also watch the video above. It’s the same thing.

And if you prefer reading, let me show you how you can enable Facebook Messenger Chat Heads on your phone.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Facebook Messenger Chat Heads looks like the screenshot below:

Messenger Chat Head Example

Chat Head displays on every screen of your phone as a pop-up window. It will appear like an overlay on top of your main screen. Here’s an example:

Facebook Chat Heads On Different Screen

This is the pop-up Window or the Facebook Chat Heads displaying while it’s not even open and I can also reply from here.

I was actually using WhatsApp when I took this screenshot.

You can verify that the WhatsApp is opened in the background if you look closely.

Are you one of them, who still didn’t know about it? or you’re not able to use it?

Don’t worry, I’m here to help you…

Chat Heads will let you use Messenger in a more convenient way. You will be able to use it while using any other apps on your phone.

You will be able to read and reply messages without opening the Messenger app, from any app window/screen of your phone.

Okay, now you know enough about what the Chat Head is.

So, without wasting any more time, Let me show you how to do this…

There are two ways to do this:

  1. With the MIUI Official “Security” app, and…
  2. Going to the “Settings”.

I am going to show you only one method below as it is enough to do what you need to do!

Method 1: Enable Facebook Messenger Chat Heads Using MIUI Security App

Step 1: First of Open “Security” App on your phone. (See the screenshots below, whenever you don’t understand what I am saying).

MIUI Security App

Step 2: After opening the Security app, Click on “Permissions

Permissions Setting On MIUI Security App

Step 3: Now once you have to click on “Permissions

2nd Level Permission Settings For Android

Step 4: Now scroll down and find Messenger app in the apps list and click on it.

Select Facebook Messenger App From The App List

Step 5: Now again scroll down to and find “Display pop-up window” and click on that to edit permissions of Messenger app.

Enable Display pop-up window option

Step 6: Now click on “Accept” to allow Messenger to show Pop-up windows.

Click on Accept to confirm

Now if you have successfully enabled Pop-up windows for Messenger then you will see a green “Check Sign” next to Display pop-up window option (As shown in the Screenshot below).

The Display pop-up window enabled

Now I am sure that you won’t have any problem to use Chat Heads on your phone, Make sure your Messenger app is enabled with Chat Heads, by default it should be enabled.

If not then go to your Messenger Profile page/window then scroll down and find Chat Heads and turn it ON by clicking on the button on the right side.

Watch it in action in this video:

That’s it. Now go multitask while using your messenger app to chat or whatever else you do there 😉 Enjoy!

Do let me know if you like it in the comment box below.


And please don’t forget to share it with your friends and MIUI mates.

They should also know about it and finally…

Thank You for reading this post!

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