Hey guys, good news – remember the little trick to get access to Facebook Messenger's sticker feature? (If you've already forgotten about it, you may need to see a doctor. We just told you about it yesterday.) Well, that whole "hit the tiny invisible area beside the plus sign" is a thing of the past. Facebook Messenger was just updated with official support for those funky fatheads that apparently everyone loves.

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To use the feature you need only update the app, open a chat dialog (must be FC chat – not SMS) and hit the smiley on the right side of the input box. Stickers!


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Tom Banyard

    The little smiley icon doesn't appear for me. Am I missing a setting or something?
    The hidden button was actually easier to find than this one!

    • Samuel Maskell

      Doesn't show up for me either. Don't know what's going on. It's definitely in the update notes.

    • http://danielmilner.com Daniel

      Same here. Just updated and I don't have the smiley icon either.

    • http://profiles.google.com/stevoo82 Stelios Philippou

      Yeap me neither. it is the same as chat heads ! I guess we are not allowed to have it yet ... soon i hope !

  • RenatoFontesTapia

    Doesn't work for me... Could you guys upload your apk?

  • http://twitter.com/BoB1673 BoB1673

    not working here

  • Jonathan

    The small smiley icon doesn't appear for me either.

  • Sandcrab3

    Me either. NO GO

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrei.dorobantu Andrei Dorobantu

    no stickers for me either...

  • Guest

    nada for me

  • http://twitter.com/nphandre Nicolas Andre

    could it be a US only thing? I don't have the stickers either after the update

  • Guest

    Dudes, you have to press and hold the chat and select "Pop out chat head" :)

    • http://twitter.com/BoB1673 BoB1673

      still not there

    • Squiddles

      Kind of contradicts the images presented in the article.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      nope that doesnt work

  • Jays2Kings

    I always wondered but I haven't seen it in a while, what app is the data monitor overlay in the top right corner?

  • Claudio

    Dudes, you have to press and hold the chat and select "Pop out chat head"

    • http://twitter.com/BoB1673 BoB1673

      still no stickers

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        same here

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That used to be the case, but it's no longer required.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timdej Tim de Jardine

    Outside USA here, I got the update, updated and no stickers ...

    • Alan

      Typical, must be US only .... oh, wait!!!

  • Maff Mace

    Must be a US only thing

    • http://twitter.com/BoB1673 BoB1673

      nope US here and no stickies

      • Jonathan

        Same here

  • Dave Molina

    me either and I am in US

  • Wdark0

    I Have this HUGE issue with the app since the last 3 updates, I CANT LOG IN. I mean, when I try the add throws me an error telling me that "something went wrong, try it again". I've done everything...

    • http://www.facebook.com/jay.critica Jay Critica

      I am not the only one then

  • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

    Too bad I have deleted my facebook account permanently, this stickers look good for messagging..

    • andy_o

      By the way since no one asked you, how's that "not having a TV" thing going? You must be so cool and intellectual and stuff.

      • Budz

        and you must be mr. hater-who-care-enough-to-hate-anyone-tobe-different

      • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

        Nah, I watch tv everyday and do casual things. The reason I deleted my facebook was much more diffrent than that,

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      you can never delete it permanently =)

  • Izham

    For who doesn't get the little smiley icon, you may have to re install the app. Mine had problem at first, but after reinstalling. it turns out fine

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse


    • http://profiles.google.com/stevoo82 Stelios Philippou

      This does not work. As the APK from others that was requested. It currently locked from inside the Facebook headquarters ... slowly released

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ricardo.Jorge.Steve Ricardo Steve

    Ridiculous. I even tried to re-install the app but still no stickers for me. Is this a U.S. only thing? If it is then f*ck it, why update an app globally and say it includes something when clearly it DOES NOT...

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001144455023 Michael J Carroll

      Even people in the US cannot see it...

      • http://twitter.com/BoB1673 BoB1673

        uninstalled and reinstalled rebooted etc etc and nothing .. and im in the Us

    • Aymen Fadhel

      Works for me in France (Note 2)

  • Jr

    Working fine here. Galaxy S3

    • http://twitter.com/Jespinoa Ӕбє Әѕҏїпф

      I have a Galaxy S3 and it's not working for me. I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it and nothing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        do you have to have Facebook home as well on the phone?

        • Jr

          I don't have facebook home. I just updated messenger app and got that smiley button with stickers.

  • ForeverUhBro

    Cleared data, force stopped, in the US. Still no stickers...just dumb tiny faces like usual. Por queeeee

    • ForeverUhBro

      Using a SGS2

  • deltatux

    Oh that's going to be painfully annoying going forward...

  • Jinghuang Lim

    updated it normally and its working as expected for me. user from singapore. :)

  • Régis Knechtel

    I updated it and now even the invisible button isn't working :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

    do you also need to have facebook home to make this work?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I don't have Facebook Home, and it works.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        ahhh facebook...irritating 900 million people one person at a time lol

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Weird, I saw them right away in my Messenger (the screenshots in the post are from my Note II), but Cameron didn't. And looks like some of you don't either.

    Damnit, Facebook, get your shit together.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      i wonder if its a roll out thing like they do to all their major changes?

      • andy_o

        F'ing rollouts. I'm not getting them either, but I'm also not getting voice calling, and the ability to use it without a FB account.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        and im on a note 2 as well

    • Derek Traini

      You have to un-click SMS/MMS support.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I have SMS/MMS enabled, and I can use stickers.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

        I already turned off SMS/MMS support and nothing changed.

    • spacekobra

      A friend of mine has it on their gingerbread phone. But not me on my nexus. Strange.

  • http://twitter.com/eyecandies M Bayaa

    No stickers after the update for me either, I'm in the US. I had to do the old trick of clicking in the corner for them to appear again, and only from the chathead.

  • Derek Traini

    Guys it only works if SMS/MMS are not checked. Looks like it won't work if you are texting, only if it is Facebook messages.

    • Régis Knechtel

      SMS/MMS is disabled here and still not working

      • Derek Traini

        Hmmm.. very odd.

    • http://twitter.com/eyecandies M Bayaa

      Sms/mms wasn't checked when I tried. I then enabled it just for the heck of it and still no stickers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      that has nothing to do with it

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      that has nothing to do with it as many here will tell you or if you check the reviews on google play.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503955513 Matt Zwirn

    I'm not seeing the smiley faces either even Uninstalled and reinstalled. Still nothing

  • poop1982

    I hope I can explain this well enough for everyone

    1.You have to use the pop out head
    2.Open the chat
    3.Press and hold right next to the "+" this is next "write a message"
    do not press the "+", press and hold the open space to the left of the "+"

    *the keyboard must be out and once you release your finger it comes out

    Hope this helps

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      no that doesnt help for many of us it doesnt work
      there is no trick.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

        the update removed the trick , it is supposed to look like just like what you see in the pics above

        • Alan

          The trick still works, at least it does for me. My guess is that they screwed up and just uploaded the old version with a version number bump.

    • Dane Walton, Jr.

      nope, nothing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      with the update there is no need to do any of what you are explaining the whole "space to the left" is no longer neccessary

  • http://www.facebook.com/kalpik Kalpik Nigam

    They *actually* made the button invisible with the update! Good job Facebook!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ psychomaniac189

    yeah, i cant get it to work either and i have sms/mms turned off.

  • jones

    i still dont have voice calling that was supposed to roll out a couple days ago. WHAT GIVES!

  • http://www.facebook.com/PreKle Diego Pretelin

    Working here... and I'm from México

    • http://www.facebook.com/leonardob0880 Leonardo Baez

      from mexico too.... no working with S3

  • WhyWai

    I re-installed and it shows up.

  • mohakrastogi

    updating doesn't show up the icon for me. so i uninstalled facebook app as well as messenger app, reinstalled both of them and w00t! now i have stickers.

  • milton

    logout and login, it'll work as a charm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001144455023 Michael J Carroll

      Already tried, didn't work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ricardo.Jorge.Steve Ricardo Steve

    I know it's nothing out of this world, but I kinda want those stickers so I can annoy the crap out of my friends. Still, log out, log in, re-install, clear cache, data, blabla, no stickers!

    Put yourself together, facebook!

  • http://www.facebook.com/imman.navarro Imman Navarro

    I didn't have it after updating. Then I logged out, and then logged in. That's when the smiley that pops out the sticker options appeared.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timdej Tim de Jardine

    I have literally tried everything, Logout /Login. Uninstall / Reinstall. I managed to get it working by using that old trick of touching the space beside the "+" button. Am running version 2.4.3 that shows up as the latest build in Google Play. When I get the stickers, the pointer moves to an invisible button where the 'Smiley Face' should be. FAIL. Looks like Facebook released an update with an invisible button. Nexus 4 BTW outside USA.

  • Alan

    Strangely enough Stickers are now showing for me!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pianomanpdx Steven L Solomon

    It works, and then it doesn't.
    NO reason at all for it's interminet failings!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.trusty.98 John Trusty

    What does the little blue arrow do that's between the sticker button and the send button?

    • Vivek

      tats 4 Iocation

  • Paul

    What bothers me more in this update, is that they didn't put those darn things under the + button. Now the place in which you're writing got just even more narrow. Stupid.

  • Henny

    I have updated the latest version of Facebook- there is NO smiley face or invisible anything to access the Stickers. I am going crazy over this! Help! I have a Samsung Android, so it should work, right!?

  • Kitty Martinez

    can you get rid of some of the sticker options o: ?

  • Susy Meza

    What app am I supposed to upgrade?

  • sadique