Is there a way to disable bubbles and re-enable chat heads for Facebook Messenger in 11?

Jogee

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I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking chat bubbles kind of... Suck. They're buggy, they disappear at random, they don't work properly, etc.

So I'm hoping, through rooting or something like that, there's a way to disable bubbles entirely to make Facebook Messenger think the device doesn't support them. I know for a fact that on a Note 20 Ultra running 11, you can completely disable bubbles and Messenger goes back to using chatheads - but disabling them on my Pixel 3a (Android 11) just prevents any sort of popup notification.

Is there a command, rom, Magisk, or something to do this? And I'd rather not install an old version of Messenger again since Facebook disabled the ability to share pictures and videos for old versions.
 

blackhawk

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FB is malware... and that's being too kind.
I tossed FB well over a decade ago.
It's far worse today... the bubbles are the least of its issues.

You may be able to turn off the bubbles in notification setting or globally...
 

Jogee

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Nov 5, 2016
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FB is malware... and that's being too kind.
I tossed FB well over a decade ago.
It's far worse today... the bubbles are the least of its issues.

You may be able to turn off the bubbles in notification setting or globally...
Nope, sadly all that does is disable bubbles AND chatheads