MessageSwiper is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to quickly switch between ongoing conversations in the Messages app using swipe gestures. You can cycle through conversations via left and right swipes to instantly go forward or backwards through your various message threads.

This is an extremely simple tweak that focuses on one particular area and does a commendable job of doing so. I do wish there was a swipe animation implemented when switching between message threads, but according to the developer, that’s due in an upcoming update.

Currently, there are no options or settings to configure, but the developer says that support for biteSMS is coming soon as well. MessageSwiper can be downloaded for free via Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below.

  • Ecko Vas

    I’d be scared of using this tweak, I might accidentally switch conversations & send an unattetional text to the wrong person lol.

  • yup this is too high risk for me and most other humans

  • Om Soni

    Is there a tweak that let’s you go ‘back’ from somewhere? Lets say you’re in Settings>General>Usage. Now if I want to got back to General, I’d just swipe left, and it’d take me to General. Is there a tweak like this?

    • Yes, look for SwipeBack in Cydia.

    • Ssemiet

      SwipeBack in Ryan Petrich’s repo

      • Om Soni

        Thanks a ton! 😀

  • f1ght3r

    Does it work with bitesms?

  • Mr_Russ1an

    Really like that you used a gif. It was much faster to show what was going on with it than a full blown video.

    • Matthew

      I wonder how he made the GIF.

  • The animation could be better.

  • wish there was some way to identify which convo is left of your and which is right… I dont really have any suggestions of how to display this.. but yeh.. i think its needed to make this awesome.

  • wonderboydave

    need bitesms support soon.

    • MattCMultimedia

      biteSMS support now live; thanks for downloading!

  • MattCMultimedia

    Developer of MessageSwiper here! Support for biteSMS, WhatsApp, and most other messaging apps is now live! Also included is the ability to long-swipe to the right to go back to the conversation list.

    Thanks for trying it, everyone!

    • Yee Cheong Lam

      I can’t get Whatsapp to work on Messageswiper but bitesms works like charm. Can you let me know how I can get it work with Whatsapp?

      • MattCMultimedia

        Yea, turns out it doesn’t actually work with WhatsApp, sorry about that :/. I thought it would work naturally, but it looks like I’ll have to do a bit more debugging. Hopefully I’ll fix it for the next release.

        Thanks for trying it!

    • Did you include Line too?

      • MattCMultimedia

        If Line uses apple’s built in ChatKit framework, it should “just work.” If you’d like, you can test it and tell me if it works?

  • FabianPVD

    Original! I like it.

  • mythofechelon

    Goddamit. This was on my “Jailbreak tweaks to make” list. Well, cross that one off then.

  • I hate GIFs

  • hamzeh

    Another useless iMessage tweak?
    Why can’t someone enhance iMessage at this point?
    Group messaging in iMessage sucks. We still can’t add or remove a member? We still can’t custom notification groups? I have a group with about 8 people. And everyone is pissed off about this.. I still want to be notified when someone else sends me an iMessage… really frustrating.. and I hate whatsapp

  • matt

    trillian has this already. a little behind in times.

  • f1ght3r

    @jeff Benjamin. –hey Jeff I know this is off topic but do you know what’s going on with safari upload enabler? It was supposed to be updated last month according to pinskeks’ twitter. I’ve had no luck getting ahold of him. Maybe this could be a new story for iDB??