See who you’re talking to with Messages Conversation Photos

By , May 15, 2013

messages conversation photos

If you’re looking for a jailbreak tweak that embeds your contact photos into your native Messages app, there’s several options to choose from. Just off the top of my head, I can think of Copic, ChatPic, and xMessages.

Today, we’re adding another one to the pile with Messages Conversation Photos. And like the others, it takes the images from your contact list and applies them to your messaging threads in the default Messages app…

If you’re wondering what sets this tweak apart from the others, it’s definitely not features. There’s no Home screen icon here, or even options to configure in the Settings app. Once you install the package, it goes to work.

And for Messages Conversation Photos, that work involves embedding contact images into your text and iMessage threads. It pulls the photos directly from your Contacts list and inserts them via a Path-like chat bubble.

A few things: I like the way the tweak embeds photos—circles are better looking than squares for some reason, and I like how lightweight it feels. That comes at a price, though, as it’s way under-featured compared to the others.

But that may not bother some folks. And otherwise it’s a pretty solid tweak. So if you’ve been looking for something like this, it’s worth checking out. You can find Messages Conversation Photos in the BigBoss repo, for free.

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  • Archit

    Liked the round cropping! :-)

  • ourcore

    I saw this earlier, but forgot to give it a try. Will do now. What I’d really like is a tweak that simply adds contact photos in the conversations screen, just like Cyntact does to the address book. Or at least in-line photos styled like in OS X

    Edit: I checked out your suggestions – looks like Copic might be what I’m after

  • lks.

    Which theme have you installed? looks really nice!

  • Dien Agustin

    What theme are you using though? :)

  • Imran Mitha

    what theme is he using? looks awesome

    • Samuel Potter


  • Peter Ellis

    whats the messages theme?!

  • Demetris Georgiou

    I just installed it and nothing changed. I respringed too.. I must be doing somthing wrong..?

    • Austin Vuong

      I have been having that problem too.

    • Peter Ellis

      sames here…

    • Robo Term

      same here
      iphone 4S

    • Demetris Georgiou

      iPhone 4S here too 6.1.2

      • Charles Joseph

        Same here, installed respring and nothing

    • marcus1324

      I installed this tweak last week and it never worked so I uninstalled it.

    • Samuel Potter

      Same. iPhone 4.

  • Ayush Singh

    What is the theme you’re using?

  • Justine Tobi Dayao

    I bought copic a few months ago, but it is not on my install-able purchases. chatpic has a lot of bugs, and never got updated. xmessages is good. and i’ll try this one.

  • Daniele

    what theme are you using??

  • andyr354

    Have been doing this with FLEX tweaks for a while now.

    • Aleksander Azizi

      Messages Contact Photos PLUS is also by me.

      • andyr354

        Thank you sir, that is the one I have been using. Like it a lot.

  • Austin Vuong

    what’s your theme???!!!

  • Daniele

    similar theme:

    • Diego Milano

      Not in a million! Try ayecon’s.


    Nothing changed even after restart …. iPhone 4

  • Spook69

    Top Stuff, Works really well, even with Bite SMS.

    • Robo Term

      iphone model?

    • Diego Milano

      Thanks, you’ve just answered my question.

  • Andre Grey

    What theme are you using Cody

  • Andre Grey

    That’s not a bite SMS theme

    • Diego Milano

      Maybe that isn’t biteSMS?

  • Diego Milano

    Compatible with biteSMS?

    • Aleksander Azizi


      • Diego Milano

        Thanks; I had delete my question a minute after reading through the other comments. Disqus is not my friend. ;P

  • Falk M.

    Shut up and take my… Free? AW YEAH!

  • Joyce Tan

    I can’t get the tweak to work too…

    The theme looks like the one I’m using, iMIUI SMS, only with a different navigation bar.

  • Nathan Jung

    Anyone located this theme yet?

  • Ayush Singh

    Thanks man.
    You’re theme looks fantastic.

    • Raul Cantillo

      what theme is the navigation bar?

      • Ayush Singh

        Download the theme and activate iMIUI UI via winter board!

      • Raul Cantillo


  • Damian Lillard

    Query, does this work with BiteSMS?

  • Raul Cantillo

    what theme is the navigation bar??

  • Dave Elg

    It doesn’t seem to be working at all for the majority of us.

  • SweKiwi

    How does it affect battery time? Anyone paid any attention to that?


      You’re kidding, right?

  • jyau

    I like it but it doesn’t seem to work with pictures in unified profiles/coming from Facebook.

  • Jamie

    Mine isn’t working for some reason.

  • Samuel Potter

    It doesn’t work!

  • genXhippie

    It works on my iP5 with biteSMS too.

  • heyya

    Was not working. Removed Copic. Now working. Awesome!

  • Tye

    Has anyone gotten this to work? I have an iPhone 4.