Dated Messages App

The hidden timestamp feature that appears when you swipe from right to left while inside a Messages app thread just got customized. Dated is a new jailbreak tweak that allows its users to dynamically change the makeup of the timestamps that appear in the Messages app.

Using toggles found in the tweak’s preferences, Dated users can add or remove the year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds and AM/PM indicator. All of this can be done on the fly without the need of a respring. Have a look inside as we take Dated for a spin in our hands-on video walkthrough.

You’ll need to venture right into the stock Settings app to find Dated’s preferences. Once there, you can use any of the available toggles to enable or disable any of the aforementioned parts that make up a timestamp.

Dated Settings

As you change the toggle settings, Dated provides you with a preview that allows you to see what the timestamp will look like in the stock Messages app. There’s also a toggle at the top of the tweak’s preferences that allows you to disable Dated altogether.

I don’t know if I would consider this tweak to be worth its $0.99 asking price, but I suppose there are some out there who will find it to be useful enough. If you’d like to give Dated a try, then head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where you can download it today. As always, let us know your thoughts and opinions about Dated down below in the comments section.

  • Dan

    sounds useful, but not paid useful.

    • firerock

      Agree with that

  • jacobkwright

    Does anyone know of a way to always see the time stamps, instead of having to swipe to the left? This can make it hard to screen shot. I know that “SMS Timestamps” used to do this. I wish this feature was built into messages customiser.

  • dnice

    biteSMS compatible?

  • Guest

    yeah i wouldn’t pay for this.

  • Felipe Lopez

    Ok I need help finding a tweak or atleast I hope there’s a tweak. When you remove the clock with lock screen tool the area where the clock was is dim. Is there a way to disable that dimming function?