Do you find your Messages app to be too cluttered? Perhaps it’s the mix of group messages combined with normal one-on-one messages that make sit feel that way.

GroupMe is a new jailbreak tweak that can go a long ways towards decluttering the Messages app. It separates group messages from regular messages using tabs at the bottom of the Messages app interface. Watch our video walkthrough for a thorough explanation.

Once installed, you’ll find a new preference panel in the stock Settings app dedicated to GroupMe. Inside of the tweak’s preferences, you’ll see a kill switch for enabling or disabling the tweak on the fly.

After enabling GroupMe, open the stock Messages app, and you’ll see two tabs at the bottom of the interface—Messages, and Groups. You can still use the search box, which appears at the top of both the Messages and Groups tabs, and searches will show results from either tab.


Normal messages (left) vs group messages (right)

As someone who receives countless messages throughout the day, I find GroupMe to be pretty nice to have. Generally speaking, group messages tend to be less personal than normal messages, so it’s nice to have your cache of normal messages separated into their own little cubby hole.

That’s pretty much all there is to using GroupMe. It’s a simple tweak geared towards breaking singular messages apart from group messages.

What do you think about GroupMe? Sound off down below with your comments on the tweak.

  • Saria Hajjar

    Uhm… I don’t wanna be called skeptical, but I find it weird we’re still talking about jailbreak.
    I’m all about jail-breaking my device and all, but it has been like 3 months since Apple killed off jailbreak from new iOS.

    • Andy

      Understandably, many people updated their devices to 8.3 for Apple Watch. But this isn’t the first time there hasn’t been a jailbreak available for the latest iOS version. It’s not that bad, there was an even longer drought waiting for an iOS 6 jailbreak. I’m sure a jailbreak for 8.3 or 8.4 will be out within 1-2 months.

      • Saria Hajjar

        And I can’t wait… Jailbreak tweaks that take advantage of the Apple Watch are gonna open up creativity to a whole new dimension. Looks promising.

    • Stemro

      So what? There are many people who are still jailbroken!

      • Saria Hajjar

        Thanks for being so nice about my opinion. (That was sarcasm, if you couldn’t figure that out.)

        I was giving an opinion, just like any other human-being would.
        Read @disqus_KJIPZ3FZZn:disqus’s comment; you’ll learn a thing or two about replying to people.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Each day that goes by without a new jailbreak, I cry and die a little inside.

  • Fanboy 

    Definitely enjoying my Apple Watch and freshly restored iOS, but I sure do miss my jailbreak :/

    • Merman123

      Really? It hasn’t hit me yet. Only tweak I miss is VirtualHome.

      • Fanboy 

        Phantom for Snapchat is much missed, along with minor things like Copic (since Apple decided the iPhone 6 wasnt big enough for contact pictures……), NoSlowAnimations, TypeStatus, etc.

        Just small enhancements I use to have on my iPhone are what I miss.