TypeStatus 2 featured

TypeStatus 2 has entered into a live beta, and is now available to download for anyone who wishes to test it.

TypeStatus is the tweak that allows you to see a when someone is in the midst of typing a response to you on iMessage, or when someone has read one of your iMessages. The tweak places a handy overlay or icon in the status bar to indicate when either action has taken place.

After a period of private beta testing, Hashbang Productions has opened up the tweak to the public. Want to take it for a spin? Check out the repo details and additional information inside this post.

TypeStatus 2

To get the TypeStatus 2 beta, add the following repo to Cydia:


Once you add the repo, you’ll find the TypeStatus 2 (iOS 7 & iOS 8) package.

Now it’s just a matter of venturing into the stock Settings app and finding the TypeStatus preference panel.

TypeStatus 2

Inside of TypeStatus preferences, you’ll find two sections for notifications–one for typing and one for reading. Inside of each section, you can configure the type of status bar alerts that you receive. There’s even a button to test how each notification will look once configured.

The root of TypeStatus’ preferences contain a few options for changing the look and feel of TypeStatus’ alerts. There, you’ll find options for notification display duration and animations.

Although there is a warning on the package details page about the lack of iOS 8.4 certification, I found that TypeStatus 2 worked pretty good on my jailbroken iPhone 5s running iOS 8.4.

Are you a fan of TypeStatus? Do you plan on checking out the beta?

  • Lordrootman

    So Jeff what’s the difference between them typestatus works fine on my 6plus iOS 8.4
    Why typestatus 2?

    • Merman123

      I believe this is just the official rewrite for iOS 8.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I thought you weren’t supposed to fix it if it wasn’t broken.

      • Will Mero

        This only is true for situations where innovation isn’t present. The developer is looking to expand by re-writing the framework to be more compatible with iOS 8 and future versions of iOS (using the updated libraries)

      • But it was. There were many bugs fixed by this release. It also makes it a lot easier for me to maintain.

      • Antzboogie

        Maybe one thing is for sure TypeStatus (The First One) has been one of my favorite tweaks! This one I’m sure will be just as good!

  • Rotor

    What happened to TypeStatus Plus that had Whatsapp compatibility….?

    • It’s been delayed by quite a lot, but it’s being worked on now.

      • Syed

        Eagerly waiting for this 🙂 🙂

  • Mark Hardin

    It would be nice if it supported Facebook messenger also.

  • mariocampie17

    What’s the difference between TypeStatus Version 1.3.1 and TypeStatus 2 Beta?

    • On the outside, TypeStatus 2 is exactly the same as 1.3.1. On the inside, the code has changed significantly, many bugs are fixed, and it’s much easier for me to maintain now.

  • bln

    is this depend of battery ?

    • Johannes Mertens

      no. you get the notifications anyways, your phone just doesnt display them outside of the messages app by default.

  • Tylor Jackson

    I’ve question about this typestatus 2? Does this is works everything apps like facebook, kik, fb messenger etc?

  • AbareSaru

    Has it been taken off the repo? Doesn’t seem to be coming up. Just a write a letter. Hack tool and vlc.

    • Make sure you’re installing “TypeStatus 2”, not just “TypeStatus”. If it definitely is TypeStatus 2, please consider adding the official repo and installing from there as I can’t guarantee the package hasn’t been tampered with on other repos.

  • M2

    I’m confused. Will this allow you to see if someone read the iMessage even though read receipt is turned off on the persons phone?

    • Jayy

      I would also like this know this!

    • No, that’s not possible, and even if it was it’d be a violation of privacy.

      • M2

        Okay. I guess I don’t understand the point of the tweak…as least the way the art file is written.

      • Dennis Ho

        It just puts the read receipt in the status bar as far as i can tell.

      • BasedOnAir

        A dev who reads and replies with users!

        How wonderfully refreshing!

        You have my adoration sir!

  • Syed

    Anybody can tell me the app which lets us put the arrows on the screenshots like the one Jeff did on this post?