A good chunk of Twitter users use Tweetbot instead of the stock Twitter app because it has a unique appearance and a bevy of useful features. Nevertheless, some would say it could be better.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SaveBot by iOS developer iTheGentle expands upon Tweetbot’s functionality by empowering users with the ability to save videos directly from their timelines.

After installation, the user can simply tap and hold on a video from their timeline or from someone’s profile to save it directly to the Photo Library.

It’s a particularly handy feature to have available when you come across a video trailer or any other kind of media shared by someone you follow that you want to save and watch again later on.

SaveBot doesn’t have any options to configure, so after you install the tweak, you can kill the Tweetbot app from the App Switcher and re-launch it again begin take advantage of the tweak.

TweetBot is required to use SaveBot, so if you’re not already using it, you can download Tweetbot from the App Store for $9.99. If you’re using the free Twitter app instead of Tweetbot, then this tweak unfortunately won’t work for you.

SaveBot can be downloaded for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and works on all jailbroken iOS 9.3-10 devices.

Do you think the ability to save videos from your Tweetbot timeline will be useful? Share in the comments below!

  • Agneev

    I don’t know what people find in TweetBot that justifies its price tag!

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Same reason what people find in an app like Fantastical to justify its price tag. Personal preference. Not only is the experience in Tweetbot vastly superior to the official twitter app or any other twitter client, in my opinion, but there are also there are some very cool features in Tweetbot. For instance, the two-finger swipe up/down gesture to switch between light and dark themes is really clever (yes I know the official app now has a dark theme option but the adopted it from Tweetbot). Some custom features that you can’t get from the official app. Also, the fact that ads and sponsored tweets are not displayed in one’s timeline is justification enough for the price tag. Again, all comes down to personal preference. But if you ask anyone who has purchased Tweetbot they’ll almost automatically say that’s the best Twitter client yet.

      • mickey

        The price tag is a little rough considering pricing on previous versions but I still haven’t found an app that is as good (functionally) as Tweetbot on any platform. It’s unfortunate twitter doesn’t allow full access to all features to 3rd party apps.

      • disqus_raAycvFxUp

        Nothing comes close to Tweetbot! Literally would not be able to use Twitter without it.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Agreed.