It was only a couple of months ago that we gave you the grand tour of a jailbreak tweak called iAutoReply by iOS developer MeBlackHat, which effectively allowed you to set up automatic replies for incoming texts to help you manage the bevy of messages you might receive when you’re unable to respond immediately.

It was only a matter of time before someone said, “but what about (insert third-party messaging service here),” and thus a new jailbreak tweak dubbed iWhatsApp was conceived.

The new iWhatsApp tweak, which also happens to be made by MeBlackHat, works just like the original tweak; however, the name implies, it’s intended for the WhatsApp Messenger app instead. With it, users can configure automatic replies for the WhatsApp Messenger app, which lets you dodge incoming messages when busy without leaving those sending you the messages without so much as a response in your absence.

Once installed, the tweak added a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the following options:

  • Enable or disable iWhatsApp on demand
  • Globally enable the tweak for all contacts in the WhatsApp Messenger app
    • Enable or disable global automatic replies
    • Configure the automatic reply everyone will get when messaging you
    • Configure a custom delay (in seconds) after which the reply will be sent
    • Enable or disable word matching
    • Choose a word that the tweak will look for before sending an automatic reply
    • Configure the automatic reply everyone using the aforementioned word will receive
    • Configure a custom delay (in seconds) after which the word-matched reply will be sent
  • Individually customize the tweak for each contact you have in the WhatsApp Messenger app
    • Configure the aforementioned settings on a per-contact basis
  • Blacklist certain contacts from being included in iWhatsApp’s automatic replies
  • Configure Activator actions for toggling automatic replies on or off on demand

The iWhatsApp tweak can be toggled on or off on demand with a built-in Control Center toggle or with Activator, whichever you prefer. We particularly like that it lets you choose between a global or per-contact response, as this can separate more informal responses to friends from more formal responses to relatives or colleagues. It’s a great way to ensure that your contacts don’t feel ignored when you’re unable to respond.

Those interested in trying the new iWhatsApp tweak can purchase it for $2.39 from the Twickd repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 12 and 13 devices, but also requires that the user has the WhatsApp Messenger app installed to work properly.

Do you plan to use iWhatsApp to set up automatic replies for your WhatsApp Messenger contacts? Share why or why not in the comments section below.