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This tweak prevents photos taken in the Messages app from saving to the Camera Roll

It’s easy to send someone a freshly-captured photograph via the iPhone’s Messages app all thanks to a dedicated button located just to the left of the text input field. Upon capturing a photograph this way and sending it, iOS automatically saves a copy of that photograph to the Camera Roll so that the user can reference it later on.

Apple had good intentions here no doubt, but in many cases, we find ourselves navigating to the Photos app after capturing and sending a photograph in the Messages app to delete it from our Camera Roll afterward. I can personally relate to this particular dilemma, and that’s one reason why I’m excited to share the likes of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Don’tSaveMessagePhotos by iOS developer lint.

This tweak brings iOS 14’s conversation pinning to pwned iOS 13 devices

One of my favorite new features that will ship with the upcoming iOS 14 update is the ability to pin favorite conversations to the top of the Messages app for quicker reference. But if you’re jailbroken on iOS 13, then you might feel reluctant to upgrade for this new feature alone.

Fortunately, jailbreakers won’t be left in the dust when iOS 14 launches because a newly released jailbreak tweak called PinHeads (iOS 13) by iOS developer Ahmad brings iOS 14-style conversation pinning to the Messages app on pwned iOS 13 devices.

Safari in Messages lets you view webpages in the Messages app itself

I send and receive a lot of internet links via my iPhone’s Messages app, and one thing I can’t stand about the user experience in this respect is that tapping on a link jolts me out of the Messages app and into the Safari app. Why couldn’t Apple just build a simple webpage UI into the Messages app like several well-respected third-party app developers do in their own apps?

If you agree that the latter experience would make a lot more sense, then you’re likely to enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Safari in Messages by iOS developer Andrew Abosh. Just as the name implies, this tweak makes it so that internet links load natively inside the Messages app via a dedicated webpage UI without actually moving you to the Safari app.

This tweak brings colorful gradients and more to iOS’ Messages app

After jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, one of the more exciting things you can do is add custom colors to the Messages app, namely the sent and received chat bubbles that distinguish your words from your recipient’s. But as cool as that might be, who wants to be limited to only a single color choice for each person?

Enter Gradient Bubble Color, a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Naneramanu that outfits your Messages app’s chat bubbles with a juicy gradient of colors and provides a plethora of options for colorizing other aspects of the Messages app.

Iris unlocks powerful new features in Apple’s Messages app

Apple meticulously designed its Messages app to be one of the most straightforward standard text messaging platforms on any modern handset, and the company’s built-in iMessage service only augments your messaging capabilities, as long as your recipient is an iOS or macOS user too.

But despite the bevy of creature comforts that Apple implemented into Messages to make iMessage as great as it is today, there’s no question that a number of high-demand features are still missing, and iOS developer JacobCXDev has done a wonderful job of bringing those to the Messages app without Apple’s seal of approval in the form of a newly released jailbreak tweak called Iris.

MessageUnread lets users mark read messages as unread in iOS

Raise your hand if you’ve preemptively tapped on an unread conversation in your Messages app by accident before, only to find yourself too busy to read or respond to the message and later forget to look back at it because the notification indicator had disappeared as a result. *Raises hand slowly*

If you joined me in the hand raise of shame, then don’t fret because we’ve all been there before. Fortunately, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed MessageUnread by iOS developer Greg0109 can remedy this unfortunate experience by letting users mark read conversation threads in the Messages app as unread instead.

How to customize your Twitter notifications on iOS, Mac and the web

Twitter app and Notifications MacBook

Social media notifications can be both really helpful and really annoying at the same time. Of course, you want to be notified of things that interest you or you can take action on. But most times, this doesn’t include every single notification offered by the service.

Here, we’ll help you customize your Twitter notifications for only those things you want to see.

Groups helps jailbreakers organize conversations in the native Messages app

There are two types of people in this world: 1) those that proactively partake in conversation thread thinning in the Messages app to keep things clean and organized; and 2) those that let conversation threads build up over time in their Messages app, resulting in a seemingly endless list of conversations.

If your mannerisms align with the packrat-esque folk in the latter group, then we’ve got some great news for you. A newly released jailbreak tweak called Groups by iOS developer Ryan Trent can help you get organized by permitting you to sort conversation threads in the Messages app into… you guessed it… groups.

ChatLock jailbreak tweak protects your in-app conversations

People seem to value privacy more than ever these days, and with such a massive part of our lives taking place in digital conversations, isn’t it about time we do more to protect them?

Not all apps incorporate native conversation-centric privacy features, but with the help of a newly released jailbreak tweak called ChatLock by iOS developer Elias Sfeir, you can lock individual conversations in several of your favorite messaging apps with just a few taps to prevent friends and family from logging into your device and reading your personal chats.

This tweak makes the Messages app’s timestamp system more useful

It was just a few days ago that we showed you a jailbreak tweak called ExactTimePhone, which could make your call log history significantly more helpful by detailing the exact time that an incoming or outgoing call transpired if it was more than a few days old. The tweak received lots of positive feedback, but it left the begging question: shouldn’t a similar tweak be made for the Messages app?

If you’re on board with this train of thought, then you’ll probably come to appreciate a newly-released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed ExactTimeMessages by iOS developer gilshahar7, as it makes this same concept a reality in iOS’ native Messages app for both iMessage and SMS conversations.

MessageColors lets you add color gradients to the Messages app

If you have an iPhone, then chances are you spend a lot of time in the Messages app text messaging other people. With that in mind, wouldn’t it be great if you could colorize the Messages app to match your individual personality?

If you like what you’re hearing so far, then you’ll probably enjoy a new free jailbreak tweak called MessageColors by iOS developer RestiveConch. This tweak lets you apply custom color gradients to your Messages app, making it possible to achieve the result you see in the screenshot example above.