A few months back, we showed you a popular jailbreak tweak called MessageHeads by developer Ian Burns that introduces Facebook’s chat heads in the Messages app. Up until now, the tweak was compatible with iOS 7 only, but the developer just released a new update for MessageHeads (v2.0.0-1) today that adds support for iOS 8 devices.
As can be seen from the screenshots above, the tweak allows you to access all your active conversations from the stock Messages app via the chat heads. These can be accessed from anywhere within iOS allowing you to quickly view conversations and respond to text messages while being in another app.
Tapping on one of the chat heads opens up a small interface where you can type in your message, mute the conversation as well as send a picture just like how you can do in the Messages app. You can also drag them to any edge of the screen as well as minimize all of them with just the press of a button.
Apart from this, MessageHeads comes with a bunch of configurations available via the stock Settings app that allow you to adjust the text size, customize the look of the chat heads, change the color of the message bubbles for iMessage and SMS and much more.
Here’s a video walkthrough of the jailbreak tweak in action via our YouTube channel:
If you use the Messages app frequently on your iOS device to stay in contact with your friends, you should definitely check out MessageHeads. You can purchase it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99 and is definitely worth the price tag. If you’re an existing user of the tweak, you can update it to the latest version for free.
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