Quick reply is a useful feature in iOS 8, however it can leave iPhone owners in the dark. Normally the quick reply screen shows the only last message received and a keyboard. The jailbreak tweak Couria enhances quick reply by displaying the entire conversation thread. Not only this, but once installed the tweak can be customized and used with Activator.
Columba is a messaging tweak that brings many enhancements to jailbroken iOS 8.x devices. In addition to quick compose and quick reply functions accessible from anywhere, Columba adds messaging templates and scheduling to the mix. Once installed, the tweak can be configured under Settings. The first choice is whether to enable a windowed interface or stick to the full native Messages style.
Color Convos puts a unique spin on recoloring the Messages app on jailbroken iOS devices. Color coding individual message threads with custom colors via an RGB slider takes place right inside the app. Once installed, Color Convos blends right into the stock Messages app. Tap and hold an outgoing message bubble and the option to Change Color can be accessed by tapping More in the pop-up menu.
The jailbreak tweak iPicar provides a unique way to hide specific conversations in the Messages app from prying eyes. Once installed iPicar can be configured with an alternate passcode, which will hide message threads when the iPhone is unlocked. Unlocking with the normal passcode reveals all message conversations within the Messages app.
Looking to temporarily hide conversation threads in the iOS Messages app? The jailbreak tweak HiddenConvos has you covered. Once installed, HiddenConvos adds new swipe functionality directly to Messages, with no options or settings to configure.
Simply swipe to the left on a message thread, and a blue Hide button appears right next to the standard Delete option. Tapping Hide will make the conversation thread disappear without deleting the thread entirely. Not only this, but when hidden, the conversation will automatically be put into Do Not Disturb mode. This means incoming alerts will be silenced, hiding all incoming messages.