by Dom Esposito
March 8, 2013
Sending read receipts is a great way to let someone know that you’ve read their iMessage. The downside to read receipts is that you can only enable or disable them. In my opinion, it’s a no-braner to include the ability to set up contact-specific read receipts. You may not want one of your friends to see that you’ve read their iMessage, but it may be important to send read receipts to a spouse or family member. SelectiveReading is a new Cydia tweak that adds the ability to enable or disable read receipts for each of your contacts. Check out our video overview below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tFYU8fjxnA
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.Once you’ve installed this tweak, you can specify custom read receipts within the Settings app or on a contact card. The tweak can also be set up to ask each time you receive a message if you’d like to send a read receipt. Overall, SelectiveReading is simple and efficient. This feature should have been included by default in iOS, but thanks to Cydia tweaks, we can all enjoy great new features on our jalbroken devices. Currently, SelectiveReading is available in the BigBoss repository for $0.99. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments. For other great Cydia tweaks check out: Cydia Tweak: LastPic Brings A Handy Tweetbot Feature To The Messages App, Cydia Tweak: Enable Do Not Disturb From The Lock Screen With Flusterless, and Cydia Tweak: Visit Your Favorite Website Faster With Go2Now.