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  • 'TypingPrivacy' Keeps Your Recipient From Seeing When You're Typing an iMessage

    Apple's iMessage is nice… but sometimes it just takes things too far. One such example is how it shows everyone when you’re typing a message. Seriously, Apple… where’s the privacy there?!

    A new jailbreak tweak called TypingPrivacy by iOS developer joedj now allows you to enable and disable the ellipsis bubble that appears for the recipient when you’re typing a message through iMessage, as shown above.

    The tweak only comes with one option to configure. When you go into your Messages preference pane (the tweak doesn’t add a preference pane of its own, instead integrates into the Messages preference pane), you will find a new option called “Send Typing Notifications.” When you enable it, the recipient of your iMessage can see when you're typing. When you disable it, the recipient of your iMessage won't be able to see when you're typing:

    The tweak only works on the device(s) that you have installed the tweak on, so if you go to another iOS device that you have your iMessage account set up on that doesn't have TypingPrivacy installed on it, and you type from that device, the ellipsis will still show. So, you’ll want to install this tweak on all of your jailbroken iOS devices that you send iMessages from.

    It's a great tweak for privacy, since a lot of us hate being snooped on. If you want to grab TypingPrivacy, it's available in Cydia right now!

    Name: TypingPrivacy
    Price: 99¢
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: joedj
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'TypingPrivacy' Keeps Your Recipient From Seeing When You're Typing an iMessage started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. icebox93's Avatar
      icebox93 -
      Quote Originally Posted by anmiller07 View Post
      But people only see if you are typing if
      a) they are also using iMessage
      b) you are typing a message...to THEM.

      So if they are going to receive a message from you in a few seconds, what does it matter if they see you are typing? Furthermore, if you aren't actively engaged in a text conversation, why the hell would someone even be looking to see if you are typing a message to them at all?
      Exactly right. I can't figure out what the privacy issue is, since you're conversing with the person already anyway. This is like my 14-year-old, who feels he needs to keep private things that are completely innocuous, even when helpful to communicate.
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      it has nothing to do with privacy really, but how many times are you typing to someone, no matter what client, and you see they're typing... so you stop to see what they're gonna say before you send your message, or u see them typing then stop because you're typing?