If you're a WhatsApp Messenger user and you always have issues with friends never being online at the right time and want to be alerted when they actually do get a chance to be online, then you need a new jailbreak tweak called OnlineNotify by iOS developer F0u4d.

The idea behind this tweak is that if you have lots of friends from different time zones, or if they just never seem to conveniently sign on when you're using the WhatsApp Messenger application (but do when you're signed out), then this tweak will let you know when they're online so that you can get into the WhatsApp Messenger application and start talking to them.

OnlineNotify works from inside and outside of the WhatsApp Messenger application, as shown above, and can show you when friends get online, sign out, or when they're typing a message to you.

Other features of the tweak include:

  • Adding an online indicator next to contacts that are online from the favorites list
  • Replacing contacts' status text with the last seen/last online time in the favorites list
  • Ability to enable or disable notifications on demand


The developer reminds us that because this tweak relies on the WhatsApp Messenger application to function, not only must you have it installed to use this tweak, but because it has to check on when people are signing in or signing out, the WhatsApp Messenger application will be running in the background a lot more (which can impact battery life). This also forces your online status to always show, so other people will always think you're online, even if you're away from your device.

Another thing to be careful of is that if you lock your device, Wi-Fi will shut off, which renders this tweak useless at that point on non-cellular devices. You will only really get the best use out of this tweak when connected to the Internet.

If you want to give OnlineNotify a try, it's available for $1.99 in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now. The tweak requires the WhatsApp Messenger application, which is a free download at this App Store link. Happy friend tracking!

Name: OnlineNotify
Price: $1.99
Version: 1.0-1
Requirements: WhatsApp Messenger
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: F0u4d
Editor's Rating:  4/5