If you have been looking for a way to change the appearance of the Messages app and give it a fresh look then look no further then the new Grid Messages tweak from Cydia. The new tweak as its name suggests brings a grid view to the conversations page of the Messages app. Usually this page shows your conversations in a list form, however this tweak changes that by displaying them in a grid form. The tweak not only shows the chats in a grid view but it also adds the profile picture of the user. If image is not available then it will show the initials of his or her name.
A good thing about Grid Messages is that it does not remove the stock list view of the conversation page, instead it adds a button on top that allows users to switch between the two modes. This gives user a choice and ability to select the view he or she wants to use at any given time.
In grid view you can also remove conversations by tapping on the ‘Edit’ button and selecting the individual conversations you want to delete.
Grid Messages tweak for iOS 8 is available in Cydia through developer iMokhles private repo. You can download it for free by adding ‘http://apt.imokhles.com’ to your sources.
P.s The screenshot above has been edited to hide the details of author’s contacts.