Adding photos and videos to a conversation in the iOS Messages app isn’t as streamlined as it could be. You have to tap the little camera icon, then tap whether you want to take a new photo or select one from your Camera Roll. It’s functional, but not optimal.
Let’s take a look at two jailbreak tweaks that help streamline the process of adding photos to messages.
This handy tweak just came out today, and all it does is add a “Use Last Photo Taken” option about to the stock camera icon menu. It looks like something Apple could easily add if it wanted to. This is perfect if you want to quickly take a screenshot and shoot it off to a friend.
LastPic is free and available in Cydia now.
QuickPhoto replaces the boring Camera Roll selector from Apple with a sexy, scrollable collage of photos stored on your device. You can swipe through different albums at the very bottom, and there’s even integration with Photo Stream. There are no settings to configure, and the tweak feels very polished. It’s nice to be able to preview photos before you select them right in the Messages app. You can access QuickPhoto from the globe button on the bottom left of the keyboard.
The best part is that LastPic and QuickPhoto work together!