Messages is one of the original iPhone (now iOS) apps shipped with the iPhone. It also now includes version of Messages shipped with OSX Mountain Lion.

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Yosemite Messages blank window

Messages on Yosemite used to work fine until this morning, repeatedly asking me for my Apple ID password. Months ago I had setup 2 factor authentication for my Apple ID, but it never complained. So I ...
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Messages will not login; just sits and spins

Whenever I open Messages, enter my credentials, and attempt to login the status indicator spins forever and the application never authenticates me and loads. I had this issue on Mavericks and still ...
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How to re-open a conversation?

So I can close a conversation in Messages on my Mac and it handily disappears. I can't seem to figure out how to re-open that conversation manually (as opposed to getting a new message in that ...
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Can you merge two conversations?

Can you merge two conversations from the same contact if one is sent from an email and the other from the phone number?
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Same group, multiple group chats - How to fix?

I'm in a group chat with 3 others. We all have iPhones. About a month ago, a new group chat was created with the same group. I deleted it, but it came back. 3 of the 4 of us experience this problem. ...
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OS X Messages App Won't Go Online

I'm using Gmail and Google Apps on my OS X (10.10.2) Messages app. Sometimes when I open the Messages app, the Google accounts go online. Other times they will not. I have tried to "Login" from the ...
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Why does the Messages.app alert me to new messages quicker than my actual iPhone?

The notification center clearly posts its alerts visible on my screen faster than my iPhone alerts me. Does the path of my incoming texts change when I have the Messages.app configured to sync with ...
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How can I completely reset iMessage in Yosemite?

I'm experiencing issues sending iMessages from my Mac. It used to work, but stopped. I tried a bunch of "fixes" I found online: sign out of iMessage and log back in another day rebooting restarting ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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Dialog size in messages

I own a 16gb iPhone and currently running out of space. After inspecting the storage manager I found out that the most storage has been consumed by messages. I tried to look for ways to see or order ...
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messages are being sent which I am not aware from my I phone leading to deduction of balance

I am not sending smses but am being charged for the sms being sent to some ISD number from my I Phone 4s. The number and message text supposedly sent does not appear in the sent items. How to stop ...
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iPhone 5 sending messages through email

My text messages are sending through email and when I talked to others and looked it up I had to just select my phone number instead of the email address under send/receive in messages; however, my ...
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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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Unread message in Messages not being set as “read”

So, I have run into a bug where iMessage syncs my normal SMS-messages with Messages on OS X. The problem is that the message doesn't want to get read. I click on the sender (automatic SMS from a ...
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How do you get iPhone to share contacts with Mac Messages app?

When I get a new text, it appears both in the Messages app on my iPhone and in the Messages app on my Mac. The iPhone text show the person's name, and the Mac text only shows the person's number. I ...
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photos disappeared from messages Iphone 4S

My iPhone4S has suddenly deleted all the photo's that were in my message's...being photo's that were sent to me..in their place is a blank space with what seem's to be a file number which is ...
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How can I save and message slow motion video on iphone 6 / ios8?

I recorded a slow motion video and i can play it back on my phone but when I text the video to someone else they don't see the slow motion effect. Do i need to purchase another application for this ...
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How to turn off date links in OSX?

In Messages and other apps, the date linking is sometimes a little unnecessary: Is there a way to turn off data detectors on Yosemite across the board? I know you can turn off Mail data detectors ...
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How to check my iCloud text messages?

Can anyone tells me how to view my text messages on iCloud? I know that iCloud will back up my messages on my iPhone 5S, and I am very curious about checking the iCloud messages. Is there any ...
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Facebook Messenger App - Login Report

I have a question regarding the Facebook Messenger App regarding the multiple login on different devices and some kind of report of that. So here's what happened (I'll make it short): I have an ...
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OS X Messages.app, cmd+shift+w not working

On my new mac, I have noticed in Messages.app, I can no longer purge message threads via cmd+shift+w like I could on my old computer. Every time I have to manually hit the "x" and delete them. ...
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Messages 8.0 not showing video icon

On brand new Mac running Yosemite, Messages (Version 8.0) not showing video icon at all. No "Video" tab in menu options at the top either.
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Is there an OS X Jabber client compatible with Cisco Jabber?

Is there any client or method to connect to Cisco Jabber in OS X? My company uses this and I hate to keep checking my RDP'd Windows screen just for Jabber when I'm working remotely. I know there's ...
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Force Messages to send as SMS on Yosemite

I have an iPhone with iOS 8 and a Mac with Yosemite, which means I can send SMS messages from my Mac (which I absolutely love). However there are some special cases that it doesn't handle as I would ...
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How to text, as a blind carbon copy, multiple phone numbers at once? [duplicate]

http://ipod.about.com/od/phonefeatures/ht/multi_sms_iph.htm explains as it claims in its title: 'How To Send Text Messages to Multiple Recipients Using iPhone'. However, what do I do if I want to ...
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My iPhone 4 won't send text messages!

My iPhone is not sending text messages through. It will take a long time to send (progressing the little bar at top very slowly), then it says "Message not Delivered". Why and how can I resolve this?
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Programmatically send text message through Messages app on OS X 10.10

With OSX 10.10 you can now send and receive text messages through your phone, from your mac. Is it possible to do this programatically? Either via applescript or a reverse engineered API?
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Menubar for Messages in Yosemite

Did Yosemite eliminate the Menubar icon for Messages? I don't see any preference to turn it back on. I found an Apple KB article that seems like it would offer the answer, but always results in a ...
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Force Messages to Stay Logged in on OSX

we have been using messages.app for communication in the office, but we often find that the client doesn't stay logged in. We have it set to auto-start at user login, we have it set to login when ...
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Transferring message history to new iPhone (w/o backup)

Short question: I just bought a new iPhone and am can't figure out how to transfer my message history onto the new device from Messages.app on my Mac. Long story: My old iPhone had something ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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Changing Notification Sound in Yosemite

the new "ding!" notification sound in Yosemite really gets on my nerves (and I don't like any of the default ones), I would like to add (or replace one of those with) a custom sound I have. I found ...
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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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Yosemite Messages not receiving iMessages

After upgrading to Yosemite I am not receiving iMessages in the Messages app. SMS forwarding is working fine. The log file seems to point to a certificate issue. I'm seeing this in the logs every ...
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Yosemite Messages: Support for a separate speaker for notifications?

I'm using a jabber account with Messages for voice and video calling, as well as chat. I also use a headset most of the time, and have it set as my primary audio device, but want to hear if someone ...
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What are the Screensharing in Messages requirements?

I used to be able to screen share with my cousin using Messages. It is now broken. What does he need on his end to get screensharing to work again? I have an AIM account setup in Messages on my Mac ...
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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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Are text messages retrievable from iCloud?

I need a copy of an SMS I accidentally deleted from my iPhone. Is it possible to retrieve a deleted text message from my iCloud?
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Messages having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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Messages app showing unread number after deleted message. Can remove/reset?

Just what the title says, I deleted a group message in Messages, but it's still showing the unread number from that thread (see screenshot) and I can't bring up the group message because I deleted it. ...
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OSX Messages: missing contact's avatars after Yosemite upgrade

The Messages app avatars won't show anymore after Yosemite upgrade. - Anyone here having the same issue? Workarounds? Thanks for sharing!
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Why does Messages.app keep unchecking the “Automatically find server and port” option?

So for some reason, despite having the server and port number filled in, I cannot connect to our work's Jabber server without having the the Automatically find server and port option checked. It seems ...
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Why did I receive a text message on my Mac prior to my iPhone?

Since the Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, we can now receive our non-iMessages (SMS) messages on our Mac (more info). However, the following strange scenario happened to me: I was using my Mac and my ...
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Syncing iMessage conversations (especially deletes) across devices

Is there any way to sync iMessage conversations across devices, so that when I delete on one device, I don't have to delete on others? P.S. If it is not possible, is there a particular reason why? or ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset of iPhone 5 and keep iOS 6?

I have an iPhone 5 that is currently running iOS 6. I do not want to update the phone to iOS 8, but would like to back up the phone's texts, reset the phone, and restore the texts onto the phone. I ...
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Notifications for Messages keep turning back on in Yosemite

I want to disable banners/notifications in OSX Yosemite. The problem is the notifications keep getting reset to the default. This has happened twice since installing Yosemite on release day. This ...
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Filter jabber messages in Messages application (Yosemite or Mavericks) by contents

I need to ignore (not get notifications and never see in the conversation if possible) messages (received using a jabber account) that contain certain strings. For example, if a message ever contains ...
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Image Quality of Images Shared via Messages MMS

On iOS 8 on an iPhone 6, if I go to the Photos app, select one photo, and share via Messages, it will transfer at excellent quality. However, if I select 20 photos and share via Messages, it ...
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How to disable local news texts to iphone

My iPhone 6 receives text messages of local news stories, from a local news source. I can't discover how to unsubscribe from these messages. How is it done? This is my first iOS device.
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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...