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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How do I show 'Names and Pictures' by default in Messages.app?

I am running the latest Mavericks version, 10.9.2.
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Is it possible to set Messages to always make the status “Available” if the logged in user is active?

My users often seem to set their status to away for whatever reason, despite being at their computer. I would like it to always show available if they are actually there. Possible?
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How is “Show alerts from my contacts” for Messages in iOS Notification Center supposed to work?

I've started using 2-factor authentication with a bunch of services. So, after I sign in, I get an authorisation code SMS'd to me. Now, if my phone is locked, I really don't want code appearing on the ...
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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Backing up/Restoring Messages history on Mavericks

Is there some means of saving your Messages history on OS X and copying it to a new system without doing a full restore from a Time Machine back up? Doing some searching, I found the below and tried ...
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OS X Messages.app images are out of sync with Contacts

I synchronize my contacts on OS X under Internet Accounts. I have contacts selected under iCloud, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. I've updated contact images using this profile aggregation and it ...
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IOS messages - contacts with both IOS and text messaging

So my kids all have "dumb" phones and iOS devices (iPods, iPads). Currently, I only have one contact per person, with both their iOS device and regular phone number as part of their contact. ...
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Messages on OS X: control the default account for contacting a person?

For several contacts in my address book, I have both a Google Talk and an AIM handle. Messages on OS X (10.9.2) seems to always default to the AIM-based account for these people when they're signed ...
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Turn off login notification email for Facebook chat on a Mac

I have setup Facebook chat in Messages on my Mac. The problem is that every time Messages logs in to chat, I receive an email saying: It looks like someone logged into "Facebook Chat" on Sunday, ...
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How to transfer iMessages to the computer for archival?

My iPhone storage space is almost all used up, mostly because of my messages. I don't want to just delete all my conversations. Is there a way I can transfer my messages onto my PC?
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iPhone 4 Messages

I have an iPhone 4 and there is a new update for it but I have too little storage to download it, so I check my usage and it says that I have 3.9 GB of messages, I deleted all my messages but I still ...
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Messages.app OSX Bonjour Group chat

Is it possible to setup a group chat with messages app using mountain lion and bonjour? My option in the menu is greyed out, and not sure why.
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How do I “restore” my messages on my iPad?

My iPad always tells me that my storage is almost full. I checked the storage and it said that my messages app is using 26/32 GB. I don't want to restore my iPad because it is for school. I figured it ...
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How do I add a buddy to more than one group in OS X Messages.app?

When sorting buddies for XMPP services (not iMessage) into different groups in the contacts window in Messages.app for OS X I can click and drag one buddy from one group to another. However this ...
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How to send Google Chat invite from Messages?

I want to chat with a Gmail user. I added his address to my Contacts app. I went to the Messages app > New message. It only gives me the option to send him an iMessage. I don't know if he got the ...
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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Shortcut key to send new Messages.app text

I was wondering if there is a way to have a system wide shortcut key to display Messages.app with the "New Message" window open so that I can quickly send messages. Something like the little popup in ...
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Why doesn't my messages icon on my iPhone 5 display the number of messages?

I don't know if I may have accidentally changed some settings, but now the icon on my Messages doesn't display the number of unread messages. However, my Mail app does, so I am not sure why this is. I ...
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How to show subject line for new messages in OS X Messages.app?

Mavericks, if that matters. On the iPhone, there is a separate subject line before the main message, and on the Mac it shows (as on the phone) in bold at the top of the balloon. But when I want to ...
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Messages not working on macbook pro

I updated my macbook pro to OSX Mavericks and signed in to Messages app but it isn't working. My account is enabled but when I try sending a message it says cannot send message. Your iMessage account ...
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iMessage on Mac works sometimes

I use Messages on mac to iMessage with contacts. Seems to be about 50% of the time I'll send a message and get the red exclamation mark, then click it and it sends. The other half of the time it ...
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Detecting typing in Messeges app using applescript?

In the new Messages app, which replaced iChat, you can see when another person is typing: And i've been scripting around the messages app and was wondering if there was any way to detect when the ...
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Can't send messages unless it's a group MMS

I am unable to send messages on my iPhone 5, unless I copy myself to the message. This has always worked before but now I can no longer reply to messages unless I'm in a group MMS.
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Delete previous recipients in Messages

I am running Messages on Mavericks. When I begin to type someone I wish to chat with, I get a list of suggestions. I wish to remove some people from that list. I have removed them from my Contacts ...
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Dates format in Message's chat.db

I'm working on improving my iMessages backup-script. /Users/Kyro/Library/Messages/chat.db has a table message with all the messages an some dates. Any idea what's the date format ? I first thought ...
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Can I receive messages sent and received from another iphone on my account?

Is there any way that I can make it to where I can receive the messages that are sent and received from another phone on my account?
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Fixing broken Messages on OS X Mavericks

I managed to break my Messages install trying to get it to work on my MacBook Air by deleting Library files that worked with it. Now when I try to open messages I get the error An internal ...
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Messages goes unresponsive a couple of seconds after launching - any fix?

I am running OS X 10.9 on a late 2009 iMac with 12 GB of RAM. Until a couple of weeks ago, Messages ran fine. But as of a couple of weeks ago it goes unresponsive (spinning beach ball) a few seconds ...
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Weird spam message overlay appears on my iPhone's screen (FLASH SMS)

This weird message keeps appearing every few days and it's very irritating. It always contains spam messages that asks me to accept or cancel invitations to random services (weekly jokes, pics etc). ...
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Why do Facetime and Messages ask me for a password at random moments?

Facetime and Messages have started asking me for my username and password at seemingly random moments. I don't use either application and have not added them to my login's autostart programs. This ...
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Notifications stopped working for Messages (Mavericks)

I'm using a 27" iMac with Mavericks. About 2 weeks ago, Messages stop creating notifications whenever I received a message from someone. I used to get a notification in the upper right corner of the ...
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IPad 2 Messaging

When I engage the subject line in messaging, I am unable to send the message. The "send" button is not engaged. When I go to settings and turn the subject line off the message is sent. Why does ...
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Only some text messages are showing on my iPhone4

All of a sudden my iPhone stopped showing my complete message history. When I go the "messages" a couple of recent ones are shown, at random, and scrolling down a screen or two shows messages dated ...
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How to add Mavericks Message into trusted devices in Facebook?

One-liner: I've enabled SMS notice for new devices Login, and I got spammed every time I wake my Mac. Facebook seemed to log devices accessing your account, users will be prompted about remembering ...
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Can you apply different styling to code in Messages?

Is it possible to style code in Messages? E.g. use monospaced font, keep indentation, etc. $(document).ready(function(){ $("#msgid").html("This is Hello World by JQuery"); }); This would be useful ...
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How do you get Messages to go online automatically during login?

How do I get Messages to go online when I start my Mac? It does start automatically but doesn't go online automatically. Any idea how? PS: I should mention that I am not talking about iMessage but ...
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How do I make the Messages that are sent to me stop going to my Mac?

Ok, so at my school, everybody was supplied with a Macbook Pro. I set up the Messages app and it was all great until the county decided to block it. Now, instead of receiving text messages on my phone ...
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Contacts in Mavericks Messages display phone numbers instead of contact names

Since updating to Mavericks the Messages app doesn't display the contact names for people I've been communicating with iMessage, it shows their phone number instead. My messages thankfully still stay ...
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Messages agent wants to use your confidential information stored in “<key>” in your keychain

After upgradering to Mavericks, I have been bombarded repeatedly with the following prompt: Messages agent wants to use your confidential information stored in “” in your keychain [Allow] ...
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Sending images/attachments via Google Chat in Messages app

Is it possible to send images or other attachments in the Messages desktop app (OS X) when talking to someone on Google Chat (Jabber)? I have tried sending files but they never receive them.
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Mis-Matched mesages from the Message app between two phones?

We have two iPhones running iOS7, and they share an iCloud account, but have separate AppStore accounts. Both phones are getting messages from the other phone. Why would this be? Is it something I ...
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How did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages.app?

I received the discount message shown below from Starbucks on iOS 7.0.3. Somehow they managed to make part of the message text bold. How did they do this, or better, how can I recreate it? I ...
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iPad air - text messages won't send

I have a new iPad air wifi no cellular and set up iMessage but I cannot send messages to non iPad or iPhone users from Messages. It always tries to send the message but every time, it just stops and ...
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Facebook Messages won't work on OS X (10.9) Messages when two-step verification and other safety features are used on Facebook

Does anyone know how I can get (10.9) Messages and Facebook messages to play nice? I have some security features enabled on Facebook that make it more difficult for someone to log into my account ...
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Visible notification quick reply text field for Messages (Mavericks)

Is there a way to have quick reply text field visible by default in Messages notification? Now one has to click on the reply button. But the button is too small for a fast click.
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AIM Messages don't display in Mavericks Notification Center

On my work computer, I am only using Messages on Mavericks to connect to AIM. I am noticing these are not showing up in notification center with 'quick reply', though I would like them to. Is this ...
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Messages in 10.8 and 10.9: “Buddies” window won't collapse

I've had an issue with the Messages app in both Mountain Lion (10.8) and now Mavericks (10.9) as well. I can't reproduce the issue on another Mac or in a different user account on the same Mac. ...
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Where does Messages.app store its “Play sound effects” setting?

I'm trying to write a script to configure the system and various apps to my liking, mostly via defaults write. I got stuck with Messages' Play sound effects setting (under General). I think this ...
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How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app?

How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app? In OS X 10.8 there was a setting for this in the app’s Preferences pane, but in OS X 10.9 that doesn’t seem to be ...
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Messages see chat history?

I am a little confused, I am using Messages but after like 20 messages the previous messages disappear. How can I increase it or go back and look at previous messages?