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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Why do I not get my messages sent through Jabber from other clients?

So when I'm logged into my gTalk/FB/iCloud accounts in the Messages app, I can send and receive everything fine. But, when I send messages from Gmail or Facebook on their web clients, my messages do ...
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Messages incorrect password or username

The messages app is giving me an error message that says that my yahoo password or login ID is incorrect. I'm sure i'm entering the right login ID and password. Any solutions?
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Autocomplete in jabber chat?

Is there a way to enable auto nick complete in chat rooms on Messages? I would like to avoid having to install another client just to use for jabber.
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Change behavior of “Messages” window in Mountain Lion Messages

In general, I'm more than pleased with the changes in Mountain Lion, but in any release there are a few niggling things that bug me. One of them involves the behavior of the Messages app which ...
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Messages app doesn't receive Adium messages over Jabber/Gtalk

On my brand new Mountain Lion setup, the Messages app behaves weirdly with remote Adium clients when using a Google Talk account: I appear offline in my friends Adium contact list These Adium-using ...
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Why do I get an invalid certificate error with my Gmail account in iChat/Messages?

I've had this problem for a long time now, and it's finally bothered me enough to ask. Can anyone explain why I get an invalid certificate error when I try to sign into my @gmail.com account within ...
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Disable diacritics in iOS Messages app?

Some people have reported to me that messages that I send them that originally contained diacritics were garbled, or the diacritics are replaced by boxes/stars etc. Is there a way to make Messages ...
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Connecting to Lync Online [or Skype for Business] using the Messages App

Is it possible to make use of the Messages app to connect to Microsoft Lync / Skype for business ?
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Send messages in Mavericks

Two questions on using iMessage: A few months ago, I was able to send messages from the OSX Messages app, which would go to the recipient's mac, iPhone, and/or iPad. Now, the messages only appear on ...
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What's the secret to getting screen sharing to work with Messages in OS X 10.11?

I have a client who is only moderately comfortable in Xcode, and regularly has problems building the app I'm developing for him, or git conflicts, or other things that are very painful to figure out ...
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Hide the “Your Apple ID is now being used for iMessage…” message?

Is it possible to hide the notification from macs when a new mac is added to the iCloud account? Specifically this one: "Your apple is is now being used for iMessage and FaceTime on a new Mac" I'm "...
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Auto login to Google Talk via OSX Messages

Within OSX Messages, you can add a Google Talk account. In order to log in to Google Talk, i have to go to Messages > Window > Buddies > set to Available (or just press CMD-L to log in). Is there a ...
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Use Terminal to echo a Messages chat

What script/command could I use to echo a readable format of my messages with someone? Is there any way to echo the chat.db as a table for that one person who I am chatting with?
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Notify me when someone joins messages

When one of my contacts is using the Messages app (OSX 10.9), a blue dot appears next to their icon to show that they are available. Is there a way (probably using applescript or automator) to make a ...
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Error 'The application “Messages” can’t be opened.' after clicking on notification.

Messages is open and working, but not the active application. I get a text, the top right hand notification comes in. I want to go to the Messages app so I click the notification and get this error. ...
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How to send sms/iMessage when calendar event occurs with applescript? OS X El Capitan

Is there any way to send sms or iMessage (or e-mail) to a contact from a contact book, when a certain calendar event occurs? e.g. There is Bob in address book with phone number and e-mail. And there ...
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Cannot send iMessages on my Mac but can receive them

I changed my main Apple ID email address yesterday, and also changed from my iPhone 5C to a iPhone SE. Once I did changed my Apple ID email address, I had to sign out of all my devices, and sign back ...
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Auto configure mail and messages

I have an environment with Macs bound to AD, and using Google for email and chat. Is there a way to have users mail and messages apps already auto configured upon their initial login? I'm assuming ...
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Why all previous SMSs are deleted after receiving a normal SMS on my iPhone4/iOS 7.1.2?

I received a normal SMS (GSM SMS, not iMessage) from my friend on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2. There were lots of messages (more than 10K) in that chat thread before the last message received. When ...
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Messages shows inactive iCloud account

On Yosemite Messages my iCloud account is shown as inactive although I use it constantly for Mail, Notes, Contacts etc. It is also slow to log in when I enter my password and sometimes that fails. ...
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Non loadable attachments in Message app

From some point of time the Messages app stopped loading attachments (they arrive fine to iDevices). Does anybody have any idea on how to fix that? Tried deleting ~/Library/Messages/ and ~/Library/...
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Mac messages - connect to yappy

I've recently started using Yappy as a universal way to send text messages from any device that I have. One thing that I would really like to do however is connect my Mac's messages client to Yappy, ...
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Prevent the “Your Message Could Not be Sent” Error Window when Messages Isn't Running

I've just started using Messages in El Capitan (10.11.1) for both iMessages and SMS through my iPhone, which is great. The only major annoyance is that when I'm away from my computer, and Messages is ...
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how to Turn off the function of sending txt pressing return on my iPad?

yes, I saw that people had ask for to turn return key to send txt but none asked how to turn off? any ideas? I tried the idea with international keyboard... but no luck many thanks
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How do I backup Messages from Macbook?

I want to delete all of my messages off my Macbook and iPhone but I'd like to back them up before I do so. How do I go about doing this?
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How do I show people wanting my Yahoo! authorization and respond to them in Messages?

I cannot figure out how to respond to Yahoo! Authorization requests in Messages in El Capitan Someone is trying to add me as a buddy but I don’t see any way to accept or decline. I have a popup ...
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Messages not syncing across devices

Since updating to iOS9, iPhone messages seem not to sync, or at least not for some IDs, from my MacBook Pro running latest OS -- and vice versa. Possibly related problem: Siri will not create messages ...
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Is Messages.app supposed to update all Macs & iOS devices with the same conversation?

My iOS 8/9 devices generally all get updated with every message in every conversation in the Messages app. But my Mac usually fails to receive any messages sent via the iOS devices. Is this normal? ...
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Block Bonjour Chat

Is anyone aware of a way to block bonjour messaging in a network? I'd like to see how much more productive employees would be without having messaging available to them as a distraction from work
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Why can I no longer send messages to non iMessage users from my Mac? Their names appear in red

I had no problem with this until today. And I read that I should go to Settings -> Messages -> Text Message Forwarding but i don't see Text Message Forwarding.
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Applescript unable to get the participants for every chat

I'm trying to access the chat participants for every chat in Messages. Currently my script is this: tell application "Messages" to get participants of every chat However, the result is a missing ...
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Showing phone number label in Messages

I have multiple contacts that carry an iPhone for work, as well as an iPhone for personal calls, each with a different number. This can make it kind of confusing to differentiate between the different ...
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shadow box on text messages

I am getting a shadow box in my text message area. It is very annoying. You can turn the phone off and on and it goes away but it just keeps happening again. It started when I installed the update ...
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Deleting single messages?

I've got an iPhone 5C running iOS 8 and I can't delete single messages in acoversation, even after tapping and holding, then selecting 'more', after I press more at the top left hand corner it only ...
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Apple Script to Send Message to Most Recent “Messages” Conversation

Starting with the following line: set _message_ to "Example message" I am looking for a way to send _message_ to my most recent conversation in Messages. This means the conversation I most recently ...
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How can I pause animated GIFs in Messages.app on OS X?

I have a group message where my friends and I enjoy sharing animated GIFs. Sometimes, when one of these stays on screen for a long time, it will eat my CPU and cause my fan to spin up/make noise. I ...
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Contact name in sms chat doesn't display

For example I have sms from my cell carrier. Sender in those is "Megafon" (name of my carrier), not particular phone number. Even though I can't put characters into the phone number field in contact ...
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How to save a lot of attachments in the Details section of a conversation

I had a question about exporting pictures from individual conversations in an iPhone/iPad. I'm aware that you can go into details and view every attachment sent in a specific thread, but what if there ...
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Why are messages from my iPhone to another iPhone being sent as SMSs?

When I'm on my home wifi, my messages to my daughter's (and others) iPhone sometimes show up in a green balloon. Sometimes, this happens when she's away from wifi, but it also happens when she's at ...
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Send SMS via Messages app script to all users in group

A few months ago there was a great script posted on here that would allow a person to send an SMS message using the OSX messages app to a single person: Programmatically send text message through ...
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I can’t log in to Openfire Server using OS X Yosemite's Messages

I'm using OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.5 (14F27)) with Messages (Version 8.0 (4760) and I'm trying to connect to Ignite Realtime: Openfire Server, yet I keep getting following error Messages can’t ...
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iPhone 5 not receiving certain texts

About a week ago my iPhone 5 stopped receiving texts from certain contacts. They receive my texts and can call me but cannot text me. I restored the phone and also reset network connections. Nothing ...
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Messages missing chat history - chat.db.incompatable files appear

For some strange reason, out of the blue (as in no significant OS updates or anything like that) the Messages app only shows one message (the most recent one) per chat conversation in it's history. ...
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Sync google chat across devices

I'm using my google account in messages.app on 2 different macs (a 2010 macbook pro running yosemite and a ~2013 mac pro running mountain lion) and an android and there are 2 major syncing problems. ...
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Why are some texts appearing in Messages (on my laptop) but not on my iPhone?

Messages is set to use only my phone number to send and receive. My iPhone is set to use both phone and email. Please advise.
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Can iMessages be deleted permanently on my computer?

I saw the answer regarding "Disabling" but that doesn't DELETE the ability for one of my family members to enable my number and then see my texts. My wife found out about her "SURPRISE" 50th birthday ...
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Applescript Producing Error when Sending Messages

I have this Applescript code that sends a message to a given contact. However, I get this runtime error: Can’t get «class pres» "a_name@gmail.com" of application "Messages". The important part of ...
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Have unread count Messages app in the menu bar or different app

Since I use a lot the Messages app in my mac and I have the dock hidden, I was looking for a way to have an unread menu bar icon or an "always stay on top" small window on my screen. Is there a way ...
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Apple Watch sends texts to wrong person

My Apple Watch Sport recently has decided to send all messages targeted at one person to a different person. No matter how I send messages to person A (i.e. respond to their texts, send through the ...
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iPhone 5 (AT&T, ios8.3) Suddenly Can't Text One Number

I've been texting my wife's number from this phone for months. Suddenly today I am getting an error message telling me I need to use a ten digit number. The number the error thinks I'm trying is my ...