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 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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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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How can I set a preferred contact method in Messages

I have a contact with iMessage, AIM and Google Talk accounts. When using Messages to open a new chat with her, I'd like it to always default to Google Talk if she's online -- instead, it seems to pick ...
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iMessages - can one disable 'join/leave' messages in group chats?

Does anyone know where you can disable the join/leave messages in group chats in iMessages? In low-traffic chats it's utterly annoying to have scrollbacks full of 'xxx joined the chat.'/'yyy left the ...
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Disabling Messages on Desktop

I've tried following every instruction available to prevent my desktop mac from receiving my text messages or notifications that texts are being sent or received and can't get it taken care of so far. ...
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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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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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Messages.app only shows replies

Mavericks (10.9.5) Messages app is only showing what other people are typing, and not what I am typing! Has anyone else seen/fixed this?
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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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iPhone-Android texting compatibility

Text messages from my iPhone to my friend's Android phone do not stay in the 160 characters as sent. Sometimes they appear as two or three separate texts when they are received.
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Why is the number of unread messages in Messages negative?

Occasionally, and with no apparent correlation with what is going on on other devices where I have Messages enabled, I get a negative count for my unread messages in Messages on OS X: What could be ...
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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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Facebook (Jabber) Group Chats in Messages App in OSX Yosemite

I've successfully linked my Facebook account (Jabber server) with the Messages app on Yosemite, and I do get and receive individual (private) messages. However, group chats are still completely ...
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Is there a way of executing the “share window” of Messages.app?

When opening the context menu by right-clicking a file, I can share the file via Messages.app. By doing so, this window appears: A similar window appears when sending a Message through the ...
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iPhone iMessages texts go to friend's group instead of himself

I have an issue when texting my friend's iPhone. It only started recently. When I text him, my text appears in a group chat he has with his family. When he texts me, I don't get anything. We both use ...
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File Transfers Failing in Messages for Google Chat / Hangouts

Has anyone had issues with file transfers failing between two users, both using Messages, both on Google Chat? All of the files I try to send to another Google Chat on Messages user fails. I'm ...
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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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Long message were splits into multiple

I'm not sure, if it is a right place to ask this question or not. I received one long message from my friend on WhatsApp, now I was trying to forward it to my other friends, when I did, I got popup ...
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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 ...
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Slowness around Messages in iOS

I have a couple of different symptoms of extreme slowness in Messages which I think are related: Opening the Messages app itself sometimes takes 20+ seconds Opening a conversation within Messages ...
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Unable to send/receive Messages and can not open Messages in Settings

I can not send or receive any messages. When I enter Settings and try to press Messages it won't let me. I tried turning my iPhone 4s off and back on but that didn't help. Even my toggle screen gets ...
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Text box not appearing in a Messages conversation

I have a recurring problem in Messages on my Mac where, in one group conversation in particular, the text box occasionally disappears. Instead of having a text box at the bottom of the screen I can ...
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My mail messages saved to folders are not there?

I have many folders created to save incoming mail. I have set preferences so that the folders "NEVER" empty. When I go back to look at something, the messages are no longer there. This is a ...
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If someone blocks my number on their iPhone, can I still iMessage them through a linked email on my Messages app on macbook?

So basically, my sister blocked me on her iPhone (iOS8) because she's being immature and I really need her to read my message. If I iMessage her through my Messages app, and start the conversation ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Restoring messages from multiple backups on iPhone

I was able to restore a backup of my iPod on my new iPhone 6. However, old messages were not successfully restored due to an error. I've been using my iPhone since then and now have new messages. Is ...
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Receiving a copy of text messages I send to other people after iOS 8 update

Why am I getting text messages I send to other people? It comes in as a new message to me. I checked the setting and I do not have it on BCC even though I think that is for group messages anyway. ...
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iPhone 6 iOS 8 - Group chat not working

I started using the iPhone 6 and my group chats haven't been working. Any new chat created with the new phone works, but all my old conversations show up as individual messages from the members of the ...
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Messages.app how can I turn on autofill emojis for jabber

When I type, for example ":)", the iMessage changes it to the emoji smiley; which is awesome. However, this behavior doesn't exist in jabber based conversations, like Facebook or GTalk. How can I turn ...
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Remove a recent contact in OSX Messages

I removed a number from my contacts, but the number still shows up in the New Message "To" field in Messages on OSX Mavericks. It seems the likely way to remove the number permanently is to go into ...
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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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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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Possible To Send Pop Ups To Other Router Users?

Guys is it possible to send router messages to other users on the same router? Like pop ups? If yes could you please tell me how it works and if it involves hacking then don't worry I am not scaring ...
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What happens when some recipient do not have Group Messaging?

I'm confused about what participants see and where their messages are sent, when I send a message to multiple users. I understand that when everyone is on iMessage, all participants see all other ...
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How to “merge” my Messages transcripts in OSX?

EDIT: Perhaps a better way to say all of the below, is this: Is there a way to restore my Message (iChat) history onto my iMac, from my iCloud backup? All of my iDevices have the complete chat ...
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Messages and AIM confusion

My aim screen name is my email address. Lets call it foo@bar.com. It's the same email address that I have on my apple account for I messages. Occasionally - 3-4 times a week - a colegue will message ...
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iChat showing contacts from people I've emailed once

In my iChat (now Messages?) buddy list I have a lot of buddies that are not buddies but people I've emailed once. It used to not do this. Is there a way to go back to that previous list?
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Messages quit searching names

Recently the search function in text messages on my iPhone 4 quit searching the contact names and only searches the text of the messages. Now if I want to recall the latest message I received from ...
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Assigning more than one outgoing messages on iPhone 4

Can I assign more than one outgoing message for different contacts?
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Messages / iMessages notification routing

Having an iPhone and iPad lying on the desk while chatting with the new Messages beta app gets very annoying, as each device beeps separately. Is there any way to have the notifications only on the ...