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 close Messages.app?

I'm unable to quit or close Messages.app. Even if I do Command+Q, I still see a popup message telling me that I received a message. I don't want to disable notifications at all, I just don't want to ...
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How do I make Mountain Lion read iMessage texts as they come in?

On my MacBook Air in Lion with the iMessages beta I was able to set up iMessage to read all incoming messages automatically with text to speech. I can't find how to turn that on with Mountain Lion. ...
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Messages applescript not working under Mountain Lion?

Tried adding an AppleScript to run a specific command when I'm sending or receiving a message in Messages on my server, but for some reason it never seems to get called. Placed it first in ...
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In Messages 7.0.1 on the Mac, is it possible to delete specific messages in a chat session?

I'd like to delete specific messages from a conversation in Messages 7.0.1 – is this possible? The messages in question originated from iPhones where you can tap "Edit" and select individual messages ...
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How can I transfer messages from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5?

How can I transfer my messages from an iPhone 4 to the new iPhone 5 that has a different sim card?
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LAN Chat via OS X Server — Will Messages App Suffice?

I'm setting up a network for a small business with two geographic sites, which will be run on OS X Server. We need a "chat" tool of some sort, and the contents of those chats could possibly contain ...
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Non-secure Jabber/Google Talk connection in Messages

Every time I enable my Gmail account (Google Talk) in Messages, I get a message asking if I wish to continue with an unsecure Jabber login. This message reappears every time I open Messages on OS X ...
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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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Have Mountain Lion Messages running but hidden from dock?

I use Mountain Lion (10.8.3) Messages exclusively to monitor text messages sent to my cell phone. When I first start my computer or login Messages is hidden (I don't want it in my dock) and if I ...
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Group messaging using an iPhone

Is there a way to send group messages on the iPhone without an app? And without individually choosing the contact in the group?
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How to copy all messages of a conversation in one folder?

For archiving purposes, I would like to copy/move all messages of a conversation in one folder, including sent messages and messages stored in different folders. I tried several things, like "Cmd+A" ...
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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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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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Messages.app won't add new account

I recently decided I'd try to use Messages.app instead of Adium as my all-in-one chat app, and was immediately stymied by the + button in the Accounts pane not working. I click the button, it darkens ...
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How to get Messages to connect to Facebook chat?

I have the very same configuration for messages on two different Macs (home and work). At home I have no problem in connecting to the Facebook chat via the jabber protocol, while at work it simply ...
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How to enter two phone numbers as recipients in Messages

I don't see a comma (,) on my iPhone when I'm in message mode. So, how do I enter two numbers? The comma is needed to separate the numbers.
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How can I add missing avatar/profile pictures in Messages?

In the new Messages application introduced with Mountain Lion, I cannot see my own avatar. This is happening even though my Messages.app email is linked with my contact in Contacts.app. No Avatar ...
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iMessages on Mac consistently disappearing

I use iMessages on both my iPhone (6.1.2) and my Retina Macbook (10.8.3). Generally, it works pretty well, but on a somewhat consistent basis messages that I've sent from the Mac will disappear, but ...
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iPhone 4S iMessaging to a iPad and iPhone - compilation of message threads

I have an iPhone 4s. When I have conversations via iMessage to friends with an iPad a new message thread is created for the conversation, however when I iMessage their phone another message thread is ...
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iPhone text messages

I do not want my new iPhone to open text messages automatically when I tap the icon because of this recent scam thing with "you've won a prize". I've gotten that message 3 times so far, and I have to ...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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Extracting Profile Picture from Messages

How can I extract the profile pic from Messages to jpeg to save to my computer?
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“# is not registered with iMessage” error

Let me clearly establish that I am not trying to send a sms to a non-iPhone user. On my OS x Mountain Lion macbook pro I was sending iMessages from the Messages application just fine until all of a ...
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Where are the POSIX message functions (msgsnd, msgrcv, etc) man pages in Mac?

I wanted to view the manual pages for the POSIX standard message functions: msgsnd, msgrcv, etc. All of them are defined in sys/msg.h and code using them works. But the manual pages are nowhere to be ...
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Backup online iMessage repository

Is there a way to download/export iMessage history somewhere? If I deleted messages on a local device, is it also removed online on iCloud?
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Multiple Apple ID in Messages.app

We use two independent Apple IDs in Messages.app, which I want to keep private. But if I log out of one and log in with the second one within Messages (not the computer itself, but the Apple ID in the ...
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How can you send the same text to multiple people without it being a group message?

Suppose that I want to send "Happy Thanksgiving!" to 35 different people, but I do not want it to be treated as a group message. How can this be accomplished on the iPhone 4S (with or without ...
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Do not show iMessages on iPhone when using Messages on Macbook

Is it possible to somehow temporarily disable iMessages on iPhone when using Messages app on Macbook, I don't like my iPhone to vibrate and wake up on the table all the time when someone sends me a ...
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How to keep Messages chats sorted manually

It is possible to keep opened chats in Messages in order i sort it manually? Because it always resorts it chronologically, so it's changing all the time and it's kind of confusig to me.
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Messages Video Chat

In Messages Preferences, under Audio/Video it reports my MacBook Air (running OS X Lion) does not support video chat, even though the green FaceTime camera lights up and Skype supports this fine on ...
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Messages AIM account regularly stops working

I have set up iChat with different accounts: Facebook Jabber, Google Jabber, iCloud and an AIM account coming from MobileMe. My AIM account regularly stops working where Messages will indefinitely ...
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Memory leak in Message after a sleep

I am acually running Mac OSX 10.8.2 on a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 @ 4 Go (1600 MHz) DDR3. I am using Apple Message apps for synchronizing my SMS with my computer. The problem is that everytime my ...
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Why do my iMessages get sent with someone else's information?

I have a new iPad and upgraded to iOS 6. When I send an iMessage, it looks like I sent it from another person's phone. The picture is not my profile picture. Why might this be?
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Numbers appear with country code in message app

A friend of mine just bought an iPhone. She imported all her SIM contacts using the regular method: Settings > Contacts > Import from SIM All went well. But when she opens the Messages app, ...
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Messages shows wrong informations in the recent chats list

For some contacts the preview in the recent chats list shows wrong informations. When I click on the preview, I get a totally different chat in the detail view. Running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Any ...
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How can I tell whether my friend is using iMessage or Message to SMS me?

When I SMS my friend (iPhone 4 to iPhone 3), green messages mean that it's a Message and blue messages mean that it's an iMessage. However the messages that my friend sends me (iPhone 3 to iPhone 4) ...
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Can you send a message across the network?

There used to be the ability, perhaps before OS X, to send messages accross the local network, which displayed a popup on the receivers machine with the message. Is this still possible? Or is there ...
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Muting Messages Audio Alerts

I'm looking for a non-tedious way to make the Messages application in Mountain Lion silent without killing the audio output of other applications. Any ideas? Is this a job for AppleScript or defaults? ...
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Can I uninstall the Messages Beta?

I'm thinking about trying the Messages Beta on OS X Lion. I'm wondering if I will be able to uninstall it if I don't want to use it anymore. If so, will I be able to use iChat again?
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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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Is there an alternative to Messages?

I'm having the problem of synced iMessages appearing out of order in Messages on my Macbook. I've even had messages sent to wrong people. I can't find any alternatives through Google. Is there a ...
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How to chat with multiple Apple ID's?

I have two Apple ID's to have Messages chat sessions for work and private separated. Is it possible to use these both at the same time, on my Mac, at home? Now, I can only login with one Apple ID at ...
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Set off alarm when receiving text from a certain number?

Is there a way to set off an alarm or make an audible notification when I receive a text message only from a certain number? I like to keep my notifications on vibrate while I sleep, but my district ...
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How do I go invisible in Messages (OS X)?

I am using Messages for OS X and Google Talk. I'd like to be able to go invisible in Messages. How can I do this?
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How to mark as READ all the e-mails received in iPhone?

It's fine when you are clearing all your unread messages in a laptop or a desktop PC; but in iPhone? No good. You see, at present, I mark my messages as read by individually tapping their checkboxes. ...
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What prevents the iMessage slider from working on a new iPhone 5?

I'm struggling to enable iMessage on my new iPhone 5. iMessage works on my iPod, but I go on settings to turn on I message and the button that slides to enable/disable it always slides back to off. ...
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Recovering access to @me.com account

I've just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I've realized that in my Messages app I have 4 accounts: A @mac.com account which I remember creating and using with iChat (I haven't used it for anything ...
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How can I prevent Messages from opening up a new chat window?

When I am working on something else on my iMac, I tend to get a lot of messages via the Messages app. For some reason, when I click once on the messages app window, it does not get focus right away: ...
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What happened to my iChat account?

Having recently upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion, I realized that there is no iChat app anymore and that everything ended up into the Messages app. I've been using a @mac.com account specifically ...