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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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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How do I silence the message ringtone while talking?

During a phone conversation on my iPhone (iOS5) today, I received three text messages. Each one caused my phone to play my message ringtone rather loudly in my ear. Is this normal behavior? Is there ...
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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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Mountain Lion Messages Facebook Jabber connection problem

This is a very weird problem I'm having with my Messages app on Mountain Lion. I have two accounts: a Google Talk and a Jabber account that is linked to my Facebook chat. Whenever I open my Messages ...
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How to stop messages from opening when I touch the icon

When I only have one unread message (or all from the same person), it opens that thread when I open the Messages app. I don't want the thread to open automatically when I touch the message icon, and ...
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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?
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Messages won't let me sign in to iMessage

On my OSX laptop (10.8.5) I've recently been unable to sign into iMessage. By recently I mean approximately a week. I've not done any updates that I recall lately. Coworkers are able to send me ...
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How can I view the time of a text message in iOS 7?

In iOS 7, I've noticed that some SMS/MMS messages have a date and time stamp displayed above the message. Although this is useful, not all text's in the list receive such a date and time stamp. Is ...
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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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How to get iMessages to sync across an iPhone, iPad and Mac automatically?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the fact that one can sync iMessages across iOS and OSX devices. I would really like to have a thread that I start on my iPhone automatically sync to my ...
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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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iOS7 why won't the time show up in texts

I downloaded iOS7 and noticed that the time doesn't show up in texts like the older version. How can I get the time to show up in my text messages when someone texts me? For example, when I receive a ...
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Messages.app not displaying messages sent while offline

Every once in a while, I will get signed out of Messages (which I use to interface with my Google Talk account) due to connectivity issues. If this happens when I am having a conversation with ...
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How can I install Messages.app on Lion

Is there any way to get the final version of Messages.app installed on Lion? For reasons I'll not get into at this point upgrading to Mountain Lion is not possible. I had the beta of Messages.app ...
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Messages - Signs me out of facebook everytime laptop sleeps or screen turns off

After turning the laptop on and logging in (into my macbook air) I am prompted for a password for facebook. I am signed onto two different gchat accounts just fine but not facebook. Even after ...
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Sharing screen with Messages.app on Mountain Lion

Both computers are running OS X 10.8.4 When trying to initiate the screen sharing feature, the other computer gets the request, then clicks "Accept" but thats as far as we get. Then we see this: I ...
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How can I shut off the confirmation prompt when I delete conversations in Messages in OS X?

I receive a lot of messages on my MacBook Pro on a daily basis. Periodically throughout the day I need to delete multiple conversations in messages for clarity purposes. Each time I delete a ...
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Is there anyway to style Messages.app's message view?

Messages.app is a one of my favorite applications now-a-days because it allows me to reach my friends portable devices and computers with great ease and speed. But it didn't really hit the bar with ...
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How do I make Messages.app override a contact's buddy icon?

I have a Jabber account configured in Messages. When other people on the server change their buddy icons, the changes are pushed to my machine. I want to override their icons and force Messages to ...
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How can I force Mountain Lion's Messages app to refresh a conversation?

Sometimes when an iMessage comes in and I switch to the Messages app, the conversation doesn't contain the new message. I know the message was received because an alert banner popped up with the ...
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Messages showing FB contacts as numbers

Messages showing FB contacts as numbers Here is my settings for facebook.
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iPhone + Messages Beta: prevent iPhone from vibrating for every message?

I'm using the Messages Beta on Lion to receive iMessages on my MacBook Pro. I also have my iPhone set up with my iMessage account. When I receive a message, it's delivered on both devices. If I read ...
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How can I view iDeleted Messages sent from my apple id?

After deleting iMessages that have been sent or received by my Apple ID, can I thereafter retrieve them or view them (perhaps online or on another device)?
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Applescript to delete iMessages from Messages app

I have an Applescript that sends myself and colleagues iMessages when certain events happen. Some times hundreds of iMessages are sent in a short space of time to lots of people and the Messages app ...
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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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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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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 ...