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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Changing Notification Sound in Yosemite

the new "ding!" notification sound in Yosemite really gets on my nerves (and I don't like any of the default ones), I would like to add (or replace one of those with) a custom sound I have. I found ...
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Mac OS X Messages and Facetime Started Failing

Couple of months ago sending messages and making FaceTime calls started to fail from my Mac. I never found the energy to look into this but after upgrading to Yosemite and still seeing the failures I ...
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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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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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Messages having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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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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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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Notifications for Messages keep turning back on in Yosemite

I want to disable banners/notifications in OSX Yosemite. The problem is the notifications keep getting reset to the default. This has happened twice since installing Yosemite on release day. This ...
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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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How to hide preview of text contents from Messages.app notifications in Mountain lion?

In Mountain Lion's Notification Centre, I don't like having a notification pop up with the contents of an iMessage text I just got, but I do want to have notifications about it happening. Is there a ...
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Why did I receive a text message on my Mac prior to my iPhone?

Since the Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, we can now receive our non-iMessages (SMS) messages on our Mac (more info). However, the following strange scenario happened to me: I was using my Mac and my ...
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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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Image Quality of Images Shared via Messages MMS

On iOS 8 on an iPhone 6, if I go to the Photos app, select one photo, and share via Messages, it will transfer at excellent quality. However, if I select 20 photos and share via Messages, it ...
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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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Messages in iOS 8 Details displaying broken images, all images gone

Suddenly (as in, not associated with the actual update or any actual trigger that I know of), my iPhone stopped displaying any images that were associated with previous messages. All I see now are ...
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How to disable local news texts to iphone

My iPhone 6 receives text messages of local news stories, from a local news source. I can't discover how to unsubscribe from these messages. How is it done? This is my first iOS device.
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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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Can I limit the notification noise to one device when I get a message?

I have a few Apple products: MacBook, iPhone, iPad. When someone sends me a text message, and the entire room starts dinging as all three devices tell me I got a message. Is there an easy way to say, ...
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Setting a different picture for each Messages account

I have recently retired Adium in favor of Apple's own Messages app, because it makes my life easier in some ways (especially ever since getting an iPhone). However, there is one feature that Adium had ...
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How to get iMessages from receiver on OS X Mavericks?

By imessage, I can send and get message from another Apple ID. Message history is storing in /Users/username/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages (on my mac) In that directory, ...
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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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How to sign in Messages app in Mac Mavericks from terminal

Is it possible to sign in Message app from terminal ? When I search for it, I only see on how to send imessage from terminal. Thus, how can I do that ?
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how to achieve messages in osx server from message app in mavericks

I am using message app in mac mavericks and I also have osx server. Messages are achieved when users in osx server send message to each other from PC, iphone,etc. Is it possible to get messages ...
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Where is the data for the “Messages” iMessage application stored?

Where is the data for the "Messages" iMessage application stored? I can't find it in "~/Library/Application Data".
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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 to use Messages features since Mavericks/FaceTime

So my niece frequently asks my sister/parents to screen share with me so we can make funny faces at each other (using photo-booth-like effects). I also occasionally help my parents by sharing their ...
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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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How to use message with OSX server in mac mavericks

I am new with osx server in mac mavericks. I want to send message locally between users I create in server. I have searched for solutions in google and apple documents, but I not yet found solution.I ...
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How can I backup or archive my iPhone messages?

I'm upgrading to iOS 8 and need to make some room on my phone. Under "Usage" (in Settings), my "Messages" is over 2 GB. I assume this refers to the Messages app, including iMessages and SMS. I don't ...
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How can I mark a contact as unable to receive text messages?

A few of my contacts have mobile phones that do not send or receive text messages. I'd like to prevent my iPhone (4S) from including those numbers as options for messaging. How can I do that?
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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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imagent constantly sucking network bandwidth, won't die

Since installing Mountain Lion and configuring Messages, I've noticed a trickle of network activity that is basically constant. I installed Little Snitch and discovered that a process called ...
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Could not login into Facetime and Message 10.8.2

I did a clean install of Mountain Lion 10.8.2 on my MacBook Pro. Now I am facing some problem while loggin into Facetime and Message (could not sign in please check your network connection and try ...
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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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Can imagent in OS X Mountain Lion be made to consume fewer resources?

imagent is constantly consuming CPU cycles and a couple of GBs of "real memory" on my wife's MacBook Air since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion. I believe this is part of the Messages app. Is there ...
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save or forward texts from an iPod touch

Is it possible to save or forward texts from an iPod touch? This is for a kid who is being bullied by a class-mate, and I want to keep a record of the texts sent.
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Messages.app on mac: search in history

i've a problem, i'm able to search for string in messages.app. It actually tells me all the matches for every conversation, the problem is that is shows only the last match, how can i go through all ...
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CTRL + CMD + SPACE brings up Characters window instead of Emoji window

I'm in Mavericks. When using messages to chat with someone, I used to be able to press CTRL + CMD + SPACE and a little Emoji window would popup and I could choose from an Emoji or type the name of an ...
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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How to mass-delete text messages by partially matching phone number on iPhone?

Is there a way via an app on iPhone or Mac, to select and delete messages originating from a phone number that matches a pattern? Specifically, I get many text messages every day from my ZWave ...
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How to disable smart quotes

[OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)] I've disabled smart quotes in the keyboard settings, but whenever I type ' or " in Messages (old name: iChat), they get converted to ‘ and “. How do I disable this default ...
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Sound notifications from Messages, but not Thunderbird are muted when in full screen Citrix, but not full screen anything else

Because Thunderbird works fine, we know that Citrix doesn't cause everything else besides itself to be muted. There's something about Messages that it doesn't like. If the Citrix desktop is not in ...
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iPhone 5C Messages crashing after showing no messages

When I open my iPhone 5C Messages, all that appears is a white screen that is frozen. It will close on it's own in a minute or so and it still appears as being open when you check to see what ...
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Messages.app not responding

My Messages decided to stop responding. Complete lockout. The only way to kill it is in the Activity Monitor with Force Quit. It consumes 100% of the CPU and is not responsive. The Force Quit ...
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Why does the message icon show only for one number

In one of my contacts I have added two phone numbers. I want to know why the message icon that let's me text to this number show up only for one of the two numbers as well as how can I fix this.
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When I text my friend who has my old iPhone I get the same text sent to my new iPhone as well.

I reset my phone settings, but I think my info is still on there. We already set up her information on the 4s. How do I fix this problem without going thru the same process? She also gets my photos ...