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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iMessage on Mac not working when using VPN

iMessage stopped working properly when I use VPN on my Macbook Pro (Mavericks), making me unable to send or receive messages. It says the user is not registered and highlighted in red/pink, but after ...
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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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iMessage stuck in Notification Center

I have this weird situation where I was using the reply-from-Notification-Center Messages feature and it got stuck in the write-the-message state, as in the screenshot below. The message was sent, ...
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Can you see old messages on a SIM card free phone?

Can you still see old messages on an old SIM card for an iPhone 4? Mine died a few months ago, AT&T techs took out the SIM card when they gave me my new phone, but now my parents are trying to ...
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MMS can not send to Android phone: gets iMessage error

This has happened twice, with two different Android recipients. Both have been Android phones since inception - read: never had iMessage, so Apple shouldn't be confused about iMessage. Anyway, we've ...
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Can I receive all the messages I missed whilst my iMessage was off?

I shut my iMessage off last night on my iPhone 5s. I turned it back on this morning. How can I get the messages I didn't receive?
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Is there a way to stop receiving iMessages on OS X when the Messages application is closed?

After I quit the Messages application, I will still receive my iMessages on my Mac. I don't want to disable my iMessages completely but I'd like them to stop bothering me when I've closed the ...
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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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Can I get my text messages back from my lost iPhone?

I lost my iPhone so I bought a new one. I am now wanting to get my text messages back. Can I get my text messages back? If I get my old mobile number back will my text messages come back? Does iCloud ...
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Where are the images for the Messages.app status bubbles located on filesystem?

I'm assuming Messages.app uses images for their status bubbles like other graphics in the app. Here are the bubbles I'm talking about: If my assumption is correct, then where are they located on ...
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Messages.app not downloading messages send/received on iPhone

I've been recently trying to fix an issues with Messages.app. My iPhone sends/receives all of the messages fine, on my Mac Messages.app will display these messages if the Mac is switched on. However, ...
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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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How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?

I recently rebooted an OS X machine on which I had an ongoing conversation in Messages via text with a phone number on a non-iOS phone. Now, though I am able to continue sending texts from Messages on ...
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Re-sync messages between iPhone and computer after period of not syncing them?

I have recently re-setup the message app on my iPhone to sync with the messages app on my MacBook. New messages are now appearing in both places, however messages that had occurred before syncing ...
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Messages with Adium or third party client

Is it possible to use Messages (Apple iMessage) with Adium or any other third party client.
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Can I receive messages sent and received from another iphone on my account?

Is there any way that I can make it to where I can receive the messages that are sent and received from another phone on my account? And will the other phone be notified somehow?
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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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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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Messages on MacBook Pro not working

I can't get Messages to work on my Macbook Pro (retina). One day it just went offline, and I can't get it back online. When I try to login I get this screen and it won't accept the password, even ...
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How can you send the same text to multiple people without it being a group message?

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 jailbreak ...
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Yosemite Messages blank window

Messages on Yosemite used to work fine until this morning, repeatedly asking me for my Apple ID password. Months ago I had setup 2 factor authentication for my Apple ID, but it never complained. So I ...
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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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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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Messages font size can't be changed in Yosemite

I noticed in Yosemite, Messages has two menu options under the View menu, "Make Text Smaller" and "Make Text Bigger." But unfortunately neither option does anything at all. Is this a bug? Do I have ...
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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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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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Ensuring replies to group messages go to the whole group rather than just the individual who sent the original

When I send a group text - I get back replies as individual messages all in their individual conversations and no one else can see the reply - this is fine if I want them private. But I have once ...
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How can I log in to ICQ using Messages?

It used to be possible to log in to ICQ accounts with iChat by using your ICQ login info as an AIM account. However, that functionality seems to have been removed - if memory serves, with the ...
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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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Messages will not login; just sits and spins

Whenever I open Messages, enter my credentials, and attempt to login the status indicator spins forever and the application never authenticates me and loads. I had this issue on Mavericks and still ...
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All Apple Internet Apps are SLOW in Yosemite

A few days after upgrading to Yosemite, I started noticing that Safari was moving VERY SLOWLY. After a day or two of this it stopped loading webpages at all! So I switched to using Chrome, then my ...
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Where did the video go? It ran off with the voice memo

The Messages app in iOS 8 provides a convenient function to record and send voice & video messages as part of an ongoing chat dialog. Receiving a call while using Messages' build-in recording ...
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Contacts in Mavericks Messages display phone numbers instead of contact names

Since updating to Mavericks the Messages app doesn't display the contact names for people I've been communicating with iMessage, it shows their phone number instead. My messages thankfully still stay ...
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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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Can you merge two conversations?

Can you merge two conversations from the same contact if one is sent from an email and the other from the phone number?
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Same group, multiple group chats - How to fix?

I'm in a group chat with 3 others. We all have iPhones. About a month ago, a new group chat was created with the same group. I deleted it, but it came back. 3 of the 4 of us experience this problem. ...
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How can I completely reset iMessage in Yosemite?

I'm experiencing issues sending iMessages from my Mac. It used to work, but stopped. I tried a bunch of "fixes" I found online: sign out of iMessage and log back in another day rebooting restarting ...
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Why does the Messages.app alert me to new messages quicker than my actual iPhone?

The notification center clearly posts its alerts visible on my screen faster than my iPhone alerts me. Does the path of my incoming texts change when I have the Messages.app configured to sync with ...
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Menubar for Messages in Yosemite

Did Yosemite eliminate the Menubar icon for Messages? I don't see any preference to turn it back on. I found an Apple KB article that seems like it would offer the answer, but always results in a ...
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Started receiving copies of text messages sent on other phone after upgrading to iOS 7

I recently updated my iPhone to iOS 7. Now, any messages my wife sends on her iPhone (which is still on iOS 6) as well as any messages she receives are sent to me. She does not get copies of my ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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Dialog size in messages

I own a 16gb iPhone and currently running out of space. After inspecting the storage manager I found out that the most storage has been consumed by messages. I tried to look for ways to see or order ...
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messages are being sent which I am not aware from my I phone leading to deduction of balance

I am not sending smses but am being charged for the sms being sent to some ISD number from my I Phone 4s. The number and message text supposedly sent does not appear in the sent items. How to stop ...
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Force Messages to Stay Logged in on OSX

we have been using messages.app for communication in the office, but we often find that the client doesn't stay logged in. We have it set to auto-start at user login, we have it set to login when ...
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Make the enter key send message on iPad

I use a Bluetooth keyboard with my iPad. When I am sending messages through the Messages app, the enter key does not initiate a "send" the way I expect (it, instead, just returns down to the next ...
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iPhone 5 sending messages through email

My text messages are sending through email and when I talked to others and looked it up I had to just select my phone number instead of the email address under send/receive in messages; however, my ...
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Messages beta hangs. How to remove it or at least its accounts?

I've received a huge iMessage and now the App hangs. I can't remove the App, because it's only possible via the menu item which is not responding. Removing ~/Documents/iChat/* and ~/Library/Messages/* ...
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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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Messages on Macs don't work

I've tried every suggestion I could find on Apple forums. Deleted .plist files, removed message caches, reset passwords, coordinated sign on/offs between my iPhone and my Macs, reset iPhone and ...
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How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?

I always used to save my Chat logs because I use IM in the professional environment. Now I find that I can’t save chat logs anymore. That option is gone. Is there any workaround or hidden preference ...