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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are group messages sent over iMessage when possible?

When I select multiple recipients, both iPhones and other phones, they are all marked with the green color, as if the message will be sent as an SMS. Will the message be sent over iMessage to those ...
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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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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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Adding my iPhone number to the list of allowed accounts in Messages.app

When I enter my Messages.app settings for my iMessage account, I can see that I can receive iMessages on the two emails that I have entered. Is it possible to add my iPhone number to that list too? ...
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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 ...
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Some clarifications about Messages.app in Mountain Lion

After the update to Mountain Lion I see that I have four accounts in my Messages app (see this question for more information). I am a bit confused about what happened here, namely: The @mac.com ...
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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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“User is unregistered with iMessage” error message

I use an iPod 4th gen and I text my boyfriend on iMessage to his iPhone- either his number or email. Everything was all good until it came up with a red exclamation mark, I deleted the conversations ...
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Location of Message Attachments in iOS 6 Backup?

I'm trying to get all my Messages (not E-Mail) and connected attachments out of a iOS 6 backup. I know there are tools like Wondershare Data Recovery for iTunes but they are not cheap and I'm trying ...
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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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Can iMessages be deleted permanently or at least kept either on a phone or a computer, but not both?

I would like to stop messages on my Mac from loading up all the messages I have on my iPhone when I plug it in. Scenario: receive 10 iMessages on my iPhone during the day. I then delete them. So ...
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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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iMessage freeze and crash

I am having this problem where I open up iMessage on my iPod Touch 4th Gen iOS 6.0.1 and it freezes after 3 seconds. There is a specific message that is causing this. This app opens up at this ...
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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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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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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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Messages incorrect password or username

The messages app is giving me an error message that says that my yahoo password or login ID is incorrect. I'm sure i'm entering the right login ID and password. Any solutions?
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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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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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After sleep, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords

My MacBook will often sleep while I take a break, and when it wakes up, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords. Instead, I'm prompted for all of my passwords again. Why is this? Is there ...
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Message notification does not work in iPhone 4S

My iPhone 4S always showed a notification in banner (that is, the top of the iPhone screen) when a new message/mail came to me. Those notifications can be viewed in any state(Means, Even if I am ...
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Autocomplete in jabber chat?

Is there a way to enable auto nick complete in chat rooms on Messages? I would like to avoid having to install another client just to use for jabber.
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Making Messages report that it is a different client

My company recently upgraded their XMPP server for internal chat, and now require the Jitsi client. I don't know if Jitsi is nice on Windows, but the Mac version is like having bleach dripped in my ...
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How does Messages work between my Mac and my iPhone?

I thought with Mountain Lion that Messages are shown on both my Mac and iPhone (so I can start a chat on my iPhone and continue it on my Mac). What is weird is that I seem to get an arbitrary set of ...
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Is there a limit for the attachment size in Messages?

I'm trying to send a 36 MB .mp4 video via Messages, but I'm not exactly sure if it's working. After sending the file, the CPU usage of the processes VTDecoderXPCService and IMTranscoderAgent goes up ...
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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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Text Abbreviations Stop Working

I was trying to send a text message consisting of an abbreviation I had set up, but I would type the two characters and the abbreviation was not appearing. Is there a cause? In the past, I have ...
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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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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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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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iPhone 4S/iOS 6: Every message received turns into Group MMS with me as a recipient

I have a annoying problem since I updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 6: when I sent a message to someone and I get the reply, the reply is not added to the normal conversation but a Group MMS will be ...
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Disable Notification for specific Account in Messages

Is there a way to disable the Notifications for a specific Account in Mountain Lion's Messages App?
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Why doesn't Messages recognize my contacts?

Ok, so this summer I was in Korea. I used a Korean SIM card in my iPhone 4S while I was there. I ended up losing my iPhone before I came back to the US. I recently purchased an iPhone 5 and backed ...
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Messages.app asks for iChat every time I open it

Every time I open up Messages, it asks me to locate iChat. This is on a new machine that I migrated from an old one on Lion and then upgraded to Mt. Lion. I don't have iChat on this machine any more, ...
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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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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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Change behavior of “Messages” window in Mountain Lion Messages

In general, I'm more than pleased with the changes in Mountain Lion, but in any release there are a few niggling things that bug me. One of them involves the behavior of the Messages app which ...
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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 doesn't receive Adium messages over Jabber/Gtalk

On my brand new Mountain Lion setup, the Messages app behaves weirdly with remote Adium clients when using a Google Talk account: I appear offline in my friends Adium contact list These Adium-using ...
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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 ...