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 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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How to see the phone numbers a message was sent to?

I sent a message to several people, and one of them indicates that they never got the message. Is there a way that I can email a copy of the message showing all the phone numbers the message was sent ...
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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 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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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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How to create new message in iChat without sending, using Automator to grab selected text

I am trying to create a service that grabs the URL of some link, then create a blank iMessage with that URL in the body. Basically, I want to recreate that Message share feature in Safari in Mountain ...
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Determine valid iMessage address on a Mac?

On my iPhone, I can try messaging someone by tapping on a contact entry or enter a phone number or email address. If the person has iMessage enabled, the text entry field will say "iMessage" instead ...
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How to set iChat status from the command line?

I'm trying to sync my Last.FM last played track with my iChat status... right from the command line. I've come this far: curl -s http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/1.0/user/Da3X/recenttracks.rss | grep ...
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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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How to reset Messages application settings in Mountain Lion?

I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion and, when I started the Messages app for the first time, it imported the iCloud account, a Google Talk account and to old iChat accounts I used in the past. I ...
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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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Change SMS/iMessage display format

Is there a way to display sent/received iMessages in a "horizontal" format rather than the current "vertical" left/right bubble format?
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How to get iMessages in sync across an iOS 5 iPhone, iPad and Mountain Lion Mac?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the Messages app - and the "fact" that all your Messages threads are consistent across all your devices. I would really like to have my the threads that I ...
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Will it ever be possible to port BlackBerry messenger (BBM) to the iPhone?

Will we ever have BBM service on the iPhone ? Is it possible to port such feature from the blackberry to the iPhone ? I know they use their own servers for verification, but isn't there a method that ...
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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 ...
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How to view Contacts via new Messages?

With iChat, i used to be able to view my contacts and know, for example, who is online. Using Messageshow can i get a list of those google contacts, currently online?
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Messages appearing on locked screen

How can I hide text messages from the locked screen of my iPhone 4S? I find that having a password is useless as everyone could read messages from the locked screen.
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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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Why do I get an invalid certificate error with my Gmail account in iChat/Messages?

I've had this problem for a long time now, and it's finally bothered me enough to ask. Can anyone explain why I get an invalid certificate error when I try to sign into my @gmail.com account within ...
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ML Messages not connecting automatically to some accounts

I love the new Messages app in Mountain Lion, but there seems to be an issue while using it with a Yahoo account. My Yahoo account does not reconnect after the machine goes into standby or after a ...
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iMessages - can one disable 'join/leave' messages in group chats?

Does anyone know where you can disable the join/leave messages in group chats in iMessages? In low-traffic chats it's utterly annoying to have scrollbacks full of 'xxx joined the chat.'/'yyy left the ...
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How to enable read receipts for messages in iMessage on Mountain Lion?

I can't find any way to enable read receipts for messages on Mountain Lion. Read receipts are the iOS term for acknowledgements that show wether or not a message has been read yet or not. Does ...
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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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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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How can one debug imagent issues?

I have just upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and am attempting to use Facetime and iMessage. Upon entering my Apple ID into the respective applications and attempting to sign in, I receive the ...
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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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Messages 7.0 lost ability to auto join chat rooms?

iChat had the ability to auto-join jabber chat rooms, but Messages 7.0 seems to have lost that functionality. Anyone know if there is a defaults write … command to either auto join specific chats, or ...
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How to make ⌘⌫ delete a line of text in Messages?

The shortcut ⌘+⌫ normally deletes a line of text in a text field. But in the new Messages app in Mountain Lion, this is the shortcut for "Close Conversation…" (or, if you choose "Save history when ...
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Can I configure Messages for Mac to receive messages sent to my phone number?

Is it possible to configure Messages for Mac in such a way that it receives text messages sent to my mobile phone number? Currently on the Mac I can receive only messages sent to my Apple ID, but on ...
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Assigning more than one outgoing messages on iPhone 4

Can I assign more than one outgoing message for different contacts?
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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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How do I restart Messages daemon on OS X Lion?

From times to times my Messages on OS X Lion gets crazy and will not load when I try to run it. When that happens I need to restart OS X and it will work again. Is there a way to avoid restarting ...
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Disable diacritics in iOS Messages app?

Some people have reported to me that messages that I send them that originally contained diacritics were garbled, or the diacritics are replaced by boxes/stars etc. Is there a way to make Messages ...
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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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Schedule text message on iPhone

Is there an iPhone app in the App Store which allows scheduling of text messages? For example, I would like to setup birthday messages, so I don't forget them, or reminder messages. I know of such ...
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Texting and phone I am texting is asking for my name

I have my neighbor's phone number and he said that I could let him know if I needed any help moving. When I went to text him, it seemed like his phone required my name or it wouldn't let me text him. ...
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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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Is it possible to receive SMS with the Messages beta for OS X?

I feel like I've read 7 or 8 different articles on the Messages beta, but I'm not seeing my question's answer. So, is it possible with Messages for OS X, to receive SMS texts sent to my phone number? ...
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I want to run an applescript whenever a certain person signs onto my Messages buddy list

I want to run an applescript whenever a certain person signs onto my Messages buddy list Exactly. Thats exactly what I want. Pretty self explanatory. I am aware you can run applescripts for messages ...
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Can I start a new conversation with the same number or Apple ID in Messages?

Sometimes my conversations get long and unwieldy over time, but being so sentimental I'd like to keep them around on my devices (and not just leave them in iTunes backups that I might not be able to ...
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iPhone log for actions like deleting text conversations?

I recently found one of my long-running text conversations cleared. I may have deleted it accidentally, but I would like to know when I did. Is there a system log that logs information at this ...
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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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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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Can I reload old iMessage conversations on a new device (iOS and OS X)?

When setting up a new iOS device or installing the Messages Beta on OS X, you can log in with your iMessage account to start receiving & sending messages with iMessage. One advantage of iMessage ...
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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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Have Mail.app format the text when changing the default message font

I've changed my default font for message to be Georgia 12 Normal. The trick is, to have the message formatted this way (Georgia 12 Normal), so when the recipient open the email it is also formatted as ...
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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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How can I get messages beta to start in “hidden mode”

I have installed the beta of messages. I understand the software is beta and I have searched all the Apple messages forums and Google around for a solution but could not find one. I have set messages ...
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Is the current version of Messages beta stable enough to use day to day?

Is messages version 6.1 (11D1069) stable for someone that doesn't mind iChat and FaceTime currently? I am happy with iChat and FaceTime on my mac and don't really need the iMessage integration ...
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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?