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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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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Is it possible to have only one notification for a text message until the message is read?

I've been looking for a while but I cannot find out if I can limit it so that I only receive the first notification and no others until I've read the message. There is a notification setting that ...
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Messages no longer allows me to transfer images using AIM

For about 10 years my colleagues and I have used iChat, then Messages to exchange images for work (we use AIM). A year or so (maybe longer) we could no longer transfer images back and forth. The ...
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iCloud Issue After El Capitan Update 10.11.2

After updating my MacBook Pro to 10.11.2, I am having huge issues with iCloud. Thus far, I am noticing that: I can no longer use Messages. I cannot use FaceTime. I cannot authenticate into ...
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How to re-open a conversation?

So I can close a conversation in Messages on my Mac and it handily disappears. I can't seem to figure out how to re-open that conversation manually (as opposed to getting a new message in that ...
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I can’t log in to Openfire Server using OS X Yosemite's Messages

I'm using OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.5 (14F27)) with Messages (Version 8.0 (4760) and I'm trying to connect to Ignite Realtime: Openfire Server, yet I keep getting following error Messages can’t ...
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Prevent the “Your Message Could Not be Sent” Error Window when Messages Isn't Running

I've just started using Messages in El Capitan (10.11.1) for both iMessages and SMS through my iPhone, which is great. The only major annoyance is that when I'm away from my computer, and Messages is ...
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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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Not receiving Text Messages after upgrade to iOS 7

Upgraded both iphone5s to ios7 approx two weeks back. Suddenly last Thurdays I cannot receive his texts. Phone calls and FaceTime yes. Texts no. He can receive texts from me. Any ideas?
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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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How can I create a new contact from Messages & add it to a specific Group in Contacts?

When I receive an SMS message, I can create a new contact from the number. Works great, very useful. Lots of business folks must do the same. What I want to do is create the contact in my business ...
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How to seek to very old text messages

I have a conversation that likely has tens of thousands of messages sent over the past year. I want to find texts 6 months ago in August. How can I go about getting back to August and scrolling ...
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How do you get iPhone to share contacts with Mac Messages app?

When I get a new text, it appears both in the Messages app on my iPhone and in the Messages app on my Mac. The iPhone text show the person's name, and the Mac text only shows the person's number. I ...
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iPhone sends iMessage, but doesn't show that it was “delivered”, even though it is

So after switching to my new iPhone 6s, I have been sending messages through iMessage. I haven't had any major issues. What has occurred though is that the messages send with the blue bubble ...
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Erase certain messages in Messages on OS X

I like having the Messages app on my Mac, but I have one problem: When I delete a message thread on my iPhone, it doesn't delete from my Mac. In other words, if I delete three messages from the same ...
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How do I automatically save messages on my Mac, even after deleting the conversation

I tend to delete my conversations from Messages to keep it neat, but some messages I don't actually want to be gone forever. How can I have my messages save somewhere in a folder automatically even ...
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What's the difference between chat.db, chat.db-shm and chat.db-wal

There are 3 files used to save Messages on Mac. chat.db chat.db-shm chat.db-wal What are each of them for?
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Messages on OS X very slow to start

Latest OS X version 10.10.3 For the past few weeks my Messages app takes forever to open - about 20 bounces in the dock before it finally opens, if it was quit. Then it works fine until I quit and ...
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How can I save and message slow motion video on iphone 6 / ios8?

I recorded a slow motion video and i can play it back on my phone but when I text the video to someone else they don't see the slow motion effect. Do i need to purchase another application for this ...
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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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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...
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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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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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How can I disable and/or uninstall “Messages” from OS X Yosemite?

This "Messages" application on my Macbook Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 I would like to uninstall the "Messages" application entirely. How can I do this?
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how to Turn off the function of sending txt pressing return on my iPad?

yes, I saw that people had ask for to turn return key to send txt but none asked how to turn off? any ideas? I tried the idea with international keyboard... but no luck many thanks
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Photos disappeared from messages (iPhone 4s)

My iPhone 4s has suddenly deleted all photos that were in my messages. Instead I see a blank space with what seems to be a file number which is underneath a question mark. They have not gone into my ...
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Microsoft Office, Exchange, Calendar, Snooze issue, Resending Invitation

So here is a weird bug, I've created a Reoccurring Meeting in OSX Outlook 2011 but every time I hit snooze using OSX Notifications the Meeting Invite is sent out again with the same time. Why is this ...
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How do I remove an iMessage account from OS X (Yosemite) Messages app?

I added my iMessage account to my work MacBook and now I want to remove the account, but Messages won't let me. I Signed Out of the account and deleted the message history, but now when I start ...
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Apple Watch sends texts to wrong person

My Apple Watch Sport recently has decided to send all messages targeted at one person to a different person. No matter how I send messages to person A (i.e. respond to their texts, send through the ...
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How can I restore the El Capitan Messages notification sound (chime) to the old sound?

I've noticed when I receive messages in the Messages app in El Capitan, it plays the "Chime" sound from iOS 9. I recall that in the previous version of OSX, or perhaps the one before it, the ...
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How do I backup Messages from Macbook?

I want to delete all of my messages off my Macbook and iPhone but I'd like to back them up before I do so. How do I go about doing this?
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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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How to prevent changes on the iPad

I have an iPad with iOS 9 that is used by technological illiterate people of my family. These persons use basically facetime, messages and safari. They manage that relatively well but if for some ...
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Missing a year of iMessages. How to recover without necessarily doing a restore?

I noticed that anything before near the beginning of this month all the way to the end of June last year is just gone. There are plenty of messages before all that, but the parts of conversations ...
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How to get rid of annoying Non-secure Jabber Login popup?

My Messages app out-of-blue started to complain that my GTalk credentials are being sent in non-secured manner. Your name and password will be sent in a way that is not secure. Do you still ...
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Does the “messages from iphone” icon only appear in the dock when my messages are opened from my iPhone?

I was working the other day on my Macbook and this icon popped up. My phone was not with me. Does that mean whoever had my phone just went through my messages? Is it safe to accuse them? I didn't ...
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Messages 8.0 not showing video icon

On brand new Mac running Yosemite, Messages (Version 8.0) not showing video icon at all. No "Video" tab in menu options at the top either.
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How can I stop my old broken phone getting my text messages?

My iPhone cracked its screen and presently i cannot get past the locked access screen. Got a new phone but the old phone continues to show me my new text messages. I cannot get into old phone to ...
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How do I show people wanting my Yahoo! authorization and respond to them in Messages?

I cannot figure out how to respond to Yahoo! Authorization requests in Messages in El Capitan Someone is trying to add me as a buddy but I don’t see any way to accept or decline. I have a popup ...
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Changing Notification Sound in Yosemite/El Capitan

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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Recover Messages content after clean install of El Capitan

I've done a clean install of El Capitan. I do have a raw file back up of my home folder, containing the messages archive. This was created when I was in Yosemite. I grabbed the entire contents of ...
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How to get back all iMessages into newly installed OS X El Capitan?

This is not related to the broken Messages app. After I formatted my drive, installed El Capitan clean and received a code on my iPhone I can send iMessages from my Mac. They are received by my ...
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New emojis don't show on Mac, only on iPhone

The new emojis don't appear as a valid character. They appear as a rectangle in Messages on my Mac. On the iPhone I can see the emoji fine. My software is 10.10.5. How can I download the new emojis ...
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Do all iMessages always get pushed to Messages on the Mac?

Hypothetical situation: Connected on different internet connections. If there are active conversations on my Macbook, and I get a text from one of the conversations not listed there, will it always ...
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iMessage stopped working on Mac

Recently, iMessage won't sign in on my MacBook Air (10.8.4). I opened up Messages a couple of days ago, and my iMessage account was signed out. Upon trying to sign back in, I get a message reading: ...
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Messages not syncing across devices

Since updating to iOS9, iPhone messages seem not to sync, or at least not for some IDs, from my MacBook Pro running latest OS -- and vice versa. Possibly related problem: Siri will not create messages ...
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Applescript - Getting Property of an Object Not Working

The dictionary for Messages states that the application has a "chat" element which has the property "updated". My goal is to get this property, and here is my code: tell application "Messages" ...
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Force Messages to send as SMS on Yosemite

I have an iPhone with iOS 8 and a Mac with Yosemite, which means I can send SMS messages from my Mac (which I absolutely love). However there are some special cases that it doesn't handle as I would ...
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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 ...