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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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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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 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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Why do text messages not appear when off of wi-fi?

I have an iPhone 4 (iOS 7) with cell plan but no data. When texting with non-iPhone users, I get the texts to and from no problem. When texting with iPhone users, though, the messages will only appear ...
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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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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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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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Messages Crashes on Mac Upon Startup

Opened messages and the crash reporter immediately opened stating that the program crashed. In the reporter it stated: Sandbox Creation Failed: You do not have permission to save the file ...
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OSX Messages shows contact accounts as invalid

I had Messages.app when I got my mac a year and a half ago and it worked great. However, since a few weeks ago all my contacts in my previous conversations appear in red (as if they do not have an ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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?
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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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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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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 not working on macbook pro

I updated my macbook pro to OSX Mavericks and signed in to Messages app but it isn't working. My account is enabled but when I try sending a message it says cannot send message. Your iMessage account ...
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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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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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New messages on Mac won't go to the top

My messages on my Mac used to work perfectly. I'm not sure what update I recently did, but after shutting down and restarting, I'm finding that when I get a new message it doesn't go to the top of the ...
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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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Not receiving droid texts on iphone

I gave my granddaughter my samsung android phone when her iphone got broken. I now have an iphone. I have to send her texts using SMS (turned it on in settings) but when she answers I do not receive ...
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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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Messages (Mavericks): how to persist / autojoin chat?

I have Messages connected to my work jabber server. We use chatrooms for group chats at work, and I would like for messages to: autojoin this chatroom everytime I open up messages "bookmark" this ...
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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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How can I get iMessage to verify my phone number?

iMessage won't verify my phone number. When I try to select my number for messages to be sent, it's greyed out. So I receive my iMessages over email which I don't want to do. I've tried: turning ...
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How to make emoji bigger in Messages

I just upgraded to Mavericks 10.9.3 from Mountain Lion and the emoticons / emoji are quite small in Messages. Sometimes I can't even tell the difference between one and another emoji. When I open the ...
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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 ...
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How to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Can I set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option? I have an iPhone 5c.
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Trouble sending mms

I can text my son from my iphone5 but cannot send pics. He has android without internet can send fine to others. I am able to send him pics from my husband's iphone4 with upgrade toIOS7.1.
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I have suspicion a Mac user has visibility to my text messages

Can someone I don't know, set up their Mac to receive text messages from my iPhone 4? I am having issues sending text messages; I send to a group and not all recipients receive the messages. I do ...
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Locked Macbook and iMessages

On the Find My iPhone app, I have locked my Macbook so no one else can get on it. I have the Messages app opened to receive my iMessages, but someone turned the Macbook on, it connected to wifi, and ...
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Set Messages app to show Names and Pictures by default for all conversations

I know I can set show names and pictures for conversations. How do I set this as default for all conversations? I set this and then exit messages and re-open it and it is back to only showing the ...
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Why doesn't my messages icon on my iPhone 5 display the number of messages?

I don't know if I may have accidentally changed some settings, but now the icon on my Messages doesn't display the number of unread messages. However, my Mail app does, so I am not sure why this is. I ...
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How to text a message to a number on an iPhone?

On my iPhone 5, how do I text a message to a number? I am trying to send the words "HELLO WORLD" TO 888765?
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How can I call/message on iPad air with SIM?

I have purchased an iPad Air with cellular but I cannot send and receive messages. The name of the SIM company has appeared and I have connected it with my router. There is no icon for calling ...
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Complete shortcut in Messages on OS X

Found a "Complete" shortcut in Messages on OS X under Edit, I want to know what it does exactly, but can't find any info. Anyone knows?
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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How do I show 'Names and Pictures' by default in Messages.app?

I am running the latest Mavericks version, 10.9.2.
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Is it possible to set Messages to always make the status “Available” if the logged in user is active?

My users often seem to set their status to away for whatever reason, despite being at their computer. I would like it to always show available if they are actually there. Possible?
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How is “Show alerts from my contacts” for Messages in iOS Notification Center supposed to work?

I've started using 2-factor authentication with a bunch of services. So, after I sign in, I get an authorisation code SMS'd to me. Now, if my phone is locked, I really don't want code appearing on the ...
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Skype integration in OSX Messages

Just curious to see if there is any possible way to do this but is it possible to get Skype chats to work in OSX Messages? Since I already use 3 other chat methods in Messages (iMessage, Facebook and ...
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Weird spam message overlay appears on my iPhone's screen (FLASH SMS)

This weird message keeps appearing every few days and it's very irritating. It always contains spam messages that asks me to accept or cancel invitations to random services (weekly jokes, pics etc). ...