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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How to check my iCloud text messages?

Can anyone tells me how to view my text messages on iCloud? I know that iCloud will back up my messages on my iPhone 5S, and I am very curious about checking the iCloud messages. Is there any ...
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Text Message Forwarding

I am trying to make NONE of my text messages/imessage/sms messages (don't understand the universe of text messaging). I just don't want any of them to appear on the iPad my child sometimes uses. ...
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How to prevent notifications of old Messages when I log into my Mac?

I use Messages on my Mac as well as my iPhone. Whenever I log into my Mac, notifications pop up for each Message I've received since the last time I logged in, even though I've already checked them ...
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How to change one person's name in Messages?

How do you change one person's name in a chat? I don't mean group chat, I mean just one person in this chat.
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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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Why is Messages acting extremely slow like Internet Explorer?

I've got my iPhone sync my messages to OS X. However, even though my Mac and my iPhone are connected to my perfectly stable home network, OS X is getting messages with a few minutes of delay. All the ...
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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 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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Send a new text without all the history for that recipient

Whenever I start to compose a new text message on my iPhone 6 to send to someone, as soon as I enter their name in the To: field the last text that I sent or received from them appears in my message ...
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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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How can I convert .ichat logs to text files?

How do you convert the iChat transcript files that Messages creates into human-readable text files that can be opened without the Messages app? For reference, these are the conversation files located ...
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Dates format in Message's chat.db

I'm working on improving my iMessages backup-script. /Users/Kyro/Library/Messages/chat.db has a table message with all the messages an some dates. Any idea what's the date format ? I first thought ...
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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?
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Hide the “Your Apple ID is now being used for iMessage…” message?

Is it possible to hide the notification from macs when a new mac is added to the iCloud account? Specifically this one: "Your apple is is now being used for iMessage and FaceTime on a new Mac" I'm ...
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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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“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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Text box not appearing in a Messages conversation

I have a recurring problem in Messages on my Mac where, in one group conversation in particular, the text box occasionally disappears. Instead of having a text box at the bottom of the screen I can ...
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How do I get all of the messages on my girlfriend's iPhone to come on my phone? [closed]

I suspect my girlfriend is cheating. How can I catch my girlfriend and get all of my girlfriend's messages to come on my phone, without having to use her phone? I have looked up different applications ...
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Auto login to Google Talk via OSX Messages

Within OSX Messages, you can add a Google Talk account. In order to log in to Google Talk, i have to go to Messages > Window > Buddies > set to Available (or just press CMD-L to log in). Is there a ...
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When I text someone, they receive it from 2 numbers

Whenever I text or iMessage someone, they recieve it from both my number from my old phone that I transferred over, and the number on this phone. How do I make sure only 1 number is in use?
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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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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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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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iPhone not getting audio alerts from texts and other notification events

I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.1. I have notifications for messages configured to alert with a sound. Other apps are set to notify with sound as well. I do have Do Not Disturb enabled, but it is ...
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How to make [return] behave as a [return] within Messages, Skype…

I am using Messages on both Macs & iPhones and I am typing a lot of E-mails. Within all these environment I am used to the normal behaviour of the return key. Within Messages this key doesn't ...
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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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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 many MB can I send on iMessage? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how many MB I can send over iMessage? And when and why messages get compressed sometimes seemingly by random. I find it very awkward that Apple made this very ...
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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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Use Terminal to echo a Messages chat

What script/command could I use to echo a readable format of my messages with someone? Is there any way to echo the chat.db as a table for that one person who I am chatting with?
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Notify me when someone joins messages

When one of my contacts is using the Messages app (OSX 10.9), a blue dot appears next to their icon to show that they are available. Is there a way (probably using applescript or automator) to make a ...
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In Mac OS X El Capitan, is it still possible to change the color of the bubbles in Messages?

I have looked through Preferences, System Preferences, even looked at a couple of 3rd-party apps. I could find nothing of use. So is it still possible to change the color of chat bubbles (and text) ...
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Is there a way to hide the text in the left hand column in Messages?

I want to hide the text under the name of the contact in the Messages app. So in the example below, it would be the text that is below the name Matt Brian. Is there a way to do this?
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iMessage Alternative for OSX El Capitan, with iMessaging

I've been having problems with iMessaging on my Macbook Pro (iCloud account issues, which Apple support hasn't been able to fix over three support calls) for over a year. I really need to send texts ...
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Iphone 6 lockscreen message preview

I just got my iphone 6 and everything works fine. It's just that whenever I recieve a text message, the notification on the lockscreen pops up and says who it's from and then "to you" right below ...
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Error 'The application “Messages” can’t be opened.' after clicking on notification.

Messages is open and working, but not the active application. I get a text, the top right hand notification comes in. I want to go to the Messages app so I click the notification and get this error. ...
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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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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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Messages having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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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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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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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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How to send sms/iMessage when calendar event occurs with applescript? OS X El Capitan

Is there any way to send sms or iMessage (or e-mail) to a contact from a contact book, when a certain calendar event occurs? e.g. There is Bob in address book with phone number and e-mail. And there ...
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What does it mean when iMessage suddenly stops saying “Delivered”?

I was texting my friend and everything was okay until I took a few minutes to reply to her message and my text suddenly does not say "Delivered" under it. I'm under Wi-Fi and she possibly was too so ...
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Cannot send iMessages on my Mac but can receive them

I changed my main Apple ID email address yesterday, and also changed from my iPhone 5C to a iPhone SE. Once I did changed my Apple ID email address, I had to sign out of all my devices, and sign back ...
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View and delete individual messages directly from POP server in OS X Mail

There is/was a feature in OS X Mail that allowed to fetch the list of messages from the server in a configured POP account. This fetched only message headers - all at once - and displayed the list in ...
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How to resolve the ambiguity of sending iMessages to a person with multiple addresses?

My friend's iphone keeps forgetting one of its iMessage addresses. Both the phone number and her email address are configured for iMessage but often the phone doesn't receive messages if they are sent ...
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Auto configure mail and messages

I have an environment with Macs bound to AD, and using Google for email and chat. Is there a way to have users mail and messages apps already auto configured upon their initial login? I'm assuming ...
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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 ...