Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error:

Messages is updating...

The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while it finishes or Quit Messages and relaunch it later.

And no matter what I do it won't go away and work.

I have tried to copy over the messages folder in Library from another computer but it didn't help at all. this is really starting to bug me and I would appreciate any help towards fixing this issue.

My macbook is running the latest version of Yosemite and is the 2014 edition

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    how long did you wait before making it start over? – Tetsujin Jan 16 '15 at 20:02

I've been getting the same thing on and off for a long time now. I wait for any period of time and still get the same, most always a reboot of the system makes it work again...frustrating!

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.3

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