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 Google Talk) running a separate program that chews out so much valuable system resources seems a silly way just to stay in contact with a couple more people.

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    have a look at Adium its a client Side App which supports the most well known Chat Services it also still has the Skype plugin (i just can't test know if it is still working) it also has a whatsapp plugin adium.im adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=search&cat_id=9
    – konqui
    Feb 5, 2014 at 15:29

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No. Skype is developed by Microsoft and Apple wants to promote Facetime. I really wish there was way though because I hate the Skype interface but have to use it frequently for my job.

  • It should be theoretically possible, but it would require skype using undocumented Apple API calls, which they generally don't like people doing too much.
    – Fake Name
    Apr 8, 2014 at 5:54
  • Actually no. There is a public API for creating Messages.app protocol extensions. So the only thing stopping Microsoft is (probably) business decisions.
    – Fuzzy76
    Aug 22, 2014 at 8:23
  • Assuming Skype has some sort of public API, it should theoretically be possible to write a bridge!
    – Thilak Rao
    May 20, 2015 at 9:47
  • @Fuzzy76 Do you have any link for these API? Thanks!
    – Frizlab
    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:34
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