13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 2:50 AM by alisonjonck
tessa.danielle Level 1 (10 points)

I downloaded and am exploring the iMessage features in the new Messages Beta App for Mac, however, I've noticed that there is no "buddy list" or easy way to see who else in my contacts I am able to send an iMessage to. Of course I can think in my head who I know with iPhones, iPads etc, but even then there isn't a way to tell if they even have iOS 5... shouldn't there be an iMessage group in the contacts list?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • tntornadox Level 1 (0 points)

    Just go to 'Window' and select 'Buddies' and the traditional iChat buddy list appears.

  • tessa.danielle Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm not looking for the normal buddy list, that I can see just fine. I want to see the contacts that I can specifically iMessage ie. those with iPhones iPod touches iPads macs etc that can iMessage with me.

  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 (15,350 points)

    Start a new message.

     

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  • tessa.danielle Level 1 (10 points)

    I see how that brings up my whole contacts list, however not everyone in my contacts is connected to iMessage. I would prefer a list of just those who I can text via iMessage.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (71,080 points)

    Hi,

     

    You may need to do some work in the Address Book by creating a Group of people that do have either Phone numbers or Apple IDs that you can contact.

     

     

     


    11:13 PM      Friday; February 17, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • tessa.danielle Level 1 (10 points)

    Great work around, and I will do that - but it would be great if it was automatic!

  • KristianMand Level 1 (0 points)

    try cmd-1

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (71,080 points)

    Hi,

     

    My Messages picks up on all the iChat accounts I had before I updated to messages.

     

    My Buddy lists were separate and show up the same way as before.

     

    CMD  and th 1 Key together launches my AIM Buddy list (it is that order in my Messages > Accounts)

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    10:35 AM      Saturday; February 18, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • ecloudid Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with you.

     

    I think iMessage Beta is a cool program with one major problem...Out of my couple hundred contacts, how am I supposed to know which ones are ipad/iphone users?  I can think of a few off the top of my head.

     

    Is there a way in address book/contacts that distinguishes IOS users vs. non?

     

    If not, it makes the product a bit usesless.  If I want to send out texts from my mac using the program, it's pretty much trial and error without a usable contact list.

     

    Any suggestions?

  • ecloudid Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for that, but...I open up Address Book and I don't see any sort of symbol or icon by my contacts that lets me know if they're and ios device user or not.

     

    It really makes the program kind of useless unless you just want to chat with the 5 or 6 people you know have iphones or ipads.

  • tessa.danielle Level 1 (10 points)

    yes, we're on the same wave length here. Basically if you wanted to see if someone had an iMessage account you could potentially type their name into the compose new message window, and there is sometimes a blue bubble that will pop up by emails and phone numbers that have iMessage. In my experience this for sure pops up for those that i have imessaged in the past, but may not necessarily automatically be there for someone I've never imessaged before.

  • ecloudid Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah...that's a lot of work to build a list of contacts!

  • alisonjonck Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. You helped me alot!