3 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 11:31 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
Larry Goldman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

In iChat, I could set the online status of my AIM account ("Available", "Away", etc.).

 

Does the iMessage protocol provide for "online status" indication?


Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    HI,

     

    Messages Beta can do the same indications for the older style iChat Buddy List the same as iChat does/did.

     

    The iMessage Login (the "Account" in the Messages Menu > Preferences > Accounts that deals with sending iMessages to iPhones and iPads) does not have the same indicators.

     

    What it does do is indicate the options in the "To" spot for the Name that is currently shown there.

    To explain that a bit further.

    When you click New Message the Blue Plus icon appears

    You can select Contacts from this list and navigate to a Contact in the Address Book

    Once you select a Contact their Name is in the "To" spot

    If you now click this it becomes a Drop down and the iMessage details they have are marked with a blue Speech bubble.

     

    IF you select an iMessage Contact this way and they are Off Line the name will go red.

     

     


    9:53 PM      Monday; May 14, 2012


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

     

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  • Larry Goldman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    So to be clear, while the Messages app is able to provide online status information (via the AIM or Jabber protocols), currently, the iMessages protocol does not provide online status information (except when initiating a new conversation).

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    Hi Larry,

     

    That is the 40 or so word version, yes.

     

     


    7:31 PM      Tuesday; May 15, 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