1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 11:39 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
misstablescraps Level 1 (0 points)

Hi guys! So I just got a brand new macbook pro today, & I can't find iChat on the starter applications (only messages, which doesn't work for gmail). I had iChat on my old laptop, which was running the snow leopard software instead. How come? Is it impossible to get iChat on the newer MacBook Pros now? Or does it just not start out with it?

MacBook Pro, iOS 6.0.2
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (71,158 points)



    Messages is the App.

    It is iChat+ (The plus bit being the iMessages Account that can use an Apple ID with iPhones and iPads).


    It can use a GoogleTalk ID.


    My Messages Menu > Preferences > Accounts with Buddy lists in the background (including the Gmail one)

    Preferences > Accounts with several Buddy Lists.png



    7:39 PM      Thursday; January 24, 2013

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


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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