2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2014 12:47 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
elyramos Level 1 (0 points)

i just got the macbook pro and i was wondering why it doesnt have ichat ? please help

MacBook Pro
  • Niel Level 10 (293,950 points)

    Because it has Messages instead, which is the successor to iChat.



  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (70,560 points)



    To expand Niel's answer further.

    With Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) came the release of Messages  version 7.

    The Numbering continues form iChat (last version  was iChat 6 in Lion)


    The app does contain all the iChat features such as Buddy Lists, Video chats an Audio Only chats as well as Screen Sharing with the same accounts you used in iChat (AIM and Jabber).


    It has a Interface change though.

    A main window is a interface fro starting Chats, having Tabbed chats and starting Video Chats (or invoking FaceTime if you are chatting using the iMessages account)


    The app also includes the iMessages account.

    This is set like the Bonjour one in that it cannot be deleted but unlike the Bonjour one you can remove the Apple ID that is being used to de-activate it.


    The iMessages  is an account and a service run by Apple that was invented fro the iOS devices first.

    You can iMessages to iOS devices using Apple IDs or iPhone Numbers.


    Once you have linked and Apple ID to an iPhone number  (set your iPhone up with the same Apple ID) then iMessages (Not SMS though) will sync (be displayed) on all devices that are using this Apple ID.




    8:47 pm      Monday; February 24, 2014


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