If you speak in German with one contact, Emoji with another, and Arabic with yet another, Messages will restore those keyboards each time you switch back to those conversations. This is very handy for folks who write in different languages, and one of those wonderful, thoughtful little touches that makes Apple’s products extra special. To […]
Click a piece of media or shared location in a Messages and hit Space to Quick Look it without opening a separate app. At the top of that Quick View window is a grid icon. Click that, and you’ll see a grid of all the media, locations, and other items shared in that conversation.
If your Mac is on 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can share just about anything via services like iMessage, Twitter, Flickr, Apple’s AirDrop, and Facebook straight from the Finder, no extra apps or browsers required. As long as you add your service credentials to the Mail, Contacts, & Calendars pane, found under Apple menu > System […]
App.net’s private messaging (PM) system is getting a lot of attention lately, and a March hackathon for the service produced one of its most interesting additions yet. Created by Steve Streza of Pocket, Project Amy allows you to send and receive App.net private messages using Apple’s Messages app. You can download the second beta, or check […]
In iOS 6, you can now silence a call and quickly reply with an iMessage or SMS to let the caller know what’s up. You can also set a reminder to call the person back. Simply slide up on the phone icon during an incoming call to access the reply and reminder options. Apple added […]
If Airplane Mode is enabled and you open Messages, an alert will let you turn data on right there instead of making you open Settings. As far as I can tell, this is fairly new, possibly 6.0.1, and Messages seems to be the only app to get this convenient option, Apple or otherwise. The alert […]
As of OS X 10.8.2, Messages will prompt you add your iOS phone number for your iMessage account. This means you will be able to send and receive Messages from your phone number, just like on your iPhone and on your iPad running iOS 6. To configure this setting in Messages on your Mac, go […]
In iChat and Messages, you can turn on a whole bunch of alerts for individual buddies. Want to hear a custom sound when a certain person returns from away, or would you like the Dock icon to bounce repeatedly when that one coworker sends a file? Perhaps you want OS X to speak the alert […]