Apple releases Messages beta app for Mac

Apple has released a new app for OS X to give users a sneak peak of what is coming in upcoming Mountain Lion update scheduled for later this year. This new Messages app allows users to send text messages to iMessage app of iOS that runs on all iOS 5 devices. Along with text messages, this app will also allow Mac users to send photos and video files to iOS users for free.

Apple has released the beta version of Messages and will release the final version along with OS X Mountain Lion. Once downloaded, Messages app will replace the iChat app and in addition to iMessages it will allow users to use AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Jabber accounts too. If you want to try Messages on your Mac then download the beta from here.


  • Send unlimited iMessages to any Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.*
  • Start an iMessage conversation on your Mac and continue it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • Send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more.
  • Launch a FaceTime video call and bring the conversation face-to-face.
  • Messages supports iMessage, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts.

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