iMessage Comes to the Mac

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Along with the announcement of the next version of OS X (dubbed Mountain Lion) Apple has posted a beta of the new Messages app that will replace iChat:

  • 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.

I've been looking forward to this type of integration with the Mac since iMessage was first announced.