Chapter 7

Chatting with Messages and FaceTime

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OS X includes Messages for instant messaging and FaceTime for video chat with Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users.

Set Up Messages

Chat with a Buddy

Send and Receive Files with Messages

Set Up FaceTime

Make and Receive FaceTime Calls

Set Up Messages

The Messages app enables you to chat with your contacts via instant messaging. Using Messages, you can connect via Apple’s iMessage service to contacts on Macs and iOS devices or to contacts on other online messaging services, such as Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and AOL.

The first time you run Messages, you set it up with your Apple ID, which identifies ...

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