Download iMessages for Mac Beta Right Now
Messages is the all new iChat replacement coming to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, it provides for the same unlimited messaging features that iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users have right now, but brings this right to the Mac desktop. With Messages, you can send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more, without any SMS or MMS fees, and you can initiate a FaceTime video chat with a click of a button.
While OS X Mountain Lion’s release date is this summer, you don’t have to wait to download Messages for Mac, you can grab a fully functional beta for free right now.
Messages will ultimately replace iChat, but all iChat services and protocol support continues to work the same. You’ll still be able to use iChat accounts, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Jabber, and FaceBook.
What are you waiting for? Grab Messages for Mac beta today. If you are a developer and plan on downloading the OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview, Messages is already bundled and you won’t need to get it separately. Compatibility seems to be limited to OS X 10.7 Lion or later, so earlier versions of Mac OS X will need to update to use the new messaging client.