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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Yosemite by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 5

Talking via Messages and FaceTime

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OS X comes with the Messages application, which you use to exchange instant messages with other OS X users, as well as anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can also use FaceTime to make video calls to other people.

Configure Messages

Send a Message

Send a File in a Message

Sign In to FaceTime

Connect Through FaceTime

Configure Messages

OS X includes the Messages application to enable you to use the iMessage technology to exchange instant messages with other people who are online. The first time you open Messages, you must run through a short configuration process to set up your account. ...

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