Finally, Now You Can iMessage From Your Mac

By Sam Gibbs on at

Apple’s just rolled out a beta of their replacement for iChat, iMessages for Mac. Now you can message people across iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macs all from one unified messaging system – about time too.

Apple’s been sitting on the ability to do this for ages. I never did understand why iChat couldn’t hook into iMessages when it was rolled out for the iOS, it just made sense to me. Apparently it’s going to be part and parcel of OS X Mountain Lion, the next iteration of Apple’s desktop OS, but Lion users can download a beta version of iMessages for Mac right now.

Finally my fingers will never have to leave the comfort of my keyboard again, just to message my iPhone-touting friends. [Apple]

Thanks Jeff!