is it true than on OSX LION 10.7.5 installing MESSAGES BETA removed ichat?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by jinxers22, May 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2013
    is it true than on OSX LION 10.7.5 installing MESSAGES BETA removed ichat?

    So it seems like (for messages beta on OSX lion 10.7.5) you can have either Messages or iChat but not both, correct?

    Anyone else find that or was it common knowledge and I just missed something?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2006
    Beacon, NY

    It's not really removing it, its more like upgrading. Messages is really just a rebranding of iChat with the addition of iMessage.
  3. macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2009
    SacTown, CA
    jsm is correct about it upgrading the app, although there was option to downgrade if problems arose in Messages.

    In any case, you're about 2 years late to that conversation.
  4. macrumors demi-god

    Oct 14, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    IIRC, that fact was listed on the Apple page where you downloaded the beta from. :confused:
  5. macrumors 65816


    Aug 25, 2004
    North Hollywood, California, USA
    Yes, installing Messages Beta removed iChat, but can be uninstalled and reverting back to iChat once it is done.

    If you can't upgrade to Mountain Lion to use Messages, try using MLPostFactor (links all over this forum) to get it up and running.

    As of right now, I don't know of any way to use the Messages program on a Lion 10.7.5 computer.


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