msn messenger and iChat compatible?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pcpacker, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. pcpacker macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2004
    I just got my new iMac-I love it. My Dad uses MSN instant messaging, and I would like to chat when he comes online. Can I use iChat and have him still use his MSN? I did a search on the forums, and got some good info, but nothing seemed to address this specifically. I am interested in text only for now (no video or audio).

    Thank you
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    iChat is only for use with AOL Instant Messenger. MSN will not work with iChat.

    You and your Dad can both get a free AIM account at if you want to use iChat.
  3. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    Unfortunately as the other psoter pointed out iChat doesn't support MSN, however you can download the freeware messenger client, Adium that is compatible with most of the major protocols including MSN.

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