One AppleID iMessage Multiple devices?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacMike81, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. MacMike81 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, 2 years ago I switched to Mac and love it. I then got a iPad2 and more recently a AppleTV2. I plan on looking at the "iPhone5" whenever it is released.

    My question is I only have one iTunes account and one Apple ID but I would like to be able to chat via iMessage between the devices independently. IE send messages from my iPad to my Macbook, or possibly Macbook to iPhone.

    I use google talk now to keep in touch with my stay at home wife with Adium and my Android device. I worry that I will lose that ability if I go to a iPhone later this year.
     
  2. scottfreeman macrumors newbie

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    You can't use Messages on the iPhone to talk over Google Chat. However, there are lots of IM apps for the iPhone to choose from. I personally use Trillian - http://www.trillian.im. It also has a very nice Mac and Windows desktop application too.

    Google Chat uses the Jabber protocol - so any IM application that supports Jabber will work perfectly with Google Chat.
     
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