Apple on Thursday released a public beta of Messages, its next-generation messaging app for the Mac that will be a part of Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Messages allows you to send and receive iMessages, just like iOS devices running iOS 5. Now you can “text” chat via iMessage with the iPhones, iPads and iPod touches in you life.
You can download the Messages Beta HERE and get a taste of what’s coming in OS X Mountain Lion. When you install Messages, it replaces iChat.
Here are the features you can expect with Messages:
– Send unlimited iMessages to any Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
– Start an iMessage conversation on your Mac and continue it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
– Send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more.
– Launch a FaceTime video call and bring the conversation face-to-face.
– Messages supports iMessage, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts.