does this software have i message

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    No. iMessages is for OS 10.8 "Mountain Lion". It is not for OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    iMessages and FaceTime replace iChat that was for earlier OS X versions such as Snow Leopard.

    iChat was for messaging and talking face-to-face between Macs only.

    iChat allowed for "conference video calls" between up to 4 users using Macs, whereas Facetime allows video calls between 2 users using Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

    iMessages allows for messaging between Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iMessages also allows one to quickly switch to Facetime.