Hot on the heels of releasing the developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has released a beta version of Messages app for Mac.
Messages is one of the major new features in OS X Mountain Lion and was released for iOS devices in October. It replaces iChat and allows you to send unlimited messages, high-quality photos and videos directly from your Mac to another Mac or an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Messages for Mac includes the following features:
- 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.
You can download the beta version of Messages using this link. Apple will release the final version along with OS X Mountain Lion.