Messages (Beta) for Mac is free from the Appstore

Apple have just this morning announced the new version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and while the operating system will only be released in the Summer, mac users can grab one of the very cool new apps that will be shipping with Mountain Lion right now:

Follow this link to get Messages (Beta) from the Appstore. (FREE)

Messages, which replaces iChat, brings iMessage to the Mac — just like on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 5. Here are the pretty damn nifty features you can get 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.

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