Beta users of Apple’s Messages Beta service feature received an email announcement from Apple recently, with the message noting that the Messages beta service/program feature will come to an end by December 14, 2012.
Featured in the Mountain Lion OS X 10.7 version, the service was initially featured last February 2012, designed to bridge electronic communications between the OS X and with the iOS.
As an app, Messages Beta is positioned to take after the iChat app, with the beta version of the service/app working on a “Messages Everywhere” premise that allowed users a glimpse over what the app can do.
The app, in real application tenses, allows users to engage in conversations using the iOS mobiles, then shift to using the OS X driven computers seamlessly, making the process of chatting a quick, no-fuss procedure.
In the said announcement, Apple had advised users to upgrade to the latest OS X Mountain Lion version if they wished to continue using the Messages service.
As the current beta version stands to be a “preview version”, Apple’s decision to halt its ongoing service highlight notes that its overall road-testing period is over, now set and ready to be deployed as a full-featured service suite.
As beta versions are typically known to have an ascribed “active time frame”, word of support for the Messages beta version coming to an end doesn’t come as strange.
Messages beta users are advised to update to the latest Mountain Lion build, in ensuring that they can continue to use its featured services and application highlights.