iChat 5.0.x (OS X Snow Leopard)
iChat 6.0.x (OS X Lion)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level iChat document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Monday, 02-Jul-2012 14:28:24 EDT.
Apple's iChat is a supported instant messaging client for OS X. Instant messaging is the the exchange of typed messages between computer users in real time via the Internet. Various versions of iChat are included with Apple's OS X Snow Leopard and OS X Lion operating systems.
This product needs further configuration for use with the University's Jabber server. See these configuration instructions for OS X Snow Leopard.
OS X Lion Compatibility
iChat 6.0 ships with and functions correctly in OS X Lion.
Primary computing support is usually located in the schools, units, and residences, close to the faculty, staff, and students being served. Contact lists are available for:
To look up your local support provider, select your University affiliation above. You also may call First Call at 215-573-4778 to request a referral if you are not sure who to contact.