Automatically save iChat text transcripts

iChat transcriptsHave you ever wished you could recall what was said in a previous iChat text conversation on your Mac? For instance, you might have been given directions or specific instructions but have since forgotten the details. Here’s how to tell iChat to keep a written transcript so you’ll have a log of all your text chats.

Open the Mac iChat application and go to iChat → Preferences to display the preferences dialog. Next, click the Messages button and select the checkbox, labeled Automatically save chat transcripts.

If you prefer keyboard shortcuts, you could have opened iChat and used Command+, (that’s Command plus comma) to open the iChat preference dialog.

Now that you have enabled iChat to automatically save transcripts, it will dutifully keep a log of all your text conversations. It’s the next best thing to instant recall.

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