Apple - Did Apple remove the "AppleScript handler" option in macOS High Sierra?

Yes, Apple DID remove that feature in 10.13.4. I actually opened a case on this with Apple Support (I even referenced this page) and they got back to me today and informed me that it really has been removed from Messages. The Apple representative suggested going to if I wanted to express my displeasure, but that was all he could do.

I have spoken with apple tech support senior advisor and they called me back and confirmed that the applescript handler option in messages has been removed in the latest operating system update 10.13.4. If you would like to send them feedback go to and let them know your thoughts and that we would like the option back.