How to Set up Messages on Mac?

In today’s article, we will discuss about how to set up messages on MAC. steps to set up Messages on the Mac. So, here are the steps which clearly indicate how to set up messages on Mac. So, look at the steps carefully:

  1. Launch Messages from your desktop, dock, or Applications folder.
  2. Enter your Apple ID email address and password. If you have two-step or two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID, enter your verification code.
  3. Click on Messages in the Menu bar and select Preferences.
  4. Select the Accounts tab.
  5. Select the phone number and email addresses at which you would like to be reached.
  6. Choose which phone number or email address people will see when you start a new conversation.

Steps to Set up Messages in iCloud in iOS 11.4

You’ll need to make sure Messages in iCloud is enabled in iOS 11 so it can sync messages between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner.
  3. Tap iCloud.
  4. Make sure the switch next to Messages is flipped to the green ‘On’ position.
  5. Tap Apple ID.
  6. Click on Settings.
  7. Tap Messages.
  8. Tap Sync Now to immediately sync your message with iCloud.

Steps to Have a Conversation

  1. Click at the top of the Message window.
  2. Address your message by typing the recipient’s name, email address, or phone number. Or click PLUS and choose a recipient. If they’re in your Contacts app, Messages finds them as you type. To start a group conversation, just add more recipients.
  3. Type your message in the field at the bottom of the window, then press Return to send it.
    1. To include emoji, click.
    2. To include an image or another file, just drag or paste it into the message field. Or use Continuity Camera to capture a photo or scan directly from your iPhone or iPad camera.
    3. To include an audio recording, click the microphone and record your message.
  4. After starting a conversation, click Details in the corner of the window to take other actions, including:
    1. Choose not to be disturbed by notifications about this conversation.
    2. Use FaceTime to start an audio call or a video call.
    3. Share a screen.
    4. See the recipient’s location—if they’re sharing their location with you.
    5. Review all of the photos and files that were exchanged in the conversation.
    6. Add a group name, add members to a group, or leave a group. If the group has four or more members, you can remove members: Control-click the member’s name, then choose Remove from Conversation.

Delete a Message or Conversation on Mac

When you permanently delete a message or conversation, you can’t get it back. So, make sure that you save important information from your messages.

To delete a message on Mac:

  1. Open a message conversation.
  2. Control-click the blank area of a message bubble that you want to delete.
  3. Choose Delete.
  4. Click Delete.

To delete a conversation on Mac:

  1. Control-click a conversation.
  2. Choose Delete Conversation.
  3. Click Delete.

Here is how to send a text from a Mac if your friend doesn’t have an iPhone:

If your friend has another type of phone their number may gain a red box when you add it to the To: field. This indicates that their phone is not registered with iMessage. If you try to send a text message you will see an alert saying, ‘Your message could not be sent’.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t text them. You just need to set up your Mac so it can send messages via your iPhone.

  1. Ensure you’re signed in to iCloud on your Mac and iPhone using the same Apple ID.
  2. On the Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud and sign in using your Apple login details.
  3. On the iPhone, check the Apple ID account you are using is the same. Go to Settings > iCloud.
  4. Open Messages on your Mac.
  5. Go to Settings > Messages on your iPhone and tap on Text Messages Forwarding.
  6. You will see your Mac (or Macs) listed here with an on-off slider beside them. To allow your Mac to send and receive text messages turn the slider to green.
  7. You will see a message saying to enter the code shown on your Mac to allow iPhone text messages to also be sent and received on your Mac. Tap in that number and wait for the device to be verified.

Now when you add your friend’s non-iPhone mobile number it will gain a green box to indicate that you are sending a text message. Your friend will receive a standard text message, which will have been routed via your iPhone.

So, these were the few steps that could help you set up messages on MAC.