Enjoy using iMessage on your iPhone or iPad, and want to begin using it on your Mac computer as well, but not sure how to set it up? Or do you have a Mac computer but you’ve never used it before? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll be showing you how to set up and use iMessage on a Mac.
From your app dock or program Launchpad, click on Messages to get started.
Log in to your Apple ID account using your email address and password.
At the top of your screen in the left corner, you’ll see a menu bar. Click Messages, and then click Preferences from the dropdown menu that appears.
Change up your settings according to your personal preferences.
Click Accounts to access your account settings, and customize them however you’d like.
Those are all the steps to setting up iMessage on a Mac. Now, let’s get into how you can use the program to send messages to your family and friends.
Click on the Messages icon on your desktop to open the app.
On the left side of the Messages window, click on the New Conversation button to create a new message.
Enter the contact information for the person you’d like to message. If you want to start a group message, you can enter more than one person’s information.
Click the Smiley Face in the bottom right corner to access these fun stickers called “emojis.” Click on one to add it to your message.
You won’t see a “send” button on your screen. To send the message, tap the “Enter” key on your computer keyboard. Once the message has been sent, you’ll see it appear in a blue bubble on the right side of your screen.
You can browse through your conversations using the menu panel on the left side of the Messages window. Click on someone’s name to see your conversation with them.
That’s all there is to setting up and using iMessage on a Mac computer. We hope you found the information you were looking for! If you’d like to learn more, check out the other tutorials in our iMessage course.
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