Add Accounts to Messages for Mac

After you install Messages for Mac and download your instant messaging program for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create your own Messages account. With a Messages account, other users can send you unlimited instant messages, photos, videos, documents, and contacts directly from your Mac or via iMessages on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

To create a new account, click the blue “Continue” button in the lower right corner of the window, as shown above.

Contents
  1. Add Accounts to Messages for Mac
  2. Enter messages for Mac
  3. Create a new messaging account
  4. Add IM Accounts to Messages for Mac
  5. Add AIM to messages
  6. Add Google Talk to Messages
  7. Add Jabber to Messages
  8. How to add Yahoo Messenger to Messages for Mac

Add Accounts to Messages for Mac

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a new account and how to add accounts from other messaging services.

  • Step 1. Sign in to Messages for Mac
  • Step 2 How to create a Messages account for Mac
  • Step 3 † Access settings, accounts in messages.
  • Step 4 Add AIM to messages
  • Step 5 Add Google Talk to Messages
  • Step 6 Add Jabber Accounts to Messages
  • Step 7 How To Add Yahoo Messenger To Messages

Enter messages for Mac

To set up the Messages for Mac instant messaging client and start using the software, you must sign in with your Apple ID and password. Enter your account email address and password in the appropriate fields and click the blue button Get on † If you can’t remember your password, press the silver button Forgot your password? and follow the instructions.

If you don’t have an Apple ID, one of the accounts you can use to access Messages for Mac, click the silver button Create an Apple ID… to make it now.

Create a new messaging account

To create an Apple ID for the Messages for Mac client software, fill out the account form as shown above. Enter the required information in the provided text fields, including:

  • Name

  • Last name

  • Email the address

  • password

  • Password confirmation

  • secret question

  • Secret question and answer

  • Birth month and year

  • The country

When you’re done, press the silver button create an Apple ID , Get on. A dialog box will appear asking you to verify your email address. Log in to your email account and click the link in the message to finish creating your new Messages account.

Press the blue button Okay to exit the dialog box.

Add IM Accounts to Messages for Mac

Once you’re signed in to Messages for Mac, you can also add any of your favorite instant messaging accounts so you can receive instant messages from friends on AIM, Google Talk, Jabber, and Yahoo Messenger clients. But before you can do that, you need to open the settings panel by following these simple steps:

  1. Open the menu To inform

  2. Find Institutions from the drop-down menu as shown above.

  3. Select Institutions to open the menu window on the desktop.

After opening the window Institutions go to tab bills † in field bills you will see that you To inform for Mac/Apple ID will appear in your list along with Bonjour. Find a button in the lower left corner below the field bills to add more accounts to Messages for Mac.

With Messages for Mac, you can access multiple accounts of AIM, Gtalk, Jabber, and Yahoo Messenger clients from your friends list.

Add AIM to messages

After pressing the button in the Messages for Mac Accounts window in Institutions , you can add other instant messaging accounts to AIM. Click the drop-down menu and select TARGET. and then enter your username and password in the appropriate fields. Click the blue button to continue Finished

If you need to add multiple AIM accounts, repeat the above instructions until all your accounts have been added. Messaging for Mac can support multiple AIM accounts at the same time.

Add Google Talk to Messages

Press a button in the Messages for Mac Accounts window in Institutions , you can add other instant messaging accounts to Google Talk. Click the drop-down menu and select Google Talk and then enter your display name and password in the appropriate fields. Click the blue button to continue Finished

To add multiple Google Talk accounts, repeat the above instructions until all your accounts are added. Messaging for Mac can support multiple Gtalk accounts at the same time.

Add Jabber to Messages

Press a button in the Messages for Mac Accounts window in Preferences , you can add other instant messaging accounts to Jabber. Click the drop-down menu and select jabber and then enter your display name and password in the appropriate fields. You can also click on menu Server Settings to define your server and port, SSL settings, and enable Kerberos v5 for authentication. Click the blue button to continue Finished

If you need to add multiple Jabber accounts, repeat the above instructions until all your accounts have been added. Messages for Mac can support multiple Jabber accounts at the same time.

How to add Yahoo Messenger to Messages for Mac

After pressing the button in the Messages for Mac Accounts window in Institutions , you can add other instant messaging accounts to Yahoo Messenger. Click the drop-down menu and select Yahoo Messenger and then enter your display name and password in the appropriate fields. Click the blue button to continue Finished

If you need to add multiple Yahoo Messenger accounts, repeat the above instructions until all your accounts are added. Messaging for Mac can support multiple Yahoo accounts at once.

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