How to send messages on Mac OS

You can send messages using iMessage with your Apple ID on your Mac. Here's how

Prerequisites: Apple ID created and setup to use iMessage

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 2 minutes

Tools Required: Apple ID, Mac computer

Expected Outcome:  You will be able to send a message from your Mac computer

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Open Messages. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Click the New Message button  at the top of the Messages window.
  3. Type the name, email address, or phone number of one or more recipients. Or click the Add button  and choose from your contacts.
  4. Press Tab or click the message field at the bottom of the window, then type your message.
  5. Press Return to send the message.