Setup and Use iMessage on Mountain Lion [Step By Step guide]

Apple released Mac OS Mountain Lion in Mac App Store for $19.99 only few days ago. This is the cheapest OS from Apple and even the best part is that it comes with more than 200 great features. Have you downloaded your copy of Mountain Lion yet? Well, we have found many amazing features and are also trying to unveil them. However, one of these amazing features is the native iMessage app which connects Apple users around the globe. iMessage app allows you to chat, send files and call to other Apple users and even help you to connect with other IM accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo or AOL. Are you new to iMessage? This simple tutorial will help you to learn everything about iMessage on your Mac OS.

How to Setup / Use iMessage on Mountain Lion

  • Startup:

The very first step is to open your iMessage app on your Mac OS, for all those who don’t know, blue and white bubble icon on your dock represents the iMessage. If you have are already entered your credentials in the iCloud then its good. If you haven’t done that, you will need to enter your Apple ID details in the iMessage. Open the App and enter the details and hit the login button.


  • How to send a message from iMessage?

Sending a message from iMessage is pretty easy, simply click on the create message button right next to the search bar. Enter the name of Recipient, write down your message and press the “Send” button on the screen.

  • How to add other IM accounts in iMessage.

If any of your contacts doesn’t have an Apple ID than you don’t need to worry because with this very early version of iMessage, you can add other IM accounts such as Yahoo, AOL, Gmail and Jabber in iMessage.

  • Launch the iMessage, on the top bar, hit the “message” button and then select the “preferences”.
  • Now, Select the “account” and hit the “+” button.
  • In the window, select your IM account and add the details, after finishing, click on “Done”

That’s it! You have successfully added the other IM account in iMessage. If you face any problem, don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the comments section.

(via iMore)

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4 Responses to Setup and Use iMessage on Mountain Lion [Step By Step guide]

  1. Adam says:

    How do you sign out of iMessage on the Mac and completely remove an account from it as well.



  2. Shelby Hicks says:
    I don’t really know how to use the messages thing all that well… I send a message and it says message delivery failed and has a red button beside the message and i can’t get the messages to sync with my iphone. Is there anything you can think of to help me?
  3. Mitchel says:
    After setting this up now I only get message alerts on my iPhone. When I open messages there are none but they are on my iMac.
  4. RAy says:
    I don’t see a send button in iMessage
    It seems you have to hit return to send which is a real problem for a typist. I keep sending when I just want a new line.

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