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How to send messages through iMessage without opening your Mac app

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With the advent of iOS 10, my daily iMessage usage has increased dramatically. Although WhatsApp is still the default app used by millions of people, Apple’s app has several aces up its sleeve. Some features that make it more convenient and comfortable to use Apple’s messaging. Among them is the possibility of sending messages through iMessage without opening the Mac app . Let’s see how to do it.

How to send messages through iMessage without opening your Mac app
How to send messages through iMessage without opening your Mac app

First, you’ll need to have your Apple ID activated in order to send and receive messages. On your Mac, open the Messaging app and go to Preferences> Accounts. If you don’t have iMessage enabled, you’ll see a form to enter your Apple credentials. When you complete it, your account information will appear.

We recommend that you use your Apple account for Messages and if you have an iPhone, allow access only from your phone number, by unchecking any additional emails . Now you can use iMessage on your Mac.

If you’re a regular user of Messaging, you probably use it a lot on your Mac. But when you want to read or send a message, you usually access the iMessage app. Which isn’t necessarily optimal when you simply want to send or reply to a message. If we access the app we’re likely to end up wandering in other conversations and wasting time.

We have two ways to avoid this. The first is by activating the so-called “Social” widget on our Mac. To do this, we need to access the widgets by sliding two fingers from the right edge of the Trackpad into it. In the pop-up menu at the bottom, we see a button for Editing Widgets. We add the Social button, where we’ll see buttons for each social network we’ve activated on the Mac (including messages).

If we press the Messages button, we can send a new one to the recipient we want. Also you can send images or documents with cmd + c and cmd + v . The second way to do this is when we receive a message on our Mac through the notification that tells us to do so. If we put the mouse over it, a button will appear to reply by writing directly to it.

It’s as simple as that. iMessage isn’t as widespread as WhatsApp , but if your circles are dominated by Apple devices it becomes an indispensable tool.

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