How to use Google Hangouts with the messages application on your Mac

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The messaging application for Mac lets you easily send iMessage and even regular text messages without having to pick up your iPhone. Apart from cellular messages, the messages application can also be integrated into other messaging services, including Google Hangouts. Once connected, you can easily send and receive messages directly to your Mac Hangouts, no annoying browser plugins required!

How Google Hangouts receive messages with the Messages app to Mac

Note: If you have enabled two-step verification for your Google account, please note that you need to generate a password specifically for your Mac if you have not already. Otherwise, you receive errors that logon information is incorrect.
Click the  menu in the upper left corner of your Mac.
Select System Preferences.
Once in System Preferences, click Accounts Internet.

Add your Google account if you have not been added.
Once added, activate the messages.

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