With the fresh upgrades to iMessage, many iPhone and other iDevice users need access to iMessage in their personal computers, so chatting with family and friends continues on all sorts of devices–at work and home. Many people iFolks have Apple computers so keeping up with iMessage is so straightforward. However, there are also quite a number people who have Windows PCs, at home and especially on the job. So how can we get iMessage speaking on ALL our machines?
You would think Apple would have an internet browser-based support for iMessage, so checking in regardless of where we are is simple. But alas, there currently is no online service for accessing iMessages online! The normal thought is that Apple needs to maintain its services restricted to its own iDevices and Mac computers. That leaves millions people, perhaps even billions people in the dark, unable to get iMessage for Windows when we’re at work or using our home Windows PC.
But now, I have great news. There are some options out there for each of us Windows users (and Linux/UNIX also), so we also send and receive iMessages, regardless of where we are.
Following these relatively simple steps makes it easier than ever to remain in contact with those who matter most across your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, as well as your own Windows PC.
So without further ado, here is how we do it.
A Quick Word for Mac Personal Computer Users
Back in 2012, Apple published iMessage as a stock program in Mountain Lion (10.8.) From that OS onwards, your Mac’s Messages program lets you pick up conversations on your computer right where you left off in your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Messages for Mac is completely free and works with anybody who has iMessage triggered on their iOS, OS X, and macOS apparatus.
For iMessage in your Mac computer
First, confirm that the program is on your device. Search for „Messages” in Spotlight Search or through your Applications folder. In case you don’t have Messages installed, confirm that you’re running OS Mountain Lion (10.8) or higher. Otherwise, download the most recent OS that your Mac computer allows.