7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 1:48 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
BritainM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I've been successful in the past using iChat to message and screenshare with my coworker.  Now I'm using Messages, and while I'm sending to the exact same address, my messages only go to his iPhone.

 

How do I get this working like it used to?

 

Thanks very much!


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  • 1. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Your co-worker needs to add his phone number to the iMessage on his computer.   Or, you need to change the address you are sending to to whatever he has set up in his iMessage on his computer.

  • 2. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    BritainM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!  If he adds his phone number to Messages on his iMac, does that give him some ability to keep the conversation from appearing on his iPhone?

  • 3. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    If he adds his phone number to Messages on his Mac, then both his phone and his computer will get the same messages.

  • 4. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    BritainM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I suppose that's a start, but we need to screenshare and have the same back and forth conversations on our computers without the phone mirroring the whole conversation.  Is there away to block the discussion from his iPhone?

  • 5. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    For your friend:

     

    In the messaging preferences on the phone, remove the appleID (email).  This way the phone will only get texts to the phone number.

     

    In the iMessage preferences on the computer, add the appleID (email).

     

    For you:

    When you pick your friend to message, make sure you send message to his appleID (email), rather than phone number and send message.

  • 6. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    BritainM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!  We'll try that out!

  • 7. Re: Trying to send Messages to friend's Mac, not iPhone
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,505 points)

    Hi,

     

    Stop.

     

    It is not about using the iMessages account within Messages to do what you did before.

    The iMessage account cannot Video Or Audio Only chat and therefore cannot Screen Share.

     

    However your Apple ID may also be the AIM valid Name you were using in iChat  and it may be the same for your Buddy.

     

    In Messages > Preferences > Accounts do you list anything other than the Bonjour Account and the iMessages Account ?

     

    In System Preferences > Mail, Contacts and Calendars do you have the Screen Names and IDs you were using in iChat enabled for Messages - this may include your Apple ID if issued by Apple.  (@mac/com @me.com and @iCloud.com endings)

     

    If they cannot be enabled here you will have to add them in Messages as you would in iChat.

    In Preferences > Accounts press the + button at the bottom of the List

    In the top item in the Add account pane use AIM for AIM and AIM valid names.

    Google and Yahoo are self explanatory as is Jabber.

     

    This will add an item to the Window menu of the App called "Buddies"

    It has keystrokes but using these or selecting the line will show your the "Buddy" List.

    At this point if there are multiple accounts including the Bonjour Enabled (logged in( then the list is a combined one.

    Go to the Preferences > General Section and Untick the line about gathering all accounts into one list.

     

    You should now have separate Buddy Lists as you did in iChat.

    These should have the Buddies you had in iChat in the various Lists. (if you had multiples)

     

    Your Screen Sharing Buddy should be in one of the lists and the same methods of Starting Screen Sharing will apply.

     

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