Chapter 8

Chatting and Calling


macOS includes Messages for instant messaging and FaceTime for video chat with users of Macs and iOS devices. You can also configure Handoff with your iPhone so that you can phone and send SMS messages using your MacBook.

Set Up Messages and Choose Preferences

Chat with a Buddy

Send and Receive Files with Messages

Sign In to FaceTime and Set Preferences

Make and Receive FaceTime Calls

Configure and Use Handoff with Your iPhone

Set Up Messages and Choose Preferences

The Messages app enables you to chat with your contacts via instant messaging. Using Messages, you can connect via Apple’s iMessage service to contacts ...

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