It may seem unlikely, but it in fact possible to croissants the streams, cross the platforms, as it were. Apple and Google can actually make nice. You really can mix iMessafes and Google Hangouts, so you don’t miss messages.
First things first, you need to open your Messages app on your Mac. Then you need to open up the menu and choose Add Account. Then select Google from the options given. Sign in with your Gmail address and then choose Google Hangouts to the Messages app on your Mac.
It really is as simple as that. You’ll now be able message your Google Hangouts contacts right in your Mac Messages app.
Do keep in mind that for safety’s sake, you shouldn’t skip setting up two-factor authentication. This means that you’ll need generate an app password for setting up with Messages on the Mac.
This isn’t even the only alternative messaging app that you can add to Messages on Mac. You can add SMS texting, AOL, AIM, Jabber-based chat protocols, as well as, other messaging options. Back in the day Facebook Messenger and your good ole pal, Yahoo were supported as well.