Nothing Is Sending On My Messages App On Mac

Nov 26, 2016  My Mail App on my Macbook Pro (2015 model) keeps saying it is sending a message, but all messages were sent, but it keeps saying 'sending message'. I closed it, I restarted the computer. It keeps 'sending message' - but there is nothing there to be sent. Jan 23, 2019  There are many ways that Messages can break on your Mac. Regardless of the symptoms, the cause is typically the same: a miscommunication between the Messages app and the messaging servers on Apple’s end. With the correct troubleshooting steps, we can straighten this out. Although my problem resulted in an Apple issue, nothing to do with the Reach app, I was very impressed with Reach and how they cared and provided information. Additionally, they went that extra step and followed up with me to make sure my messages were fixed and working properly. I use this app for my business and it is great! In order to use these services, you will need to add them to the Messages App on your Mac. Open the Messages app on your Mac. Next, click on the Messages tab in the top-Menu bar of your Mac and then click on Preferences option in the drop-down menu. On the Preferences screen, click on the Accounts tab. Next, click on Add Email button.

Keychain Access can occasionally bug out and create issues. This happens especially when you upgrade your macOS or switch to a new Mac. While the Migration Assistant is an amazing tool, we’ve seen that if you chose to defer dealing with Keychain Access, the Messages app sometimes stops working correctly. You can still receive messages (iMessages as well as SMS), but you’re not able to send messages from your Mac. When you try to send, you will get a red exclamation in a circle saying “message could not be sent, try again.”


Before you get frustrated, try this quick fix:

  1. Open Keychain Access either through the utilities folder or Spotlight Search
  2. Navigate to the File menu and select “Lock Keychain ‘Login'”
  3. Navigate to the File menu again and select “Unlock Keychain ‘Login'”
  4. You’ll be asked to enter your Mac password
  5. Enter the password and try to send your message again

With Messages for Mac, you can send unlimited messages to any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that uses iMessage, Apple's secure-messaging service. iPhone owners can use it for SMS and MMS messages, too.

Set up iMessage

iMessage is the Apple messaging service you get automatically with your Apple ID.If it's not already set up, you're asked to sign in when you first open the Messages app. Sign in with same Apple ID that you use with Messages on your iPhone and other devices. It's usually the same Apple ID that you use for iCloud, the iTunes Store, the App Store, and the account you created when you first set up your Mac.

Have a conversation

  1. Click at the top of the Messages window.
  2. Address your message by typing the recipient's name, email address, or phone number. Or click and choose a recipient. If they're in your Contacts app, Messages finds them as you type. To start a group conversation, just add more recipients.
  3. Type your message in the field at the bottom of the window, then press Return to send it.
    • To include emoji, click.
    • To include an image or other file, just drag or paste it into the message field. Or use Continuity Camera to capture a photo or scan directly from your iPhone or iPad camera.
    • To include an audio recording, clickand record your message.
  4. After starting a conversation, click Details in the corner of the window to take other actions, including:
    • Choose not to be disturbed by notifications about this conversation.
    • Use FaceTime to start an audio call or video call .
    • Share a screen .
    • See the recipient's location—if they're sharing their location with you.
    • Review all of the photos and files that were exchanged in the conversation.
    • Add a group name, add members to a group, or leave a group. If the group has four or more members, you can remove members: Control-click the member's name, then choose Remove from Conversation.

With macOS Sierra or later, you can also use Siri to send, read, and reply to Messages:

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  • ”Send a message to Susan and Johnny saying I'll be late' or ”Tell Johnny Appleseed the show is about to start” or ”Text a message to 408 555 1212.”
  • ”Read the last message from Brian Park” or ”Read my new messages.”
  • ”Reply that's great news” or ”Tell him I'll be there in 10 minutes.”

Add a Tapback to a message

macOS Sierra introduces Tapback to the Mac. A Tapback is a quick response that expresses what you think about a message, such as that you like it or think it's funny. In the image above, the heart next to ”See you then!' is a Tapback. Here's how to do it:

  1. Control-click a message bubble to open a shortcut menu.
  2. Choose Tapback from the menu.
  3. Click a Tapback to add it to the message bubble.

Your Tapback is visible to everyone in the conversation who is using iMessage with macOS Sierra or later or iOS 10 or later. Other iMessage users see 'Liked' or 'Laughed at' or 'Emphasized,' for example, followed by the text of that message.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch also have Tapback, as well as other message effects available only on those devices. Most such affects look the same on your Mac when you receive them. Others appear as a description of the effect, such as ”(sent with Loud Effect).”

Send text messages to anyone from your Mac

If you have an iPhone with a text messaging plan, learn how to set up text message forwarding so you can send and receive SMS and MMS messages from your Mac.

Delete a message or conversation

When you permanently delete a message or conversation, you can't get it back. So make sure that you save important information from your messages.

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To delete a message:

  1. Open a message conversation.
  2. Control-click the blank area of a message bubble that you want to delete.
  3. Choose Delete.
  4. Click Delete.

To delete a conversation:

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  1. Control-click a conversation.
  2. Choose Delete Conversation.
  3. Click Delete.

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Learn more

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  • To learn more about Messages, choose Messages Help from the Help menu in Messages.
  • If you get an error when trying to sign in to iMessage, learn what to do.

Get Iphone Messages On Mac

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