Adding Google Chat to iMessages on Mac
FYI - If you enabled 2-factor authentication in google, you can generate an app specific password for Google Talk and keep your more secure authentication for all your apps. Did you notice if you HAD to setup a separate app-specific password to get your account in Messages? I just noticed that with Sierra and a 2FA-enabled Google account, checking the "Messages" box in the macOS accounts preferences did nothing, and I had to manually add the talk account separately with an app-specific password. Trying to make sure what I saw isn't a one-off glitch, before I write up instructions for this.
Yes, I had to setup a separate app-specific password for Google Talk. I may not have needed to if I had enabled google talk when I first setup internet accounts.
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I have an app -specific password for my gmail account, but it seems to be possible to look-up an existing app-specific password after the initial creation and use. As a result, a created a new app-specific password for Google Talk. It sure would help if the login in iMessage did something other than just throwing the same login box up after you know you typed the correct password in times Great news, Steve.
We're happy that our instructions were helpful and we appreciate you letting us know! I just turned my "Allow Less Secure Apps"off again, and removed and re-added the account a bit. I'll see how long it lasts before I get the useless password prompt again: Thanks for this. I don't think I'm going to turn on less secure apps, but now I finally have an answer as to why I can't connect to GTalk with Messages anymore. Maybe it's fixed in Sierra and this finally gives me a reason to upgrade Decipher Tools. Decipher Backup Repair Fix broken backups that won't restore in iTunes. Decipher Backup Browser Export photos, notes, contacts, voice memos, or any file from your iPhone backup.
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Use your app-specific 16 character password as the password here.
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Can you elaborate how to generate an app password for setting up with Messages on the Mac? Do I do that from iCloud or from Google? To assign a Apple iCloud app specific password, you need to go to appleid. Enter a label for the password. Any guidance appreciated. Can confirm. Bastards took it away.
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There is a FIX!! See here: After running a comparison with a working version on Sierra Open Keychain Access Search for com.
After making this change the first launch of messages asked me to allow permission to access keychain. After doing so any subsequent open of messages works as expected.
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Incorrect, I feel. If that option available, one of the developer might have taken an initiative to help on that. Name required.
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