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Google chats not working in Messages for Mac in High Sierra? Here’s the fix!

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Google chats not working in Messages for Mac in High Sierra? Here’s the fix!

If Google Hangouts (AKA 'GChat') is not enjoying great with Messages in High Sierra, learn on for candy reduction!

Did you simply attempt to ship a Google chat (or GChat, or Hangout, or no matter you wish to have to name it) by the use of Jabber in Messages to your Mac and were given the message, "Reinforce for the centered carrier Google Communicate has been discontinued"? Neatly, that is almost certainly as a result of you may have lately put in High Sierra and it is not speaking correctly with Google's chat options.

After a little bit of checking out and breaking issues after which solving them, I discovered get Google Chats to paintings in the Messages app on Mac by the use of Jabber once more. Here's how.

Step 1: Delete your whole Google accounts in Web Accounts

You probably have a couple of accounts that you simply chat with others in the usage of Hangouts in the Messages app on Mac, delete all of them out of your Mac. Do not delete your Apple ID, Sport Middle login, or iCloud account, even supposing it makes use of the identical e mail cope with as your Hangouts account. Handiest delete the accounts for Gmail.

  1. Click on on the Apple menu brand in the higher left nook of the display screen.
  2. Click on on Machine Personal tastes.

  3. Click on on Web Accounts.
  4. Make a selection the Gmail account you wish to have to delete.

  5. Click on on the Take away button. It looks as if a minus image.
  6. Click on Take away From All.

Repeat this procedure for any Google accounts you utilize with Hangouts that you wish to have to have paintings with Messages.

Step 2: Delete your whole Google accounts from Messages

The next move is to take away those self same accounts from the Messages app on Mac.

  1. Release the Messages app to your Mac.
  2. Click on on Messages in the higher left nook of the display screen.

  3. Click on on Personal tastes.
  4. Make a selection the Google account you wish to have to delete.
  5. Click on on the Take away button. It looks as if a minus image.
  6. Verify that you wish to have to take away the account.

Repeat this procedure for all Google accounts you might have signed into Messages.

Step 3: Restart your Mac

To ensure the new settings have stored, move forward and restart your Mac.

How to restart your Mac

Step 4: Upload again your Google accounts in Messages

It is vital that you simply do that step ahead of including your Gmail account again to Web Accounts. I am not positive why, however I understand it does not paintings the wrong way round. Save your self a while and upload again to Messages on Mac first.

Notice: Do not upload the accounts again by the use of "Upload Jabber account" or it would not paintings correctly. Use the Personal tastes pane.

  1. Release the Messages app to your Mac.
  2. Click on on Messages in the higher left nook of the display screen.

  3. Click on on Personal tastes.
  4. Click on on the Upload button. It looks as if a plus image.

  5. Input your Google account login credentials.
  6. Click on Signal In.

  7. Make a selection the newly added Google account.
  8. Click on on Account Knowledge.
  9. Untick the field for Allow this account (that is so you'll alternate your server settings).

  10. Click on on Server Settings.
  11. Exchange the Server title to communicate.google.com. (Be sure that that is set to speak.google.com. Via default it's going to simply be google.com).

  12. Tick the field for Use SSL.
  13. Be sure that the port is 5223 (it will have to mechanically transfer to 5223 while you tick the SSL field).

  14. Click on on Account Knowledge once more.
  15. Tick the field for Allow this account.

Step 5: Upload again your Gmail accounts in Web Accounts

After you may have added again your Google accounts to Messages, you must upload your Gmail accounts again in to Web Accounts.

  1. Click on on the Apple menu brand in the higher left nook of the display screen.
  2. Click on on Machine Personal tastes.

  3. Click on on Web Accounts.
  4. Click on on Google.

  5. Input your Google account login credentials.
  6. Click on Subsequent to signal in.

Step 6: Restart your Mac once more

Simply to verify your settings have all been stored correctly, restart your Mac once more.

How to restart your Mac

If that does not paintings, delete your chats out of your Mac

This can be a troubleshooting step that are meant to solely be taken in case you are determined to get Google Chats/Hangouts operating in Messages to your Mac. While you do that, you can delete all off your chats out of your Mac — your iMessages, your Google chats, your Yahoo chats, the whole thing. If those are vital to you to your Mac, you could not need to apply those steps and will have to glance for a messaging app alternative that helps Hangouts.

  1. Proper or Regulate-click on the Finder icon in your Mac's app tray.
  2. Click on on Cross to Folder.
  3. Input ~/Library/messages into the textual content box.
  4. Click on on Cross.

  5. Delete the following recordsdata: chat.db, chat.db-shm, chat.db-wal.
  6. Empty your Mac's Trash.
  7. Restart your Mac one final time.

You will have to apply the steps to delete and re-add your whole Google accounts once more (steps 1 - 6) after deleting your chats out of your Mac.

You could understand that you can be requested to re-enter your password for Google quite a few occasions, each time you log again into your Mac. At the moment, there does not appear to be a option to steer clear of this. Expectantly, there shall be an update to mend this lack of communique between Hangouts and Messages that may repair the password glitch, too.

Any questions?

Do you might have any questions on getting Google Chats/GChat/Hangouts to paintings with the Messages app to your Mac? Put them in the feedback and I will take a look at that can assist you troubleshoot.

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