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Billybaldin
Oct 17, 2012, 10:43 PM
My wife and I both use the same Mac(for now). We share the same contacts but obviously have different friends. She would like to use message under her name and I would like to use it under mine. How do we set it up so when she is on the Mac she can use her ID and I can use mine?

Thanks
Bill and Liz



Weaselboy
Oct 18, 2012, 12:39 PM
Setup two accounts on the Mac under Users & Groups in System Preferences... one for each of you. Then when you are logged in to your account it will use your iMessage settings and likewise for her account.

This will require you to logout and back in to the correct account each time though.

The Economist
Oct 18, 2012, 06:01 PM
Setup two accounts on the Mac under Users & Groups in System Preferences... one for each of you. Then when you are logged in to your account it will use your iMessage settings and likewise for her account.

This will require you to logout and back in to the correct account each time though.

If they enable fast switching, and their accounts don't need a password to login, then having more than one user on their computer won't become a problem.