GTalk / Messages Solution Found - High Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by rodneypoplin, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. rodneypoplin macrumors newbie

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    I figured out a solution for GTalk to work on High Sierra



    Go to system settings and go to Internet Accounts and delete your google account.

    Open Terminal

    find ~/Library/Preferences -name "*iChat*" -delete

    then

    rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Messages

    then

    rm -rf ~/Library/Messages

    and reboot



    Now open Messages and add your google account via Jabber. Then go to preferences in Messages and go to Accounts and go to server settings and make sure settings are as follows:

    Server: talk.google.com

    Port: 5223

    Check Use SSL

    Then go to Account Information and Enable this account

    I rebooted again and then opened Messages and made sure my buddy list was there.

    Then I went to System Preferences and go to Internet Accounts and add your google account.

    Upon doing this a message popped up for me asking to Add Google Talk to Messages and WHOA it is working.

    I can now send and receive messages, have my calendar and everything as before.

    Before this I could receive messages and see buddies but couldn't communicate with them.



    Hope you have the same success I did doing this. Now if I can get AIM to work I would have it all working lol
     
  2. Joe Rossignol Editor

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    Wouldn't this delete your iMessage history?
     
  3. rodneypoplin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it will but if you need GTalk (I did for business) it was worth it.
     
  4. chenulu macrumors newbie

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    Those instructions did not work as talk.google.com now redirects to hangouts.google.com. Any other suggestions would be really helpful
     
  5. rodneypoplin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did this on my wife’s MacBook this morning and it failed. I found a step I forgot to add above. You must make it less secure for it to authenticate.
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en
    After doing this it works perfect.

     
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    I've tried this several times, and as soon as I go to enable the account it disappears. Help?
     
  8. rodneypoplin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If you go to System Preferences and then Internet Accounts you will see one or more accounts Remove all of them and start over.
     
  9. toobastank macrumors newbie

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    All of my accounts or just my Google accounts?
     
  10. esieens macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Everyone for your help with this.

    Before I delete all my google accounts, would these steps work even if my email address to my google account is not a 'gmail.com' address?

    Do you just need to delete the gmail Messages account in Internet Account or all Google accounts (including emails, notes, calendar...)?

    Thanks
     
  11. Cochonou macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for this very useful topic.
    I'd have just another question. On this computer, everything works as described, however the password doesn't stick. It's saved in the keyring, but Messages still asks for it at every connection.
    Am I the only one experiencing this ?
     
  12. The Jack Burton macrumors newbie

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    This also happens with me. Not only does it not stick, I have to enter it in multiple times for it to finally accept the password.
     
  13. willywonkanobi macrumors newbie

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    My password is remembered fine. I don't have to enter it manually. And the fix works great (except for losing the chat history :-/ ) THANKS!
     
  14. wowthatisrandom macrumors newbie

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    Happening to me as well. wondering if its related to 2FA. Im using an app password, which makes it annoying when it asks on each login.
     
  15. Cochonou macrumors newbie

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    Yes indeed, this seems to be the same behaviour that we both experience.
     
  16. wowthatisrandom macrumors newbie

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    Are you guys using 2FA?
     
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  18. The Jack Burton macrumors newbie

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    Mine also is disabled.
     
  19. wowthatisrandom macrumors newbie

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    Bummer guess thats not related. wonder why it wont stick
     
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  22. arthure18, Nov 7, 2017
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    It worked for me, but now I have one strange (but perhaps insignificant) behavior. When sending messages to people with iMessage accounts, by bubbles are green, not blue as before.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2017 ---
    nevermind, I restarted Messages and they are back to blue. And GTalk is still working (after a couple of password entries)
     
  23. rmartyni macrumors newbie

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    this worked for me other than i have to login again each time i come back from sleep or restart. keychain is not remembering the password.

    in my situation, i have 2 factor auth on my google account and had to set up the "app password" google account feature for less secure apps to get it to log in. the password i need to use for it to work is that key google generates during that process.

    anyone get this to work with 2 factor authentication and it remember your password?
     
  24. MichaPh macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. So I went in to the KeyChain and searched for "jabber". There I changed all the related accounts passwords to my "app password" and it worked.
     
  25. ZeroGFrame macrumors newbie

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    Is there any further update to this issue? I am now getting the same issue, Messages asking for my password repeatedly, and I did everything that was discussed previously.
     

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