Multiple iMessage users

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Billybaldin, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Billybaldin macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    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?

    Bill and Liz
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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.
  3. The Economist macrumors 6502

    The Economist

    Apr 4, 2011
    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.

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