If you run macOS Big Sur or a later version on your Mac, you can make some changes to what you see when using messages with your friends. You can share your name with your friends as you wish to see it. You can choose the photo or Memoji of your choice, and you can decide who can see both. Here, this tutorial shows you how to share your name and photo in Messages on Mac.
It takes some time to configure Messages on Mac to share name, photo, or Memoji. So, you can follow the below steps to set up Messages on Mac.
- In Messages, go to Preferences and select the General tab.
- Click Set up Name and Photo Sharing.
- On the next screen, click Continue.
- Select a photo or Memoji or click Customize to choose another image, then click Done.
- If you like the photo that you selected, click Continue.
- A message appears and asks if you want to use that photo everywhere, including your Apple ID and My Card in the Contacts. Then, you can decide if you wish to use it or not.
- Confirm or edit your first and last name as you wish. Select who you would like to Share Automatically with: Contacts Only or Always Ask.
If you like, going back to your Message Preferences and change the sharing method.
- Click Done.
Stop sharing your name and photo.
If you want to disable sharing your name and photo in Messages, there are a few steps to follow.
- Go back to Messages, go to Preferences, and select the General tab.
- Uncheck the Share Name and Photo.
- A message appears and asks if you want to stop sharing your name and photo or not? Click Stop Sharing to confirm it.
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