Messages in iCloud feature along with iOS is also available on the latest versions of Mac OS. If you don’t know about Messages in iCloud then it is a feature introduced this year by Apple which allows the Messages to updated across all of your Apple devices through the iCloud Syncing feature.
Considering that you are using the same Apple ID on all of your devices, your Messages will now sync through iCloud and if you delete a message from one of your devices then it will be removed from other devices too.
This also means that the Messages will be stored in iCloud Drive and will help you save some storage on your Mac by moving the media in messages like photos, videos, voice notes, and conversations to iCloud Drive.
Message in iCloud will work if your device is running iOS 11.4 or later(you can read our tutorial about iOS here) and macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra or later. For earlier versions, this feature is not supported.
How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Mac
- On your Mac device, Open the Messages app.
- From the “Messages” menu, choose “Preferences”.
- From there click on the “Accounts” Tab and select your Apple ID which you use across all of your Apple devices from the list.
- Check the box next to the option “Enable Messages in iCloud”.
Once the feature is enabled, the syncing process will start and will take some time to fully sync all of your messages on your Mac device. However, if you have larger messages threads then it can take a bit longer than expected depending on how fast your internet connection is.
If you any other Mac device or iOS device then you will need to directly enable this feature from the settings of the respective devices so, this feature can perform its function across all of the devices.