How to Save Photos from Messages App on Mac OS X Yosemite

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Sending photos and images while chatting has become a craze these days. They not only spice up the whole dynamics of conversations but also give us plenty of reasons to smile. That’s why; they say “a picture tells a thousand words!”

Supposing while chatting with your friends in Messages app on Mac OS X Yosemite, you’ve received some interesting photos, how will you save them? Unlike iPhone, Mac doesn’t have any share sheet download option. However, you can save your favorite stuffs equally easily. Head over to find this little interesting trick.

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How to Save Photos from Messages App on Mac OS X

How to Save Photos from Messages App on Mac OS X Yosemite

Step #1. Launch Messages app on Mac.

Step #2. Now, either create a conversation thread or find the one you already have. Make sure, it has minimum one photo.

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Save Photos from Messages App on Mac OS X Yosemite

Step #3. Select the photo which you want to save. Once you have selected it simply click on it and then drag and drop it to the desktop of your Mac or in any folder.

Drag and Drop Image from Message App in Mac OS X Yosemite

That’s it! You can use this same method to save almost any kind of media files such as, animated GIFs, zip files, audio message, video and archive files. However, there is one thing to remember that you can save them only from active message threads. So, if you happen to clear the chat history, all these files will be gone.

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Thanks to SMS Relay which is an exclusive feature of both OS X Yosemite as well as iOS 8, you can easily send/receive messages between your Mac and iPhone. iMessaging across all Apple devices has become far more dynamic now than ever before.

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