You might have already faced this problem when your friends or family needs your assistance using their Mac. In addition, you won’t be present in person to provide the help. Thanks to the Mac’s Message app; it has a feature that enables screen sharing easily. This way you can provide your smart assistance to whoever is in need.

The process is quite simple and does not need any other app. You’ll just need to follow the steps mentioned below and you’ll start screen sharing easily in a couple of minutes. So let’s proceed with the steps.

How to Share Mac Screen Using Messages App

Note: Make sure to use AIM, AppleID as an AIM account to screen share.

How to Share Your Mac Screen Using Messages App

Step #1. First of all, open the Message app on your Mac.

Step #2. Now select the contact with whom you wish to share your screen.

Step #3. At the top, in the menu bar, click on “Buddies.”

Step #4. Under that, click on “Invite to Share my screen.” This will send a request to the other person, which he/she will need to accept to access your Mac screen.

Step #5. In case you wish to access Mac screen of your buddy, then instead of clicking on the invite option, click on “Ask to Share Screen.” This again will send a request to opposite person and he/she needs to accept it.

That’s it; As soon as your friend or family accepts the request, you’ll have Screen Sharing started. One thing to note here is that sometimes Screen Sharing does not work in the first attempt. In that case, cancel the request and follow the steps again to resend the request. This time, it should work flawlessly.

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