How to Use iMessages on the Web

iMessage is primarily designed for use on Apple devices and is not available for web access, making it unavailable for use on the web.

Third-Party Apps

Several third-party apps and services offer the ability to access and use iMessages on the web. One popular option is the 'AirMessage' app, which allows you to set up an iMessage server on your PC and access it from a web browser on other devices. Here's how to use it:

  1. Install AirMessage:

  • Download and install the AirMessage app on your PC from the official website.
  1. Set Up the Server:

  • Launch the AirMessage app on your PC and follow the setup instructions to configure the server.
  1. Access iMessages on the Web:

  • Open a web browser on your non-Apple device.
  • Visit the AirMessage web client (
  • Log in with your server's address and credentials.

Set Up iCloud for Messages on All Your Devices

You can use iCloud with Messages on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. To ensure messages are kept up to date on all devices.

Enable iCloud for Messages:

  • On your iOS device (iOS 16 or later), go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  • Tap "Show All," then tap "Messages," and turn on "Sync this [device]."
  • On devices with iOS 15 or earlier, simply turn on "Messages."
  • Make sure you're signed in with the same Apple ID on each device.

Additionally, for SMS and MMS messages on all your devices, set up text message forwarding on your iPhone through Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding.

Set Up iCloud for Messages on Your Mac

In the Messages app on your Mac:

  • For macOS Ventura, choose Messages > Settings, click iMessage, and select "Enable Messages in iCloud."
  • For macOS 12 or earlier, choose Messages > Preferences, click iMessage, and select "Enable Messages in iCloud."

Select your preferred email addresses and phone numbers for sending and receiving messages on your Mac.

To access messages stored in iCloud, open the Messages app on your Mac.

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