Updated June 5th, 2019.
The Messages app on the Mac is awesome. Use these tips and make it even better.
Tip #1: on your Mac, double-click a conversation in Messages’ left-hand pane. That opens the conversation in its own window. That way, you can keep key conversations in view.
Tip #2: on your Mac, try dragging a picture from one conversation into another. Just click and hold on the picture, then drag onto the other conversation.
Tip #3: on your Mac, try dragging a picture (or other document) from your desktop right into the area where you’d ordinarily be typing a message. Or just drag it onto the conversation– anywhere on it! So easy.
(Not getting your text messages on your Mac? Set that up with my complete how-to article.)