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Solution: Getting macOS Messages to work with Google Chat / Talk / Hangouts in High Sierra

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The Messages application wasn't working for me on macOS and I was wanting it to work with my Google Chat / Talk / Hangouts service. It appears that with macOS High Sierra a workaround is required.

After struggling to get it going I finally got it going after some searching on the Internet and trying a couple of supposed fixes. What ended up working for me were the instructions on https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/gtalk-messages-solution-found-high-sierra.2073393/ with a couple of tweaks. The tweaks were required to support 2FA which is enabled on my account.

The instructions, repeated here so that I can find them again if required and to assist others having the same problem, are as follows:
Go to System Preferences / Internet Accounts and delete your google account.Open Terminal and run the following commands (Warning: This will delete your history!):find ~/Library/Preferences -name "*iChat*" -deleterm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Messagesrm -rf ~/Library/MessagesR…