Text, call, or email a contact in Contacts on Mac
You can easily get in touch with a contact directly from their card in the Contacts app.
In the Contacts app on your Mac, select a contact.
Click a button under the contact’s name (or use the Touch Bar) to start a text message, a phone or audio call, a video call, or an email.
You can also move the pointer over a field in the contact card, then click the button that appears to the side.
If you have a choice of which contact information to use—such as work, home, and mobile phone numbers—choose the one to use. Contacts labels the button with your choice and uses it each time you click the button, until you Control-click or force click the button to choose a different one.
To make a phone call using FaceTime, your Mac and iPhone must meet certain requirements. Phone calls made from your Mac are relayed through your iPhone and use cellular minutes; cellular charges may apply.
Video button : Make a video call using FaceTime.
To make a video call using FaceTime, your Mac and your contact’s Mac or iOS device must support FaceTime.
Email button : Start writing an email addressed to the contact using the Mail app.
Tip: Set a custom ringtone or text tone in a friend’s card, so you know who’s contacting you just by the sound. Click Edit in a card, click the ringtone or text tone pop-up menu, then choose a sound.