We're pleased to announce video messaging is now available for Android users on Android 5.1 and above! When using TextNow you can now send a short video message to your contacts, right from the app itself. Here's how:
- Open your TextNow app and start a new conversation, or open an already existing conversation.
- Tap on the picture of the camera in the bottom right-hand corner of the conversation window, as seen below.
- That will bring up a gallery of your pictures and video saved on your device. You can scroll and tap on one of the existing photos or video to send that photo or video, or use the larger panel on the left-hand side to take a picture from your device's camera or record a short video.
- If you're happy with the picture or video, tap Send to send it as a message to your contact. You can also hit the Back arrow at the top-left to go back and take another pic or video to send.
Please note that video messages can be no longer than 15 seconds and under 1MB (one megabyte) in size.
Sending video messages is currently only supported on the Android versions of the TextNow app, but iOS and web users will be able to receive video messages sent from other carriers or apps.