Video Messaging Available On TextNow For Android!

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:

  1. Open your TextNow app and start a new conversation, or open an already existing conversation. 
  2. Tap on the plus sign (+) in the bottom right-hand corner of the conversation window.
  3. From the pop-up menu, tap on Take Video, as seen below.


  4. Record a short video using your phone's built-in cameras. (For more information on your particular devices video and camera features, please refer to the documentation that came with your phone.) 
  5. Tap OK when you're done recording the video, or Retry to record a new take.

Your video message will be sent to your contact!

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.



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    Penny Compton

    WiFi is the bomb!!

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    Hunter Blythe

    Does it it work on the Verizon wireless network and what would be the final price tax included and please tell me again the pricing scheme and what type of cell phone does it

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    Kevin TextNow Support

    Hi, Hunter!

    If you're speaking of the free TextNow app, it's available for Android and iOS phones. Our service works over wifi or through your phone's data plan - if you're on a Verizon plan, you'll have to speak to them about details on any restrictions with their data plans.

    The free app is free, no taxes. Video messaging specifically works on any Android device running Android 5.1 or above.

    We also sell phones and plans through TextNow, utilizing nation-wide CDMA and GSM networks. Click here for more information!

    Edited by Kevin TextNow Support
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    Jessica Gaddas

    Have alot problens with my phone. . Its using my wifi data when not in use and dropped calls all time

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Jessica! You seem to be using the free app, and I'm a bit confused about the data issue, as Wi-Fi and network data would be separate. If you're worried about the app using up your data, simply make sure that you close it when not in use.

    With regards to the dropped calls, that may be due to a poor connection, so I'd recommend to test it out with other connections first, and if it's still an issue, make sure to reach out to one of our live chat representatives on :)

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    Amira Garipov

    What about iphone?

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Amira,

    Video messaging is now yet available for iOS devices. Once this feature becomes available for you we will release a new support article for that :)

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    Jimmy Okland

    Can I recover an old account if I don't member the email it's under or or username but member the number that was assigned to it

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    Jimmy Okland

    Can I recover an old account if I don't member the email it's under or or username but member the number that was assigned to it

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Jimmy,

    We wouldn't be able to provide you with the account information if you don't remember either the username or email address because it is possible that the number no longer belongs to your account.

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