[Android] Voice Notes

TextNow is pleased to announce a new feature, included in our 4.34 update for Android devices: Voice Notes!

A voice note is a short recorded message you can send to your contact on your Conversation page. Here's how!    

First, tap on the conversation (or start a new conversation), and then tap and hold the microphone button in the bottom right-hand corner:

 

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That starts your recording. Release the microphone button to stop recording. 

From here, you can tap the X to delete it and record another one, or tap the arrow on the right-most side of the field to send it to your contact. You can also tap the play button on the recording to listen to it before you send it.

 

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That's it! Once it's send you'll see it in blue in your conversation. Now you and your contact can tap on the message to play it back.

Please note: Currently, you can only send a Voice Note to a contact that has a texting number (either TextNow or otherwise) saved for it. If your contact has no number associated with it, you will not be able to send them a Voice Note, and the option will not be available. Also, Voice Notes do not work with group texting at this time. 

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    jenna eierman

    can u help me please..

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Jenna,

    We are here to help! If you have any questions for us, please reach out to us through our chat support so we can speak to you in real time.

    Edited by Erin TextNow Support
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    Brnwshd1

    I'm not receiving voice messages through text. Does this not work for this app?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! If someone is sending you a voice message using another platform (for example, if they're recording it on their iMessage), then it won't push through to your number. If they're sending you a voice note from their own TextNow phone, then it still should!

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    jennifer Cormier

    I need to delete message

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Jennifer! In order to delete a message on Android, simply press and hold on the message until you see the garbage icon come up on top

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    Jamie T

    every time i text someone my name populates OVER their telephone number - if i have multiple conversations going on - now all i see is my name many times - but not the other persons numbers

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for reporting your concerns! This was a bug that some users had been experiencing yesterday when using the service on their browser, but it has now been resolved. If you are still experiencing the problem, please just log out and back into your account to test it out.

    If after that you are still experiencing the issue, please email us at community@textnow.com so we can get this escalated!

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    Juan A Mendoza

    I can not send pictures to friends, why?

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    John Procell

    Voice mail i don't support adboe flah player what to do

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    Dustin Thomas

    Is there a way to access my call history or logs

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey @Juan- What error do you receive when trying to send a picture? Is this over a mobile app or on the browser?

    @John- Are you able to open up your voicemail on your Android app?

    @Dustin- Is this on a browser or the mobile app?

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    Gretchen Osbourne

    Gretchen Osborne clovergurl88@gmail com

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    Gretchen Osbourne

    I think i have be en hacked

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Gretchen! Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

    Are you experiencing any particular issues?

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