[Android] Custom Stickers and GIFs

You now have the option to choose from stickers as well as GIFs. (And for the record, we here at TextNow fall on the hard "g" side of the GIF pronunciation debate.) Here's how it works:

During a Conversation on the TextNow app, you'll see some words suddenly colored blue. These are keywords that bring up the stickers and GIFs suggested by the keyword. For example, typing the word sunny in this conversation... 

 

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... gives me some suggestions to include in my Conversation. Let's choose the hot dog:

 

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And voila! Now my contact can enjoy that delightful hot dog as well.

If you don't want these suggestions, you can turn them off in your main TextNow Settings menu, under Messaging. Turn the Suggest stickers and GIFs toggle on to enable the feature, and off to disable it.


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    Alex

    Cool beans

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    Derek Veit

    Neat feature, but it's not for me personally. I like that the automatic suggestion feature can be disabled, and I think it is by default. It would be even nicer if the blue linking feature could also be disabled, because for someone not interested in the GIFs this is a nuisance when tapping a word to correct the word choice.

    Also, why does "love" bring up images of Happy Death Day, etc? Seasonal Halloween theme, I guess? It seems a little off to me.

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    Anthony Flynn

    It is NOT autocorrect. Your keywords are changing colour, even with suggestions turned off, and it is driving me bonkers. Please stop it. Also, who can see these custom stickers and gifs? Only other Textnow users? I have tried using them with friends and none of them can see anything except the text of the keyword. If only other Textnow users can see them, then it is utterly useless fr me as I do not have even one contact who is using Textnow. Mostly, however, I need you to turn off the colour change on the keywords when suggestions is turned off. Thank you.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hmm, all right, we may need a screenshot of the keywords changing colours to be able to ascertain what you're looking at. You can send those to community@textnow.com!

    With regards to the custom gifs/stickers, they are absolutely optimized to work between TextNow and non-TextNow users. If your contacts are not receiving them, that may be a limit on their end (such as if their plan does not allow/include mms messaging)

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