How Do I Send A Text With TextNow?

Sending texts with TextNow is simple! We recently redesigned our TextNow app to make texting even easier:

1. Open your TextNow app.
2. The app should open on your Conversations page. (If not, tap on the main menu button in the top left-hand corner  and tap Conversations.)
3. You should see a red circle with a pencil icon in the bottom right of your Conversations panel:
4. Tap on the pencil icon to open the texting page:
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At the top of the page, enter your contact's text number, texting email address or TextNow username. You can also tap on the person icon to the immediate right of this field to select a contact from your device's contacts app.
5. At the bottom of the screen, type your message in the field that says Type a message. You can also send a photo, a voice memo or an emoji by tapping on the icons near the Type a message field. 

 

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    John Kelly

    Hi guy, can I send a text to an international phone number?

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    Kristopher TextNow Support

    Hey John,

    Thanks for the question. If you'd like more information regarding international texting please follow this link!

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    Crystal Chadwell

    Hello new to this. How do u change your username on this. Can someone explain..

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    Taylor TextNow Support

    Hi Crystal,

    While your name, signature, phone number and email are all editable, your username is the only thing about your account which cannot be changed as your account is built around it. But no need to worry on this one as your TextNow username is only used for logging in, and will not appear in caller ID or in your texting signature.

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    Thekents2007

    I can send a text.
    But I can't get them?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there!

    I'm sorry to hear about your issues. In order to ascertain what may be the root cause, I've sent you an email follow-up! Please reply back there, so we may investigate further.

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    Nita Smith

    I can send a text but can't receive them???

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Nita,

    I'm sorry to hear about your service issues! Would you please be able to speak with one of our live chat representatives (can be found on the bottom right hand side) for further testing/assistance?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Eli Crowe

    I receive messages but when I reply, the person I reply to doesn't get my text messages

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Eli,

    Sorry to hear about those issues! We would like to do some more testing with you, if you could please contact one of our live chat representatives (can be found on the bottom right hand side) for further assistance :)

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    Rudy C.

    What is the list of words and phrases to all of the stickers?
    I know a few: I love you, heart, hi, hello, hola, bye, peace, excited, ok, okay, hungry, meal, burger, fries, beer, coffee, yum, yummy, happy, sad, sick, ouch, duh, hot, actor,whatever, omg, wtf, music, thank you, lol.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Rudy!

    That's a great question. I'm afraid that we do not have those listed at the moment, however, I will suggest this to the appropriate team so we can look into adding that here!

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    Priscilla Gomez

    I am receiving text but not sending them. Can i have some help

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Priscilla,

    Thanks for reaching out! We would require to try out some more testing with this issue, so please speak with one of our live chat representatives (can be found on the bottom right hand side of this page) for further assistance!

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    The joker

    When I try to activate whatsapp with textnow number it says invalid number for the country

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    Taylor TextNow Support

    Hi there,

    Because TextNow uses virtual numbers, some companies don’t recognize them. Please contact Whatsapp support to request they add your TextNow number to the list of numbers they accept.

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    Miranda Smith

    I dont have access to the app so I have to use the website to text sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. How do I get to my conversations from the website?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Miranda,

    Sorry to hear about the inconsistencies there. You should be able to easily access your conversations on the "text and call online" tab, or textnow.com/messaging .

    Please let us know if you encounter any more issues!

    Edited by Valeria TextNow Support
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    Liz Kewageshig

    can a text be sent to a landline, and how do I know that they received it??

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Bizzy!

    You can technically send a text to a landline, however, depending on how the landline itself is set up, they may not receive it (for example, some landlines transcribe texts with a message, while others simply don't accept it).

    As such, if the text is not accepted, you will receive a message saying that it failed. Please let us know if you have any further questions, and/or concerns!

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    Greencupofdeath

    This is so goddamn annoying. I can receive other people's texts but the texts I send to others end up vanishing into cyberspace. What is up with that? It started doing this out of nowhere. It worked perfectly fine before, and I didn't make a single change on anything.

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    Greencupofdeath

    I was considering purchasing one or two of your services but if something just stops working out of nowhere when I didnt even do anything, it makes me reconsider purchasing.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there,

    I'm sorry to hear of your service issues! I can't find anything on your account that would indicate your inability to send texts, and as such, would please ask that you speak with one of our live chat representatives for further assistance :)

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    null null

    Can. I send a text msg to multiple numbers but it only show up to them as being individually sent?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there!

    You can certainly simply copy and paste the message individually, however, if you were to simply try to send the same message to multiple numbers in the same text, they will be added to the same group (and as such, will be able to see everyone's replies)

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    Amanda Smith

    Every time I try the textnow/messaging url online it says page not found

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    Simply Adam

    is there any limit for sending text messages? How many text messages can i send each day?

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    Kristopher TextNow Support

    Hey Amanda,

    Thanks for getting in touch. I'll just need to get a bit more information regarding your concerns so I've sent off a quick email to the address we have on file. Please follow up with me there!

    Edited by Kristopher TextNow Support
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    Kristopher TextNow Support

    Hey Adam,

    Thanks for reaching out. We don't have a daily cap on messages, so no need to worry there. If you're using it for personal use you shouldn't experience any limitations with the messaging. However, I'd advise reviewing our terms of service, specifically section 17 under "Conduct" for a full explanation of our restrictions.

    You can read our terms of use at: https://www.textnow.com/terms

    Edited by Kristopher TextNow Support
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    Jack Stohlton

    Hey why is it that whenever I send a text it either doesn't reach them, takes a couple days, or has a thing at the bottom that says press stop to do this or something

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