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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    Leslie Romero

    How can I send a text thru an android without having to download the app? I have tried signing in thru friends phone.i in my get to my account.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Leslie! I'm afraid that with our service, you can only use it for calling and texting through the TextNow app.

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    setareh azadi

    hello
    my telegram is not open
    i dont know why?
    please help me and give me a new number
    thanks a lot

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi there! Since our numbers are labelled as virtual, they are not recognized by some other 3rd party apps for verification purposes. Were afraid that we cannot change this fact at this point in time with regards to Telegram.

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    Eva Poole

    I can't fugue how to use messaging from a pc or desktop. Could you help me?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Eva! All you have to do is log into your account online and click on the "Text & Call Online" tab on the top right. From there, you can compose messages to any contact :)

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    Ginger Roe

    How do I forward a text message

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    Ginger Roe

    How do I forward a text message?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Ginger! I'm afraid that we don't have text forwarding available at this point in time, though it is a feature that we're looking into supporting in the future!

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    Kris Longwood

    I keep getting an error message that says "something went wrong while attempting to send your message. Please try again later.". I have tried multiple times. I paid for the number.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Kris! Certainly sounds like an issue that we'd need to investigate. Would you please be able to head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless for further testing/assistance?

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    Destiny Covert

    I dont know why my messages aren't being delivered?

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    George Haberman

    Hey i can't send new messages.
    ???

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    Elizabeth Fisher

    I received a message URL IS INCORRECT.... please help me

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    George Haberman

    Hi Destiny, i'm having the same probelem.

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    Anne Tremblay

    I can receieve but not send messages

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    Kayy L

    Every text I try to send now says "not delivered"

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! Sorry for that inconvenience. Our brief outage should be resolved now :)

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    null null

    Can I text with only WiFi and no network?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi there- absolutely :)

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    Jazlyn Chumbley

    Can I text online with text

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Jazzlyn! You absolutely can, just log into your account here :)

    Edited by Valeria TextNow Support
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    Shundra Lewis

    My text

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Shundra! If you require more prompt assistance, please head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless :)

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    Ken Zhang

    Many people have already said this, but there is no page that I can look at for help. I tried texting one of my friends, and they got the message, but they weren't able to respond, saying something like "the message could not be delivered."

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Ken! Not quite sure why that would be occurring to you, although it sounds like the error may be on your friend's carrier's end rather than ours.

    The only way to know for sure would be to test it with you, which you would need to do with a live representative. You can find our live chat support available on the bottom right-hand side of the page on textnow.com/wireless until 5:30pm EST today!

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    Jeff Johnson

    My user name is being sent as my caller id to recipients. Why did this change and how dan I fix it?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Jeff!

    Due to the lack of response from Verizon, in our efforts to ensure that your service is restored, we're simply routing your texts through your TextNow texting address instead of your number as a temporary solution

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    Jeff Johnson

    So now our screen names are being sent out? Any way to adjust what our screen name says?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Unfortunately, your username is the only piece of information that cannot be edited.

    I would like to note that this is a temporary fix, and we are tirelessly working toward providing a permanent resolution.

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