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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    William Moore

    My messages are being sent but the recipient is not receiving it on her phone. What could be wrong?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey William! This may have been related to the issue we have yesterday where messages were not being delivered to Verizon customers.

    I can confirm that we've since resolved this issue, but if you're still experiencing it, please let me know!

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    null null

    I set up this account from my friends phone but somehow it got her user name from her email adress but I have my own how can I change it?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! From the sounds of it, you set up an account with your friend's information (email address) instead of your own.

    To be able to confirm the information, I'd please ask that you head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless so we can assist you further!

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    Sean Eveland

    It seems like my texts go through unless it's to an iPhone. Any idea why that might be?

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    Sean Eveland

    It seems like my texts go through unless it's to an iPhone. Any idea why that might be?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Sean! This shouldn't be the case at all.

    Would you be able to head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless (bottom right-hand side) between 10am-5:30pm EST so we can test this out with you?

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    Rejean Marchand

    there should be a help from the app itself instead of coming here. I've found out so late how to send a text message, I'll cancel. I never was able to receive a call with your app anyway. Put a : send message text when we press on the 3 bars instead of hoping that seeing a frikkin pencil will tell us that's the way to send a texto.... a pencil right...with no explanations. adios.

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    Sheena Lockeet

    Trying to understand how the text talk wrks without wifi. Am i going to get text talk wifi free when i leave my home? Can i still use my own phone? And will it just b 9.99?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey @Rejean- when you first set up your account, there is a quick tutorial through the app of where to find the call button to make a call, and the "compose new message" icon to send a text message. I apologize if this could be clearer, and I will pass along that feedback to our team!

    @Sheena- If you're referring to the free app, you will need either a Wi-Fi or data signal to be able to continue using it. If you're referring to our $9.99 Talk & Text Only wireless plan, you will be able to use the app for calling and texting unlimitedly without Wi-Fi.

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    rha Namgho

    +459134444498

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    Crystal Robbins

    How can I use text now without the app?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Crystal! You can sign up for an account online on a desktop instead!

    Edited by Valeria TextNow Support
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    Platinum Bpo

    Created this new account and my texts are not going out.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! We would need more information from you in order to assist you. Please head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless between 10am-5:30pm EST so we can test this out with you!

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    Gina Sanchez

    If I have textnow can I text some one that also has textnow and call them too

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Gina! You can call and text anyone that you'd like, including other TextNow users!

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    Kami Hussain

    Your messaging webpage isnt uploading, i cannot message. It is only showing account, not messaging page.

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    Joseph Virostek

    My text messages are not being received or sent in a timely manner. Some of the messages that are sent to me are taking over one hour for me to receive. Why? How can i fix this problem?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! Apologies for the delay.

    If you haven't received assistance yet, please head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless between 10am-5:30pm EST so we can help you out!

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    Rasir Mc

    Hola buenas, quisiera saber si pueden ayudarme a recuperar mi antiguo numero, ya que es mi medio de comunicacion con clientes

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    Chelsea Williams

    Hey text now support will you run a check on my phone before i try to activate my sim card again and. Waste money if its not going to activate again....just want a check on my phone samsung galaxy j3 2017-- imei # 357611080079968....-tell me if its compatiable please

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey @Rasir- It looks like you've only ever had one number with this account. Perhaps you signed up for a new account instead of signing into your original one. Please try to log out and sign back into the correct account.

    @Chelsea- I can only check if the phone is compatible from a technical/bands perspective. Currently, it does seem as though it's missing one of the bands needed for a successful activation. However, since it still supports the 4G/LTE bands, it may yet activate.

    Additionally, I cannot check whether this phone is carrier-unlocked or not, which only you would be able to confirm with your previous carrier.

    So I'm afraid that I don't have a guarantee, however, if the activation does not go over well, we can always refund you!

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    Insan Hoo😂

    I am not able to free local text and call plz solve my solution

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi there! Just to confirm, our free calling and texting is only available for North American numbers (so you can call or text any Canadian or American number for free)

    If you are trying to call or text an international number, then you will be subject to our international rates.

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    WEictory Online Academy

    My textnow is not working..its not calling to anybody

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! I'm not sure what issues you're encountering, so I would please ask that you head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless between 10am-5:30pm EST for further testing.

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    Courtney Bettis

    Hi there!

    Why won't an incoming phone call register on my missed calls or/even all calls list? I tried answering a phone call a moment ago and it wouldn't pick up. Now I don't know who called me because the phone number vanished.

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    Saul Gutierrez

    Hola Quiero Recuperar Mi Número anterio que tenía estaba usando mi WhatsApp con ese número & cuando entro a la cuenta ya no tengo ese número quiero recuperar mi número

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    null null

    Hey I've never done this before but my actual phone number got blocked and I needed to give him a message so I used this app to send it to him but how do I know that he received it.

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