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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    null null

    Hey how do you know if that person received your message from this app. Do they have to have this app to receive them.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! Absolutely not- you can text any mobile phone number that's with any other carrier in the U.S and Canada.
    You won't have any "received" receipt, so the only way to verify would be through direct communication with that contact.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey @Courtney- apologies for the delay! Is this still a persistent issue? Are you able to clear the app by uninstalling and reinstalling it from the PlayStore?

    @Saul- ¿Qué número estás buscando?

    @null- you would not know without direct confirmation from the contact himself.

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    .Jewel Whitaker

    I was able to text and now I can't send or receive text messages

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    Johnny Chingas

    When I try to send a message it keeps talking message failed to send. It just started doing this now. Why?

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    Johnny Chingas

    When I try to send a message it keeps talking message failed to send. It just started doing this now. Why?

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    Brandy Lenhart

    Do I have to send a text to the other person using a TextNow number cause they don't have a TextNow number they have a regular phone but I am using text now and I am trying to get in touch with a friend so trying to see if they have to have a TextNow account

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    Reem Shilal

    I log in and I can't see my previous messages it said error sync try again but I log out try again aame result can't find previous message and I didn't delete them neither for I need the informations on some of the messages

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    Valeria TextNow Support

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

    Are these issues still persistent?

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    Jessie Lunarosales

    I signed up for a premium service that I was not able to use for whatever reason. Can you please review my account and apply the unused premium status to a current plan for my phone? Please and thank you.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Jessie! I'm sorry, but I can't see any history of a premium purchase on your account?

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    Jackson Brown

    Hello

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    Remy M

    How I send a text it when it not going through

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    Madison TextNow Support

    Hi Remy, you would need wifi or cellular data connection to send a text

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    Zy Smith

    Get my deleted messages from August

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Zy! I'm afraid that we can't retrieve deleted messages

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    Dopest Ofemall

    It says I need to prove I'm not a robot by completing the captcha something where do I do that

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    Dopest Ofemall

    It says I need to prove I'm not a robot by completing the captcha something where do I do that

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    Caremeljerseyboi

    Not getting or receiving texts

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey @Dopest- it looks like you were able to complete it.

    @Camermeljerseyboi- I don't see anything on your account that would indicate texting issues, so I'd recommend that you head over to our live chat support between 10am-5:30pm EST for further testing/assistance!

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    George Franco

    Does the other party have to have text now to or can I text any one

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Mark! You can text any North American mobile number, regardless of which service/carrier it's with.

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    H Ceb

    When I send a text to somebody is there a way I can tell if they read it?

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    H Ceb

    When I send a text to somebody is there a way I can tell if they read it?

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    Luiza Johnson

    Finding my Quick Reply

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    Kat Gwen

    When I try to contact a certain international number it doesn’t let me

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    Jean

    I have a iPhone and the text is not going through. What needs to be done. Do the other party need to have TextNow also in order for it to go through

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