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Download size

2 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • contacts
  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • video and still capture
  • location services
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • push notification service
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • camera
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • speech
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Supported languages (3)

English español 中文(简体)
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New in

Added a Refresh button to quickly sync up your conversations. Added resend option for messages sent offline. Improved message delivery. A lot of bug fixes and stability improvement. 

TextNow gives you completely free and unlimited texting directly from your computer! This app helps you stay instantly connected to your friends and family across USA and Canada.

When you sign up, you are assigned a dedicated phone number with the area code of your choosing. You can use this number to send and receive unlimited texts within USA and Canada. You can also send and receive picture messages or create texting groups! Your friends and family don't need to have TextNow, it works just like a normal phone.

This app is beautifully and simply designed and will integrate directly with your Windows contacts.

TextNow is also available on the web at TextNow.com. Take your phone number with you, and your messages will seamlessly synchronize!

New in

Better photo viewing experience

Fix an app crash issue for some user

New in 1.1:

Group Texting – Create a group to text with many friends at once, even if they don’t have TextNow!

Better Picture Messaging – Send photos with TextNow directly from your photo album

Other new features – more background customization colors, message history that automatically loads, and the ability to pin multiple conversations to your home screen.

We’ve also added Spanish and Chinese language support and fixed some bugs and performance issues!
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  • by User 7/29/2014
    Love it......
  • by User 7/29/2014
    Not receiving pics and cant make calls, also it doesn't show when I get msg... Wth. Its a good text app if all you do is sit with it on your screen, constantly refresh the page, and have WiFi.
  • by User 7/28/2014
    Its a good lol app onne thing thou the Android apps can make calls .... Come on windows wth
  • by yoshina 7/28/2014
    Why You Can't Call Off This App I Hate Using This App👎👎👎👎👎
  • by rozy 7/27/2014
    Pretty good but can't receive pictures. .-.
  • by Edward 7/27/2014
    5 Stars, all the way.
  • by gustavo 7/26/2014
    I like this app
  • by User 7/26/2014
    It wont let me on it! 😭
  • by User 7/25/2014
    Cool beans
  • by Brittany 7/24/2014
    Other than the main screen taking forever to load my conversations, great app. I also like how you can change the messaging background. So, so much better than heywire. (: