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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
Bug fixes

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 Kole 12/14/2014
    I love this app. But please fix it so we can call. On android and IOS u can but why not windows? PLEASE DO THIS FOR 5 STARS
  • by User 12/14/2014
    ******** *** app !! Doesn't make calls on Windows Phones !! Needs to get Updated ASAP !!
  • by Trương 12/14/2014
  • by Levi 12/14/2014
    Doesn't notify me when I've got a new message until I open the app.
  • by Donovan 12/14/2014
    Can't call
  • by User 12/13/2014
    It doesn't even open up boe 😒
  • by Michael 12/13/2014
    Occasionally buggy, no calling feature, but decent app by windows phone standard anyways. Lol
  • by Walker 12/13/2014
    Better than nothing
  • by desaraie 12/12/2014
    This app was doing really good and then it stopped working and now I'm only receiving every other message and the person I send a message to only receives every other message if they get this fixed it would be a great app
  • by Usuario 12/12/2014