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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
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • push notification service
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • video and still capture
  • location services
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • camera
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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 8/28/2014
  • by User 8/28/2014
    I love love love love this app
  • by User 8/28/2014
    I am not getting my texts people send
  • by User 8/28/2014
    Yall the best
  • by John 8/27/2014
    There's a bug where I get double notifications sometimes.
  • by User 8/27/2014
    Ughh I ******* hate how I can't sometimes see the full message it sucks *** .-.
  • by User 8/27/2014
    I have to complain about not being able to see your entire text before it is sent so as to edit spelling and grammar errors.. There is also no backspace/arrow function to go back that way.. It drives me crazy!! It also has some issues from time to time. I'll get a whole text done and as I send it, the app closes and I lose the whole text. (No drafts folder here, folks...) Overall, its an ok app, but its also the only texting app I have ever used so I can't really compare fairly....
  • by User 8/25/2014
    Only flaw it have is it should allow people 2 call u whether u phone is off or not and send videos other than that it s a good app it kicks me out sometimes but it stops doing that once im connected
  • by User 8/25/2014
    This app is grate
  • by Trinity 8/24/2014
    The refresh button does not work well on mine. My internet has a great connection but when I try to refresh it goes for like 2 seconds then quits. If there is any way you can fix this with an update I would be extremely appreciative.