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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
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 Leo 10/23/2014
    Pretty good for free! Love it for the mist part. Just two things. The color change options in the UI should extend to all of the app like on android rather than just chat bubbles. As it is it looks extremely tacky. The only other fix I can request would be the smoothness is just choppy enough to be noticed constantly. I know windows phone is light years behind android as far as app quality, but we gotta start somewhere. Like I said though I live this app. Used it on android and continue to love it on WP :) thanks dev! ❤
  • by User 10/23/2014
    Kool as hell
  • by User 10/22/2014
    Its so fun for free chat thanks,somuch😍im in love with this app kamua
  • by User 10/22/2014
    Gets my messages...but doesn't give notifications, even though I have that turned on...plz fix in a hurry
  • by Curtis 10/22/2014
    Really good app. Just takes forever to load my messages. Please fix it.and it would be perfect!
  • by james 10/22/2014
    Have not had any problems it's great.
  • by User 10/22/2014
  • by harsh 10/21/2014
    Could be better if support calling ..... Otherwise its **** good .... Hope calling version get launched soon with update in it ... I m sure I will be unbeaten coz magic jack is not in windows....
  • by Vivica 10/21/2014
    Needs calling for windows
  • by Dawn 10/20/2014
    Its amazing!!!! I love it!!!