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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 patrick 9/18/2014
    Works great text is fast wish u could give ur account phone # to someone to text back seems to have issues with that so if u have a phone just as a wifi paperweight and can still receive messages on ur real phone # this app will let u reply
  • by Scott 9/18/2014
    Very helpful app. Way better then textplus.
  • by User 9/17/2014
    Needs to be able to call too
  • by Ruben 9/16/2014
    We just need calling
  • by Kyle 9/16/2014
    Its good.
  • by Shawna 9/16/2014
    Goes back home right after opening app
  • by Amanda 9/15/2014
    If I could give it no stars I would!! Wont even open!! Works perfectly fine on android.
  • by adam 9/15/2014
    Good but add calling please
  • by Andrea 9/15/2014
  • by Sophy 9/15/2014
    Free texting, can send and receive text without the other party having to download the ap. Gave it only three stars because of very limited functional option. Texts need to be deleted individually. Worst, it doesn't ever delete permanently. Can't personalize the person name unless they are part of your contact in your existing phone database. Limited emoticon use, person on the other end doesn't see it if it is used. Only feature, I love is I can personalize each contact with a pix background and its free. Otherwise, I like Line except it is restricted unless other party has it too. So because of it, text now is more functional and practical if you just want to send plain text and don't care if ur old text history is still there for eternity.