What’s New


Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
58.3K Ratings

58.3K Ratings

dwerner80 ,

I like it but there are some issues.

TextNow is an amazing app, don’t get me wrong. I can talk to lots of people and I really love it. However, there are some MAJOR issues I’m having. I have had my phone for a little under a year and I am not sure if it’s the phone or the app. I get on it and I go to text someone. In the middle of typing, the app will suddenly crash. I will go back into it and it doesn’t save the draft. So I have to re-Type everything. That’s an issue that needs to be fixed. Another issue is when I watch a video someone sent me, it’s completely normal. I go off the video and I go to text them right? Well it all the sudden freezes and then a white screen appears, showing a bar at the top and a play/pause button on the bottom, almost like a video. It either crashes the entire app, makes me start all over on typing again, or just gets on my nerves with how often it does this. Another issue is how slow it goes. It’s extremely slow when I first enter the app and if I need to send an urgent text, it will take FOREVER to load. Also, when I am listening to background music and I’m trying to text someone, not only will it crash but it messes with the music, making it sound really glitchy and I find it uncomfortable and disturbing. Now, the app is great. I love it. I would really love if these issues are fixed! Thank you!

Peep 🐥 ,

Calling won’t work, can’t receive texts

So I have been using TextNow for a LONG time, and I can say it is one of the best messaging apps I have ever used, I can use it for friends who don’t have their number registered with iMessage. But I have to point out a few things wrong: when I try to start or receive a call, either the caller can hear me and I cannot hear them, or the other way around. I would like to have this fixed because calls can be very important and it is quite annoying. Next thing, sometimes I can’t receive texts. If I was having a conversation with someone, I have to leave their chat and go to the main ‘home’ screen of TextNow, and wait for them to send a message or for it to come in. It does not happen all the time but I would like to be able to not have to refresh the page etc, to receive messages. I hope this review was understandable and I tried my best to be clear with the issues I am having. Thank you for listening.

Rainbow223455564466 ,

Thank you so much&Spam calls..

My best friend lives two hours away and has a iPhone but no SIM card so she couldn’t text me, until of course, TextNow. I only dreamed of being able to text my best friend when I pleased, and not being only able to do it once a month, because she could only text me on her dads phone. But now I can talk to her all the time, and it’s awesome. Thank you so so so so much, I finally get my dreams come true, thank you text now. Thank you so much:)

-Long distance bff

Update: As I have been reading reviews, I found lots and LOTS of people have been getting spam calls. Now this is terrifying to me. So far nothing’s happened, but I am nervous. Also I’m noticing bad customer service, they don’t respond to any weird spam calling reviews and the ones they do reply to they just say “Sorry, please email us.” Like really. Just kinda worried. Dropped one star. Also once they said “Report that to ITunes” first of all Apple is very very very popular and it’s probably not likely at all that Apple will be able to respond. 2nd of all they probably won’t be able to fix my issue with 2394 other people complaining. So that’s weird. PLEASE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, SO I DONT NEED TO FEAR, bye now.


TextNow, Inc.
225.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 TextNow, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Year of Ad-free Texting $5.99
  2. Lifetime of Ad-free Texting $7.99
  3. 25 Ringtone Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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