How To Send Pictures And Videos With TextNow

IMPORTANT NOTE: This feature is only available for customers using the most recent version of TextNow on a device with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and later

Who doesn't like sending a picture to their friends? Here's how you can with TextNow!

TextNow gives you two ways to send a picture - either from your existing pictures on your device, or directly from the camera on your device, and you can do it all without leaving the TextNow app.

How To Text A Picture Directly From The Camera:

1. Open your TextNow app and either start a new conversation or open an existing conversation.

2. Tap on the camera icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your conversation page, to the right of where it says Type a message.

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3. The panel on the lower left shows what's in your camera's frame right now. You can tap and hold the circle to record a short video, or tap it once to take a snapshot...

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4. If you like what you see, tap the Send arrow to send the picture to your contact! If you want to take another picture, tap the back button in the top left hand corner and try again.

How To Text A Picture From Your Existing Photos:

1. Open your TextNow app and either start a new conversation or open an existing conversation.

2. Tap on the camera icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your conversation page, to the right of where it says Type a message. Swipe to the left on the picture grid underneath Type a message to scroll through the pictures available on your device.

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3. Tap on the picture you'd like to send, and then tap on the Send Arrow to send the picture to the person you're having a conversation with.

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    Anthony Williams

    What they fail to inform you of is you can not send videos only pictures

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Anthony! You can certainly send videos that meet our size restrictions and are using an Android device. You can find out more through this helpful article, and let us know if you're having any more issues!

    Edited by Valeria TextNow Support
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    Chuy .

    Why can't I receive pictures?

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Chuy, Please make sure that your TextNow app is updated to the latest version. Have you been able to send photos? Do you know if the person trying to send photos to you is receiving any sort of error message?

    We will need more details to get to the bottom of this, so please reach out to our live chat support team for further assistance.

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    Binks Deatherage

    How do I view a video that someone has sent me

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi there, once a video is received you should be able to simply select the file to play it. Please note that video messaging is not currently supported in our iOS application though. So if you are using an iPhone you will not be able to view the video at this time. Stay tuned for some updates in the future because this is a feature we are currently working on providing for you :)

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    RICK SCHROADER

    I have an android device , LG TRIBUTE, that I bought from textnow in 2016 and I cannot send video's thru texting.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Rick! Our apologies for the inconvenience. We will be adding this point to the article, however, video messaging is currently only supported on Android OS versions greater than 5.1. Your current Tribute can not support those versions, unfortunately.

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    Pderouen88

    Why do the pictures fail to load after some time i.e. over 1 month

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi,

    If the pictures being sent to you are in an unsupported format or if the file size is too large they won't be able to load. Please reach out to our chat support team so we can get more details on the file-type and assist you further with this.