Deleting Messages, Conversations and Call Logs

The Conversations page of the TextNow app has many built-in features to help you manage your conversations and call logs. Your TextNow app should open by default to the Conversations page, and you can also get there by tapping on the main menu button in TextNow and then tapping on Conversations.

Deleting An Individual Message From A Conversation:

  1. Tap and hold on the individual message or messages you'd like to delete from a conversation.
  2. Tap on the garbage-can icon at the top of the screen to delete the messages.

 Deleting A Conversation:

  1. Go to your Conversation page.
  2. Swipe left on the conversation you'd like to delete.
  3. Tap on the red garbage-can icon to delete the whole conversation.

Note: Deleting a conversation will delete all the messages in that conversation permanently.

Deleting a Call Log:

While you can't delete the call log from the Call History page directly, you can delete it from the Conversations page which will also remove it from the Call History page.

  1. Find the call log you'd like to delete on the Conversations page.
  2. Swipe left on the call log.
  3. Tap on the red garbage-can icon to delete the call log.
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    How do I restore deleted messages

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! I'm afraid that we simply do not have a feature for retrieving deleted messages.

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    Amanda Lancaster

    Hi there ! How do i view a list of all called numbers?

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Amanda,

    That type of information is not available. If you would like to see your call history you will have to look through each conversation thread, we do not have a separate thread for outgoing calls only available.

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    Andrew Irizarry

    how would i go about getting a list of recent numbers used to text?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Andrew! Not sure what you are referring to exactly here, so I'd please recommend that you reach out to our live chat support on for further assistance :)

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    Brian McArdle


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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Brian! We can't delete accounts for legal reasons, however, I've logged you out of your sessions, and after some time of inactivity, your number and conversations will be deleted as well.

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    Marti Holland

    I need to block unknown callers

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Marti! I'm afraid that since our system can't detect what those numbers actually are, we can't support blocking unknown numbers :(