TextNow accepts verification messages via short code from third-party apps and services.
Some apps and services can be selective with the wireless numbers they accept. If you're having trouble receiving verification from any app or service, contact their customer support to request your TextNow number be added manually to your account with them.
Help! I can't get WhatsApp to recognize my TextNow number!
Please contact WhatsApp directly to ask them to add your number manually to your account. The WhatsApp support department can be reached at email@example.com.
Help! I can't get Uber to recognize my TextNow number!
For Uber, please refer to our more in-depth article here if you're having trouble using Uber with your TextNow number.