Voice Notes With TextNow

TextNow is pleased to announce a new feature, included in our 4.34 update for Android devices: Voice Notes!

A voice note is a short recorded message you can send to your contact on your Conversation page. Here's how!

1. Tap on the conversation (or start a new conversation), and then tap and hold on the microphone button in the bottom right-hand corner.


2. When you're done your message, release the microphone button and tap the arrow to send it. 

Please note: Currently, you can only send a Voice Note to a contact that has a texting number (either TextNow or otherwise) saved for it. If your contact has no number associated with it, you will not be able to send them a Voice Note, and the option will not be available. Also, Voice Notes do not work with group texting at this time. 

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    Amy Wilson

    Why can't I hear voice mail .

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Amy,

    If you are having trouble playing a voicemail that you have received you will want to make sure that TextNow has the permission to access your Microphone and Storage permissions within your phone, without these permissions enabled you will not be able to retrieve or play voicemails successfully.

    If you need further assistance please email community@textnow.com.

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    Can iPhones send voice messages

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Unfortunately, that feature isn't available to iOS just yet.