TextNow is one of the most excellent messaging applications. Not only you can run this on your phone, but also on a desktop PC or Laptop. You can download TextNow for PC by following the steps given in this guide. The TextNow for PC can be installed on Windows 10 and macOS. Before you download the app, let me give you its brief introduction.
TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App
While there are apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Imo, WeChat, and Line, you may wonder why would you need another application like TextNow. Well, it’s true that the mainstream communication applications leave little to no room for new apps, but when it comes to TextNow, this application has managed to create its space with the help of its unique features.
TextNow allows you to make free local calls and send text messages if your living inside Canada or the US. Yes, you heard that right. You can call anyone on their phone locally using the TextNow application. In this case, you would need the number of the person you want call. Other than this, it’s like most other communication/social chat applications.
TextNow does not offer video calls. It only offers voice calls, voice messages, and text messages. This application has a huge library of emojis, gifs, and stickers. You can enjoy full-screen messaging on this app. Full-screen pictures can be sent/received between two parties. It does not offer video calls, but it does offer video messaging.
You can quickly record your own video and send a message in the form of a video. The app further offers voicemail transcription. Like the TrueCaller, it has its own Caller ID system too.
Since this app is a complete communication package, it will also offer you the features that usually only a network provider does. For example, you can set call forwarding in the TextNow app. It also offers Google SmartLock and can be protected via a Passcode too.
If you want, you can add a signature and it will be attached to each message you send over this app. You can assign a specific background to each conversation, a specific ringtone, or a nickname to each contact. You can set the TextNow app as your default messaging app to leverage from its unified inbox. TextNow does have its web app too like the WhatsApp web.
TextNow on a computer, but how?
By now, you must have got the idea that TextNow is a smartphone exclusive app. You can use its web app on your PC. But what if you want to run TextNow on your computer using an Android emulator? Well, for that, you will find this guide helpful. You can download TextNow for PC on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS. Follow the requirements below and then the steps to finally install TextNow for PC.
Requirements to download TextNow for PC
- Windows or macOS-powered Desktop PC or Laptop.
- A spare phone with a spare number which is not using TextNow already.
- Internet Connection.
- Android Emulator i.e. BlueStacks or NoxPlayer. Install the Emulator and sign in with your old/new Google Account. If you don’t already own a Google Account, you can create one for free.
- The remaining part of this tutorial.
Download TextNow for PC
- Open the Android Emulator that you just installed.
- Now open the Play Store in the Emulator.
- Using the Search Bar of the Play Store, find TextNow App.
- As you find the app, install it.
- Open TextNow, it will ask you for the number, enter the spare phone number.
- Get the verification code from your phone and enter it in the TextNow App.
- Set up TextNow and start using it on your computer.
There you go, you have the TextNow for PC up and running. Feel free to use this app the way you wish on a bigger screen. If you run into any kind of problems while using this app or with one of the Android emulators, make sure you reach out to us using the comment section below. We will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
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