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TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App on Windows Pc

Developed By: TextNow, Inc.

License: Free

Rating: 4,4/5 - 950.592 votes

Last Updated: July 16, 2021

App Details

Version 21.25.0.0
Size 177.4 MB
Release Date July 12, 21
Category Social Apps

App Permissions:
Allows an application to collect battery statistics [see more (43)]

What's New:
New & Noticeable:• Eviscerated a bug that hid a confirmation pop-up when tapping on Forgot Password.New and Not-so Noticeable:• Plus, our usual... [see more]

Changelog:
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Download on Windows PC

Compatible with Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

Download on Android

Compatible with Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

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About this app

On this page you can download TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App and install on Windows PC. TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App is free Social app, developed by TextNow, Inc.. Latest version of TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App is 21.25.0.0, was released on 2021-07-12 (updated on 2021-07-16). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 50,000,000. Overall rating of TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App is 4,4. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 950,592 users, 72,010 users had rated it 5*, 683,718 users had rated it 1*.

TextNow is based around a simple idea: Communication belongs to everyone. We work hard to help people stay connected by providing them with a free, unlimited text and calling app t...
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How to install TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App on Windows?

Instruction on how to install TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App on Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview of how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App using BlueStacks

  1. Download and Install BlueStacks at: https://www.bluestacks.com. The installation procedure is quite simple. After successful installation, open the Bluestacks emulator. It may take some time to load the Bluestacks app initially. Once it is opened, you should be able to see the Home screen of Bluestacks.
  2. Google Play Store comes pre-installed in Bluestacks. On the home screen, find Google Play Store and click on the icon to open it. You may need to sign in to access the Play Store.
  3. Look for "TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App" in the search bar. Click to install "TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App" from the search results.
  4. If you don't see this app from the search results, you need to download APK/XAPK installer file from this page, save it to an easy-to-find location. Once the APK/XAPK file is downloaded, double-click to open it. You can also drag and drop the APK/XAPK file onto the BlueStacks home screen to open it.
  5. Once installed, click "TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App" icon on the home screen to start using, it'll work like a charm :D

[Notes] about Bluetooth: At the moment, support for Bluetooth is not available on BlueStacks. Hence, apps that require control of Bluetooth may not work on BlueStacks.

How to install TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: https://www.bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. After NoxPlayer is installed, open it and you can see the search bar on the home screen. Look for "TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App" and click to install from the search results.
  3. You can also download the APK/XAPK installer file from this page, then drag and drop it onto the NoxPlayer home screen. The installation process will take place quickly. After successful installation, you can find "TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App" on the home screen of NoxPlayer.

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New & Noticeable:
• Eviscerated a bug that hid a confirmation pop-up when tapping on Forgot Password.
New and Not-so Noticeable:
• Plus, our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements, and more.

July 14, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• Crushed a bug causing a crash when trying to send a picture from the gallery.
• Eradicated the bug preventing the video call to rotate correctly from portrait to landscape mode.
New and Not-so Noticeable:
•Loads of under-the-hood optimization, minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

July 06, 2021

New & Noticeable:
Fix a bug where rotating the device during a video call could cause the call to end.
No new features this week, but a quick reminder to try out our video calling feature that we added last week. We think it's pretty cool.
New and Not-so Noticeable:
Loads of under-the-hood work with regards to video calling. Did we mention we have video calling?
Plus, our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

June 28, 2021

New & Noticeable:
Fix a bug where rotating the device during a video call could cause the call to end.
No new features this week, but a quick reminder to try out our video calling feature that we added last week. We think it's pretty cool.
New and Not-so Noticeable:
Loads of under-the-hood work with regards to video calling. Did we mention we have video calling?
Plus, our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

June 26, 2021

New & Noticeable:
No new features this week, but a quick reminder to try out our video calling feature that we added last week. We think it's pretty cool.
New and Not-so Noticeable:
Loads of under-the-hood work with regards to video calling. Did we mention we have video calling?
Plus, our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

June 21, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• No big announcements this week but keep watching the space for new features soon!
New and Not-so Noticeable:
• Plus, our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

June 15, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• No new features to announce this week but we'll be announcing a very exciting new feature very soon. Stay tuned!
New and Not-so Noticeable:
• Lots of under-the-hood work getting ready for a new feature, plus our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

June 07, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• No new features this week but watch this space for upcoming announcements!

New and Not-so Noticeable:
• Plus, our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

May 31, 2021

New & Noticeable:
No new features this week but keep checking this space for future announcements!

New and Not-so Noticeable:
Our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements.

May 25, 2021

New & Noticeable:
- Nothing new this time but we update weekly, so check back next week.
New & Not So Noticeable:
- The usual performance and minor bug squishing.

May 17, 2021

New & Noticeable:
- Nothing new this time but we update weekly, so check back next week.
New & Not So Noticeable:
- The usual performance and minor bug squishing.

May 10, 2021

New & Noticeable:
Improved performance for users on slower internet connections.

New and Not-so Noticeable:
Plus our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.

May 05, 2021

New & Noticeable:
Improved performance for users on slower internet connections.

New and Not-so Noticeable:
Plus our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.

May 03, 2021

New & Noticeable:
One big change coming up to note – Starting with our next release (21.15), TextNow will no longer support Android 5 (Lollipop) or earlier.

New and Not-so Noticeable:
Loads of our usual optimization and minor bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.

April 28, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• No new features this week, but stay tuned to this space for upcoming announcements.
New and Not-So-Noticeable:
• Our usual optimizations and minor bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.

April 19, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• No new features this week, but stay tuned to this space for upcoming announcements.
New and Not-So-Noticeable:
• Our usual optimizations and minor bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.

April 12, 2021

New & Noticeable:
• Exterminated a bug that prevented users from deleting conversations that only have an incoming or outgoing call.
New and Not-So-Noticeable:
• And of course our usual optimization, and minor bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.

Allows an application to collect battery statistics
Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_APPLICATION_OVERLAY, shown on top of all other apps.
This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.
Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows an app to access approximate location.
Allows an app to access precise location.
Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
Allows access to the vibrator.
Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
Allows an application to read from external storage.
Allows an application to write to external storage.
Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents.
Allows an application to record audio.
Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call.
Required to be able to access the camera device.
Allows an application to read the user's call log.
Allows an application to write (but not read] the user's call log data.
Allows an application to call any phone number, including emergency numbers, without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed.
Allows modification of the telephony state - power on, mmi, etc.
Allows an application to receive SMS messages.
Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages.
Allows an application to send SMS messages.
Allows an application to read SMS messages.
Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure.
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
Allows an application to see the number being dialed during an outgoing call with the option to redirect the call to a different number or abort the call altogether.
Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
Allows applications to read the sync settings.
Allows applications to write the sync settings.
Marker permission for applications that wish to access notification policy.
Allows a calling application which manages it own calls through the self-managed ConnectionService APIs.
Allows an application to write the user's calendar data.
Allows an application to read the user's calendar data.
Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.