TextNow Android Beta Testers - TextNow gives you your very own dedicated phone number with which you can text and call your friends, family, significant others, neighbors, or anyone else you would like!

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TextNow Android Beta Testers Last 10 Updates


    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - New way to sign in! Use your Google account on your device to sign into TextNow
    - Improved notifications when receiving multiple messages

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    25 May 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - Vanity numbers: Customize the last four digits of your phone number!
    - New way to sign in! Use your Google account on your device to sign into TextNow.
    - Improved photo-sharing from other apps


    17 May 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - Vanity numbers: Customize the last four digits of your phone number!
    - New way to sign in! Use your Google account on your device to sign into TextNow.
    - Improvements to camera preview performance.
    - Bug fix: New conversations will now open properly from notifications.


    11 May 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    - Vanity numbers: choose the last four digits of your phone number!
    - Improved the sharing of images to TextNow from other apps.
    - Improved animation when viewing images and videos in a Conversation thread.
    - Fixed a bug where the main TextNow screen would open after ending a call while TextNow was closed.


    06 May 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    Vanity Numbers - choose your own custom number.
    - Improved sharing images through TextNow from other apps
    - Improved animations when viewing images/videos in a conversation
    - Fixed a bug where the main TextNow screen would be incorrectly opened after ending a call received while TextNow was closed.


    28 Apr 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Version Varies with device

    What’s New

    Vanity Numbers - choose your own custom number.


    19 Apr 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Hey, everybody! If you're looking for support for TextNow, this channel is not your only option. If you have a question or a problem, here's how to get a hold of us:

    The Self-Help Portal:
    If you click/tap on My Wireless Account when you log into www.textnow.com, that'll take you to our Self-Help portal, where you can edit, change and manage your TextNow account. Need to change your email address, or check on an order, or add a person to your Family Plan? You can do all that and much more at the Self-Help portal.

    The Support Site:
    Want to go more in-depth? Our Support site at www.textnow.com/support has articles, manuals, how-tos, guides and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

    Chat With Us:
    On that same support site, click/tap on Chat With Us to get a real live person to help with your question or concern. You can get the Chat With Us pop-up from any of our support site pages.

    Socialize With Us:
    We're not just on Google+, you know. We're active on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TextNow/), and we have two Twitter feeds -
    @TextNow for announcements and contests, and @TextNowHelp for your questions. And if you want to take a peek behind the curtain to see what life is like at TextNow HQ, check us out on Instagram at @TextNowApp

    Watch Us!
    And last but not last, we have a YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/Enflick. We'll be adding useful tips and guides to the #MyTextNow channel there in the coming days and weeks.


    15 Feb 2018 Google+ Community Update 3444 Community Members

    Happy February 9th! There's no beta release this week, as we're in research mode for some future things. Also, honestly, February in Canada means we spend about 1/3rd of any given week digging our car out of snow banks taller than the actual cars.

    Coming soon, though, I'm going to be asking you, the beta community, to help us with beta testing a very interesting new feature, one that we hope will help improve call quality across the board for our free users.

    In other news, our San Francisco office had a great week this week as our head of growth, Ajay Sampat, gave a great fireside chat at the Mobile Growth Summit 2018. Check out the story here: https://engineering.textnow.com/mgs2018 -growth-strategy-tactics-and-pirates-929e813bdeb7

    Stay tuned, and happy weekend!


    10 Feb 2018 Google+ Community Update 3434 Community Members

    Good Friday, everybody! (Well, not THAT Good Friday. That one's in a couple of months.) We are all the way up to 5.44.0 for tonight's release! Why, I can recall when it was just a mere 4.2.

    This week's release addresses one particular problem that's been plaguing both TextNow and 2ndLine for a while now: Very occasionally a customer will upgrade from free to Premium, and the Google Play Store happily charges them, but then they don't get the actual Premium turned on. Usually, what our support team does is turn the Premium features on manually for the customer, but the problem happens again whenever the monthly renewal happens - Google takes the money, but the Premium doesn't click over, and then we have to set it manually again.

    That's a dumb cycle for a customer to get caught in, never mind a pointless drain of support resources. So hopefully we've got that fixed. (By the way, if anybody out there has this problem, just log off of your TextNow account and log back in.)

    Otherwise our devs managed to shave off some fat from the app (do you shave fat?) by improving string concatenation. Great word, right? it's a computer- science term for putting text strings together with no separation. So, for example, let's say you have a ball of snow. You could call that a "snow ball", or put the words together for "snowball", saving one character. Doesn't sound like much, but that kind of thing adds up to make the app leaner and meaner.

    Also, this upcoming week we may be asking you, the Beta group, to try out a new feature we're adding for all free users on TextNow and 2ndLine. More on that as it happens.

    5.44.0 will be available on the Play Store a little later tonight. Have a good weekend, everyone!


    03 Feb 2018 Google+ Community Update 3415 Community Members

    Quick announcement, Beta folks: I'm sick as a dog today so I will not be posting any notes about the latest beta. I will however review the patch on Monday and let you guys know about any interesting stuff then. The beta will be released to the Play Store as per usual later on tonight.


    27 Jan 2018 Google+ Community Update 3399 Community Members