Tips and tricks for customizing your TextNow app
We make phone service for everyone. But not everyone wants the same phone service. Sure, there are some commonalities — no one wants to overpay for basic communication — but everyone's needs are unique, and conveniently, so is our service.
Calling and texting—the building blocks of modern communication. It's the one thing we can all agree we want from our phone. The only question is, how do you want it?
If you didn't already know, your Android-enabled TextNow app has a few tricks up its sleeves for replying to incoming texts, found under the menu-> "Settings"->"Messaging"-> "Quick Reply".
These three options let you dictate how you'd like to answer your texts while you're busy on other apps. Allowing you to maintain the conversation without ever having to open up the TextNow app. For example, choosing the "Floating Chat" option will allow for a contact avatar to display over any screen you're on whenever you receive a message. Tapping on it will open up the conversation, letting you reply in real-time:
But if that's too invasive for your taste, you can choose from different pop-up options. Whether you're scrolling through bread recipes or taking a shot at real-time baking with your screen locked, you can multi-task and stay connected without ever navigating away from what you’re currently doing.
You can change the wallpaper on your phone, the font style, icon size, so why can't you do the same on your app? You're sure to be spending enough time replying to messages and making calls on your TextNow app, so might as well make sure you like what you're looking at!
Under your app's "Settings"-> "Display", you will find a few more options for personal customization. Tapping on "Theme" will allow you to pick from a list of colours for all those subtle icons and fonts. And if you find the white screen too painful to look at, you can toggle on the "night" background to enable the elusive dark mode (currently only available on the Android app).
Just because we're a free service doesn't mean that you don't get perks like voicemail! We've implemented one of the easiest voicemail services—it simply comes up in your inbox as a recording within a conversation. Click "play" and start listening. No pins or codes or complicated numbers to call.
And if you want to record a custom greeting, just head over to "Settings"-> "Calling". Tap on "Voicemail", select the "Custom Greeting" option and record! You can play it back and re-record as many times as you need until it's perfect.
So go ahead and start playing around with your TextNow app. We made it free for everyone, but you can make it right just for you.