How to use WhatsApp without a phone number

How to use WhatsApp without a phone number
How to use WhatsApp without a phone number
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A phone number is required to be able to use WhatsApp, however if you don't want to provide your current number, you can use Google Voice to get a fake number. Google Voice is an anonymous messaging and calling service, unfortunately you'll need a phone number (yours or a friend's) to use it. This means that you need to have temporary access to a phone number to create a Google Voice account and be able to log into WhatsApp without using a phone number.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Connect to Google Voice

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Step 1. Open Google Voice

Go to this page in your computer's web browser. If you are signed in to a Google account, this will open the Google Voice setup page.

  • If you are not signed in to a Google account, enter your email address followed by your password before continuing.
  • Skip this step if you already have a Google Voice account.
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Step 2. Find a location

Click on the text field in the middle of the page then type in a city name or area code (for example 503). As you type, you will see a drop-down menu with options appear below the text field.

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Step 3. Select a location

Click on a city in the drop-down menu to choose it as the location for your Google Voice number.

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Step 4. Write down your favorite number

You will see multiple phone numbers listed below the text field. Make a note of which one you want to use, as you will need it later to log into WhatsApp.

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Step 5. Click Select

This is the green button to the right of the phone number you want to use.

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Step 6. Click Validate when prompted

You will be redirected to the entry page for the number to be associated.

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Step 7. Enter your phone number

In the text field that appears in the middle of the page, type a phone number that you have access to.

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Step 8. Click Submit Code

This option is located at the bottom right of the phone number window. Google Voice will send a verification message to your phone.

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Step 9. Get your code

Open your phone's messaging app, select the message sent by Google (usually a 5-digit number), and write down the 6-digit code in the body of the message.

The message from Google will say something like “Your Google Voice verification code is 123456”

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Step 10. Enter the code

Type the 6-digit code into the text field in the middle of the Google Voice page.

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Step 11. Click Check

This button is located at the bottom right of the code verification window.

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Step 12. Select Claim at the command prompt

This will confirm that you want to use the phone number associated with your Google Voice account.

Depending on your phone number, you may not see this option. If so, go straight to the next step

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Step 13. Click Finish when prompted

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Step 14. Open the Google Voice page

If you're not automatically redirected to the Google Voice dashboard, click Google voice at the top left of the page.

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Step 15. Click on the messages icon

It's the chat bubble logo at the top left of the dashboard. This will open your message history where you will later receive the verification code from WhatsApp.

Keep this window open for now

Part 2 of 2: Configure WhatsApp

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Step 1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.

If WhatsApp is already on your phone, you will need to uninstall it first and then reinstall it to prevent it from remembering your user information.

If you haven't downloaded WhatsApp yet, please do so for your iPhone or Android before continuing

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Step 2. Open WhatsApp

Tap the WhatsApp app icon that looks like a white chat bubble and white phone handset on a green background.

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Step 3. Tap Accept and continue

This button is located at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 4. Enter your Google Voice phone number

Tap the text field in the middle of the screen and then type in the phone number you chose for your Google Voice account.

  • If you forgot to write down your Google Voice number, you can find it by opening the Google Voice dashboard, clicking on at the top left of the page, by selecting Settings then by going to the tab Phone numbers.
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Step 5. Tap Done

This option is located at the top right of the screen.

  • If you are using an Android device, tap FOLLOWING.
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Step 6. Press Yes at the command prompt

This will confirm your phone number and ask WhatsApp to send you a verification message.

  • If you are using an Android, tap OK.
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Step 7. Wait for the verification message

On the Google Voice dashboard, wait for the verification message to be received. It should appear on the left of the page.

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Step 8. Get your code

Click on the message on the left of the page then write down the 6-digit code in the message that appears on the right.

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Step 9. Enter your code

Type your verification code in the text field. WhatsApp will process the number as soon as you finish entering it.

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Step 10. Tap Skip Restore

It's the red button in the middle of the screen.

  • On Android, tap Pass.
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Step 11. Enter your profile information

Tap the text field Your name then type the name you want to use. You can also add a photo by tapping the circle Add a picture at the top left of the screen then selecting a photo.

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Step 12. Tap Done

This option is located at the top right of the screen. Tap on it to create your WhatsApp account.

  • Press on Following on Android.

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