WhatsApp is a giant instant messaging application. it’s simple and fast, which is why millions of users across the world are using it. Its easy-to-use user interfaces it’s making it more unique. However, some users do wanna use their phone numbers, and some don’t. But a phone number is a key requirement in order to use the WhatsApp application.
If you are looking for methods and techniques to use WhatsApp without a Phone Number Or SIM card. It’s good luck that you are here in the right place. Here you can easily learn a few techniques that are tried and tested. I mean for using the most popular messaging system WA in the world on your Android tablet, PC, iPad, and even your mobile phone. The device does not have a SIM card and is connected to WiFi.
Today many social media users are facing this problem due to some security reasons. Thus they don’t want to share their regular phone number on WhatsApp. However, they are asking frequently this question “Can you use WhatsApp without a phone number?” So, the good news is that “Yes” you can use WA with or without having or using a phone number.
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Use WhatsApp with Your Landline Number
Method 1: You can use WhatsApp even with verification using your landline number. Before doing so, please note that Do not forget to select your country. To do so, follow these steps:
Open WhatsApp on your mobile phone, PC/Mac, or tablet. Tap Agree and then hit the Continue option. Next, provide your landline number. Wait for the given countdown next to Call Me till it reaches zero. Usually, it takes a minute. Now tap Call Me, then pick up your landline phone to answer a call from WhatsApp. It will repeat a verification code of 6 digits you need to enter on WhatsApp. Now tap the Next button. That’s it, you have successfully set WhatsApp on your device without using your phone or sim card number.
Using your landline is a perfect way to hide your personal number and do so. But remember to use a landline number that is not in your home, outside of the home. This is just for safety and security reasons. However, if you don’t have a landline telephone in your home. Then skip this step and follow method #2 below.
Updated: Use WhatsApp using TextNow App
Method 2: In this method, you will need to download a messaging app called TextNow to your phone. This app provides you with a perfect unique (virtual number) number that you can enter into WhatsApp for the verification of your account.
So, Download the TextNow app to your device from Google Play Store. Also available on iTunes App Store, or the Windows Phone Store depending on your device. If you want to use WhatsApp on a PC then you also need an Android emulator. Nowadays WA is also available on Windows Store. Moreover, the best Emulator you can give a try is Blue Stacks, NoxPlayer, QEMU, etc, and search for TextNow in it. The following are the easy steps in order to do so, let’s get started…
Step 1: Open the TextNow app and Note down your Number. After downloading the app, open it, and complete the setup process. Note down your number, and tap Get Started.
Step 2: Enter your email address and tap the arrow for next. Enter a strong password and then tap Create Account. Complete the Captcha form. Tap Turn On Notification for all other options. Enter the area code for your desired number. Now tap Continue.
Step 3: Open WhatsApp and enter TextNow’s number to sign up. Wait for the given countdown next to Call Me till it reaches zero. Usually, it takes a minute. Now tap Call Me. Pick your landline phone to answer a call from WhatsApp.
Step 4: It will repeat a verification code of 6 digits you should enter on WhatsApp. Tap Next. You have successfully set up WhatsApp on your device without the use of a mobile phone number.
Note: Some of the users of the TextNow app report issues with WhatsApp defecting that a number generated by TextNow is not a “True” and valid number. The only way for fixing this problem is to contact WhatsApp support so they can manually add you. In case the TextNow doesn’t show your number or you forgot to note your number you can find out your TextNow by following the below-mentioned steps:
Android: When the app is open on your Android phone then click on the 3-line icon located in the top left corner of your Android device and there you can see your phone number.
iPhone: Same as Android click on the 3-line icon which is located in the top left corner of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. After clicking on the 3-line icon you can see your phone number there.
Windows Phone: After opening the app, navigate to the People tab and you can see your phone number there.
How to Use WhatsApp With A Fake Number
Method 3: The above-mentioned methods are easy and tested. But if there is any situation where you neither have a landline number nor a fake message app installed on your device. Then don’t worry. Still, you have the chance to use WhatsApp without verifying your mobile number. Before proceeding, you need to know that we are using the Google Voice Account for this demo. Now just follow these steps:
- Register yourself for a Google Voice Account. Once logged in, select your desired location. Next, select any phone number from the given list.
- Now type in your actual number so that you will retrieve the given code easily. After that, you need to reinstall the WhatsApp application on your device and follow the next step.
- Now you need to enter the number which you got from your Google Voice Account for the verification of your WhatsApp account. Then Tap Done.
- You will get a verification code from WhatsApp. It’s there on the dashboard of Google Voice. Enter the code to complete the verification. You have successfully set up WhatsApp on your device without a mobile phone number.
If you don’t know how to use and register for Google Voice Account. Then ignore it, there are tons of tools available for free just ask Google to search for them for you and use one of them. But keep in mind that those numbers are not permanent. You may lose your chat history if you lost the number.
Can you have a WhatsApp account without a phone number?
The short answer is Yes. If you don’t have a WA account with a phone number and want one without a phone number then you can try the above easy methods. However, you can use your landline number, and other third-party apps such as TextMeNow, etc. Also, there are tons of online tools available, that can generate fake phone numbers and can get text SMS. Once you set it up, then enjoy using it.
The best thing is you can link WA to your FB page if you want to. Moreover, WhatsApp allows you to use the app on smartphones, PC, iPad, Macs, etc. Also, you can get in on the Kindle Fire device. So, try it on other devices if you are interested…
Use WhatsApp without a phone number on a PC
You can use any of the above methods in order verify to your WA account. Use fake phone number generator tools online, the TextMeNow app, Google Voice Account, and more. Once it’s set up on your preferred device. Then you can use WhatsApp on a PC without a phone or sim card number. You need to have WhatsApp on both devices (Mobile and PC). Just follow the following steps:
Download WhatsApp for PC or visit web.WhatsApp.com Chrome, Firefox, etc. Now go ahead and open your WhatsApp app. Now tap Menu then WhatsApp Web. Scan the QR code on the computer screen with your phone’s camera. That is it, now use WhatsApp on a PC without any phone number.
Great now enjoy chatting, sending, and receiving messages, increasing group limits, etc with friends. Keep in mind that you can’t make a voice/video call. Other than the above methods, you can download WA for PC. It is also available on Windows 10 Store app. But may you need to sign in to your MS account.
WhatsApp without number verification
Usually, you can not verify your WhatsApp without a number and a code. For your information, an active phone or sim card number is the only requirement to set up a WhatsApp account. If you don’t have a phone number, then you can either try the above methods. For example, using fake phone number generator online free tools, Google Voice Account, TextMeNow app, and more.
You will get a code by SMS or call on that number. The provided code is active only for a while and only works for the number that you entered for verification purposes. Thus you can’t use the received verification code of someone else, or your code on other devices.
Can I add someone to WhatsApp without a phone number?
It is impossible to add someone to WA without a valid phone number if they are already not on WhatsApp. You can not create a contact without knowing their number in your phone’s contact list. Even if you created a contact number, that number must be registered on WhatsApp as I mentioned before. Moreover, you can send an invitation link to join WA, and then you can add them.