How to use WhatsApp without a phone number (with pictures)

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How to use WhatsApp without a phone number (with pictures)
How to use WhatsApp without a phone number (with pictures)
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This article will teach you how to use a fake phone number to sign in to WhatsApp. The fake phone number can be obtained from Google Voice, a free anonymous calling and texting service. Unfortunately, you'll need to use a real phone number-yours or someone else's-to sign in to Google Voice. So you will at least temporarily have to have access to a real phone number to create your Google Voice account, so that you can then log in to WhatsApp without a number.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Signing in to Google Voice

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Step #1. Open Google Voice

Go to https://voice.google.com/ in your computer's web browser. If you're signed in to a Google account, you'll now see the Google Voice configuration page.

  • If you are not already logged in, please enter your email address and password first.
  • Skip this step if you already have a Google Voice account.
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Step #2. Search for a location

Click the text box in the middle of the page, and type in a city or area. As you type, several options appear below the text box.

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Step 3. Select a location

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

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Step 4. Write down your preferred number

You will now see several phone numbers. Write down the one you want to use. You will use this number later to log in to WhatsApp.

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Step 5. Click Select

It's a blue button to the right of the phone number you want to use.

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Step 6. Click Next in the dialog box

You will now be taken to the page where you can enter your phone number.

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Step 7. Enter your real phone number

Enter a phone number that you have access to in the text field.

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Step 8. Click Send Code

This button is in the lower right corner of the phone number window. Google Voice will now send a confirmation SMS to your phone.

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Step 9. Find your code

Open your phone's texting app, find the message from Google (usually from a five-digit phone number), and look at the six-character code in the message.

The message will be something like "123456 is your confirmation code for Google Voice."

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Step 10. Enter the code

Type the six characters of the code into the text field in the center of the Google Voice page.

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Step 11. Click Verify

It's in the lower right corner of the verification window.

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Step 12. Click Claim in the dialog box

You now confirm that you want to use this phone number with your Google Voice account.

Depending on your phone number, you may not see this option. In that case, you can just proceed to the next step

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Step 13. Click Finish in the dialog box

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Step 14. Open the Google Voice page

If you are not automatically redirected to the dashboard, click Google Voice in the top left corner of the page.

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Step 15. Click on the Messages icon

It's a speech bubble logo in the top left corner of the dashboard. You will now open your message history, where you will later receive the confirmation code from WhatsApp.

Leave this window open for now

Part 2 of 2: Setting up WhatsApp

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Step 1. Uninstall WhatsApp and then reinstall it

If you already have WhatsApp on your phone, you will need to uninstall and then reinstall the app to clear all user data.

If you haven't downloaded WhatsApp yet, do it now on your iPhone or Android

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Step 2. Open WhatsApp

Tap the WhatsApp icon. This looks like a white speech bubble and telephone hook on a green background.

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Step #3. Tap Agree & Continue

This is at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 4. Enter your Google Voice phone number

Tap the text box in the center of the screen, then type in the phone number you chose in Google Voice.

  • If you haven't written down your Voice number, you can find it by opening your Google Voice dashboard, clicking in the top left corner of the window, clicking Institutions and finally on the tab Phone numbers.
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Step 5. Tap Done

It's in the top right corner of the screen.

  • On Android, tap here Next one.
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Step 6. Tap Yes on the dialog box

You now confirm your phone number, and you have WhatsApp send a confirmation SMS to this number.

  • On Android, tap here OK.
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Step 7. Wait for a confirmation message

Wait for an SMS in your Voice dashboard. When your SMS appears, you'll see it on the left side of the page.

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Step 8. Find your code

Click on the message on the left of the page, and find the six-character code in the message, on the right of the page.

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Step 9. Enter your code

Enter your confirmation code in the text box. WhatsApp will process the number once you finish typing.

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Step 10. Tap Skip Restore

This is a red button in the center of the screen.

  • On Android, tap here To skip.
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Step 11. Fill in your profile information

Tap the "Your name" text field and enter a name here. You can also add a photo by tapping the circle with Add photo, in the top left corner of the screen. You can then select a photo.

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Step 12. Tap Done

It's in the top right corner of the screen. This is how you create your WhatsApp account.

  • On Android, tap here Next one.

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