Did you know that you can use WhatsApp anonymously? If you don’t want others to see your phone number for whatever reason, you should know that there are several alternatives for doing so.
In this Tecnomanía article we will explain how to send whatsapp anonymously so you can send messages without them knowing your identity. Stay with us!
Situations may arise where we need to communicate with another person, but only to ask for something, about a product, a price, etc., and we don’t want to add it to our agenda.
In case you don’t want a stranger to keep your phone number, here we explain a trick you can apply to send a WhatsApp anonymously:
From your mobile phone enter this address: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=XXXXXXXXXXX. Instead of the Xs, write the phone number who you want to send a message to anonymously.
Remember that it will depend on the country prefix with which it begins, for example, in Spain it is 34, in Argentina 11, etc.
Once you have entered the address with the corresponding number, press enter, then a new window will appear in which you will have to press keep chatting.
Once this is done, a new chat will open where you can start sending your messages completely anonymously.
Use of Google Voice
There is another method so that you can send messages via WhatsApp anonymously. Using the Google Voice tool, you can make calls, chat and send messages without using your phone number.
When you get Google Voice, it will give it to you a new number And best of all, it’s totally free.
Being cross-platform, you can use it on both Android and iOS devices and even on computers.
Note that it may not be enabled in all countries, and you need to go to a free or paid VPN to use it.
How to send WhatsApp anonymously with the help of an external application
Another alternative you can use to send messages via WhatsApp without exposing your phone number is with an application.
TextPlus is one of them and offers you a completely free virtual number so that you can make calls, messages and you can use it to send messages via WhatsApp.
Here we will explain how to use it in WhatsApp, but first we will offer a step by step guide on how to get said number by installing the app.
STEP 1 – DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL TEXTPLUS
As a relatively obvious step, download and install TextPlus on your device. Note that you can use it on both your desktop computer and your mobile phone and is available for devices running Android on Google Play and for iOS devices.
Below we will leave the buttons so you can download it faster.
STEP 2 – GET THE VIRTUAL NUMBER
Once you have downloaded and installed the TextPlus application, you need to start filling in your details to get your profile and then your virtual number.
Start by opening the app. Once there, you will notice that two buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen. Being the first time, you need to select Sign in.
The next step is to complete the required fields with your username and set an 8 character password with at least 1 number and some special characters (example &,%, #) to make it more secure.
Once you have completed the information, agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box, then click To record.
Next, TexPlus will start asking for permissions to access certain features or folders such as your contacts, GPS location, Photo Gallery, etc.
If you want to allow access click on To allowotherwise it is possible to block these accesses by pressing Decline
A statement will then appear telling you how TextPlus is handled once you start using it. Below you will have options on purposes, where you can select the ones that seem necessary and you can choose reject everything or accept all.
Once you have finished the previous step, you will now enter TextPlus where you have to select the tab which is in the upper right corner of the screen with 3 horizontal lines.
You will notice that you have several options below, what you should do is click where it says ¡Click to get your free textPlus number!
Now you will be asked to select your state and then your zip code. Press the down arrowand the US options will be displayed, you can select any of them.
After selecting, click Get a custom number.
Check the box I am not a robot to continue.
It’s ready! A TextPlus chat window will automatically appear where you will get your virtual number.
STEP 3 – USE THE VIRTUAL NUMBER ON WHATSAPP
In order to use your new number, you must first uninstall WhatsApp from your device.
Once downloaded and installed again, you will be prompted to enter a phone number at the time you will place the one provided by TextPlus.
If you have not noted the number, log back into TextPlus and go to the message window where you were greeted with the number in the message.
In case you wish to go back to your official number, you must uninstall and then reinstall whatsapp.
This way you can start sending messages via WhatsApp with a totally unknown and anonymous number.