How to activate WhatsApp without using your phone number
In this guide, we will see how to activate a WhatsApp account with the verification code without using your phone number.
Currently, millions of people use this messaging service to communicate. Precisely for this reason, WhatsApp carries out constant updates to improve its functions and add new ones.
When you download WhatsApp to your mobile, you are asked for a series of requirements in order to access its platform. These include a verification number that they send via SMS to the entered phone number. With this, you can confirm the installation of the application.
WhatsApp must verify that the number entered is valid and that you have access to it to synchronize the contacts in your address book.
In other words, if we want to have a WhatsApp account, we will necessarily have to use a phone number, in fact, it is not possible to use an “alias” or an email address. We need a phone number where we will receive a WhatsApp verification code.
However, what we can do is register an account with a WhatsApp phone number that is not ours. In particular, through applications that allow the creation of a virtual phone number.
How to activate a WhatsApp account without your phone number
Using your number as an identification method can pose risks. SIM cards can be duplicated, so someone could steal our WhatsApp account.
While Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, or Telegram accept registration as a user with alternative methods to the phone number, WhatsApp does not allow it. So, as an alternative to using our number or to have a secondary account, we can get a virtual phone number, let’s see how to do it:
Applications like Hushed allow you to create a (paid) virtual number that actually works almost like a conventional phone number.
We have to choose the country, then select the numbering among all those available and, once everything is configured, we can create our WhatsApp account.
Now just take the phone number created, enter it in the WhatsApp registration process and register the account in a classic way.
The WhatsApp account activation SMS will go directly to the Hushed or similar application that we have chosen.
We will just have to copy the code and paste it into WhatsApp. We must keep in mind that the number to give to our contacts is the virtual one, and not ours. A great different way to get, for example, a separate account for the computer.