Wondering whether you can operate WhatsApp without a phone number or sim or not? Well, no doubt that WhatsApp has very strict policies and necessarily requires verification before getting started. But nowadays we always find breakthroughs for almost everything and similarly we have ways to use WhatsApp without a phone number or sim.
So yes, you can get all the benefits and use WhatsApp Without Phone Number. In this article, we will tell you about the methods which you can follow and you will be able to use WhatsApp on your phone/tablet or PC even if you don’t have a phone number or sim. So let’s get started.
How to Use WhatsApp Without Phone Number?
So now we know that there are ways through which you can use WhatsApp without a phone number and here we will talk about two ways which are easiest, safest, and fully tested. But before getting on with these you need to go through some essential points:
- If you don’t have WhatsApp install the same from Play Store or click here to download for Windows or Mac PC.
- Check whether you have already completed the verification or not in case you already had WhatsApp.
- In case your WhatsApp has already been verified then just uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp for deleting the current number.
I hope you have gone through the above perquisites and have done the needful actions. Now let’s see the methods for using WhatsApp without Phone number.
1. By Using an Existing Landline Number
In this method, we will use your existing landline number for verifying WhatsApp on your phone, tablet, or PC. If you have a landline number then you should try this method as it is the easiest of the lot.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your phone.
Step 2: Then enter your country and when it asks to enter your phone number, enter your home/landline number instead.
Step 3: Then just wait and around 5 minutes after it will show verification by SMS failed and will give you an option to Call me for verification.
Step 4: Select the Call me the option and WhatsApp will call you on your home/landline number.
Step 5: So now you will receive an automated verification call on your landline number and it will provide you with a six-digit verification code.
Step 6: Enter the given Verification code in WhatsApp.
Step 7: Now you just need to complete the setup and you are good to use WhatsApp and chat with your friends without using phone number.
2. By Using TextNow
In this method, we will use TextNow to complete the verification of WhatsApp. Personally, I find TextNow a very interesting app as it can turn any device having a strong internet connection into a device having its own phone number and turns it into a calling device. We will be using this feature of TextNow for the verification of WhatsApp, so follow the steps below.
Step 2: Then just open the app and complete the process of setting it up. After the setup process, you will be provided with a number that you should note down.
If it does not show your number or you couldn’t write it down then just follow the below procedure for finding your number on TextNow.
- For Android devices: Open TextNow on your Android device and press the 3 line icon present in the top left corner of the screen. There you will find the number.
- For iPhone: Open the app and then click on the 3 line icon in the top left corner of your screen. There you will see your phone number.
- For Windows Phone: Open the TextNow app and then go to the People tab where you will find your number.
Step 3: Now open your WhatsApp and enter your location and then enter your TextNow number when it asks to enter your number.
Step 4: Just wait for around 5 minutes and the message verification failed will be prompted. Then click on the Call me option.
Step 5: Then open the TextNow app on your device and you will receive an automated call from WhatsApp.
Step 6: You will be provided with a 6 digit verification code on this call. You just need to enter this verification code in WhatsApp.
Step 7: After entering the verification code you just need to complete the setup process and your WhatsApp will be ready to use without a phone number.
3. By Using an Android Emulator to Use WhatsApp on PC
As we all know that WhatsApp is primarily a mobile application and requires a mobile phone to use it which supports this application. But as said above we will tell how you can use it even on your PC or tablet. For doing so we will be using the Android emulator.
First, we will create a phone-like environment to run WhatsApp. We will be using the BlueStacks emulator to create such an environment so that you can download and use WhatsApp.
Step 1: Open your browser and then go to the official site of BlueStacks. Then click on the Download BlueStacks to download it.
Step 2: After the software is downloaded you simply need to double click on the downloaded file to install it.
Step 3: Then you just need to follow the instructions as shown by the software and the installation will be completed.
Step 4: Once you are done installing, you can open it simply by clicking on its icon.
Using WhatsApp on BlueStacks
Step 1: Now once you open the BlueStacks, you will find WhatsApp in popular Apps also you can simply search for WhatsApp. Just download WhatsApp from there.
Step 2: Now after downloading and installing WhatsApp just open the app.
Step 3: Now it will ask you to provide a phone number. Now you can either use landline number or TextNow to get a random number for yourself.
Step 4: After you have entered the number wait for 5 minutes for message verification to fail.
Step 5: Now you will get an option to Call Me. Just click on Call Me and you will receive an automated call from WhatsApp.
Step 6: You will get a verification code on the call which you need to enter in WhatsApp. Now your verification will be completed and you need to complete the process to set up the app.
Now you are all set to use WhatsApp on your PC or tablet.
So here you are! These were the procedures you can follow and you will easily be able to use WhatsApp without a phone number. In a nutshell, you can either use your landline number for verification or download TextNow for which you will need BlueStacks if using a PC. We hope this article was helpful and you will be able to use WhatsApp now even if you don’t have a phone number or Sim after following the aforementioned steps.