Does WhatsApp show your phone number?

Does WhatsApp show your phone number? Everyone seems to use the messaging app, but you might not necessarily want all of your contacts to know what your mobile phone number is. Read on to find out if WhatsApp shows your mobile number or not. Discover below can people see your phone number on WhatsApp or not. Find out below, too, if there is any way to hide your phone number on WhatsApp.

Does WhatsApp show your phone number?

does WhatsApp show your phone number

Yes. WhatsApp shows your phone number to all of your contacts. Be careful, therefore, who you share your WhatsApp details with, in case you don’t want some people to know what your mobile number is. You need your phone number to create a WhatsApp account, and this phone number will be on display to everyone in your contact list. Don’t share your WhatsApp details with anyone who you wouldn’t give your phone number to.

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Giving out your phone number online to strangers is a bad idea. This means, unfortunately, it’s probably not worth inviting strangers to your WhatsApp contacts. It’s only recommended to add people you trust to the communication and messaging app.

Can you hide your phone number on WhatsApp?

You cannot hide your phone number on WhatsApp. You can, however, create a new number and display that instead. Using this technique, you can hide your personal number for one that you don’t mind sharing out. The best way to do this is to download the Google Voice app, but this isn’t endorsed by GameRevolution. As always, you download and use third-party apps at your own risk, especially one like this.

Follow these steps to set up a new number to show on your WhatsApp that isn’t your private one:

  • Download and install Google Voice
  • Set up your new free Google Voice account with an email address (you can create a new Gmail account beforehand for extra security)
  • Create your new Google Voice phone number
    • Search for your City or local area code
      • Choose somewhere nearby if there are no free numbers left in your area
  • Choose your new number
  • Head onto WhatsApp
    • Settings
      • Account
        • Change Number
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to change your WhatsApp listed number

The above method should also work for you if you have a new phone number and wish to share it on WhatsApp. With all new numbers on WhatsApp, you’ll need to verify it via a code received in an SMS. Again, you use third-party apps at your own risk.