Telegram has become one of the most popular messaging apps due to the shortcomings of its arch-rival, WhatsApp.
Telegram is more privacy-focused than most of the messaging apps in existence and this has made people flock over to it.
One of the features that set it apart from other messaging apps is the ability to allow users to hide their identities.
This article will be showing you just how you can sign up for a telegram account without having to put in your phone number. Let us see how to do that.
How To Use Telegram Without Phone Number
Just like WhatsApp and most other messaging apps, you need your phone number before you can sign up for an account to start chatting with your friends and loved ones.
This helps the messaging apps to curb spamming messages as well accounts that would be created for fraudulent activities.
However, this may also be a problem for real users who do not like to use their phone numbers to open an account.
Also, there could be people who may want to use telegram but are using an iPhone with e-sim, which means that they do not have sim cards in the phone.
In this case, they would need to be able to sign up without a phone number.
Due to this, there must be a way to be able to sign up for telegram without a phone number and you can see how to do that below. Telegram also gives you the option to hide the phone numbers you can sign up for and then hide the phone number.
This is probably the easiest way to sign up for a telegram without your phone number. The app gives you a free phone number that is based in either the US or Canada for you to verify your telegram account.
You can download TextNow from the google play store or the Apple app store. You can also get it on the windows store if you are telegram on PC and the app store for your mac.
After you have downloaded the app and installed it, you open it and follow the instructions that will be shown to you. When you set the app up, you will be prompted to choose the free phone number that you would like to use.
Make sure that you write down the number that you choose because you will use that number to sign in to your telegram account.
However, in case you forgot to write the number, just open the TextNow app and click on the three-line icon. Go over to the ‘people’ tab. You will see the number. You can now go ahead and verify your TextNow account.
How To Use The Number To Sign Up For Telegram
- Now download the Telegram and install it on your phone.
- After that, open the app tap on ‘start messaging’
- Now, on the next screen, choose your country. Select the country as the same one you selected on the TextNow app. Enter the TextNow number you chose and then click ‘next’
- A verification code will then be sent to your TextNow number.
- Go to the TextNow app and you will see the verification code there. if it is not there, then there will be a call from telegram to the number. Answer the call in the TextNow app and you will get the verification code.
- Now, go to telegram and enter the verification code that you received.
- After the number gets verified by telegram, you finish the setup by adding a picture for your profile along with a name.
Using Landline Number
You can also use a landline number to signup for your telegram. Please follow the steps below.
- You will have to open the telegram app after installing it and choose your country and then enter your landline number
- Landlines cannot receive text messages so you will have to wait a bit for a telegram to call and then you can get the verification
- Now go to the telegram app and input the verification code you heard on the call
And now you are done. You can use these two methods to sign up for a telegram without your phone number.
You cannot use telegram without a phone number so these are methods allow you to use a different number other than your own to sign up for the app. In this way, you keep your number away from the app.
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