If you are wondering how to hide your phone number on Telegram, we have a solution for you. While WhatsApp continues to be the most popular application in the world, rivals such as Telegram demonstrate that there are alternatives to this messaging service, providing benefits that WhatsApp does not have.
We also find the possibility of using the application without the need to show our phone number in Telegram, you don’t even need a SIM card to enjoy the application.
How to use Telegram without a SIM card?
We have to make it clear that you will need a phone number to register Telegram, there is no escape. Without a phone number, we cannot make the first registration in the application, so it is not possible to use the service. However, after the first registration, it is not even necessary to have a SIM card in the phone, as Telegram is cloud-based.
In case you don’t want a trace of your phone in the registration, you can choose to create a virtual number online. However, these processes are usually quite cumbersome and since we can hide our phone number, our recommendation is to register it with your own number.
To use Telegram without a SIM card you will need another device to verify your account, but why? When we install Telegram on our mobile (either Android or iPhone), they will send a verification code.
This code will be sent either via SMS (this method is not valid for us, as we are operating without a SIM card) or to another device. This does not have to be a mobile phone, you can perform the verification with the code that will reach your computer. After this process, you will be able to use Telegram without a SIM card without any problem.
How to hide phone number on Telegram?
As indicated above, Telegram is linked to a telephone number. However, unlike WhatsApp, you don’t need to know this number to chat with someone, you just need to know their username.
For obvious reasons, the first thing to do is setting this username. We will do this from the Telegram Privacy and Security settings, both in iOS and Android. Here we will see the option to set/change an alias (@). Users will be able to find us with this alias, so we only have to assign one.
The next step is to hide the phone number. Again, the process is identical in iOS and Android. In Privacy and Security, we will see the option to modify the Phone Number section. Here, we can select not to be seen by anyone, to be seen only by our contacts, or to be seen by everyone. We select nobody.
Once this process has been completed users will be able to find us with our alias and no one will be able to know our telephone number.