Have you met a new friend and want to talk to them on WhatsApp? Giving someone your WhatsApp number is very simple.
Your WhatsApp number is the same as your mobile phone number, so give the other person your phone number.
There’s another way you can give someone your WhatsApp, though. You have a WhatsApp QR Code that people can scan and add you on WhatsApp automatically.
Read below to see what that’s about!
Where Can I Find My Phone Number?
Don’t you know your phone number? Not a problem. I’m here to help, so follow the steps below to find your mobile phone number:
1. Go to WhatsApp
The first step to finding out your phone number is opening WhatsApp. You should find it in your app list or on your phone home screen.
Tap on it and move on with the guide!
2. Tap the three-dot icon
After you open WhatsApp, you’ll land on the “Chats” page, where you can see all your friends’ chats in one place.
Find the three-dot icon in the top right corner and select it. This will open a window with several options. Read below to see what you must select.
3. Select “Settings“
Once you tap on the three-dot icon, this window will open. There are several options here, including “New group“, “New broadcast“, “Linked devices“, “Starred messages“, and “Settings“.
Select “Settings” and proceed with the guide!
4. Tap on your profile picture
Once you tap on ‘”Settings“, WhatsApp will take you to your profile settings. Look for your profile picture in the top left corner and tap on it.
5. Find your phone number
This is your profile page. You’ll see your profile picture, username, “About” section, and phone number at the bottom.
Hold-tap your phone number to copy it to your clipboard, and then send it to your friend on another social media platform or wherever you’re talking to them.
Use Your WhatsApp QR Code
Another way of giving someone your WhatsApp information is each user’s unique WhatsApp QR Code.
Here’s how to find it and share it:
1. Tap the three-dot icon
Once you’ve opened WhatsApp and are on the “Chats” page, tap the three-dot icon, just like before. Once you do that, a window will appear that has several options.
Select “Settings” from the options window.
It’s the same as before, so follow these steps and proceed with the guide.
2. Select your QR Code
Once you get to your profile settings, you should see a green QR Code symbol on the right-hand side of the page. Tap on it and move on with the guide.
3. Select the Share icon
Once you tap on the QR Code symbol, you’ll arrive at the “QR Code” page, where you’ll see a bigger picture of your QR code.
People can scan this to add you on WhatsApp automatically. But if your friend is not nearby, you’ll need to send them your QR Code.
To do this, tap on the Share icon in the top right corner.
4. Select a social media platform
Finally, once you select the Share icon, you’ll see a menu with several sharing options. Select your preferred social media platform or send the QR Code via email, depending on your friend’s preferences.
Once you do this, you’re done. Your friend can scan your QR Code and add you on WhatsApp automatically without having your phone number.
To summarize, your WhatsApp number is the same as your phone number. So, to give someone your WhatsApp number, all you need to do is give them your phone number.
Alternatively, you can give them your WhatsApp QR Code if you want to keep your phone number private for the time being.
A word of warning – all your WhatsApp friends, know your phone number, and the other person will know it too once they add you.
If you have other questions about WhatsApp-related topics, comment below, and I’ll try to help you. Until then, stay tuned for other helpful guides!
Is it safe to give out your WhatsApp?
It depends on what you mean. Should you give your WhatsApp phone number or QR Code to strangers? No, you shouldn’t.
But even if you do that, nothing bad will happen to you unless you click on harmful links that the other person sends.
WhatsApp friends can’t hack your device or plant malicious software on your device by simply being your friends. That’s now how it works.
You’ll need to access something they give you to facilitate data theft or the installation of malicious software on your device.
All in all, I don’t recommend giving out your WhatsApp to strangers because it might backfire later on.
Think of it this way: the other person will know your phone number, your name, and how you look.
If they’re determined enough, they can buy services or subscriptions in your name, and your contact data will be used for them. You’d best avoid that.
Can someone see my WhatsApp messages from another phone?
Simply put, no one can read your WhatsApp messages from another phone. Your messages are end-to-end encrypted on a device.
So, let’s say you’re using WhatsApp on two different devices, a mobile device and a laptop.
These two devices will have the same chat history, but the device you’ve used WhatsApp the longest on will have conversations that are inaccessible on the newer device.
If you’ve used WhatsApp the longest on your phone, then your laptop WhatsApp won’t be able to access those older conversations.
End-to-end encryption is the standard in personal privacy at this moment, and WhatsApp is using it to its full potential. You don’t have to worry about anonymity!