Snapchat Stealth Mode: Concealing Your Phone Number with Ease

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Written by: Alex Popa


Snapchat Stealth Mode: Concealing Your Phone Number with Ease

Removing a phone number from Snapchat is impossible since the app relies on it for its basic features.

However, what you can do is hide the phone number. It fulfills the same goal, and it’s a good enough compromise, I’d say…

Either way, here’s how to hide your phone number on Snapchat:

  1. Go to your profile page
  2. Tap on the Gear icon
  3. Go to “Mobile Number
  4. Uncheck the “Let others find me using my mobile number.”

Another solution would be to delete your account completely. That way, any data associated with it (your phone number included) will be wiped off their servers. But something tells me you don’t want that, do you?

Below, you’ll find a thorough step-by-step guide on hiding that phone number, with screenshots to help you out!

Summary: While you can't remove your phone number from Snapchat, you can hide it from others to maintain your privacy. 

To do this, go to your profile page, tap on the Gear icon, select "Mobile Number," and uncheck the "Let others find me using my mobile number" option. 

This prevents random users from finding your profile through the search function.

1. Tap on your profile picture

Snapchat screenshot with the user's profile picture icon highlighted
Tap on your profile picture

Begin by opening Snapchat and tap on your profile picture in the top-left corner to access your profile page. You’ll see why in a moment!

2. Select the Gear icon

Snapchat screenshot with the Gear icon highlighted
Select the Gear icon

With your profile page opened, locate the Gear icon in the top-right corner (see the attached screenshot above) and select it to open the app settings.

See the next steps below:

3. Select “Mobile Number.”

Snapchat screenshot with the "Mobile Number" menu item highlighted
Select “Mobile Number

With the settings opened, find the “Mobile Number” field and select it. It should be the fourth option on the list but just to make sure, check the screenshot above!

4. Uncheck the “Let others find me using my phone number” option

Snapchat screenshot with the Uncheck the "Let others find me using my phone number" option highlighted
Uncheck the “Let others find me using my phone number” option

After opening the “Mobile Number” option, find the “Let others find me using my mobile number” option and uncheck it.

This will also stop random people from stumbling upon your profile through the search function on Snapchat.

Social media kind of demands such measures to be taken if you want to keep your privacy intact and live a normal life.

Know of another way to remove a phone number from WhatsApp or got any suggestions about this topic? Contact me in the comments below as I’m always up for a conversation with my readers!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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