The short answer is – unfortunately, no, you can't use WhatsApp Business without a phone number.
But there are a few methods available to create a WhatsApp Business account without using your current personal mobile phone number:
If you already have WhatsApp Messenger set up with your regular phone number, read on to discover how to verify your WhatsApp Business account to keep your WhatsApp data and chats separately.
Buying a new SIM card is one way to get a new valid phone number that you can use to verify WhatsApp. You could choose to buy a separate Android phone or iPhone device to use just for WhatsApp Business, or swap your existing SIM card out each time you want to change from your personal mobile number to your business number.
This comes with obvious downsides, including extra time, hassle and inconvenience when switching SIM cards, a higher risk of losing your SIM card (they can be quite fiddly!) and unnecessary purchase costs for a new device.
There are fake WhatsApp number apps that, when downloaded with the verification code entered, will allow you to interact with WhatsApp as though you are using a second number for the messaging app.
These services generally offer free trials for a few days after registration, but can be expensive once the subscription charges kick in.
It also is less convenient as you have to juggle fake number apps on your Android or iPhone device, and run the risk of needing to change providers after you’ve handed out your business number to clients.
It’s technically possible to use a landline number for your Business WhatsApp account.
Note: using a landline does have several downsides, such as not being able to receive the SMS verification code – you’ll need to wait 5 minutes instead. After the SMS verification fails, you can request to verify via phone call to the landline number instead.
With YourBusinessNumber, you can activate your new phone number in just three clicks. We provide you with as many phone numbers as you need – for just £4.99 each per month +VAT – with no need for a second handset, SIM cards or expensive phone contracts.
Simply generate your virtual phone number, use it to receive your verification code for WhatsApp Business, and tap the code into the app to complete sign up. Then you can go ahead and set up your business profile within WhatsApp Business, and start contacting clients.
Yes, you can use the WhatsApp Web application to send and receive messages on your computer or laptop using the same WhatsApp Account. The setup process is simple – just go to https://web.whatsapp.com in your browser, open WhatsApp on your phone, tap ‘Menu’ or ‘Settings’ and select Linked Devices, then use your phone camera to scan the QR code.
As you’ll notice from the setup instructions, you’ll still need a phone to be synced up to the WhatsApp Web application, even if you’re not using your mobile to actually type or read your message. You can’t use WhatsApp without a phone number.
With YourBusinessNumber, it’s easy and quick to get a unique phone number to use with WhatsApp Business. There’s no contract and you can cancel any time, from only £4.99pm +VAT. The verification process is the same whether you have an Android or iOS devices, such as iPhone. Click here to get started.
First, generate a virtual phone number on our website and receive via SMS verification in just 10 seconds – there’s no need to wait!
Next, download WhatsApp Business App to your mobile phone from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. F
inally, enter your virtual mobile number when requested and verify WhatsApp Business.