You might be wondering if this is possible – but yes, you can choose to keep your number private when texting. However, you need to be aware of a couple of things before you jump into what we suggest here.
The key points worth noting also depends on why you want to keep your number private when sending a text to someone. So, before moving on to the methods/solutions, here’s what you need to know:
Important Points To Note Before Trying The Solutions
- If you want to remain totally anonymous while sending a questionable text message, these solutions will not do the job.
- You should not share sensitive information using the SMS services which help you keep your number private.
- If you are a ‘business’ and want to text your customers without revealing your personal number, you might want to opt for a paid SMS service tailored for businesses.
- The SMS service that you use to send a text may keep your number private to the receiver but could collect your number for spam advertisement SMSs.
Here’s How To Make A Number Private When Texting
There is no rocket science to make this happen, you just need the help of a 3rd party service to do it. We shall mention what exactly (or which services) can you try to make it happen.
Using Instant Messaging Apps
If you were thinking about an instant messaging service, you will be disappointed. Not every messaging app supports that kind of privacy.
Using Online SMS Services
Instant messengers may not be a convenient option for everyone. So, you can use some of the online SMS services to send a text message to any number you want.
Technically, when you send a text message, the SMS will appear as a text from “XYZ-1345” or any other name in a similar format.
This is why online SMS services are the best if you want to keep your number private when texting.
Some of the suggested SMS services are:
Do note that some of the services might require you to create an account and the text messages may not get delivered instantly while using free services. So, if you want to remain totally anonymous while keeping your number private, that may not be possible.
Also, if you are using the SMS services for your business, you should opt for a paid plan to ensure quick delivery of your text messages to your customers.
Now that you know the easiest way to keep your phone number private when texting, do try it out and let us know how it goes.