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How To Create Instagram Account Without Phone Number

✎ Key Takes:

» You can create an Instagram account without a phone number by choosing the option “Sign Up with Email Address” on the login page and entering your email details in the designated section.
» You can try a virtual number if you prefer not to disclose your email address, allowing you to register your Instagram account with an alternative contact method.

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How To Create an Instagram Account Without Phone Number:

Here below are some methods that you can use to create your Instagram account without using a phone number:

1. Sign Up with Email Instead

Just follow the below methods to sign up on Instagram without a phone number:

Step 1: Open Instagram

You need to have the Instagram app to create an account. You can install it from the Google Play Store or app store. You need to search for Instagram using the search box of the app store and as soon as the result appears, you’ll have to select Instagram and then install it on your mobile phone.

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After the installation is successful, you’ll need to tap on the app and launch it to use. At first, you’ll be able to see the main interface of the app and then it will take you to the login/signup page of Instagram.

Step 2: Proceed to Sign Up

You can sign up with your email address to avoid using your phone number. As the Instagram login/sign-up appears, it will ask you to either continue your Instagram account using your Facebook account or you can Sign Up with Email Address or Phone Number. You need to tap on it so that you can register your account using an email address.

Sign Up with Email Address and Phone Number

If you don’t want to connect both your Facebook and Instagram accounts together for privacy reasons, or you don’t want to reveal your phone number to Instagram, the safer option to go for, is by using an email address.

Therefore, after you enter your email address for registration, all types of verification codes will be sent to your email address and not to your phone number.

Step 3: Tap on Email Option

You need to get into the Email Address section so that you can register your account using an email address. After you select Sign Up with Email Address or Phone Number, it will take you to the Phone Number/ Email Address page.

By default, you’ll be taken to the Phone Number column but you can just tap on the Email Address option to get into that section. You’ll be able to see a blank box that says Email address. 

Sign Up with Email Address

Step 4: Enter Email Address & Verify

As you’re seeing the blank box that asks you to enter your Email Address, you’ll need to enter your email address in the box using which you’re willing to register to your account and then tap on Next.

email address and verify

After you enter your email address you’ll need to verify the email address. Instagram will send you the verification code via email. You’ll need to open Gmail and then check the verification code from there.

Next, you’ll have to enter the verification code sent by Instagram to verify and after successful verification, your email address will be linked to your account.

Step 5: Add Name & Username

This is the last step where you need to enter your Full Name and Password for your account. The password that you will put in should be strong and secure enough to keep your account safe from hackers.

After you add your Full Name and Password you’ll need to proceed by clicking on Continue without Syncing Contact or Continue with Syncing Contact. Now your account will be ready, and you’ll be able to use Instagram.

2. Try Virtual Numbers

If you don’t want to use your actual phone number or your email address, you can use a virtual phone number instead.

You can buy or get yourself a virtual number using any virtual number app. The best app to buy virtual number is, i.e. TextFree app.

These apps are available for use both on IOS and Android. Therefore, after you download the application, you can use it for free.

You need to customize a number after searching for the area code. After you get yourself the number, you’ll be able to make calls and messages with it.

It allows you to use that number for making reliable WiFi calls, so you don’t need to have a carrier plan for it.

It also allows unlimited free texting and supports group chats. You can send pictures, videos, audio messages, etc to any other contact using that virtual number.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: From the Google Play Store, download the application of TextFree for free.

 application of TextFree

Step 2: You need to launch the app and then put in an area code.

Step 3: Next, you can customize a unique number.

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Step 4: Open the Instagram application, and then on the login/signup, you need to select Sign Up with Email Address or Phone Number.

Sign Up with Email Address and Phone

Step 5: Enter the virtual phone number in the Phone Number section on the next page.

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Verify the number by seeing the code that Instagram has sent you from inside the TextFree application.

3. Using Landline Number

You can use a Landline number too to create an Instagram account and use the calling option to verify.

Step 1: Download and open the Instagram app.

Step 2: Click “Sign Up” and select “Use Phone or Email”

Step 3: Enter a landline number in the number field.

Verify the number when ask and use the call verification method for the quick method.

4. Friend’s Phone Number

Using another number you can create an Instagram account too, but that is a little consideration of safety & privacy.

Step 1: First of all, ask a friend if you can use their phone number to sign up for Instagram.

Step 2: Use their phone number to sign up for Instagram.

Step 3: Next, ask for the code or let your friend verify the account through their phone.

When You Should Not Use Phone Number to Register on Instagram:

Users might not feel safe revealing phone numbers to register for Instagram. When you register yourself with a number, your account gets suggested to many contacts who have your number saved.

Even if your number is registered to your Facebook account, and you don’t want to connect your Facebook account and Instagram account, you can avoid that by not using the number. Instead, you can use an email address or a virtual number.

For privacy concerns, you can use your email instead of using your phone number while registering an account because, according to Instagram’s Privacy Policy, your number, although it’s kept private, is used by the Instagram service to search and find your account.

Therefore, when your number is connected to your account, Instagram would be able to know about it and all the verification codes would be sent to that registered number. Now if you don’t want to let Instagram know about your number or show it to someone as a suggestion you can avoid that.

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