How to Send Texts on TikTok Without a Phone Number

If you love sharing photos and videos on TikTok, you can now send texts on the app, letting people know how you feel about your favorite new clips, as well as start conversations with other users. 

But what if you want to contact someone that doesn’t have their phone number saved in your contacts? Well, that used to be tricky; but TikTok recently added a way to get around this issue. Here’s how to send texts on TikTok without having the person’s phone number saved in your contacts!

What is TikTok?

TikTok is an app that allows users to interact with each other through short videos or 10-second-long videos called Shorts. Users can share these videos with friends by using the hashtag #followforfollow and choosing which accounts they want to follow. The app is free, but has in-app purchases. 

TikTok also offers live streams where viewers can chat with performers. One of the most popular features of this app is the ability to send texts without having a phone number. 

Using the Website To Text On TikTok Without A Phone Number

  • Log into the TikTok website on your computer. Without an account, it’s possible to send messages to those following you.
  • The Log in button is located on the top right-hand corner of the site. Unfortunately, there are no Sign up buttons available from the home page. In other words, when you click Login, you’ll be able to switch it to a link to create an account.
  • You’ll see two buttons: one in the upper right side of the page, and the other in the upper left side of the page.
  • There is a Sign Up link at the bottom of the window next to “Don’t have an account?

If you don’t have a phone number, you can create your TikTok account using your Facebook, Google, or Twitter login information.

To open an account without a phone number, follow the on-screen instructions.

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You can send a message to anyone who is following you as long as they are following you back. An unfollowed user, however, cannot message you.

In addition, you will be able to send DMs to anyone who is following you, regardless of whether or not you have their phone number saved to your phone’s Contacts.

At the top of your browser, click the plane icon to send a Direct Message.

Using a Phone or Tablet

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in recent years. To make use of this, it’s important to be able to text from it. There are two ways that you can do this without a phone number: through the app or through your tablet. 

If you’re using the app, just tap on Chat with Friends at the bottom left and then tap Text Message when it pops up as an option. You’ll then see a screen with the word send next to the message box. 

Type in your message, hit send, and there you go! It’s now been sent to all of your friends in the chat who have their texts enabled for that chat. You also have the option to attach pictures and videos. 

How do you send messages on TikTok without a phone number

TikTok, the video sharing app from China, has taken off in the U.S. and other countries around the world in recent months. 

Even though it’s a fun way to share videos with friends and followers, some people may not be interested in sharing their personal phone number with everyone who wants to send them messages through the app. 

The good news is there are ways you can still enjoy sending messages without giving away your personal number on TikTok. You could also use a different email address than the one connected to your profile if you don’t want anyone knowing where to find or message you at all times (even if they do have your phone number). 

There are many apps available that allow messaging using only an email address and username, like Messenger for example. With these apps, all of your conversations will happen within the app so no one will know what your personal number is unless you choose to share it. Some sites such as Facebook also provide this option. 

If neither of those options work for you, then another option would be setting up a separate social media account just for chatting and making sure that this account doesn’t have any of your personal information attached to it. 

Once again, this will mean no one will know where to find or message you except by email.

Why can’t I send direct messages on TikTok phone number?

TikTok used to allow users the ability to send direct messages, but now it requires that both people share their phone number. 

TikTok does this for security reasons – for example, if you want to share your location with someone then there’s no need for them to have your phone number because they can’t text you from their account. 

Direct messaging can still be used through the app as long as both accounts are set up with the same email address. In order to do this, go into your profile settings and add an email. Enter in any email that is not already in use by other social media apps or another TikTok account. 

Once entered, tap Verify and verify the email by clicking Confirm. You will get an SMS confirmation code which you will enter on the next screen to confirm the new address.

READ MORE: How to Reply with a Video on TikTok 


The TikTok app has become increasingly popular. From now on, you don’t need a phone number if you want to send texts on TikTok. All you need is an Instagram account that can be linked with the app. Simply log into your Instagram account and go to the TikTok profile which will ask for permission for linking your accounts.

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