The way we expose our personal cell phone number connected to our daily use accounts like Banks, Work and sometimes sensitive accounts which we do not want to share with any one and we accidentally share by accepting default settings in WhatsApp and further is by joining WhatsApp groups being administered by unknown people. By this I mean any group we join will consist of the population who is known and unknown to us. This results in exposing your personal cell phone number to users who joined the group for advertising or hacking purposes.
I will guide you through a simple process to hide your number in WhatsApp Groups.
1.Open Whatsapp application on your android or iPhone
2.Now click on the 3 vertical dots on the top right side of your screen
3. Now from these options, select settings
4. Now select Account option
5. And now you have to select Privacy option in WhatsApp
6. When you are on a Privacy page, you will see About option, click on it
7. In About Option you will get 3 options:
I personally use My contacts option in the about section because everyone in my contacts is known to me and there will be no problem if the see my WhatsApp number.
Now if you join a WhatsApp group or your friend adds you in a WhatsApp group, your number will be hidden, according to which option you choose in about option.
Few important things to remember
This complete process is also available on FAQs by WhatsApp
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