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How to register phone number on WhatsApp?#

To use the GREEN-API service, you need to have a number registered in WhatsApp.

  1. Registration requirements
  2. Registration methods for WhatsApp

1. Registration requirements#

To register on WhatsApp you need to meet next requirements:

  1. Make sure you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your phone.

  2. You can only register a phone number you own.

  3. You need to be able to receive phone calls and SMS to the phone number you are trying to register. You need to disable any call-blocking settings, apps or task killers.

  4. If you wish to use both WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp, you need to use a unique phone number for each app.

  5. You’ll need to use a supported phone number. Unsupported phone numbers can’t be registered on WhatsApp.

The list of unsupported numbers
  • VoIP numbers (telephone number operating on an internet connection)

  • Landline numbers (Note: Landline phone number can only be registered in WhatsApp Business app)

  • Free access numbers (8-800)

  • Rooms with paid incoming calls

  • Universal Access Numbers (UANs)

  • Virtual numbers

2. Registration methods for WhatsApp#

WhatsApp offers two ways to register on its platform: registration via SMS and registration via phone call.

Registration via SMS#

  • Choose your country from the drop-down list. This will automatically fill your country code on the left.

  • Enter your full international phone number in the box on the right. Don't put 0 before your phone number

  • Tap Next to request a code.

    WhatsApp usually sends the verification code via SMS or automated voice call from a phone number with the country code for the country you are registering from.

  • Enter the 6-digit code you receive via SMS.

  • After registering, add your email address to your account at any time in your WhatsApp Settings > Account > Email Address. This helps you access your account next time you log in.

Registration via phone call#

  • Tap Voice Call on the registration screen in WhatsApp. You’ll receive a call from WhatsApp.

  • Answer the call and you’ll get an automated message with a unique code.

  • Enter the code when prompted to complete registration.