Can you message on TikTok without a phone number?

Answered by Willie Powers

You can message on TikTok without providing a phone number. When creating your TikTok account, you have multiple sign-up options available. The “Use phone or email” option is the only one that requires a phone number. However, there are other sign-up options such as using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts, which do not require you to provide a phone number.

Once you have successfully created your TikTok account, you can start using the messaging feature to communicate with others on the platform. By default, TikTok allows you to send messages to anyone who follows you. This means that if someone follows your TikTok account, you can send them direct messages.

To send a message on TikTok, you can navigate to the profile of the person you want to message. You can do this by either searching for their username or finding them through the “Discover” or “Following” sections of the app. Once you are on their profile, you will usually find a message button or an option to start a conversation. Simply tap on that button to begin messaging them.

It’s important to note that TikTok also has privacy settings that allow users to control who can send them messages. Some users may choose to only receive messages from their friends or followers, while others may have their accounts set to receive messages from anyone. So, depending on the privacy settings of the person you want to message, you may or may not be able to send them direct messages.

When signing up for TikTok, you can avoid providing a phone number by using options like Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Once you have created your account, you can start messaging others on TikTok, but the ability to send messages may depend on the privacy settings of the person you want to message.