Past few years, online safety and privacy concerns have become one of the most important aspects among people. That’s why many of them send texts anonymously.
There are various reasons you should send text anonymously such as:
- You don’t want your personal number to be saved by the person you want to text.
- You want to send texts as a private sender.
- You want to communicate in a secure and encrypted way.
- You want to prank on your friends or families.
Or any other.
In this article, we will see how to send text anonymously with the help of different apps and websites.
Send Anonymous Text Using An Android App
From forwarding and email to changing fonts of messages, you’ll always find an app for various activities. And, there are several apps with which you can send an anonymous text.
The main benefit of using those apps is they offer end-to-end encryption for better security.
Some of the best apps for sending anonymous texts are:
- Anonymous Texting
- Private Text Messaging
- Anonymous SMS
Now, we will see how to use Anonytext for the same (the below procedure will remain nearly the same for all the above apps.)
Step 1: Go to the Play Store and type Anonytext on the top search bar. Click on the first app that appears on the list.
Step 2: Now, click on the “Install” button.
(Some apps are free, while others are paid – based on the features. So, you can either use a free or a paid app depending on your requirements.)
Step 3: Once it’s installed, launch the app.
Step 4: Now, click on the “New Stranger” tab and type the contact’s phone number you want to text anonymously. Lastly, write your message and tap Send.
Note: If you don’t want to see ads within the app, then you can subscribe to Anonytext’s VIP membership.
I recommend using the Signal app if you want to send images and files securely, along with encrypted texts. The app is available for Windows, Android and iOS.
Send Anonymous Text Using Websites
If you don’t like to install such apps, then you can also use a website to send anonymous texts. However, many websites restrict the number of messages you can send to others.
Various websites which you can use to send anonymous text are:
You can also perform a Google search by typing “anonymous texting” or “anonymous messaging”.
Before you select any website (free or paid), I suggest paying close attention to the below information:
- Read all the rules of the website. The rules may include the use of frequency, privacy, and others.
- Additionally, understand the Terms of Service as these websites can track your IP address which means you’ll be traceable in any condition.
- Some websites will ask you to provide a phone number. In that case, you can use a fake number, something like 999-999-9999. You can also specify a more convincing fake number by attaching your area code to the number.
Now, we will take an example of TxtEmNow website to send an anonymous text.
Step 1: Open a web browser and visit TxtEmNow.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and provide details, including receiver’s phone number and area (North America or International), then type your message.
(The message should be written within 300 characters.)
If you want to send a longer message, then you’ve to try other websites, although most websites allow you to send messages within a range of 150 to 500 characters.
Step 3: Now, click on Continue. You’ll be redirected to the next page where you’ve to confirm whether the details you entered are correct or not.
Step 4: After reviewing, click on “Confirm and send text now”. And, your message will be delivered.
Sometimes the delivery of messages is delayed longer due to high traffic on the website. However, you can check the status of your text by refreshing the web page.
Hide Caller ID
Caller ID displays the caller’s phone number on your mobile. If you hide your Caller ID, then your phone number will not be displayed on other’s mobile.
You can easily hide your Caller ID from the Settings of your mobile. However, the steps mentioned below may differ from device to device.
Step 1: Open the Phone dial app that is used to call others. Generally, the app is present in the bottom left corner on the home screen.
Step 2: On the top-right corner, tap three dots and click on Settings.
Step 3: Under the Calls section, select Call Settings.
Step 4: Now, select the active SIM card, in case you’re using dual SIM, otherwise skip this step.
Step 5: Select Additional Settings and then click on Caller ID.
Step 6: Lastly, you need to select the Hide number from the list.
Now, your phone number will not be visible to the other you call.
But, if you’re unable to block your caller ID using the above method, then you’ll have to block it with your operator.
Most operators don’t let you hide your caller ID through Phone settings, you’ve to use their app instead. Or, you can also call your operator to ask them to block your number.
We have discussed various ways to text anonymously, including hiding your caller ID, use of a website, and a third-party app – that provides end-to-end encryption for all the messages you send.
But, don’t try to use these methods to abuse or harass others. You may not know but many people come into trouble due to the wrong use of anonymous text.
Have you ever tried a prank on your friends through anonymous text? What was their reaction when you told them? Do tell us in the comment section below.