I know all the the numbers and I need to create a new group, but I do not want that all the members are able to know each other's numbers.

Is it possible to create a group in WhatsApp where the telephone number is not shared between the users?

  • Isn't WhatsApp a smartphone-only app? I don't believe there's an accessible web app a person can use. (They've a site, of course, and links to the various app stores, but I don't see a place where one can log in.)
    – ale
    Aug 13, 2015 at 21:11
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because WhatsApp is not a Web Application.
    – ale
    Aug 13, 2015 at 21:13
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    @AlE. Actually there is a web app for WhatsApp -> web.whatsapp.com Aug 14, 2015 at 11:37
  • @Rubén: Is this functionality available through the web app?
    – ale
    May 29, 2018 at 18:57
  • @ale: It's possible to create a new group from the web app but I don't know if it's possible to hide the phone numbers to the group members. May 29, 2018 at 19:21

2 Answers 2


Not possible.

The number of a person is the most basic thing that gets shared in WhatsApp, and it might be the only thing you would know about a person.

There are other messengers who work differently, which your public name or username are the basic information that gets shared rather than your phone number. For example, Telegram.


It's not possible. You can create a recipient list, but you cannot find it again on the phone or on the computer for forwarding anything. But you can find this list on the computer and post on it. Then they all get an individual message from you. It would be really great if they made an option for a group where only the admin can see the members and post or a possibility to see the created recipient list again. That would be great for sharing information in schools and different kinds of groups. I think because of fear of spamming, this feature isn't available.

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