How To Get A Virtual Number For WhatsApp With NovoChat

Getting a virtual number for WhatsApp can reduce your chances of getting flagged for spam and give your more flexibility. Find out how you can get a virtual number with NovoChat.
Faye Chong
Faye Chong

Content Marketing Lead

Reading time: 3 minutes

If you’re not marketing your business on WhatsApp, you’re missing out. 

WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world, with over 2 billion active users on a monthly basis. And that’s just for WhatsApp alone

If you’re talking about WhatsApp Business, there are over 50 million active users! This is why more and more businesses are starting to use WhatsApp to communicate and engage with their customers to build brand awareness and convert shoppers into loyal customers. 

However, as with all things, there are downsides to having such a large user base — and one of them is the growing number of spam messages. This has resulted in fewer customers opting in to chat marketing efforts to prevent phishing scams or spams.

Luckily, getting a WhatsApp virtual number with NovoChat gives you a verified number so that you don’t get flagged for spam by your customers. 

Let’s find out more about what a WhatsApp virtual number is and how you can use it. 👇

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What is a WhatsApp virtual number?

Virtual phone numbers are cloud-based or temporary numbers that allow businesses to be reached without needing a physical SIM card. 

These numbers can be used to make or receive calls with any device over the internet, providing businesses with more flexibility when connecting with their customers.

Virtual numbers are mainly used in the context of WhatsApp marketing, where businesses send broadcast messages or WhatsApp automation to all their customers. This way, you avoid using your own personal WhatsApp number which protects your privacy and anonymity

Benefits of using a virtual number for WhatsApp

Reduces the chances of getting flagged for spam

Using a virtual number provides you with a legitimate and verified number to use for business purposes. 

With a verified number, you can easily send WhatsApp broadcasts and automation to all your customers without the fear of getting flagged for spam and banned by WhatsApp. 

Furthermore, customers won’t be suspicious of a random number sliding into their DMs to send them marketing messages and discounts. 

Protects your personal number

As we mentioned earlier, using a virtual number means you’re not using your own personal mobile number

This protects your privacy and anonymity when sending chat marketing messages and having two-way conversations with your customers. You still get credibility without the worry of getting an influx of messages on your personal device. 

Able to use on multiple devices

Not being tied to a landline means you have the option of using this virtual number on multiple devices at the same time. 

This also means that you can have multiple users overseeing your chats, which is great for small businesses who want to onboard the relevant reps (customer support, marketing, or sales) to handle different customer conversations.

💡 If you’re a larger business, consider using a provider that offers a shared team inbox to allow for easier collaboration and support higher volumes of customer conversations.

Eliminates expensive fees that come with landlines

Compared to traditional phone numbers, virtual numbers are more sought after because they’re much more affordable. 

Getting a virtual number for WhatsApp with NovoChat only costs $5.

How to get a virtual number for WhatsApp with NovoChat

Getting a WhatsApp virtual number with NovoChat is extremely easy and can be done in 5 steps.

1. Sign up for a free trial or log into your account.

2. Select your workspace.

3. Click on ‘Settings’ on the left tab. 

4. Click on ‘Purchase Number’, followed by the button ‘Purchase Numbers’. 

5. Hit ‘confirm’ and you’re ready to go!

Do more with a WhatsApp virtual number

We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of what a WhatsApp virtual number is and how it benefits your business. 

Having a WhatsApp virtual number allows you much more flexibility and scalability in your chat marketing efforts. Start growing your subscriber list and increasing your sales today!

Try NovoChat for free! 🚀

An e-commerce chat marketing platform to grow your sales. 

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