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How to find out who has your WhatsApp number in their contacts

It is possible to know who has your WhatsApp number in their contacts, in case people add your number without you knowing who they are. The instant messenger has a feature that allows you to find out which users have included your number in their phonebook and, from there, identify them and/or block them if necessary.

How to find out who has your WhatsApp number

WhatsApp has no native tool that allows find out who added their numbers to contacts, and that are not part of your list. There are several situations in which this can occur, such as:

  • An ex who didn’t remove his contact;
  • A company that has your number and added it to send messages;
  • A person who got your number from someone on your list.

However, there is one way to find out who has your number but is not part of your contact list, and that is by creating a new broadcast. This feature allows you to send a single message to all your contacts, but also to all the people who keep your number in their own lists. WhatsApp identifies these users and entitles them to be eligible to receive the broadcast.

To find out who has your number, do the following:

  1. Open WhatsApp;
  2. On iPhone, tap “Broadcast Lists”, “New List”.
    On Android, tap “More” (the three dots), “New broadcast”;
  3. In the list will appear numbers without identification, usually grouped in the character “#”.
    These contacts are not on your list, but they do have your number on their lists.

And ready.

To find out who these people are who have your number in their contact list, open their profile and check if personal information is available. If a user has enabled the privacy settings, data such as avatar, name and last login time may not be available or otherwise restricted.

In that case, the only way left to find out who the person is is to get in touch with them, by text message, voice or the old-fashioned way, by making a call; if you don’t want to have contact with such people, just block them on WhatsApp.

George Philip
George is a technology content writer with few years of experience. Specialized in mobile devices, personal computers and consumer technology, as well as software and applications. He explains all technological concepts so that users with less knowledge can understand it. If not writing, you may find him engrossed playing action games on his smartphone. Just so you know, he loves Xiaomi products alot. You may contact him via his email - [email protected]


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