How to Create & Verify a YouTube Account Without a Phone Number

Verify a YouTube Account Without a Phone Number

This tutorial will show you step by step how to create and verify a YouTube account without using your phone number – but by SMS/Text verification using a free online message service.

But first:

Verifying your account by phone lets you unlock additional features on YouTube.


Google only allows you to verify two YouTube accounts per year with your phone number.

So if you want to create more than two accounts then you will need to use a different method.

And now:

Create & Verify a YouTube Account without a Phone Number using Textfree

Textfree Web is a free online service that provides people with a phone number that they can use for free calling and texting. And this can also be used to verify online accounts such as YouTube, Gmail, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more.

1. Go to

2. Click on "SIGN UP".

3. You will have the following options to sign up:

4. When you are signed in you will see your phone number at the top right (e.g. 1 (650) 503-6626). This phone number you can use to verify your account(s).

5. Go to YouTube.

6. Open your YouTube channel.

7. Open YouTube settings.

8. Click at "Additional features" on "View additional features".

9. Click on "Verify".

10. At "Select your country" you will need to choose "United States (US)".

11. Select "Text me the verification code".

12. At "What is your phone number?" you will need to type your Textfree phone number.

13. Click on "Submit".

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14. A account verification page will open. Don't close this page.

15. Go back to Textfree.

16. Click on the refresh button (2 arrows in a cirkle) to check if you already received the message from YouTube.

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It may take awhile for the message to arrive. So be patient and click on the button every few minutes.

17. When you recieved the text message with the verification code, you will need to go back to the YouTube account verification page.

18. Type the 6-digit verification code.

19. Click on "Submit".