The situation is familiar to everyone when after posting an ad on a popular internet resource, the phone is already overwhelmed with spam the next day. Sellers of real estate and used cars suffer especially from unscrupulous advertisers. Such "clients" instantly end up in various advertising databases. This is why Avito hides phone numbers. Let's take a closer look at how to protect your peace to the maximum.
How to hide a phone number on Avito using forwarding?
This is a very convenient feature for those who value their information security but still want to stay in touch with users of the resource. The essence of the method is that people interested in your ad do not see your actual contact, only a substitute.
And how to call on Avito if the number is hidden in this case? Call forwarding is connected to the substitute number to your actual contact (which is linked to your account and remains invisible to other users).
This is very convenient because it filters out incoming SMS messages, Viber messages, Telegram, and other messengers on your phone. At the same time, the chat on the ad service remains accessible. After closing the ad, the forwarding service is disabled, so you will no longer be bothered by intrusive individuals.
How to hide a phone number on Avito in an ad?
If you don't want to be bothered with calls regarding your ad at all, you can hide your contact in the settings of the specific publication. Before hiding your phone number on Avito for sale, do the following:
- Create a new ad (choose a category, come up with a name, fill out the product card);
- Scroll down the page until you reach the settings of the "Contacts" section;
- There you will find a list of three options for potential buyers to contact you (within this ad);
- To hide your Avito phone number in the ad, select the "In messages" option. This way, no one will be able to call you. You can also choose the opposite - only calls, without messages. Or both.