Why Airbnb hides phone number automatically in the chat?

airbnb phone number hidden

Airbnb phone number hidden is an intended safety feature to stop people from dealing directly with the guest or host, causing Airbnb loss of revenue and additionally it can expose to them to risk which is covered by Airbnb policies.

When is phone number hidden on Airbnb?

Airbnb blocks users from sharing personal details until a reservation is confirmed.

Once a booking is confirmed, Airbnb automatically reveals the registered phone number of guest and host, and they can freely share any other details after this point.

Remember, it is advisable to communicate only via Airbnb and use phone number just in case of emergencies.

Does Airbnb hide just the phone number?

No, Airbnb will automatically hide email address, phone number or any external (non-airbnb) URL link shared until the booking is confirmed.

Airbnb phone number hidden

Airbnb hiding phone number even after booking?

If this happening to you, it’s a bug and you should get in touch with Airbnb customer services (get Airbnb contact number) to report the problem. 

They are generally very swift in dealing with website related issues.

How to share phone number on Airbnb before booking?

airbnb phone number hidden

My advice is not to try and do that.

Dealing with your host or guest outside the platform violates Airbnb terms & conditions, and you are putting yourself at risk of dealing with a stranger. 

When a booking is made via Airbnb, you are protected against a lot of stay related issues, and Airbnb will come to your rescue when things go wrong. Read more about Airbnb host protection.

Still, if you wish to send your details, try these methods which Airbnb algorithm can not detect.

Share phone number

If your phone number is +1 1234 4567

You can send it like this in different messages:

Plus 1
1
two
3 four
four fve
six sevn

Share email ID

If you email ID is [email protected]

Send it as:

abcxyz
g -mail
dot
com

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