Is there a way to register a Google account on Tor

I’m trying to use YouTube on the Tor, but I can’t register a Google account there asking me for a phone number
I just want to use YouTube

Why? The moment you create an account, you’ve given enough information to Google, to identify you over Tor. Tor is meant to be used without an account, for anything. It’s an anonymity tool, not a privacy tool. The moment you sign in to an account, you’re immediately throwing the anonymity aspect out of the window.

Now as for your issue. You can find sites to find temporary numbers, for basic SMS. Depending on the exit node of Tor, you’d need a different regional phone number. Hence why I cannot give you a link. Do note, the supplier of this temp number will be able to see every message. The number will also be given to another future user of that service, who essentially could get control of your Google account (SMS recovery). It’s a solution, but not a good one. Not something I can honestly recommend doing, but I know some folks that do this.

If you want to use YouTube, the way I see it, you have four options:

  1. Use Invidious, or Piped. Personally, I prefer Piped. I find it to be a little more stable, and an overall smoother experience. They both still have some issues, though.
  2. Use a YouTube alternative, like Odyssee. If anyone is interested, here is Techlore’s channel. Do note, their account deletion is a nightmare to go through.
  3. Use normal YouTube, and bookmark or create RSS feeds of peoples channels.
  4. Use normal YouTube, with a Google account, and just accept that as a weak point in your privacy journey. Just make sure your YouTube experience is isolated within it’s own browser/container.

I’m sorry, I didn’t explain exactly what I wanted to do

I live in a country that does not recognize freedom of opinion
I don’t care if Google knows that I like apples more than bananas

I just want to write an opinion without getting hurt

Alright, that’s fair. If a VPN (Proton, Mullvad, IVPN) is not an option for you, then Tor is naturally your best option. I’d encourage you to use a search provider like duckduckgo, or Brave Search. Look up a temp phone provider, within Tor/VPN, for obvious reasons.

For example, one of the first sites that came up for me was MyTempSMS. I think I used them when I needed an Argentina number, awhile back. According to the record the site run by an American person/group, in Phoenix… Though, that could be fake info… it’s not like there’s super-strict checking done.

Do you know how to find your exit node? If not, here’s how:

In this case, the exit node is Germany.


Well thank you I appreciate your help for me