How to Pass the Craigslist Phone Verification

To prevent users from posting spam or ads that violate the platform's terms of service, Craigslist requires its members to verify their phone number before posting certain types of ads. You can pass the Craigslist phone verification by receiving a text message or an automated voice call on your phone. After creating a new ad and adding images to it, Craigslist may display a phone verification screen.

Step

Enter your Phone Number and select whether you want to receive a Text Message or an Automated Phone Call before clicking Send Verification Code. Wait for Craigslist to send you an SMS or call you.

Craigslist phone verification screen, with phone number field and Send Verification Code button highlighted.
Phone verification only applies to ads posted on the American and Canadian Craigslist regional sites.
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Step

Enter the code you received in a text message or voice call and click Submit Verification Code to finish verifying your phone number.

Pending verification screen with text field and Submit Verification Code button highlighted.
Craigslist.
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