WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Proxy Support that lets WhatsApp users chat even after the internet is shut down. Considering multiple factors like our reliability on the internet, many governments across the world use internet shutdown facilities to break the flow of communication.
However, WhatsApp has ensured to come up with a resolution where it enables its users to chat even after the shutdown and the facility is called WhatsApp Proxy Support. It allows its users to connect to WhatsApp through multiple servers which are set by volunteers and organisations across the world. Follow the steps mentioned below to connect to a proxy server for WhatsApp:
How to Connect to a Proxy on an Android Phone?
If you wish to connect to a proxy server for WhatsApp on an Android phone, then please follow the steps mentioned below:
- In the Chats tab, tap on More options followed by Settings.
- Tap Storage and Data and go into Proxy.
- Tap Use Proxy and then select Set Proxy and enter the proxy address.
- Tap Save to complete the process.
- A successful connection will display a checkmark on your screen.
- In case of failure, long press the proxy followed by deleting it and repeating the process.
How to connect to a proxy on an Apple iPhone?
If you have an Apple iPhone, then here are the steps you are required to follow to turn the proxy server on for your WhatsApp
- Go to WhatsApp Settings and tap on Storage and Data.
- Go to Proxy and select Use Proxy.
- Enter the proxy address and select Save to connect.
- You will see a checkmark upon a successful connection.
- In case of failure, repeat the process after deleting the old proxy.
According to WhatsApp’s blog, “Connecting via proxy maintains the high level of privacy and security that WhatsApp provides. Your personal messages will still be protected by end-to-end encryption — ensuring they stay between you and the person you’re communicating with and are not visible to anyone in between, not the proxy servers, WhatsApp, or Meta.”
In addition to that, the users should know that using a third-party proxy shall share their IP address with the proxy provider as WhatsApp does not provide third-party proxies.
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