WhatsApp instant messaging service opened in 2023 with the launch of a long-awaited feature, which allows users to bypass blocking and tracking.
WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, he said in a post on his blog: “Happy New Year to everyone who uses WhatsApp! We realize that just as we were celebrating the start of 2023 through text messages or calls privatethere are still many people who are still deprived of the ability to reach their loved ones due to the shutdown of the internet.
To help these people, the company announced on Thursday the “proxy” agent support for WhatsApp users in all over the world, with the aim of allowing users to keep access to the application in event of blockage or interruption of the connection, according to the Arabic portal for technical news.
He also explained that choosing to connect through a proxy allows users to connect to WhatsApp through servers created by volunteers and organizations from around the world dedicated to helping users communicate freely.
WhatsApp also invited those who are in able to help others connect by creating a contact agent to contribute.
Privacy and security
Emphasizing user privacy, he explained that connecting through the proxy maintains the high level of privacy and security provided by the service, adding, “Your personal messages will remain protected with end-to-end encryption, ensuring they remain between you.” and the person you are communicating with, and they are not visible to anyone in half. Neither proxy servers, nor WhatsApp, nor Meta are in able to see it.”
“Our wish for 2023 is that these internet outages never happen,” he added.
The new security option is now available in the Settings menu for everyone using the latest version of the WhatsApp app.
Connect to a proxy on Android
The new option for WhatsApp users on Android can be accessed by clicking – in the Chat tab – on the three dots in top left, then clicking on Settings, Storage and Data, and scrolling down to the last proxy option (Proxy), click on Proxy settings and enable the Use proxy option use).
However, there is a warning from WhatsApp: “Do not use a proxy unless you are in able to connect to WhatsApp. Your IP address may be shown to the proxy service provider. It’s not WhatsApp.”
Below the warning is the Set up proxy option in which the user can enter the proxy address he has. Then finally click on the save option. Then a green checkmark will appear if the connection via proxy was successful.
If the user isn’t yet in unable to send or receive WhatsApp messages using a proxy, then that proxy may be blocked. Then you can long click the blocked proxy address to delete it, then enter a new proxy address to try again.
Contact an agent on iPhone
As in the case of Android, the option can be accessed by going to Settings, then the Storage and data option, then the proxy option, then the option to use proxy, then entering the address of the proxy, then clicking on the save option for Connect.
Users can download WhatsApp application for Android via Google Play Store and for iOS system via Apple App Store. The application can also be downloaded for other mobile devices and desktops via its official website.
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