A proxy feature for Android, iOS, and desktop devices was just introduced by WhatsApp. Users are now able to access the messaging app even if their local internet connection is down or blocked thanks to the new feature. Users of WhatsApp can easily communicate and stay in touch even when internet access is limited due to governmental censorship thanks to the app’s proxy connection.
Try proxy servers if there are Internet outages in your area if you want to keep using WhatsApp. Volunteers and organisations that support free and secure communication have set up these proxy servers.
How to find WhatsApp proxy servers
You can find and save multiple proxy server addresses through reputable social media sites or search engines if you frequently experience internet outages. Proxy servers are frequently made by volunteers and distributed online.
In particular, you ought to save several proxy server addresses. Numerous proxy servers are frequently blocked after some time. You can therefore enter and connect to a different proxy server if you are unable to connect to one network.
On an Android device, how to connect to WhatsApp proxy
- Update or download the latest version of WhatsApp.
- Open WhatsApp> Chats tab> Settings >Storage and Data > Proxy.
- Now tap use proxy and enter a proxy address you want to connect to.
- Tap on Save.
- Once the connection is successful, WhatsApp will show you a checkmark.
How to use WhatsApp through a proxy on iOS
- Open to WhatsApp Settings> Storage and Data > Proxy.
- Tap use Proxy.
- Enter the proxy address and tap save to connect.
A server with ports 80, 443 or 5222 open and a domain name (or subdomain) pointing to the server’s IP address can be used to set up a proxy if you also want to help those in need. On GitHub, you can find comprehensive documentation and source code.
WhatsApp encourages users to privately exchange these proxy addresses with users who are unable to access the platform directly.
It should be noted that using WhatsApp via a proxy connection does not jeopardise the security and privacy features provided by the meta-owned platform. Users will be able to make end-to-end encrypted calls, messages, and video calls in order to establish a secure connection. All information will remain private between users and the person they are communicating with and won’t be visible to proxy servers, WhatsApp, or Meta. However, you need to be aware that using a third-party proxy will give the proxy provider access to your IP address. WhatsApp does not provide outside proxies.