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WhatsApp will bypass government censorship and add proxy support: what does it mean?

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WhatsApp has added a more than vital function for countries in the world with totalitarian governments that wish to prohibit the connection to their service: support for proxy.

The Meta app will allow people to configure the app to access the internet through servers proxy serving as intermediaries between users and internet service providers, disguising traffic and avoiding controls.

Against censorship

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The measure of WhatsApp it is clear and aims to help users who live in strict regimes, being controlled in their connection to cyberspace.

“The use of a proxy does not affect the high level of privacy and security that WhatsApp provides to all users. Your personal messages and calls will continue to be protected by end-to-end encryption. This means that only you and the person you communicate with can access them and no one else can see them, not even the servers. proxy, whatsapp nor Meta”, says the company.

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The company specifically mentioned Iran, which has launched a brutal security campaign and cut off residents’ access to WhatsApp and to Instagram after anti-government protests broke out in September.

“Our wish for 2023 is that these internet blackouts never happen,” he added in the statement, adding that he hoped his solution would help in such emergencies. WhatsApp it also separately announced the launch of its new feature in Persian, the language of Iran.

How to connect to a proxy for WhatsApp??

The information has been pointed out by the WhatsApp in your Help Desk.

If you have Internet access, you can search social networks or search engines to find trusted sources that have created a proxy.

Connect to a proxy on Android

  • Make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.
  • On the Chats tab, tap the more options icon > Settings.
  • Tap Storage & data > Proxy.
  • Tap Use proxy.
  • Tap Set proxy, then enter its address.
  • Tap Save.
  • If the connection is successful, a green tick will be displayed.
  • If you still can’t send or receive WhatsApp messages through a proxy, the latter may be blocked. You can long press on the blocked proxy address to remove it. Then, enter the address of another proxy and try again.

Connect to a proxy on iPhone

  • Make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.
  • In WhatsApp, go to Settings.
  • Tap Storage & data > Proxy.
  • Tap Use proxy.
  • To connect, enter the proxy address and tap Save.
  • If the connection is successful, a green tick will be displayed.
  • If you still can’t send or receive WhatsApp messages through a proxy, the latter may be blocked. Try again with addresses of other proxy servers.

 

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