WhatsApp, the world’s largest instant messaging sharing application, introduced a revolutionary feature so far, ‘Proxy Support’, after which it became possible to run it even without internet.
Yes, WhatsApp introduced the biggest change ever at the start of 2023, confirming that the application can now be used with ‘proxy support’.
According to WhatsApp’s blog post, the internet has been shut down or other apps including WhatsApp have been blocked to cut people off from each other in several countries, including Iran, which is a violation of human rights.
The blog stated that WhatsApp proxy support is being introduced to restore human rights and connect people to each other, with the help of which people can easily use WhatsApp despite internet shutdowns and bans on apps. will be able to
According to WhatsApp, despite proxy support, users’ messages and calls will remain end-to-end, meaning they will not be seen or heard by proxy servers including WhatsApp and Meta.
What is proxy support?
The simple meaning of proxy support is that people in regions or countries where internet service is blocked or WhatsApp is banned, people there will be able to use WhatsApp easily under the above mentioned feature.
We continue to fight for your right to communicate freely and privately.— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 5, 2023
Now, when connecting to WhatsApp directly is not possible, you can stay connected around the world through a server set up by volunteers and organizations dedicated to helping others communicate freely.
Under this feature, WhatsApp itself will not provide internet, but proxy network servers created by various welfare organizations around the world will provide free internet.
Proxy internet servers will not only provide internet but also enable WhatsApp to run there despite the ban.
Many humanitarian and human rights organizations around the world have set up free proxy internet servers that are providing free internet and other services to countries around the world.
The mentioned proxy internet services are free and they work without internet connections but users need to get information about such servers first.
This will enable anyone to connect through servers set up by volunteers and organizations dedicated to helping people communicate freely. So when a connection to WhatsApp is blocked, people have the power to restore access.https://t.co/U7SSBWzFWs— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) January 5, 2023
How to turn on proxy support feature?
Generally the above mentioned feature will work only in those areas, where the internet has been blocked by the government or administration and WhatsApp is also banned there.
To use this feature, users need to go to their WhatsApp settings.
After clicking on the WhatsApp settings bar, you have to click on ‘Storage and Data’, where at the very end there will be an option of ‘Proxy Settings’.
The user has to click on ‘Proxy Setting’, after which a new window will open, where the proxy setting has to be turned on.
After turning on the proxy setting, the system will ask to use the ‘Proxy Server’ and for this users need to download the proxy internet server first.
That is, users first need to download the ‘Free Proxy Internet Server’ in their phone, after which they can go to WhatsApp settings and connect this proxy server with WhatsApp.
The most difficult thing for this feature is that the user should know beforehand which are the free proxy internet servers and which is the most secure server?
In this regard, WhatsApp will not guide users as to which proxy server is safe.
Users will have to download proxy servers in advance which will come in handy in emergency situations.