WhatsApp Proxy has been launched for all WhatsApp users across the world. Here is how to use it on Android phones.
WhatsApp has announced proxy support for the platform for users around the world. Right as 2023 kicks off, WhatsApp’s latest update focuses on serving people who are denied access to the messaging app. We have seen cases of internet blackouts all over the world in recent times and such blackouts often restrict access to the messaging app. With support for proxy servers now, people in these areas will now be able to access WhatsApp regardless of blocking or bans as long as they have access to the proxy servers.
“Choosing a proxy allows you to connect to WhatsApp through servers created by volunteers and organizations around the world dedicated to helping people communicate freely,” WhatsApp says. Connecting through a proxy will help WhatsApp users to maintain their privacy and security, and end-to-end encryption ensures that no one else can eavesdrop on their conversations.
WhatsApp proxy: how to enable on Android
WhatsApp says that “to help people reconnect to WhatsApp, you can set up a proxy using a server with ports 80, 443, or 5222 available and a domain name (or subdomain) that points to the server’s IP address.” .
If you are using WhatsApp on an Android device, this is how you can enable the proxy. Please note that you must have access to the proxy servers of those who host the servers.
WhatsApp Proxy on Android: How to enable
The proxy feature only applies on the latest version of WhatsApp. Therefore, you need to make sure that your WhatsApp is updated to the latest version.
Now open WhatsApp and tap on the Settings menu.
Tap on Storage & data and then scroll down to Proxy and tap on it.
Next, tap Set proxy and enter the proxy address.
Once the connection is successful, you will be able to see a check mark.