To help these people, the company announced on Thursday the “proxy” agent support for WhatsApp users worldwide, with the aim of allowing users to maintain access to the application in the event of a crash or connection outage, according to the Arab 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 has also invited those who are able to help others connect by creating a contact agent to contribute.
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 between. Neither proxy servers, nor WhatsApp, nor Meta are 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.
The new option for WhatsApp users on Android system can be accessed by clicking – in the Chats tab – on the three dots at the top left, then clicking on Settings, Storage and Data, scrolling down to the last proxy option (Proxy), click on Proxy Settings and enable the use of the proxy.
However, there is a warning from WhatsApp: “Do not use a proxy unless you are able to connect to WhatsApp. Your IP address may be shown to the proxy service provider. This is not WhatsApp.”
Below the notice is the Set Proxy option where 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 is still 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.
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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