What is WhatsApp Proxy? How to use it on Android phones?

WhatsApp Proxy has been launched for all WhatsApp users around the world. Here’s how to use it on Android phones.

WhatsApp has announced proxy support for the platform for users around the world. Just as 2023 begins, WhatsApp’s latest update aims to bring its service to people who don’t have access to the messenger app. We have seen instances of internet shutdowns all over the world in recent times and such shutdown often restricts access to the messaging app. With support for proxy servers, people in these areas can now access WhatsApp regardless of the block or ban provided they can access the proxy servers.

“By choosing a proxy, you can connect to WhatsApp through servers set up by volunteers and organizations around the world dedicated to helping people communicate freely,” WhatsApp says. Connecting via proxy allows WhatsApp users to maintain their privacy and security, and the end-to-end encryption ensures no one else can snoop on your conversations.

WhatsApp Proxy: Enable on Android

WhatsApp says: “To help people reconnect to WhatsApp, you can set up a proxy using a server with available ports 80, 443, or 5222 and a domain name (or subdomain) pointing to the server’s IP address .”

If you are using WhatsApp on an Android device, here’s how to enable proxy. Note that you must have access to proxy servers of those who host the servers.

WhatsApp Proxy on Android: Enable

Step 1:

The proxy feature only applies to the latest version of WhatsApp. Therefore, you need to make sure that your WhatsApp is updated to the latest version.

Step 2:

Now open WhatsApp and tap on the Settings menu.

Step 3:

Tap Storage & data and scroll down to Proxy and tap it.

Step 4:

Then tap Set Proxy and enter the proxy address.

Step 6:

Once the connection is established, you will see a check mark.