WhatsApp now supports proxy servers to bypass blocks

WhatsApp now supports proxy servers to bypass blocks

WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular instant messengers, has been banned in several countries, according to the company that owns it, Meta* decided to deal with these limitations and the application can now connect via proxy servers.

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Image source: Dima Solomin / unsplash.com

Connection via proxy server is sometimes used for extra protection when surfing the Internet, but this solution also allows you to bypass blocking. As reported in Meta*available for whatsapp users, proxy servers are created “Volunteers and organizations that stand for freedom of communication”. It is emphasized that end-to-end encryption in the messenger continues to work even when connecting through third-party resources, without anyone except the interlocutors gaining access to the content – neither the Meta company can read the correspondence*nor the administration of WhatsApp itself.

The new feature appeared after meta-services were blocked after mass protests in one of the Middle East countries.*, including WhatsApp, which the company says is a violation of human rights. The Messenger administration has also published detailed instructions for anyone to create and configure their own proxy servers. Connection through third-party resources is already available in new versions of the application for iPhone and Android.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.


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