WhatsApp: how to access the application if a repressive regime prohibits access

The application enables the connection through proxy to avoid internet blackouts.

WhatsApp has a new function for all its users in the world, with which it seeks to help people who cannot access the application, due to prohibitions of repressive regimes.

Using proxy support, users will be able to enter the application “through servers set up by volunteers and organizations from around the world,” which are dedicated to allowing people to communicate in this way at no cost.

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The application enables the connection through proxy to avoid internet blackouts.
The application enables the connection through proxy to avoid internet blackouts.

Proxy to avoid internet blackouts

In his post, Goal emphasizes that this decision is given as a solution to the blockades that repressive regimes impose on certain platforms, such as what is happening in Go ton where access to WhatsApp for a few months due to the protests that were generated after the death of a woman after being arrested for wearing “inappropriate clothing”.

The app ensures that internet outages “undermine the human rights of people and do not allow them to receive help in emergency situations” and for that they present this alternative to ensure communication tools.

This taking into account that 44 governments imposed internet blackouts during the last five years, according to internet surfshark. An example is what happened in Myanmar Y Sudanwhere citizens protested violations of rights and the situation of poverty, and the United Nations They pointed out in a report, cited by WhatsApp, that there were interruptions to the network.

Regarding security when using this technology to connect to the application, they ensure that it “maintains the high level of privacy and security that WhatsApp provides”, so messages will continue to be protected by end-to-end encryption, which guarantees that no other person can see the content that is shared in personal and group chats, not even Ita.

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The application enables the connection through proxy to avoid internet blackouts.
The application enables the connection through proxy to avoid internet blackouts.

How to use the new feature on WhatsApp

Proxy is a technology that takes the place of the user to connect to the website, that is, it communicates on behalf of the user, being a bridge because the browser first makes the link to the proxy and it takes it to the person. For this reason, this function allows access to the application despite internet outages.

The first thing is to make sure you are using the most recent version of WhatsAppwhich is verified by going to Google Play Store either app store and verify that there are no updates available, if there are, they should be done immediately.

Another important element is to find the address of a proxy server, a process that can be done using a web browser or on social networks, although it is important to verify its security beforehand. Then you have to follow these steps:

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Go to the three points at the top right and there look for the Settings option.

3. Click Storage & Data > Proxy.

4. Click on Use proxy.

5. Go to Set the proxy.

6. Enter the server address.

If the process is successful and the connection is established, a green icon will appear. Yes indeed, WhatsApp warns that by “using the third party proxy, your IP address will be shared with your provider” and the app “does not provide third party proxy servers”.

The function is already enabled for all users in the world, both for cell phones with operating systems Android What iOS.

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Source-www.infobae.com