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WhatsApp introduces a proxy server option to get around a ban and a network outage

While the function is available to users worldwide, it was initially developed for Iranians, as the Islamic Republic of Iran banned WhatsApp and Instagram to put an end to anti-hijab rallies that had been going on since September of last year.

Users will now be able to interact over WhatsApp even if the service is prohibited or blocked in their area or if they do not have internet access. Yes, individuals will now be able to access the Meta-owned platform by using proxy servers that have been put up by volunteers and organization’s.

While the feature is available to all users, it was primarily created with Iranians in mind. Iran’s Islamic Republic banned WhatsApp and Instagram to put an end to anti-hijab demonstrations that had been going on since September of last year when Mahsa Amini was killed by the nation’s “Morality Police.”

WhatsApp introduces a proxy server

The feature was announced on Twitter by WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart.

New Year’s greetings! While many of us celebrated by texting our loved ones on WA, millions of people continue to be denied the freedom to speak freely and in private, whether in Iran or elsewhere. Thus, Cathcart tweeted on Thursday, “Today we’re making it easier for anyone to connect to WA using a proxy.

“Even though the world is now more linked than ever before, access to the internet is nevertheless threatened by disruptions. We anticipate that by making it simpler to utilise a proxy, it will be more difficult to infringe on people’s right to privacy in communication.

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The feature was announced on Twitter by WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart.

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