WhatsApp said in a statement that from now on, users can connect to this messenger through a proxy. Proxy support eliminates the need to turn on VPN. WhatsApp says the addition of the proxy is an effort to keep more users connected to the messenger. A proxy bypasses the restrictions that governments place on the Internet.
According to VergeEnabling the proxy has no effect on WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption system, and the contents of messages will never be seen by proxy service providers. Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp and Instagram, says users can connect to servers provided by organizations and volunteers thanks to a proxy.