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You Can Continue Using WhatsApp Without Internet, Find Steps

Now you can use the popular chat app WhatsApp without internet. Meta, WhatsApp’s parent company rolled out a new feature on January 5th, 2023 which allows users to connect to WhatsApp via proxy.

The company said that users can now communicate through the app even when the internet is off. Find out all the details below.

What is the WhatsApp Proxy feature?

The WhatsApp Proxy is a new feature the company has rolled out to enable the offline exchange of messages. With it, users will be able to connect to WhatsApp through servers set up by volunteers and organizations to help people connect freely.

If you have no internet or if it is blocked, you can still use WhatsApp through proxy servers.

WhatsApp without internet still maintains a high level of privacy and security

If you were concerned about using WhatsApp offline, the company has assured you that it is safe and secure. The message your send or receive stays just between you and the other person as the encryption method works on the regular service.

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“Connecting via proxy maintains the high level of privacy and security that WhatsApp provides.” Your personal messages will still be protected by end-to-end encryption — ensuring they stay between you and the person you’re communicating with and are not visible to anyone in between, not the proxy servers, WhatsApp, or Meta.” it wrote in its blog post.

Check out: List of phones that lost WhatsApp support after January 1

Connecting to a WhatsApp proxy on Android

If you are an Android user, follow the steps below to connect to WhatsApp proxy and use it without an internet connection.

  • First, ensure that you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.
  • Go to Chats, tap More optionsSettings.
  • Tap Storage and Data > Proxy.
  • Tap Use Proxy.
  • Tap Set Proxy and enter the proxy address.
  • Tap Save.
  • You will see a check mark if the connection is successful.
  • If you can’t exchange messages after connecting to a proxy, it means that the proxy may have been blocked. You can delete the blocked proxy by long-pressing it. You can enter a new proxy address to try again.

Connecting to a WhatsApp proxy on iPhone

To continue using WhatsApp without internet on iPhone, follow the given steps below.

  • Use the latest version of WhatsApp.
  • Go to WhatsApp Settings.
  • Tap Storage and Data > Proxy.
  • Tap Use Proxy.
  • Enter the proxy address.
  • Tap Save to connect.
  • You will see a check mark if the connection is successful.
  • If you can’t exchange messages after using a proxy, it means the proxy is blocked. You can delete it and try a different proxy address to use WhatsApp without internet.

Also read: WhatsApp Community Feature Launched, Organize Larger Groups!

Set up a proxy server for WhatsApp and help others use WhatsApp without internet

At the same time, you can also help others connect to WhatsApp without internet by creating a proxy server for WhatsApp. You can set up a proxy using a server with ports 80, 443, or 5222. The domain or a subdomain shall point to the server’s IP address.

Availability

WhatsApp said that its offline feature is available for users all over the world. You just need to update the app to its latest version on their respective app store to enjoy the feature. If the feature doesn’t show on your app, you might receive the update in the next few days or weeks as the global rollout likely takes time. Anyways, WhatsApp is excited about the service. “What this means is we’re putting the power into people’s hands to maintain access to WhatsApp if their connection is blocked or disrupted,” the company declared.

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WhatsApp expects its proxy support will be handy for users to receive urgent help while continuing to use the service without an internet connection.

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