June 30, 2023Ravi LakshmananPrivacy / Technology

Meta’s WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its proxy functionality to give you more flexibility in the types of content you can share in your conversations.

This includes the ability to send and receive images, voice notes, files, stickers and GIFs, WhatsApp told The Hacker News. New features include: first reported According to BBC Persian.

Other improvements include streamlined instructions to simplify the setup process and a new feature to “share a working/valid proxy address with your contacts for easy and automatic installation.” Includes the introduction of shareable links.

support for proxy server was officially launched by the messaging service in early January of this year, allowing users to bypass government censorship and internet blockages and access WhatsApp indirectly.

The company also Reference implementation When setting up a proxy server with port 80, 443, or 5222 available and a domain name pointing to the server’s IP address.

“A proxy server is an intermediary gateway between WhatsApp and an external server,” WhatsApp said. “Users can search for verified proxy trusted accounts on her media that regularly post her address and add them to her WhatsApp account.”

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