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WhatsApp launches new features

WhatsApp has introduced a new feature to help people circumvent Internet shutdowns.

WhatsApp’s new proxy support feature allows users to set up their own proxy servers to help others connect to the app. The feature is currently available to all users running the most updated version of the app.

According to WhatsApp, users in regions impacted by shutdowns can expect the same level of privacy and security when communicating through the app after connecting by a proxy server that users expect from WhatsApp. All communications will 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.”

The messaging platform has also come up with a new feature that will make it easier for people to carry out this particular operation by sending it to themselves instead of bothering friends and family members.

The feature called “Message Yourself”, which was included in the latest app update will allow the users to send messages to themselves. It will follow the same method that one uses to message someone else and will support even photos, videos, audio, and documents up to 2GB in size from the phone.

The new feature will only be available on the latest version of WhatsApp and as a result, anyone who has not updated the app will not be able to use it. The user will have to select their own phone number while composing any new message and it will automatically be stored in the personal inbox.

Download the latest version of WhatsApp or update the existing messaging app

Open the WhatsApp application

Tap on the “new chat” option from the menu

Add your own contact as the desired one just before sending the message

The user can add “messages, notes, reminders, and updates to yourself, as well as share photos, videos, audio, and documents” as their message.

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