One of the most popular and widely used websites, Facebook or “Meta” is a social media platform that lets friends and families connect. It was originally designed for Harvard students but has grown into the world’s largest social media network with over 1 billion users worldwide.
People use Facebook because they can connect and share with the people they care about. You could maybe find a long-lost friend that you haven’t seen in a few years by just searching for their name. Everyone can easily access Facebook and create a Facebook account. It also has a lot of features that make it easy for people to maintain a friends list, chat with their family and friends, upload and maintain photo albums, create dedicated pages for groups and a lot more features.
Facebook, like other social media sites, provides customizable privacy settings so users can protect their private information from getting stolen by third parties. The social network site allows you to guard your account against hackers, make your profile harder to find and limit who sees your photos and posts, and 2-factor authentication with login alerts. However, sometimes these privacy settings are not enough.
Proxies can hide your personal ip address by masking it with the proxy server’s own IP address. You can also use proxies for other useful things like creating and managing several accounts through a single device and gathering data through bot automation without being banned.
Facebook can also be unblocked through a proxy from networks or regions that have banned it. The best proxy for Facebook would be residential proxies, as it’s the most secure proxy. Datacenter proxies are faster but it’s less secure especially if you want to do things like unblock Facebook.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using Facebook on is set to copy your system’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this so it’s recommended to use it.
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
Congratulations! You have now set up a proxy server for Facebook. If you’re using a web browser, remember to double-check if it’s set to copy your system’s proxy settings.
To set up a proxy server for the Facebook app, simply configure your phone’s proxy settings. Facebook would automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a proxy for Facebook. Note that the first time you visit Facebook, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.