How to set up a proxy in Zoom

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Zoom, a leading application for video conferencing and calls, handles audio and video streams, potentially sending personal data, like voice and media files, to third parties. Consequently, Firewalls often block Zoom, necessitating specific security configurations for its operation. Notably, Zoom lacks internal settings for proxy debugging. Therefore, to modify your IP address in Zoom, you must utilize the built-in tools of your operating system (such as Windows) or rely on specialized utilities.

Step-by-step proxy setup in Zoom

Using a proxy for Zoom offers several advantages, such as circumventing blocks, enhancing online privacy, and ensuring anonymity. This setup safeguards your calls and videos, maintaining the confidentiality of personal or business conversations.

Here's a straightforward guide to connect a proxy in Zoom using the Proxifier program:

  1. Download, install, and launch Proxifier. In the main menu, click on the “Profile” tab and select “Proxy Servers”.


  2. Add a new proxy connection by clicking “Add”, and input the connection's IP address, and port, and choose the connection protocol. If using private proxies, enable the “Authentication”, and enter your username and password for authentication. Then, click “OK”.



  3. Return to the “Profile” tab and select “Proxification Rules”.


  4. In the window displaying connections, click “Add” at the bottom.


  5. Locate the Zoom program's executable file by clicking “Browse”. Select the .exe file or program shortcut. In the “Action” field select your configured proxy server, and finalize with “OK”.


With these steps, your proxy settings in Zoom are configured. To modify them, follow the same process. For ease, consider using rotating proxies to avoid adjusting internet connection settings for each session or meeting. Additionally, while network debugging can also be done through Windows' general internet settings, note that configuring a proxy via Proxifier specifically targets Zoom, whereas Windows settings impact all programs and connections.