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2022 September 27
version 11.9.0

In this release, we:

  • Made some stability and performance improvements.
  • Updated the translations for “Australia – Woolloomooloo” in our list of server locations.

2022 August 30
version 11.8.0

  • We improved connectivity in some countries.

2022 August 19
version 11.6.0

  • G’day. We’ve updated the translations for “Australia – Adelaide” in our list of server locations.

2022 August 2
version 11.5.0

In this release, we:

  • Eliminated any risk that a website could recognize that you were an ExpressVPN user as a result of your creating a shortcut to that website.
  • Began to run natively on Apple Silicon MacOS devices (M1/M2), which means our app works seamlessly with the latest Mac computer models! Update to the latest app version to enjoy a performance boost and a reduction in battery consumption.

2022 July 19
version 11.4.0

  • We resolved a bug that may have prevented you from connecting from your Mac’s menu bar if your app was set to a language other than English.

2022 July 5
version 11.3.0

  • If you had tried installing ExpressVPN on an M1 MacBook, the popup message confirming your desire to install the app may have been shown twice, forcing you to click “Allow” twice. That popup now appears only once, as intended. You’re welcome welcome.

2022 June 23
version 11.2.0

  • Minor improvements have been rolled out to enhance your experience.

2022 June 8
version 11.1.1

  • Polished off a couple of rough edges to keep your VPN experience as smooth as possible.

2022 May 24
version 11.0.0

  • We ironed out a problem related to how the app determines which version of macOS you are using. With this fixed, it will be easier for us to diagnose the root cause of issues you may face.

2022 May 10
version 10.19.0

We’ve done a few nips and tucks to keep our app in top form for you.

Important notice for macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) users

This will be the last regular update of the ExpressVPN app for these older versions of macOS. From now on, we will only provide major security updates to the app for macOS 10.11 and 10.12. If you wish to receive new features or other improvements, please upgrade to macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or above.

2022 April 22
version 10.18.0

  • Just housekeeping! We’ve made some minor code changes that don’t impact users.

2022 April 8
version 10.17.0

  • We trimmed the hedges and pruned the begonias, and now all is right again in your ExpressVPN garden.

2022 March 28
version 10.16.0

  • Resolved an issue that may have caused you to be disconnected for 30 to 60 seconds, if you happened to be connected to a VPN server while it was rebooting. Now, your app will reconnect immediately when a server reboots, without delay.
  • Fixed some text in the Protocol menu that appeared cropped.
  • Adjusted the Reconnect button in the Threat Manager settings so that it wouldn’t overlap nearby text.
  • Fixed an incorrect Japanese translation in the Protocol menu that described Threat Manager as disabled when it was, in fact, enabled.
  • Made it easier to learn about Threat Manager in your preferred language. Now, if you click the “Learn more” link in your app, you’ll be taken to a page that matches the language selected in your app.

2022 February 10
version 10.15.0

  • We’ve implemented some updates to improve Threat Manager’s performance and memory consumption. We aim to block trackers using less memory.

2022 January 28
version 10.14.0

  • We’ve taken care of some minor bugs to make our app better for you.

2022 January 14
version 10.13.0

  • Our first app update of the year is off with a bang! We’re excited to roll out Threat Manager—a new feature that prevents apps and websites from communicating with trackers or other third parties without your knowledge. Threat Manager adds a layer of privacy to your device; turn it on in your app settings.

2021 December 29
version 10.12.0

  • 2021 is drawing to a close, but we’ve managed to squeeze in one last round of bug fixes to improve your app experience.

2021 December 17
version 10.11.0

  • Bug fixes.

2021 December 6
version 10.10.0

  • We restored the star icon to bookmark any location, which had gone missing from the “Recommended” and “All” tabs.

2021 November 22
version 10.9.0

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the app from launching after a device restart.

2021 November 8
version 10.8.0

  • We’ve updated the copy in the “About ExpressVPN” pop-up.

2021 October 22
version 10.7.0

  • We rolled out minor stability improvements for the app; we’re happy if you didn’t notice the difference.

2021 September 24
version 10.6.0

  • Localization updates and fixes.

2021 September 6
version 10.5.0

  • Updated the installer for compatibility with the forthcoming macOS 12 (Monterey).

2021 August 24
version 10.4.0

  • Localization updates.

2021 June 28
version 10.3.1

  • Improved connection reliability when using Lightway.
  • Localization updates.
  • When connected to the VPN, all DNS queries are processed by ExpressVPN DNS servers.

2021 June 1
version 10.3.0

  • Improved connection reliability when using Lightway.
  • Last release for OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Starting from Aug 30, the ExpressVPN Mac app will require OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or macOS 10.12 or later.

2021 April 19
version 10.2.4

  • Updated OpenSSL to version 1.1.1k.
  • Bug fixes.

2021 March 25
version 10.2.2

  • Security fix related to an upstream bug (CVE-2021-3336) in wolfSSL that affected only Lightway – TCP, a protocol currently in preview. We blocked Lightway – TCP on our servers for all affected versions on March 18, and this update fixes the bug and restores connectivity for Lightway – TCP. We found the bug through our routine internal security audits, and we have no evidence that it was ever exploited.
  • Speed Test now reports download speed in Mbps instead of Kbps.
  • Security, stability, and bug fixes.
  • Improved event and crash reporting.

2021 March 9
version 10.2.1

  • Supports Lightway – TCP.
  • Minor UI bug fixes.
  • Improved VPN connection reliability.

2021 February 17
version 10.1.1

  • Updated the ExpressVPN app icon.
  • Improved app stability.

2021 January 18
version 10.0.0

  • Introducing ExpressVPN’s new app design.

2021 January 7
version 9.1.1

  • Reduced time to connect using the Lightway protocol.
  • Security improvements to system-level processes.

2020 December 4
version 9.0.14

  • Bug fixes.

2020 December 2
version 9.0.13

  • Fixed minor compatibility issues with the latest macOS Big Sur.

2020 October 14
version 9.0.12

Introducing Lightway (beta), ExpressVPN’s next-generation VPN protocol that delivers a faster, more secure, and more reliable VPN experience.

Go to Preferences > Protocol, then select Lightway.

2020 September 30
version 7.11.6

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • Security fix for a privilege escalation.

2020 September 23
version 7.11.5

  • Security fix for a privilege escalation.

2020 August 17
version 7.11.4

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 Sep 8
version 7.11.3

  • Security fix for a privilege escalation.

2020 August 21
version 7.11.2

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

92020 August 18
version 7.11.0

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

2020 August 5
version 7.9.7

  • Security fix for a privilege escalation.

2020 August 3
version 7.9.6

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 July 30
version 7.9.5

  • Security fix for a privilege escalation.

2020 July 22
version 7.9.4

  • Security fix to prevent the installer from overwriting linked files.

2020 July 14
version 7.9.3

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.
  • Resolved an issue where OpenVPN would not be able to connect on older macOS versions.

2020 July 3
version 7.9.1

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN extension in Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Improved connectivity reliability.
  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2020 June 3
version 7.8.4

  • Security fix for a privilege escalation.

2020 May 20
version 7.8.3

  • Improved connectivity reliability.
  • Security fix for a privilege escalation via config race condition.

2020 May 4
version 7.8.2

  • Improved connectivity reliability.

2020 April 22
version 7.8.1

  • Improved connectivity reliability.

2020 March 17
version 7.8.0

  • Added language support for: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.
  • Improved connectivity reliability.
  • Improved reliability of no-internet & captive portal detection.
  • Fixed an issue where devices on local network were not reachable when connected to VPN.
  • Removed PPTP protocol (low security) – users of PPTP are migrated to the Automatic protocol.
  • Fixed a potential privilege escalation issue.

2020 February 25
version 7.5.6

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2019 December 6
version 7.5.4

  • Improved connectivity in some countries.

2019 October 28
version 7.5.3

  • Improved connection reliability.

2019 October 21
version 7.5.1

  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15.
  • Removed Spotlight integration.

2019 September 26
version 7.5.0

  • Bug fixes.

2019 September 20
version 7.4.0

  • Stability and connectivity enhancements.
  • Server information refresh continues when the app is in “Unable to Connect” state – even if Network Lock is enabled.
  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15.

2019 August 8
version 7.3.1

New features:

  • Added the IKEv2 protocol (for macOS 10.12 or newer).
  • Fixed local escalation of privilege issue.


  • Updated content throughout the app.
  • Activation & connection reliability in select countries.


  • Compatibility issues with macOS 10.15.
  • Various crashes.

2019 May 20
version 7.2.0


  • New colors to comply with accessibility standards.


  • Issue where Network Lock renders local devices unreachable when connected to VPN.
  • Issue where signout would not complete.
  • Issue where app wouldn’t connect when not using DHCP.
  • Issue where app wouldn’t connect on captive portals (sign-in screens sometimes seen on public Wi-Fi networks).
  • Issue where app wouldn’t be shown when clicking “Show ExpressVPN” in “Menu Bar only” mode.

2019 March 27
version 7.1.1

  • Reduced time to connect in some countries.
  • Improved error messages during activation.

2019 January 30
version 7.1.0

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • If the app detects your device isn’t connected to the internet, it will notify you and wait for internet connectivity before trying to connect to the VPN.
  • App now detects captive portals (sign-in screens sometimes seen on public Wi-Fi networks) and prompts you sign in first.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 November 16
version 7.0.4

  • Brand new user interface.
  • Added ability to change VPN location while connected.
  • Added quick access to your recent VPN locations from the home screen.
  • Added quick access to your favorite apps and websites from the Connected screen.

2018 November 9
version 6.7.11

  • Updated content related to L2TP.

2018 October 31
version 6.7.10

  • Improved connection reliability.

2018 October 9
version 6.7.7

  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and Safari 12.
  • Fixed a bug where some local devices would not be reachable even if option “allow access to local network devices” was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where app could get stuck on “loading screen” when launched.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 September 20
version 6.7.6

  • Compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.4.6.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.2p.
  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Improved app activation reliability.
  • Improved experience when waking computer from sleep when it was connected to VPN previously.
  • Fixed a bug where connection could be slow to start.
  • Updated app menu design.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 August 3
version 6.7.5

  • Bug fixes.

2018 July 5
version 6.7.4

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Fixed a bug where installer could get stuck on “Running Package Scripts.”
  • Fixed a local escalation of privilege issue reported by Tomas Lažauninkas.
  • Updated app installer content.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 May 17
version 6.7.3

  • Fixed a bug where app could get stuck on “loading screen” when launched.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 March 29
version 6.7.2

  • Fixed a bug where app could get stuck on “loading screen” when launched.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 February 09
version 6.7.1

  • Fixed a bug where time to connect could be longer than expected.
  • Fixed a bug where connecting a new network interface could cause VPN to reconnect unexpectedly.
  • Fixed a bug where connecting a new network interface could result in being unable to browse websites when using split tunneling.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 January 23
version 6.7.0

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

2018 January 5
version 6.6.2

  • Bug fixes.

2017 December 14
version 6.6.1

  • Fixed a bug where app could get stuck on “loading screen” when launched.
  • Fixed a bug where app window would not open if app was set to use menu-bar only.
  • Fixed a bug where pre-connection hint was not shown on some systems.
  • Fixed various crashes.

2017 November 28
version 6.6.0

  • Improved activation reliability in some countries.
  • Improved first run experience.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 October 16
version 6.5.5

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 September 27
version 6.5.3

  • Fully compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
  • Improved DNS & IPv6 leak protection.
  • Improved reliability of Safari extension.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 August 11
version 6.5.2

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Safari extension.
  • Improved first run experience.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 July 3
version 6.5.0

2017 June 16
version 6.4.3

  • Bug fixes.

2017 June 9
version 6.4.2

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Firefox extension.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 May 19
version 6.4.1

  • Bug fixes.

2017 May 16
version 6.4.0

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Chrome extension.
  • Added links to IP Address Checker and DNS Leak Test.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 April 25
version 6.3.5

  • Improved how Smart Location is displayed.
  • Added an Account tab in the Preferences.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 March 9
version 6.3.4

  • Bug fixes.

2017 February 8
version 6.3.3

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.
  • Resolved an issue where the app would not show the correct VPN status.

2017 February 1
version 6.3.2

  • Bug fixes.

2017 January 17
version 6.3.1

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.

2017 January 11
version 6.3.0

  • Bug fixes.

2016 November 9
version 6.2.0

  • Improved Smart Location.

2016 October 3
version 6.1.2

  • Bug fixes.

2016 August 30
version 6.1.1

  • Fixed an issue where an “Unexpected Error Encountered” alert would be displayed.

2016 August 16
version 6.1.0

  • Added Network Lock, built to protect your Internet privacy. Read more about Network Lock.
  • Improved Diagnostics
  • Improved Preferences
  • Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Bug fixes.

2016 June 23
version 6.0.0

  • Brand new UI: Click the big On button to connect to your selected VPN location.
  • Added Smart Location: Smart Location is designed to deliver reliable speeds based on where you are.
  • Added Location Search: Quickly find a VPN location.
  • Added option to hide Dock icon, or hide Menu item.
  • Bug fixes.
  • NOTE: This version is only compatible with OS X 10.10 and 10.11.

2016 May 16
version 5.1.0

  • Restored compatibility with OS X 10.8.
    ExpressVPN for Mac v5 is now compatible with OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 Apr 18
version 5.0.5

  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.3.10.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.2g.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 Feb 15
version 5.0.4

  • Bug fixes.

2016 Feb 5
version 5.0.3

  • Increased OpenVPN security settings. The app now uses a new 4096-bit CA and SHA512 to authenticate ExpressVPN servers, only uses TLSv1.2 with strong ciphers, and AES-256-CBC for stream encryption.

2016 Jan 18
version 5.0.1

  • Improved Spotlight search feature.
  • Fixed an issue where speed test results showed the wrong version number.
  • Fixed a few minor UI issues.

2016 Jan 14
version 5.0.0

  • New and simpler UI.
  • Shortened time to stop Speed Test.
  • Bug fixes.

2015 Dec 10
version 4.3.0

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.

2015 Nov 6
version 4.2.0

  • Improved DNS leak protection.
  • Improved grouping and sort-order for VPN locations.
  • New ExpressVPN logo.

2015 Sep 04
version 4.1.1

  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.3.8.
  • Updated to latest Tun/Tap kernel extensions.
  • Fixed bug where users were asked to enter the activation code again after rebooting.
  • Fixed bug where users sometimes could not browse websites when connected to the VPN.
  • Fixed bug where users sometimes could not send support tickets.

2015 Aug 25
version 4.1.0

  • Added an anonymous analytics feature allowing users to opt in to anonymously share data about VPN connection reliability.
  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.
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