How to unblock Snapchat with a VPN

Unblock Snapchat at school, at work, and abroad. Secure your photos and videos with 256-bit encryption. And access tons of other sites and services privately and securely.

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Unblock Snapchat in 3 easy steps

Step 1

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Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

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Connect to a server location where Snapchat is not blocked.

Step 3

Use a VPN to access Snapchat on your mobile phone.

Start sending snaps and stories to your friends and family.

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The best VPN for Snapchat

Stuck in a place that blocks Snapchat? Get ExpressVPN and restore your access to Snapchat and all your favorite filters. Connect to over 160 server locations and keep your snap streaks intact with a single tap.

ExpressVPN is also fast, so you won’t have to wait forever to view your friends’ snaps or for every story to load.

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Why is Snapchat blocked?

Over 180 million people a day use Snapchat daily to share photos and videos with friends. Many of those users are students whose schools block access to Snapchat and other social media. Using a VPN defeats school firewalls to unblock Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Some countries in the Middle East and Asia censor social media sites to limit freedom of expression. Using a VPN defeats government censorship to unblock Snapchat, Google, YouTube, and other sites and services.

How does a Snapchat VPN work?

ExpressVPN encrypts your entire internet connection. Laptop with a secure connection to the internet with arrows pointing to government, hackers, and internet service providers.

VPN stands for virtual private network. It’s a private tunnel between you and the rest of the internet. Your VPN app encrypts all data traveling into and out of your device, including Snapchat, so third parties like your Wi-Fi provider can’t read it.

That means school, office, or government firewalls won’t be able to see that you’re using Snapchat and won’t be able to block it.

A VPN also gives you a new IP address. When you connect to one of ExpressVPN’s 160 server locations, your phone will have an IP address to match that location. And if you’ve chosen a country where Snapchat isn’t blocked, you’ll be able to access it.

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If you’re using free public Wi-Fi to enjoy Snapchat without using up your precious data, you could be at risk. Attackers on public networks can take over your connection and read your data. But using a VPN protects your internet traffic from hackers, corporations, and other third parties.

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