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.
Unblock Snapchat in 3 easy steps
Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.
Connect to a server location where Snapchat is not blocked.
Start sending snaps and stories to your friends and family.
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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?
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.
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.
FAQ: Access Snapchat with a VPN
Why can’t I access Snapchat?
There are two main reasons you might not be able to access Snapchat:
You are connecting from a country that blocks or censors Snapchat
Your office or school doesn’t allow access to Snapchat to preserve bandwidth or discourage distractions
Is it OK to use a VPN?
Using a VPN is perfectly legitimate—millions of people around the world access the internet via a VPN every day. VPN networks are used by companies to keep sensitive business data secure, and consumers use VPNs all the time to access censored sites like Facebook, and even to enhance their online gaming experience.
Can I access Snapchat from anywhere?
Yes! A VPN allows you to access Snapchat from anywhere in the world.
If you’re traveling to a country where you think a site might be blocked, sign up to ExpressVPN before you leave to ensure you can get onto all your social media and messaging apps wherever you are.
How do I use a VPN for Snapchat?
Can I unblock Snapchat at school?
Sure can! With a VPN, you can access Snapchat without having to worry about local internet restrictions. Simply connect to a secure ExpressVPN server in a location where Snapchat is available, and you’ll instantly have access.
Learn more about using ExpressVPN at school.
Are there any privacy concerns for Snapchat?
Although Snapchat is designed so your messages disappear after they’re read, they are still stored on Snapchat’s servers. The service’s map feature has also raised questions about location privacy. Learn more about how to delete your Snapchat account.
I'm traveling. Will a VPN proxy help me unblock Snapchat abroad?
Can you use a VPN to change Snapchat location?
Because Snapchat uses the coordinates on your phone to determine where you are, a VPN on your phone won’t change your location.
What other sites can I access with a VPN?
What devices can I use Snapchat on?
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for these devices as well as many others, and covers five devices simultaneously. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
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