Unblock WhatsApp anywhere with VPN

WhatsApp is often blocked by government censorship, or on school and public Wi-Fi networks to preserve bandwidth. ExpressVPN is the best VPN for WhatsApp, helping you unblock WhatsApp calls and messages so you can stay in touch with loved ones.

  • Ultra-secure servers in 105 countries
  • Unblock WhatsApp for web, iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Ultra-secure servers in 105 countries
  • Unblock WhatsApp for web, iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
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How to use WhatsApp with a VPN

Step 1

How to sign up for ExpressVPN

Download ExpressVPN on the device you want to use with WhatsApp.

Step 2

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Connect to a VPN location anywhere WhatsApp is not blocked.

Step 3

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Open WhatsApp and start chatting with friends and family.

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What is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is the most popular mobile messaging app in the world, with over 2 billion active users. WhatsApp lets you send text and voice messages, share images, and make voice and video calls over your phone’s internet connection, which enables you to avoid SMS fees and international calling rates from your mobile carrier. You can also use WhatsApp on your computer.

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Why is WhatsApp blocked?

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption makes it more difficult for law enforcement agencies to spy on people. Certain governments in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America are uncomfortable with their citizens having too much privacy, so they often choose to partially or even totally block WhatsApp activity on their countries’ networks.

With ExpressVPN, you can connect to a server location outside of your country and regain full WhatsApp functionality. You can even trial ExpressVPN for 30 days to make sure it works for you!

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How does a VPN unblock WhatsApp?

A virtual private network like ExpressVPN takes all your internet traffic and sends it through an encrypted tunnel to a secure server location that acts like a location proxy for your device. Once you connect to a server location in a country where WhatsApp is not blocked, you can access WhatsApp as usual.

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WhatsApp security issues and alternatives

WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption by default, making it more secure than most messaging apps. Security experts, however, are concerned about how much data WhatsApp shares with its parent company, Facebook.

For more information about WhatsApp security and privacy concerns, as well as a list of alternatives, check out ExpressVPN’s list of the most secure messaging apps.

Unblock WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp calls on any device

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ExpressVPN works with WhatsApp on every platform: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and more. With ExpressVPN running in the background, you can make WhatsApp calls on mobile, or unblock WhatsApp Web on your computer.

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