Unblock WhatsApp anywhere with a VPN
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- Unblock WhatsApp for web, iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
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Unblock WhatsApp in 3 easy steps
Download ExpressVPN on the device you want to use with WhatsApp.
Connect to a VPN location anywhere WhatsApp is not blocked.
Open WhatsApp and start chatting with friends and family.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Why use ExpressVPN?
Download as much as you want, without your ISP or VPN capping certain kinds of traffic.
Get ultra-fast speeds for better video quality. Run the VPN Speed Test and see for yourself.
FAQ: Access WhatsApp with a VPN
Why can’t I access WhatsApp?
There are two main reasons you might not be able to access WhatsApp:
You are connecting from a country that blocks or censors WhatsApp
Your office or school doesn’t allow access to WhatsApp 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.
Can I access WhatsApp from anywhere?
Yes! A VPN allows you to access WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp?
Can I unblock WhatsApp at school?
Sure can! With a VPN, you can access WhatsApp without having to worry about local internet restrictions. Simply connect to a secure ExpressVPN server in a location where WhatsApp is available, and you’ll instantly have access.
Learn more about using ExpressVPN at school.
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