How to unblock Facebook anywhere

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If you’ve been searching How to Unblock Facebook and had no joy then you’re finally in luck. In this article I’m going to show you how you can unblock Facebook virtually anywhere.

Facebook is one of, if not the biggest social media network in the world. Around the world people log in daily to check on the status of their friends and family, keep in touch with loved ones and even keep up with the business world.

Finding Facebook blocked is a common problem and there are many different scenarios. Often Facebook can be blocked countrywide for political reasons as has been the case in some parts of Africa and Asia. Facebook is also permanently blocked in China.

On a lower end scale the social network is often blocked across school, college, university and even workplace networks.

Thankfully there is a simple solution to unblock Facebook in any country or across any network and it’s possible by using a tool called a VPN.

How to unblock Facebook anywhere

If you’ve tried to access Facebook and it’s blocked in your country, on your school network, in university, in work or anywhere else then a VPN will allow you to access.

A VPN is a small piece of software for your desktop PC or Mac or an app for your mobile device that allows you to encrypt your connection and access the internet via another location.

When you try and access Facebook directly your network blocks you from accessing and you might see a restricted access message similar to the one below.

Unblock Facebook anywhere

Disappointing being blocked.

Using a VPN encrypts your connection on your computer or mobile device, it sends this encrypted information to a “VPN Server” which is run by a third party and located elsewhere, it is then unencrypted and your request passed to Facebook.

The information sent back from Facebook is then encrypted by the VPN Server and sent to you.

The network between you and the third party VPN server which usually is responsible for blocking Facebook can’t read this encrypted information and so can’t block you from accessing Facebook.

All your network sees is a secure connection, similar to one if you accessed a HTTPS site like your bank or another website that stores sensitive information.

Where to get a VPN to unblock Facebook

As privacy has become a big issue online and VPN services are intended to protect your privacy there are thousands of companies to choose from.

There are many good choices and we compared 20 different providers in our VPN Comparison Guide.

Not all VPN providers are created equally so below I’ve listed our three top rated VPN providers. I’ve personally tested these and found them to be three of the best in the industry. They’re all suitable for unblocking Facebook worldwide but if you want my recommendation I would opt for IPVanish, the other two are good choices too!

  1. IPVanish
  2. StrongVPN
  3. ExpressVPN

All you need to do is click one of the provider names to visit their site and sign up. Once you’ve signed up check the section below where I’ll show you how to use the VPN service to unblock Facebook anywhere.

How to use the VPN to unblock Facebook anywhere

All three recommended VPN providers above offer software for both PC and Mac but they also offer apps for Android and iOS devices. This means you will be able to access Facebook from any device you choose.

You’ll be glad to know you can download and install both the desktop software and the mobile apps so you’ll be able to unblock Facebook on all your devices.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed either the desktop software or app then you need to consider your situation.

If Facebook is blocked on a school, university, work or other similar network then you can connect to a VPN server in your own country.

If you live in a country that has restrictive internet such as China then you’ll need to connect to a VPN server outside of your own country. Choosing a VPN server in the closest possible country will give you the best speed.

Simply select your own country or a country you want to connect to and press connect. Once connected you’ll be able to access Facebook as if nothing was ever blocked in the first place.

As an example with the IPVanish Windows software you should go to Server Selection and then List or Map. You can select from their list of available countries as can be seen in the image below. Pick a country and hit connect.

IPVanish 2016 Server List

IPVanish Windows software.

That’s all there is to it, enjoy accessing Facebook from anywhere at any time!

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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