Will WhatsApp work with Surfshark?

In this article, you will learn how to use Surfshark with the WhatsApp application.

To proceed, you need to have WhatsApp installed and have an active Surfshark subscription. You can find the available plans on Surfshark’s pricing page.

We will cover the following:

  1. Will WhatsApp work with Surfshark?
  2. How to use WhatsApp with Surfshark


Will WhatsApp work with Surfshark?

WhatsApp should work with Surfshark. In some countries, WhatsApp might not be available on the Play Store. In this case, download WhatsApp on Android devices right here.

After installing Surfshark and WhatsApp, you can start setting it up for the connection.


How to use WhatsApp with Surfshark

  1. Open Surfshark and connect to a location of your choice. You can make sure that the connection is successful by following our guide on how to make sure Surfshark VPN is working.

    NOTE: If you are currently in a country with network restrictions, refer to our article on connecting from countries with network restrictions to properly establish your VPN connection. 

  2. Once you are connected to Surfshark successfully, launch the WhatsApp application.

  3. Try to make a call to check whether Surfshark works with WhatsApp.


In case you are having issues, try the following suggestions:

  • Test WhatsApp by connecting to a different location on the Surfshark app.
  • Change the protocol on the Surfshark app. You will find this option if you go to Settings > VPN Settings > Protocol. Try OpenVPN (UDP), WireGuard, and OpenVPN (TCP) protocols;
  • Try disabling other features, like CleanWeb and Bypasser.


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