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How To Unblock Instagram At School

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Instagram (instagram.com) is a popular social networking service having more than 130 million users. The service was launched in October, 2010 and acquired by Facebook in April, 2012. Instagram allows its users to record photos and videos, enhance them with pre-made digital filters and even share them on a variety of social networking sites like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Foursquare and Flickr. The service also includes a hastag feature allowing people to discover interesting photos and connect with like-minded Instagrammers. If you would like to learn how to unblock Instagram at school, please read on for our step-by-step instructions.

Instagram was initially released as an iOS-only app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The support for Android devices was added in April, 2012 but there are still no official Instagram apps available for Windows mobile, Symbian and Blackberry platforms. The iOS and Android apps for Instagram are incredibly popular and have been downloaded millions of times. Instagram also allows you to log into the service from any computer but the facility to register an account is available only through the mobile apps.

Blocking Of Instagram At Schools And Workplaces

Due to its cool photo recording, editing and sharing capabilities, Instagram has quickly become one of the most visited sites at schools, universities and workplaces. In addition, a lot of celebrities have created their profiles on Instagram which has further enhanced its appeal among young users. This has naturally force the school and workplace authorities to take notice and block Instagram within their networks to save bandwidth and encourage the students and employees to engage in productive activities.

How Schools And Workplaces Are Able To Block Instagram

When you connect to the internet from your school or workplace, your computer or mobile device gets a unique number (IP address) assigned to it by your school or office network. As long as you are connected to the network, you are bound by the rules laid down by the network administrators managing your school or organization network. What this essentially means is that you would not be able to access Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Instagram and gaming sites if your school or office administration has decided to block access to it.

To unlock Instagram, you will need to change your IP address so that you can bypass site-specific restrictions set by your administrators and your online activities remain hidden from them. Virtual private networks (VPNs) and proxies are renowned as the easiest methods available to change IP address. However, use of proxy for accessing blocked sites should be avoided since most proxies are considered to be slow and they may even reveal your true IP address thus defeating the whole purpose of using a proxy. VPNs do a much better job of hiding true IP addresses and they even deliver great speeds that are required for accessing sites like Instagram.

How To Access Instagram At School Or Workplace With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a reliable VPN service provider. There are many well-known VPN providers like PureVPNExpressVPNVyprVPNOverplay,Invisible BrowsingHideMyAss and IPVanish that deliver top speeds and enhanced security at very affordable rates.

Step 2: Set up the VPN service on your Smartphone, tablet or computer. Configuring the service on mobile devices is easy; you just need to modify certain network settings as specified by your service provider. For computers, the setup process is usually different and you may have to install a VPN client provided by your VPN provider.

Step 3: Save and apply the changes. For desktops and laptops, you may also need to restart the machine for the new network settings to take effect. Mobile devices do not need a reboot, however you do need to close and restart Instagram app for it to use the latest network settings.

Step 4: Connect to the VPN service by tapping on the Connect button or by clicking on the VPN icon.

Step 5: Close and restart Instagram app and see whether you are able to log into the site and use all its features. To access the site from computers, just type the URL of the site in your favorite browser and see if it opens up without any problem. If you experience slow speeds while connecting to the site, choose a different VPN server that is closest to your current location.

August 20, 2013
  1. geiry said on October 19, 2013 12:59 am:

    i want u to unblock this

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