We’re shaking up our routine when it comes to blogging about the app and want you to know.

We’re pivoting away from a post for every new stable release to posts that focus on what’s truly newsworthy (did someone say split tunneling on Windows? soon…).

Fun fact – we’ve been at this for over 11 years! Before we lay this routine to rest, take one final look back with us at some of the more memorable release moments (there was a day when we offered only 2 exit countries)


Today is no ordinary.

Today is THE day to beta test our split tunneling feature on Windows!

Get it now, go for a spin (inside and outside the VPN tunnel), and let us know how it went!


Ads on, ads off – before you start swiping back and forth in the app, let’s dig deeper into how we’ve set up this DNS feature, how we define what DNS means and how you can contribute to our lists on GitHub.

Pros and cons: DNS blocking vs. ad-blocking plugin:

+ Blocks unwanted content on the entire system
+ No additional plugins
+ Works on systems where traditional ad-blocking isn’t available

- Not as effective in the browser
- Not as smart as browser plugins


Jump over the Atlantics with us: introducing map in iOS app!

Just a beta so be gentle and report any bug. It's set to roll out automatically and you can expect an update on your device within seven days from now.

Everyone procrastinates but eventually the inevitable catches up: we’ve now set the date for termination of global ports as the 1st August this year.

If you want to retain the same port number you have today, then contact support@mullvad.net with the port number and the city you want it assigned to, 30th July at the latest.


We've all appreciated those award-winning commercials worthy of every bit of praise, but we also got our fair share of dreadful ads. Soon we will release an on/off-button for Ad-blocking in our app (beta out any day now). Until then, do this if you please:

Add and test any or all of these DNS servers under advanced settings and give us your feedback: – for Ad-blocking – for Tracker blocking – for Ad + Tracker blocking


Trim your ears (podcast in Swedish), plug in your favorite headset and take 66 minutes off!

Oskar and Linus from our App team joined @bjoreman at Kodsnack for an episode where they talked about how we build an app without any telemetrics, internet as it is supposed to be and how seriously we take our No-logging of user activity policy.

And in the end Linus performs a perfect pitch of our tamper proofing nail polish. kodsnack.se/419/

Being an early adopter comes with its fair share of surprises.

When we passed half a million WireGuard keys, we got latency spikes every 10 minutes. In the end, we found out that it was our own scheduled task of removing old keys that caused this latency. Removing keys was about 100 times slower than adding them.

This has now been solved by WireGuard, and we will be rolling out the fix to all our servers tomorrow (26th May).

Jump right in to read our roll out-plan: mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/25/no-

Time to summarize one of the biggest failures of our time. Corporate businesses and government agencies are all collecting data and thereby breaking universal laws. Ready to take action? We know what to do. mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/20/big

Big data is still one of the biggest failures of our time. Blog two out of three asks itself: one data point is all it takes? Not really. However, as soon as a series of data is collected, remaining anonymous becomes impossible.

Jump right in and we will show by example how one single data point put together in a series makes it impossible to stay anonymous: mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/12/big

The vast amount of data collected today makes it possible to predict political opinions, beliefs, religion, and interests, a collection of data that is strictly forbidden by law. And in great need of abidance.

May 2021 from our perspective: three blog posts, three weeks – same theme, and with an obvious call to action: jump-start your privacy journey right away! mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/6/big-

Perhaps one of our most important blog post’s ever. A long and important read about how the foundations of democracy, with inalienable rights and freedoms, has been replaced by “control and surveillance”. Or as we call it; (L)awful interception. mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/22/law

Car Did Not Start? Sadly we’re not mechanics, but we offer support for another kind of DNS! Custom DNS server config in the Mullvad VPN app for desktop and Android. Before using, know the role DNS servers play when you’re trying to protect your privacy: mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/15/sup

Living abroad and wanting a better experience for your dual-country browsing habits? Try our SOCKS proxy on for size! Hop over to our blog and learn how: mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/8/sock

As a kid, did you write invisible messages with lemon juice and did you use a Caesar cipher to scramble them? Making the leap to communicating with encrypted emails isn’t so difficult, and it’s a great way to step up your privacy game. Here’s how: mullvad.net/help/using-encrypt

P.S. A = A-11

“Why Mullvad VPN?” you might say. 🤔 We’re glad you asked!
👍 If you’re thinking about entrusting your privacy with us, we expect you to ask this key question. Click onward to find out what we believe sets us apart, on our shiny new page! 🌟 mullvad.net/why-mullvad-vpn/

Hallo Deutschland, Österreich, Nederland en België! Coucou la Belgique ! Witaj Polsko! Announcing Mullvad’s biggest payment method expansion ever: now you can top up your account with either giropay, EPS, iDEAL, Bancontact or Przelewy24. 🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇳🇱 🇧🇪 🇵🇱 mullvad.net/blog/2021/3/16/mak

Not a fan of eavesdropping? We now have a public DNS service up as a beta that offers DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS, with QNAME minimization and basic ad blocking. Audited by Assured and only a guide away: mullvad.net/help/dns-over-http

A search engine is a harmless and privacy-neutral tool, right? We’ve got 3 questions on our blog that will keep you from ducking the issue, plus a privacy-friendly alternative that won’t ruffle your feathers. @DuckDuckGo mullvad.net/blog/2021/2/24/don

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