How To Block Snapchat App On The Router? [Updated 2022]

As we all know, Snapchat is one of the most popular and widely used social media messaging app. Because of its unique features, all age users are addicted to this app. And some people have a habit of opening Snapchat anywhere, anytime. Due to the addiction, they get clutched with the app.

Are you addicted to the Snapchat app and want to get rid of it? Or, Are you irritated?because your child/family members/workers using Snapchat all the time without doing their work and wasting their time on Snapchat.

Then don’t worry, we are here with the solution on how you can stop your child/family members/workers from using Snapchat all the time, and if you trust in yourself, then you can also try this to stop using the Snapchat app.

If you want to stay away from Snapchat or want someone to stop using Snapchat then, you can block the Snapchat app on your router so that no one will be able to access Snapchat from the router. Still, they can use it from a mobile data network.

Block Snapchat  App On The Router

There are various method and applications available to block the Snapchat app on the router; every app work similarly. So without any delay, I will suggest two ways to block Snapchat on the router.

How to block Snapchat on the router? [OpenDNS]

[Note: Make sure your router support DNS and you have created an OpenDNS account.]

OpenDNS is a straightforward method, and you can perform this method smoothly without any problem. You need to access your router IP and add Snapchat to the blacklist, but wait just adding Snapchat is not enough; you have to add other links to block Snapchat from the router.

Before that, make sure you have an account and Configured the DNS setting on your router.

Configure DNS

  • Go to the Web browser.
  • Log-in to your router.
  • Access DNS settings.
  • And click on the radio button to set DNS manually.
  • Finally, enter DNS 1 and  DNS 2 and click on the apply changes.

Now, go to the welcome DNS and make sure you get successfully changed messages after you apply the changes. If you get a triumphant note, then follow the steps mentioned below.

How to use OpenDNS to block the Snapchat app on the Router?

  1. Open any web browser on your device.
  2. And login to OpenDNS.
  3. After that, you see taps on the top navigation bar.
  4.  Now, click on the  Settings from the top navigation bar.
  5. After that, you will see an option to choose or add a network with an IP address and Setting. Click on the Add this network.
  6. Enter the name for your IP address and tap done.
  7. Now, your network is added to the section ‘Your Networks.’
  8. After that, click on the name of the IP network.
  9. Now, under Manage Individual domains, you will see a text box to block domains.
  10. Click on the text box and enter all the domains mentioned below.
  11. Finally, click on Add Domain.

[Note: Make sure you enter an individual domain and click on the Add Domain.]

Domain Links:

There you go after you add all the domains mentioned above, don’t forget to restart your device. And you won’t be able to use Snapchat from a particular network. You have successfully blocked the Snapchat app on the WiFi- router.

Block Snapchat using SonicWall (App Rules – Application Firewall)

As we all know, Snapchat uses HTTPS to get connected with the network or to exchange data due to its privacy and security level. So Sonicwall is the best application to block Snapchat. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below. But before that, you should know how to access the SonicWall Management Interface and login into it.

  1. Login to the SonicWall Management UserInterface.
  2. And go to the Manage option.
  3. Now, under objects tap on the Match Objects page.
  4. After that, click on the Add New Match Object.
  5. Now, enter the name (Snapchat) of Match Object.
  6. And select the type from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click the Custom Object and choose Exact Match.
  8. Now you have to enter hexadecimal to represent the input (Domain hexadecimal value).
  9. So, add hexadecimal value for domain under Content and click Add. For example: – 6665656c696e736f6e6963650761707073706f7403636f6d
  10. Make sure you enter one hexadecimal value at once while adding. After you finish adding all domains.
  11. Finally, click on the Ok button.

[Things you should know: Make sure that you have select the connection side and direction side. If not, set it under App control settings under Match Object.]

Is It Possible to Block Snapchat From Router?

Yes, it is possible to block Snapchat from the router, and there are different methods to block Snapchat from the router. OpenDNS and SonicWall are the best options to prevent your Snapchat from the router in a different way.

Follow any method mentioned above to block Snapchat from your router. And not only Snapchat, but you can also prevent other apps from using these steps mentioned above.

In Conclusion

There you go, now you can easily block Snapchat from your router, you can follow one or both the methods mentioned above.

Now, your children and family won’t be able to use Snapchat in-home, and they will be habitual and quiet Snapchat. Also, you can use this method in the office so that your worker stops using Snapchat in-office time and do his task in time.

But we don’t guarantee that they won’t use their mobile data to use the internet, from where they can use Instagram. But if they use data, then don’t say anything and block Snapchat from your router, and they will get tired of trying to open Snapchat. And your problem is solved.

We think you are successful in blocking the Snapchat app on the router. If you have face any problem regarding blocking Snapchat, you can leave us a comment in our comment section we will try to solve your problem.

And for more helpful guides on Snapchat, click on the link Snapchat Tips.

Thank You.