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About this app

Outline is an easy way for you to set up your own virtual private network (VPN) server to more safely access the open internet and keep your communications private.

If you have received an access key, download the Outline app to get started.

If you haven’t received an access key, you’ll first need to set-up your own server. Get started by downloading the Outline Manager from getoutline.org. Creating your own server is quick and easy, and instructions in the Manager will guide you through each step.

How Do I Set Up Outline?
- Outline consists of two related products: the Outline Manager and Outline.
- The Outline Manager lets you create and operate your own VPN, and share access with anyone you choose by sending them an invitation directly from the Manager. Once you’ve downloaded the Manager, you can easily set up a VPN server on a cloud provider in less than five minutes.
- After setup is complete, you can download the Outline app on your phone and desktop.
- Share internet access with coworkers or friends by inviting them directly from the Manager.
- If you’ve received an access code from someone using an Outline Manager you’re all set! Just download the app and get started.

Why use Outline?
- Fast, reliable access to the open internet, powered by the Shadowsocks protocol
- Allows you to create and maintain your own VPN server and provide access with those you trust
- Strong encryption keeps your communications private
- Completely open source and audited by a nonprofit security firm
Updated on
Apr 15, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

21.7K reviews
Gregory G.
August 2, 2023
Pretty good app. I like the idea of my own vpn. I wish it was pre-setup to work with more cloud providers. Yes, you can set it up yourself to work with whomever your cloud provider is but its much easier to do when they are preconfigured. Still, a good and useful app. Update: After playing with it, it's easy to set-up with many cloud providers. I also looked around online & found low end VPS boxes out there. I have an VPN running for about $2 a month. That I have more control over (logging).
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June 13, 2024
Thanks for the app, it's easy to use, but there is an issue. I think it takes a long time to connect, and sometimes it doesn't work when I want to disconnect it. I have to stop it by using "force stop".
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Golden Dragon
January 4, 2024
It became literally impossible to disconnect recently. If you have your VPN turned on for more than 5 minutes and then try to disconnect, it starts "disconnecting" you forever, while the VPN is still on, and restarting the phone doesn't help. The only way to disconnect when it happens is to go to phone settings and force stop the app, which is very annoying to do every time
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