We are a giant network of temporary proxies, contributed by volunteers around the world, to keep the internet free and open.
Snowflake is a decentralized system to defeat internet censorship.
It is stronger and harder to block than any VPN.
Anyone can access the full internet through Snowflake Proxies. Anyone with a good connection can help others by contributing a Snowflake Proxy to the network. It's as easy as leaving a browser tab open or installing the browser extension.
Help, my connection is blocked!
If your internet access is censored, currently the way to use Snowflake is via Tor Browser. With Tor Browser, Snowflake is available automatically, as an unblockable entry point into the Tor network.
My connection is good, I want to help!
If your internet access is not censored, you should consider installing the Snowflake Browser Extension to help users in censored networks.
There is no need to worry about which websites people are accessing through your proxy. Their visible browsing IP address will match their Tor exit node, not yours.
How does it work?
For more detailed information about how Snowflake works, see our documentation wiki.
1. If you don't want to install a Browser Extension, you can also just leave this browser tab open (Make sure to click "Enable".)
2. You can also embed the Snowflake Proxy into any website, using this snippet of code:
Which looks like this:
3. If you are more technical, you can run a command-line version of the Snowflake Proxy on your desktop or server. See our community documentation for running a standalone Snowflake proxy.
If you encounter problems with Snowflake as a client or a proxy, please consider filing a bug report. There are two ways to file a bug report:
- Request an account at the Tor Project GitLab, then open a new issue in the Snowflake project.
- File an anonymous ticket by generating an identifier and logging in with it. Then, find the Snowflake project in the List of all projects and create a new issue.
Please try to be as descriptive as possible with your ticket and if possible include log messages that will help us reproduce the bug.
I want to learn more!
If you are a developer or otherwise interested in being more involved in helping build and grow the Snowflake Project... the original architect of Snowflake has returned, has open office hours, and is hiring. There is much to do.