Imagine a society where you are not able to share your newly clicked photographs with your Facebook friends, or where there is no existence of social media like Instagram and YouTube. However, for most Chinese, this is not as big of a deal since Chinese have their versions of all of these social networking and sharing sites. WeChat is a must-have app for any foreigner coming to China.
But what about the foreigners who want to snap a selfie on Great Wall of China and want to post it instantly on Facebook to share their experiences? What about the craze of foreigners who wish to upload their videos of adventures at Huangshan on YouTube and Instagram? And we can’t forget the convenience of letting your friends and family see that you are happy and healthy in China.
Facebook is not merely a social media for chats and entertainment; rather it is a great tool for staying on top of your network. Looking at the various advantages and necessities of Facebook, various proxy software technologies have been developed that can help you access Facebook.
First and foremost, the technology that can be utilized is called VPN (Virtual Private Network). VPN is used to direct the search of client through encrypted and private means to an outside network so that local networks cannot detect the route of accessed information. With the help of a VPN, one can access the network and data of another place. For instance, while staying in a city in China, the user can access Facebook by using a fake IP address of a US city, or any preferred provided the VPN has the option.
VPN technology has revolutionized the ability for people in China to not only access social media, but content that is truthful (not monitored by the Chinese government). Foreigners and tourists too are advised to access this technology before landing on the soils of China.
You can also purchase VPN software for your phone or laptop which can be more dependable. Sometimes VPN does not work because it cannot be assessed in the remote areas of the Great Wall of China or in the Huangshan mountains.
HOW TO ACCESS FACEBOOK IN CHINA ON ANDROID/IPHONE
You can download and install the suitable VPN software based on the preference for speed, cost, access pace, preferred host country and similar relevant features. After an apt choice for suitable software has been done, next step involves the connection to the available network where Facebook is available, and then the entire of Facebook will be available at your dispense!
Step by Step:
1. Download and install a VPN app from your app store. There are many apps to choose from, some of which are free!
2. Select a city or country within the app. You can try different locations until you find one that works well. Sometimes some locations work better than others so you can switch to another location if the VPN is slow or not working.
3. Leave the app. It may take a while for a connection to occur. Now you can open facebook!
HOW TO ACCESS FACEBOOK IN CHINA WITHOUT VPN
Now this is a tricky and rather practically impossible query as it is nearly impossible to access Facebook or any other foreign social media in China without the presence of VPN since the Chinese government has completely banned access. VPNs are the only options to connect to the foreign virtual world.
HOW TO ACCESS FACEBOOK IN CHINA ON IPAD/ IPHONE
It is overwhelming news for iPhone and iPad users in China since these devices require no special setup to access Facebook. There is an application or exclusive software present in these devices that help you access twitter and Facebook. It is a bang on news for iPad and iPhone users since they do not have to hunt for VPN networks or proxy software technologies, or sites to help them access Facebook in China.
HOW TO USE FACEBOOK IN CHINA FOR FREE
Simply find a free download. Be sure to read some reputable reviews first to avoid viruses.
HOW TO USE INSTAGRAM IN CHINA
“Betternet” is the suggested app for this purpose. Tor browser can also be downloaded through VPN. The same process you use for Facebook can be used for Instagram and other apps.