How to access Facebook in China on android in 2017? It looks like a really complicated issue. As a matter of fact, the guide to tackle this issue is much easier than it imagines. In general, it will consist of the following three steps:
1.Sign up and set up a VPN account
2.Download and install the VPN application onto the systems or devices you want to use to visit Facebook from China
3.Click and start the VPN application and choose a server which locates where the Facebook service is accessible, for example, a server based in USA.As soon as connected, you will be able to unblock the restriction and visit Facebook in China
Facebook is one of the most important online social media and social networking services in the world. It has greatly affected the social life and activity of modern people in many ways. You can do a lot of interesting things on Facebook including viewing colorful pictures, reading articles and so on. With Facebook, you can keep in contact with your relatives, friends and other acquaintances continuously by using computers, mobile phones or other devices. It is a fast way for users to exchange ideas. It is a window to have a good knowledge of the world. People with common interests or beliefs can be united efficiently. Facebook has also made a change to the people’s communication way. Unlike email, users can engage others or be engaged with other’s posts by broadcasting or sharing the content. All in all, Facebook is a very important online social networking service. Whether you like it or not, it is an unavoidable part of your daily life.
While in China, it is a totally different case. Users in China cannot visit Facebook directly. The government has officially blocked the giant social networking service from being accessed in China. It is upsetting and annoying. It is hard to imagine what life will become if a user who loves Facebook so much but has to visit and stay in China for a long time without access to Facebook. It is not just an issue of lifestyle, but also a matter of freedom safeguard.
So, we are here to introduce a very effective and efficient way to you to access Facebook in China. The method is easy and simple to be put into practice. Both experts and common users can follow these guides to access Facebook in China within a couple of minutes.
There is more than one explanation regarding the question why Facebook is blocked in China. Among these explanations, the most popular is the one where Urumqi riots are mentioned. It is said that Facebook was blocked as a result of the 2009 riots because Xinjiang independence activists were using Facebook to help prepare those riots. While, some other people think that it is in fact because there were a few of users using the website to discover how poorly the Chinese government was in dealing with the riots and the Facebook failed to filter relevant photographs and articles.
No matter what the fact is, the Facebook being blocked in China issue is related with the riots in 2009. Some people thought that the block would be canceled in a short time after the event. While, the fact is the Facebook has been blocked all the time since then. Until right now, when you type the domain of Facebook in your web browser, you will be informed of the “time out” or other similar message implying failure of accessing. The Facebook is still totally blocked from being visited from within China as it was.
As a matter of fact, the block of Facebook is an executive order from the government. It means all the Internet Service Providers in the nation are legally liable to block the Facebook from being visited by users in China. That is to say, as long as you stay in China, whether you are at home or in a café, you are using a connection with which the Facebook is not accessible.
So how can we bypass the block securely? Yes, you can access the Facebook by using the VPN technology. With the VPN technology, the user is also allowed to connect to the regular ISP. The difference is it is via a virtual private network that will help protect your privacy and ensure security to a high degree. When a VPN is applied to establish the connection, the user is in fact giving himself a new IP address. Instead of the location and identity your original IP represents, others or services on the internet will recognize you as the location and identity your new IP represents. For example, if you are using a VPN and has choose a Canada based server to connect to, you are telling others or services on the internet that you are from Canada, not China. In this way, you will be allowed to fully access the Facebook in China.
The guide consists of three steps. And some pictures from the PIA is just for your reference.
Step 1: Sign up for an account
First, it is needed to go to the PIA’s website and pick up the service plan that you think it best for you. After that, you will be provided the options to make the payment. Choose the payment method and fill in all the information to complete. Usually, an email will be sent to you to confirm the account upon payment being completed. After confirming, let’s move to the next step to download and install the software onto your device.
Step 2: Download and install the VPN software
Usually, a link to download the software will be provided in the confirmation email. You may be presented with a list of software where software for different operating systems or devices are listed. Select the one for android system to finish downloading. The installation is easy, just click through the procedures as prompted all the way to complete.
Step 3: Connect to a server located in US or other proper server location on VPN
When the software is ready, the left you need to do is to start the application and choose a proper location. Since Facebook is an American online service, you can select any server located in US. If you like, you can also choose other locations like Canada. It is all up to you. Now everything is done. You can access website fully in China with your own Facebook account. If you don’t have an account, just go ahead to register a new account.
These are all the steps you need to do to access Facebook in China. It is super quick and easy for both expert and common user. It will only take about a couple of minutes and has turned to be effective and reliable. This guide is mainly made up three steps: sign up for an account; download and install the software; start the software and select a proper server location to establish the connection. You may use different VPN service providers like ExpressVPN, IPVanish VPN, NordVPN, PureVPN, etc. While no matter what brand of VPN services you use, the steps to use the program are similar. So this is not a guide for a particular VPN service, it is useful or helpful in using other brands of VPN services.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with Yoocare online expert for help.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on March 13, 2017 6:14 pm | How to Guides