Using FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad
Facebook and WhatsApp are two much-loved social media platforms. Almost 7 million Dutch use Facebook daily (Oosterveer, 2022), and over 9 million Dutch use WhatsApp daily (Marktvizier, 2022). It is therefore clear that the two platforms are a big part of our lives. It is therefore more than logical to want to use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad
In some countries, a problem arises around the two social media platforms. Does the plane you are traveling on land in countries such as Egypt, China, and Pakistan, among others? If so, you can swing to posting a nice holiday snapshot while you are still in that country.
This is also the case with WhatsApp. Like FaceBook, WhatsApp is not allowed in Egypt, China, and Pakistan, among others. Even in Iran and Cuba, you should not expect to be able to easily send a WhatsApp message.
When you are abroad, you still hope you can use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad. So why is it that this is not the case? And what can we do about this? That’s where we are going to help you today!
It’s not just FaceBook and WhatsApp you can’t always use abroad
It’s not just FaceBook and WhatsApp you can’t always use abroad. For instance, in Turkey, it is not possible to use Wikipedia, and in Russia not only is it not possible to scroll on FaceBook but Instagram is also a no-go. In 2017, Turkey even banned the website booking.com indefinitely. The list of countries where it is not possible to use certain platforms does not end here by a long shot. There are (unfortunately) too many to list them all.
Facebook and WhatsApp abroad: why is this not always possible?
It will happen to you. You go on a trip and as soon as you step off the plane you want to inform your loved ones that you have landed safely. Yet this turns out to be easier said than done.
You open Whatsapp but the app does not make a sound. So you send a message via FaceBook; after all, you do have internet. This also turns out to be a story with a bad ending. You ask the internet for advice: ‘Why can’t I manage to use Facebook and WhatsApp abroad?’
The will of the government is the law
In the Netherlands, we live in a free country. We can research new information ourselves without government interference. In a lot of countries, including Egypt, China, Pakistan, Iran, and Cuba, things are very different. Living in countries like these is like a puppet show with the government pulling the strings. The will of the government is the law.
Withholding the ‘truth’
The government of the aforementioned countries, where there is a strict regime, want to guard the country’s inhabitants from outside information, often from a political point of view. After all, in their eyes, there is only one truth, and that is their own. Information shared through platforms like FaceBook and WhatsApp can throw a spanner in the government’s works. Too many factors can make the inhabitants of a country come face to face with the ‘truth’, which is not theirs!
Banning or blocking
Ultimately, how does a government ensure that no one in a country can use a particular application? The government of a country takes care of that by banning or blocking the app. This also ultimately ensures that you as a traveler cannot always use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad. Of course, this is where you want a solution! That’s where GOOSE VPN can help!
With a VPN connection, you can use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad.
So how is it still possible to use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad? That’s where a VPN connection comes in!
When you use a VPN connection, a secure connection is created between you and the internet. Your internet traffic is redirected through a VPN server when using a VPN connection. This VPN server can be located anywhere in the world, and like your device, it has its IP address.
A VPN connection ensures that the IP address of your device is shielded and that the IP address of the VPN server is linked to your device.
So why is it so important that the IP address of a VPN server is linked to your device? It has to do with your location. Once a party knows your IP address, they can also find out your location. If you are in China and want to open FaceBook or WhatsApp, it will not be possible because your IP address gives away that you are in China. By connecting to a VPN server in a country where these platforms are allowed, you can bypass the government’s blockades in a country where the platforms are not allowed.
Using FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad in 4 simple steps
Always use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad without a hitch is done in 4 simple steps:
- Subscribe to a VPN provider, for example, GOOSE VPN
- nstall the VPN on your device. You can even install a VPN on your router!
- Log into your account and choose the VPN connection in a country where FaceBook and/or WhatsApp are allowed
- You can now use FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad worry-free
Using FaceBook and WhatsApp abroad with GOOSE VPN
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