How does a VPN unblock Snapchat?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It's a private tunnel between you and the rest of the internet. Your VPN app encrypts all data traveling into and out of your device, including Snapchat, so third parties like your Wi-Fi provider can't read it.
That means school, office, or government firewalls won't be able to see that you're using Snapchat, and won't be able to block it.
Why access Snapchat with a VPN?
Over 100 million people a day use Snapchat to share photos and videos with friends. Many of those users are students whose schools block access to Snapchat and other social media. Using a VPN defeats school firewalls to unblock Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Some countries in the Middle East and Asia censor social media sites to limit freedom of expression. Using a VPN defeats government censorship to unblock Snapchat, Google, YouTube, and more.
Free public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to enjoy Snapchat without using up precious data. But public networks are also an easy way for attackers to hijack your connection and read your data. Using a VPN protects your internet traffic from hackers, corporations, and other third-parties.