Originally launched in 2003, Hi5 quickly became one of the most popular social networking sites, used by people all around the world. Together with its sister brand Tagged, today Hi5 has 300+ million registered members and is available in 15 languages.
Unlike Facebook, where users mostly connect to people they already know in real life, Hi5 is all about meeting new people. It actually has as a Tinder-style feature that allows finding other users nearby and is therefore often used as a dating site. It also has a strong focus on social gaming, which is another way to meet new people with shared interests.
Although Hi5 was one of the most popular social networks before the rise of the mobile web use, nowadays the Hi5 mobile app (free for Android and iOS) is the preferred way to access the network, allowing to chat, flirt and play games on the go.
Many workplaces and educational institutions often block access to Hi5 on their local networks along with other social media outlets, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The main reasoning behind such restriction is an aim to reduce distractions and increase productivity.
Therefore, if you try accessing your Hi5 account on your school or office Wi-Fi, there is a high chance you may not be able to do that. And this, of course, doesn’t sound right.
This is why many subscribers look for ways to unblock Hi5 and other restricted online services. By now, a reliable VPN service seems the most popular choice for that.
Websites are typically blocked by denying users access based on their IP address. When you connect to the Internet from your workplace, your IP address is detected as connected to the local network. From that moment, all the restrictions this network has are applied to you as well.
However, there’s no need to worry, because you can easily bypass them with NordVPN. It connects you to a remote VPN server and at the same time hides your IP address, making it look like you are physically located somewhere else. This allows you to access any online service you want, including your social media account while being at work or school.
What is more, NordVPN encrypts the Internet traffic between your device and the VPN server and keeps no logs of your activity. This way your data is safe from anyone trying to intercept or decipher.