Snapshots are an early access testing build for Minecraft that Mojang themselves periodically releases. These versions of the game are unrefined and include upcoming updates and changes to the game. Mojang allows players to play snapshots in order to receive feedback, bug reports, etc. Only the Java version of the game has this feature.
To play in any of the snapshots that Mojang releases you will need to follow the instructions below
Open the Minecraft launcher
Find and click the drop-down menu on the home page
Select ‘Latest snapshot’ from the menu that appears
Now launch the game
Snapshots are pre-release build that has upcoming updates such as new items, mobs, blocks, etc. They are made available to players before the update is pushed for release as a means of beta testing the patch. This allows the developer team at Mojang to gather valuable feedback, bug reports, player experiences, etc.
Snapshots are testing versions of Minecraft that are released by Mojang periodically. They come with new features and content for players to try out. Everyone who has the Java edition of the game can access the snapshot releases.
A. Usually, the next upcoming update is in the snapshot releases. This can include new items, mobs, biomes, etc.
A. No, unfortunately only Java Edition has access to snapshot releases.