How to use Telegram after blocking

Today the Tagansky court decided to block Telegram in Russia. The judge granted the suit of Roskomnadzor, and

it was allowed to start blocking the service even before the decision came into force.

The reason Telegram is blocked isthat the creators of the service refused to give the FSB encryption keys for user correspondence. The Telegram leadership did not do this, because, according to them, this is simply not technically possible.



Fortunately, there are several ways to help bypass the lock and continue to use the messenger as usual. Below we will tell you about them.

How to bypass the lock Telegram using VPN, Tor and anonymizing

This method is very convenient, since practicallyAll browsers have anonymizer extensions and functions that allow you to use the web version of Telegram. In addition, there are Tor browsers and many different VPN changing services for computers and smartphones.

In essence, the way is that you change your location from Russia to another country and due to this you can use the service.



Step 1: On an iPhone or Mac, go to the App Store and enter VPN in the search. Select an application from the many available and download it.

Step 2: Open the installed application and follow the on-screen instructions to configure the VPN. In each application, this process will be slightly different, but the result will be the same everywhere.

After switching to a server in another country, Telegram should work as usual.

By the same principle, you can download the Tor browser through a search engine or use the anonymizer functions in the browser that you usually use.

If you have any difficulties, you can use our instructions:

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How to use a proxy server in Telegram

The first threat of blocking appeared in the pastyear, and even then an update of the messenger was released with a function that allows you to configure the proxy server in the application itself. This method works on the same principle as a VPN.

Step 1: Open Telegram and go to Settings.

Step 2: Go to Settings. In section Additional settings select Connection method (on Mac) or in the section Data and Drive select Use proxy (on the iPhone).

Step 3: Choose an option TCP through socks5 (Mac) or SOCKS5 (iPhone). In the menu that opens, you need to enter the server data, which can be found in any service selling proxy servers, for example here.

In the Server item, enter the address of the server you need, in the Port item, enter its port, and leave the Username and Password items empty.



You can also configure the proxy server so that it works in all applications on the iPhone and iPad.

  • How to set up a proxy server on iPhone and iPad

Auto proxy setup

Automatic proxy settings are suitable for any devices and clients, and perhaps this is the easiest and fastest way.

Below you will find a list of links to a free installation of settings:

  1. (bot)
  2. (bot)
  3. - if it doesn’t work, you need to go through the VPN
  4. - if it doesn’t work, you need to go through the VPN
  5. (bot)

That's all. After that, save the settings and continue to use the messenger without any problems.

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