Telegram VPN: Unblock Telegram anywhere
Some countries block Telegram because of its private and encrypted nature. Many school and office networks also prevent users from accessing Telegram to preserve bandwidth and lessen distractions.
Use ExpressVPN to unblock Telegram and stay in touch with your friends and family, wherever you are.
Unblock Telegram in 3 easy steps
Download ExpressVPN on the device you want to use with Telegram.
Connect to a VPN location where Telegram isn’t blocked.
Open Telegram and start chatting.
What is Telegram?
Telegram is a messaging app known for its privacy and security features. It’s a free service that can be used on mobile devices and computers. Apart from sending messages, Telegram allows you to send photos, videos, and other files to those in your contact list. You can also create public Telegram groups with a capacity of up to 200,000 people. The app enables free end-to-end encrypted voice calls across the world, saving you from long-distance carrier rates.
Why is Telegram blocked?
Telegram uses end-to-end encryption, which makes it nearly impossible for governments and other intrusive entities to spy on web communications. Some governments don’t want their citizens to have too much privacy, so they block the app, preventing anyone living or traveling in those countries from accessing it.
With ExpressVPN, you can connect to a server location in a different country to regain full Telegram functionality. Still unconvinced? Trial ExpressVPN for 30 days to ensure that it works for you!
How does a VPN unblock Telegram?
ExpressVPN routes all your internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel to a secure server location of your choice, giving you an IP address in that country. When you connect to a location where Telegram isn’t blocked, you can access the service without any restrictions.
While Telegram does offer end-to-end encryption, the feature isn’t enabled by default and you will have to set up the “secret chats” function for it to work. Otherwise, the contents of your chats are saved on Telegram’s servers, which might be disconcerting for some.
To learn more about the privacy levels of different messaging services, check out ExpressVPN’s list of the most secure messaging apps.
FAQ: Access Telegram with a VPN
Why can’t I access Telegram?
There are two main reasons you might not be able to access Telegram:
You are connecting from a country that blocks or censors Telegram
Your office or school doesn’t allow access to Telegram to preserve bandwidth or discourage distractions
Is it legal to use a VPN?
Using a VPN is perfectly legitimate—millions of people around the world access the internet via a VPN every day. VPN networks are used by companies to keep sensitive business data secure, and consumers use VPNs all the time to access censored services like Telegram.
Can I access Telegram from anywhere?
Yes! A VPN allows you to access Telegram from anywhere in the world.
If you’re traveling to a country where you think Telegram might be blocked, sign up to ExpressVPN before you leave to ensure you can get onto all your messaging and social media services wherever you are.
How do I use a VPN for Telegram?
Can I unblock Telegram from school?
Sure can! With a VPN, you can access Telegram without having to worry about local internet restrictions. Simply connect to a secure ExpressVPN server in a country where Telegram is available, and you’ll instantly have access.
How can I unblock my Telegram account?
If someone has blocked your account on Telegram, a VPN won’t help you get unblocked. Only the person who has blocked you can unblock you.
What other sites can I access with a VPN?
What devices can I use Telegram on?
Telegram is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac, Windows, and Linux
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers five devices simultaneously. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
Why use ExpressVPN?
Your data is protected by AES-256, the standard trusted by security experts.
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