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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.

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Unblock Telegram in 3 easy steps

Step 1

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Download ExpressVPN on the device you want to use with Telegram.

Step 2

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Connect to a VPN location where Telegram isn’t blocked.

Step 3

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Open Telegram and start chatting.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Telegram alternatives

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.

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ExpressVPN reliably unblocks Telegram on every platform: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and more. With ExpressVPN running in the background, you can send Telegram chats or make Telegram calls, wherever you are.

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