Telegram Blocked In Your Country? Two Ways To Bypass The Restrictions!

Telegram messenger has been banned in many countries. It started with China, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Iran. Even in Russia, the court ordered an immediate ban on the messaging app.

The way it works is simple. It is either your ISP – that is asked to filter Telegram, so you can’t access the app anymore. Or the government blocking your access to the app.

Either way, there are two simple ways to access and unblock Telegra on your computer. We are sharing these methods for a reason:

Most Are Here To Access Telegram Groups / Channels

In the cryptocurrency space, there are hundreds and thousands of Telegram groups and channels. All of them have a purpose – to share an update with you.

And if your Telegram is blocked, you can’t open the app to see these messages. You miss out on a lot of ICO announcements, partnership news, and other meaningful updates.

For this reason alone, I have written this article. Even if you have a different reason, you can try these methods out and see which one works for you.

Here are the two methods:

Method 1: Tweak The Host Files

Communication happens via IP address, and this is where the host files are important. You will tweak the host file requesting it to locate, identify, and allow host on an IP network. To put it in simple words, you will edit the host file to access Telegram.

How to do that? Simple:

On Windows 10 and Windows 8: 

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type Notepad
  3. From the search result, right click the Notepad
  4.  Select Run as administrator.
  5. Select Notepad -> Open -> Paste this: c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.

This will open the hosts file. Add these lines:

On Mac OS:

  1. Open Finder
  2. From the menu, select Go -> Go To Folder…
  3. Type this: /etc/hosts
  4. Right click on the hosts file and open using any editor.

Add these lines (similar as above):

That’s it. This will unblock the Telegram web version, so you can login (using your phone number and the code) to open and use the messaging app on your browser.

Source: Reddit

Method 2: Use VPN To Bypass Restrictions

VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology allows you to access websites remotely and anonymously as they change your IP address. You can use VPNs to access the web version of Telegram.

The tricky part, however, is to know which VPN is suitable for your country. We have a list of popular and free VPNs that you can try:

Even Super VPN is another free VPN client popular among smartphone users – and is available for download (for Android / for iOS).

Remember: When the Internet connection is weak or poor, VPNs will not work. So make sure you are using VPN under a high-speed connection.


We have listed two useful methods. First method requires you to tweak the hosts file, so you can ask your local computer to connect with Telegram. It is a bit complex for first-timers but requires no additional tools.

The second method was all about VPNs. These are third-party services you use to change your IP address – to maintain your privacy – and access blocked websites right from the comfort of your home / office.

There are other methods out there but I believe these two are enough. And if you know any other simple way to access Telegram app in blocked countries, feel free to share it with us.

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