Instructions for bypassing the Telegram lock. How to activate SOCKS 5

The telegram channel tnews_ru has published instructions on how to bypass a possible blocking of Telegram, a popular messenger developed by the team of Pavel Durov. The article describes a workaround that is based on the use of the SOCKS5 network protocol. This protocol imperceptibly forwards data packets from the client to the server via a proxy server.

SOCKS is a network protocol that allows client-server applications to transparently (transparently to them) use services behind firewalls (firewalls). The option is already available in Telegram Desktop and Mac, and mobile customers will receive it in the next update.

Tip: enable the automatic update option in the settings.

How to keep access to Telegram after the messenger is blocked in Russia?

First turn on SOCKS5 before blocking.

If for some reason you do not have time to do it, then you will have a hard time, because From Russian Google Play and AppStore, Telegram clients are likely to disappear. Here will help Vpn and Tor, through which you can download Telegram in American stores. But do not flatter yourself - ahead is the law on the prohibition of means of circumventing locks, adopted in the first reading in the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Tip: in the Android settings, allow updates not to be downloaded from the official store, and download the Telegram update from the messenger site.

SOCKS 5 Setup

We give instructions in Russian:

1) Go to the desktop Telegram settings and click "Default (now: TCP)".

2) Switch the “Connection Type” menu to “TCP socks5 proxy”

3) Enter the address of the proxy server (for example,, the corresponding port (1080). It is better to use the proxy addresses of America, Germany, Sweden or England. Then put a tick "Use IPv6" and save.

How to find a proxy server?

Just follow the links below:

US Proxy
Proxy server of England
Germany Proxy
Sweden Proxy

Just take the server for SOCKS5, do not confuse with HTTP.

You can configure from this free list (socks - ).

Now, by default, your Telegram will connect through the selected proxy server.

Addition: If you have problems with the connection, you need to configure Windows Firewall - add to the allowed applications Telegram. Make it easy, but you must have administrator rights.


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