Proxy settings in Telegram

Telegram is the undisputed leader among instant messengers in the CIS countries, but not only. Starting its journey in 2013, for many, this messenger has already become an integral part of everyday life. Data transfer, getting the latest news, keeping in touch with friends and family, and much more are provided by Telegram, and it does it in an incredibly convenient form. What is the telegram phenomenon? On this topic, you can do a doctoral thesis, for sure, but in the understanding of many users, all the best qualities of the messenger are quite simple: real anonymity of data, stable operation of the application, and its intuitive system of use.

Unfortunately, it is precise because of its anonymity and closeness to external sources and data that this messenger is objectionable to some regions. In countries where there are some difficulties with freedom of speech, Telegrams are mercilessly blocked. The messenger itself copes well with these blockings, which was shown to us not so long ago in a “collision” with Roskomnadzor, but it’s better to take matters into your own hands.

The application can be accessed from anywhere in the world where there is access to the free Internet (Hello, North Korea), but proxies will be very useful to us for this. You also need to understand that telegram proxies are supported by any version of the application, except for the web version. If you need to access the telegram web version, you will have to configure a network connection to a proxy server.

What proxies to choose?

In this plan, there are only 2 basic options all proxies are divided into Paid (private) and free (public) proxies.

Paid proxies:

Provide a stable connection due to data caching

Maintain data and user anonymity

Exclude the option of using a proxy by 3rd parties

Reduce the risks of blocking to an extreme minimum.

As for free proxies, the situation is exactly the opposite. Yes, of course, you can find several average options among them, but this will cost you several dozen account locks, at best. You never know who uses public proxies besides you, and this is completely unreliable and opens access to your data to intruders.

Let’s analyze the most popular ways to configure proxy servers for Telegram:

Using a proxy server in Telegram, based on Android.

  • Open the settings and go to the «Data and Memory» section.
  • We will open a new window, and in the line «Proxy» click on their settings
  • Select the «Add proxy» button
  • Of the two options, select the proxy protocol for Socks5.
  • Fill in the server and port lines. We also fill in the lines called login and password. Click «Share»

Using a proxy server in Telegram, based on iOS: iPhone/iPad

  • Opening the settings
  • In the settings, select «Data and memory»
  • In the new field called “Connection type” select the “Proxy” method
  • Click on «Use Proxy»
  • Select the Socks5 protocol type. In the «Connection» field, enter the required data.
  • In the “server” we enter data about the IP address, in the “port” — the port of the proxy. With a username and password, enter the relevant data that your account has.
  • Click «Finish».

Using proxy server for Telegram, on macOS

  • Open Telegram
  • Opening the settings
  • Go to the «Privacy» section. In the field “Connection type” opposite “Use proxy” should be marked “Disabled”
  • Click «Add proxy»
  • In the “Proxy type” field, select the Socks5 protocol
  • We enter in turn the data of our proxy server. In “Server” — IP address, in “Port” — port, In the lines “login” and “password” — data from the account.
  • After all the data has been entered, click “Finish”.