What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN and what connection is better to use in the Telegram?
Let’s find out the difference between working through proxy and vpn. Both types of connections create a virtual “tunnel” between your device and the service you are connecting to, and hides your IP address. However, the proxy works rather slowly and is less reliable in terms of data encryption. VPN wins in speed and reliability. Disadvantages of using VPN also exist: most often you need to pay for VPN, in addition it is more difficult to configure.
In the case of the Telegram, it’s more convenient to use a proxy: the settings will only affect the messenger, and will not affect other applications. And to connect it much easier – in a couple of clicks with the @proxy_socks5_bot
. If you want to use a vpn connection, you will need to install a special application for the phone, or configure the network on the computer.
Bypass blocking of the Telegram using VPN from different devices.
The authorities of many countries are making attempts to regulate the Internet sphere, including messengers. The Telegram were blocked in various periods in Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. The probability of blocking exists in any country at any time.
Since the creator of the service Pavel Durov supports the idea of free communication, the messenger has the option of connecting via proxy. How does this technology work in case of locks? A VPN server located in another country will simulate a user’s connection as if he were in that country. The data transfer is carried out via SOCKS5 protocol – it’s the most advanced and protected protocol for today. Customers will be able to continue to communicate freely, despite government bans.
Below is a guide to bypass locks of Telegram for popular operating systems: Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows. The process is fairly simple and willn’t take you much time. It will be necessary to add a Telegram-bot @proxy_socks5_bot
, which will automatically apply the settings.