According to numerous reports, some providers have already begun to implement a court decision to block messaging service Telegram in Russia. YOTA and MegaFon have already blocked the message in the Telegram, and the service began roll call “survivors”. MTS also closed a tool for placing articles in service: telegra.ph. The remaining lock time.
While users are looking for ways to bypass the lock using free, paid, and built-in proxies, many wonder how much pressure will be on the Telegram from outside. For example, will be removed if the Telegram operators of plug-in options? Or: whether the Telegram will be removed from the App Store and Google Play?
Web version of Telegram stop normal operation.
Roskomnadzor announced that it had sent operators for information about restricting access to Telegram. According to the head of Department Alexander Zharov, the locking process will take several hours. He added that today Roskomnadzor asks the App Store and Google Play to remove app from their online stores.
Pavel Durov, the founder and CEO of the messenger, April 13, he published his manual of survival in the Telegram:
Telegram will use built-in methods to bypass locks which don’t require user action, but 100% availability of the service without VPN is not guaranteed.
In the early hours of blocking third-party VPN/Proxy services can be overwhelmed and are likely to run slowly.
Regardless of whether the lock Telegram will retain the ability to centrally send out notices to all Russian users, informing the development of the situation.
Important: do not remove or re-install Telegram in the event of communication problems. Try promptly download updates Telegram in the App Store or Google Play.