How to Open Blocked or Banned Telegram Channels

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Open Blocked or Banned Telegram Channels

Do you want to join a Telegram channel, but it’s blocked or banned?

This is simple to solve – go to Telegram Settings – Privacy and Security – Disable Filtering.

A Telegram channel may be blocked because they share adult content.

By default, your Telegram account blocks this type of content. So, you can’t join these channels.

Disabling this filter is easy and simple, though. This article will teach you how to do that.

Read below to learn how!

How to Open Blocked or Banned Telegram Channels

How to Disable Filters for Blocked Channels on Telegram

If you don’t have the Telegram app on Windows, you need to download it first.

Use Google to search for the Telegram app and go to the first website in the search results.

Google - Telegram
Google – Telegram

In the Apps section, select Windows 10, and then click on “Get Telegram for Windows x64”.

Get Telegram for Windows x64
Get Telegram for Windows x64

To use Telegram on your computer, you need to scan a QR code with your phone.

After you scan it, the main Telegram app screen will appear on your monitor.

Follow the steps below to disable filtering:

  • Press on the Settings icon
Press on the Settings icon
Press on the Settings icon

To go to Settings, you need to click on the Hamburger icon. It’s in the top-left corner of the screen.

  • Click on Settings
Click on Settings
Click on Settings

This step is self-explanatory. Click on Settings!

  • Click on Privacy and Security
Click on Privacy and Security
Click on Privacy and Security

The option to disable filtering is in the “Privacy and Security” menu.

It’s under Notifications and above Data and Storage.

Click on it!

  • Disable Filtering
Disable Filtering
Disable Filtering

You need the option at the bottom, under the “Sensitive Content” menu.

You’ll need to check the box to disable filtering. It’s a bit counterintuitive to check the box but read the content.

The box says “Disable filtering”, so you’ll need to check it to disable filtering.

That’s it! Now you’re able to join blocked or banned Telegram channels.

You need to restart the app after disabling filtering to join a blocked Telegram channel on your phone.

Now, there should be no problem!

Conclusion

Telegram is a messaging and social media platform restricting access to channels that post adult content.

This is true both on PC and mobile phones. You’ll have to disable filtering if you want to join one of these groups.

To do it, download Telegram Messenger on your PC, and go to Settings – Privacy and Security – Disable Filtering.

Check the box saying “Disable Filtering,” and you’re done.

Force-close the Telegram mobile app to save the changes. After you restart the app, you can join these blocked groups.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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