Telegram, the Secure Alternative to Whatsapp, is Down in Pakistan

Telegram is currently experiencing problems in Pakistan. The web version of Telegram (similar to WhatsApp Web) is inaccessible right now. What’s more, the website is also inaccessible while the Windows phone app is also not working.

Telegram has been offline since last night (around 13 hours) in Pakistan and millions of users aren’t able to access the service.

Not The First Time

Last month Telegram went offline due to one of their data centres in Singapore being under maintenance. This time it’s unclear what’s hindering access to Telegram because upon our investigation, Telegram is only non-functional in Pakistan, the webpage and the app is working fine in other countries.

Telegram hasn’t reported any maintenances or server problems and we expect that the issue is internal and the route to Telegram might be blocked by Pakistani authorities.

About Telegram

Telegram is a popular feature rich instant messaging app. It is known for being encrypted and secure, and uses its own encryption algorithms.

It offered some different and advanced features than it’s competitor, WhatsApp, such as sending uncompressed images, files, bigger groups, larger files and videos, bots, and much more.

Are you experiencing any other problems with the Telegram app? Is the web version working for you? Sound off in the comments.


      • Because anyone who has used Telegram will maintain the opinion that it’s much, much better than WhatsApp. It had plenty of features which WhatsApp copied which includes replying to specific messages, tagging in chats and so on.

        Moreover, Telegram offers much better picture quality than WhatsApp. It doesn’t decompress like WhatsApp.

    • Bhai zara aasan lafzon main likh do, Syed Zarar bhai ko lag raha hai aap Telegram ki tareef nahi balke budai kar rahe ho :-)

    • Telegram gives best voice calls quality even on 2G network, is that possible with Facebook?

      Can send any file type upto 1.5GB in Facebook? Na na na. No app can beat Telegram

      • Facebook messenger lite works fine on 2G network since it has been specifically designed for low connection network.
        I wonder if you have used it by now.
        Though I have not yet sent any bigger files upto 1.5 GB in Facebook but I’m sure it will be possible as long as your Internet speed is good.

  • Is it being blocked by the ISP’s? I can connect using VPN but not directly. Same results on PC and mobile.

  • yar bilawaja hi block kya hua hai pakistan mai. or block bhi unofficially hai yani koi government notification ya koi waja nahi bataie gai hai.


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