How to change your location in Google Chrome

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This guide will teach you how to spoof your location in Google Chrome. Spoofing your location can help you access censored content.

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There are two ways to spoof your location in Google Chrome, both outlined below. ExpressVPN recommends the first option (spoofing your location through Chrome’s settings) over the second option (spoofing your location with a third-party plugin). Both methods should be used in conjunction with a VPN connection for best protection against location leaking.

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How to spoof your location using Google Chrome settings
How to spoof your location with a Google Chrome plugin


How to spoof your location using Google Chrome settings

  1. Decide on a location you want to spoof to, e.g., Tokyo.
  2. Connect your ExpressVPN app to your selected location. (See instructions for Windows and Mac)
  3. In Chrome, hit Ctrl + Shift + I (Windows) or Cmd + Option + I (Mac) to open Chrome Developer Tools.
  4. Hit Esc, then select the Sensors option in the left sidebar.access sensors in chrome
  5. In a new tab, find the exact latitude and longitude coordinates to match the VPN location you selected above. Search for the location then copy the coordinates.get coordinates
  6. Return to Developer Tools and enter the coordinates you found.enter coordinates
  7. Refresh the page.
  8. Check that your location has changed.

Note: Make sure you keep the Developer Tools panel open while you are trying to spoof your location. Otherwise, Chrome will not override your geo-location.

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How to spoof your location with a Google Chrome plugin

  1. Decide on a location you want to spoof to, e.g., Tokyo.
  2. Connect your ExpressVPN app to your selected location (See instructions for Windows and Mac).
  3. In Chrome, visit the Chrome Web Store and add the Location Guard extension to your Chrome browser.get location guard extension for chrome
  4. After installation, click the Location Guard extension icon in your browser.click location guard icon
  5. Select Options. This will open the options menu in a new tab.click extension options
  6. In the left-side menu, click Fixed Location.select fixed location
  7. Drag the location marker to match the VPN location you selected above.
  8. Close the options menu tab and return to the web-page you want to access. Refresh the page and click the Location Guard extension icon in your browser. click location guard icon
  9. In the list of options, select Set level for [web page name].set level for website
  10. Select Use fixed location and close the extension menu.use fixed location
  11. Check that your location has changed. You may need to refresh the page again.

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