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.

Note: If your computer is using Wi-Fi, make sure Bluetooth is off. If you’re using LAN, make sure both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are off.

Linux users: For the best protection against location leaking, users should connect to the VPN in addition to configuring Chrome’s settings or using a third-party Chrome extension.

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Mac or PC: Spoof with ExpressVPN browser extension
Linux option #1 (recommended): Spoof through Chrome’s settings + VPN
Linux option #2: Spoof with third-party Chrome plugin + VPN


Mac or PC: Spoof your location with the ExpressVPN browser extension

Sites that use HTML5 geolocation can see your real location even when connected to VPN. Use the ExpressVPN browser extension to spoof your location in Chrome.

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Linux option #1 (recommended): Spoof your location through Chrome’s settings + VPN

First, connect to your desired VPN location through the VPN.

  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 geolocation.

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Linux option #2: Spoof your location with a third-party Chrome plugin + VPN

First, connect to your desired VPN location through the VPN.

  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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