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This guide will teach you how to change your location in Google Chrome. Spoofing your location can help you access censored content.
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Mac, PC, and Linux: Spoof your location with the ExpressVPN browser extension
Sites that use HTML5 geolocation can see your real location even when you are connected to VPN. The easiest way to spoof your location inside Google Chrome is to use the ExpressVPN browser extension, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Linux option #2: Spoof your location with ExpressVPN and Chrome DevTools
If you are on Linux, use these steps to spoof your location by connecting to ExpressVPN and spoofing your location using Chrome Developer Tools.
- Decide what you want your spoofed location to be (e.g., Tokyo).
- Connect your ExpressVPN app to your selected location (see instructions for connecting with ExpressVPN for Linux).
- In your Google Chrome browser, hit Ctrl + Shift + I to open Chrome Developer Tools.
- Click the vertical ellipsis (⠇) and select Sensors.
- From the “Geolocation” dropdown menu, select your preferred location.
If it is not there, you will need to find the GPS coordinates for the location you want to spoof. In a new tab, go to this address-lookup tool. Type in the location you want to spoof.
- Return to the Developer Tools window. From the “Geolocation” menu, click Other… and enter the coordinates you found just now.
- Refresh the page.
- Check that your location has changed with the “Where Am I” tool.
Note: Make sure you keep the Developer Tools panel open while you are trying to access websites with your spoofed location. Otherwise, Chrome will not override your geolocation.