How to change your location in Google Chrome

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

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Mac, PC, and Linux: Spoof with ExpressVPN browser extension
Linux option #2: Spoof through Chrome’s settings + VPN
Linux option #3: Spoof with third-party Chrome plugin + VPN


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 PC, Mac, and Linux.

Learn how to set up the ExpressVPN browser extension and how to use it to spoof your location in Chrome.

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Linux option #2: Spoof your location through Chrome’s settings + VPN

First, connect to your desired VPN location.

  1. Decide what you want your spoofed location to be (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.Chrome's Developer Tools window, with "Sensors" highlighted in sidebar
  5. In a new tab, use this tool to find the exact latitude and longitude of the VPN location you selected above. Type in the location you want then copy the coordinates.Where Am I tool, with latitude and longitude highlighted
  6. Return to Developer Tools and enter the coordinates you found.The Sensors dropdown in Chrome Developer Tools, highlighting "Custom location..."
  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 #3: Spoof your location with a third-party Chrome plugin + VPN

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

  1. Decide what you want your spoofed location to be (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.Location Guard in the Chrome Web Store, with "Add to Chrome" button highlighted
  4. After installation, click the Location Guard extension icon in your browser.Location Guard icon in browser
  5. Select Options. This will open the options menu in a new tab.Location Guard dropdown with "Options" highlighted
  6. In the left-side menu, click Fixed Location.Location Guard dropdown with "Fixed Location" highlighted
  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. Location Guard icon in browser
  9. In the list of options, select Set level for [web page name].Location Guard privacy level dropdown with "Set level for ctrlq.org" highlighted
  10. Select Use fixed location and close the extension menu.Location Guard dropdown with "Use fixed location" button selected
  11. Check that your location has changed. You may need to refresh the page again.

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