Google Chrome extension by ExpressVPN: Features
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Easy to use
You’re moments away from increased online privacy and the freedom to access any blocked website. Turn on VPN protection straight from your Google Chrome, Brave, or Vivaldi browser window. ExpressVPN apps make it easy for anyone to connect to our network.
Protect your privacy by preventing websites from discovering your true IP address and location. Some apps are prone to WebRTC leaks, which could reveal your real IP even when using a VPN. The ExpressVPN Chrome VPN extension prevents this by blocking WebRTC. Easily keep your location private, protect your identity, and enjoy a safe and secure online experience.
Super fast speeds
ExpressVPN’s Google Chrome browser extension has been optimized for speed so you can enjoy the fast download rates you expect. Stream seamlessly and browse online without interruption when you download our Chrome extension VPN.
Keep your whereabouts to yourself and surf with peace of mind using the ExpressVPN Chrome extension. When you connect to any of ExpressVPN’s server locations, you get a different IP address and can make yourself appear to be in a different country. Avoid price discrimination based on location, and help keep your identity private.
How to Set Up a VPN Extension on Google Chrome
Get ExpressVPN, install the latest Chrome VPN extension, and click the On Button to use the VPN.
You can also choose a VPN server location from the Recommended or All Locations tab.
Once connected, you’ll be able to go online with enhanced security and privacy.
Try our Chrome VPN in dark mode
Our VPN Chrome browser extension offers dark mode, a choice of color theme that’s easy on the eyes.
Download ExpressVPN on all your devices
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An ExpressVPN subscription includes software solutions for every device in your home, including gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox and smart TV systems like Apple TV, Amazon TV Fire Stick, and Samsung Smart TV. Get a VPN APK for your Android devices, or download ExpressVPN for iOS. You can even get a VPN extension for Chrome.
FAQ: Chrome VPN
Is a Google Chrome VPN any good?
Yes, a Google Chrome VPN can be good if it comes from a reliable provider. For example, the ExpressVPN extension for Chrome works like a remote control for your ExpressVPN app—the best VPN for a safe and secure browsing experience—making it easy for you to connect, disconnect, change locations, and modify other settings right from your toolbar. But that’s not the only benefit.
The extension also offers additional privacy and security features like WebRTC blocking and location spoofing, to secure your Chrome browser beyond what any VPN can offer alone. If you encounter an error while trying to stream videos or access blocked sites on your browser, for example, using the Google Chrome extension will often fix the problem.
How do I enable VPN on Chrome?
You already get the privacy and security benefits of a VPN on Google Chrome if you connect to ExpressVPN on your device via the apps for Mac, Windows, and Linux. But to enjoy the added benefits of the Google browser extension (like WebRTC blocking, location spoofing, and HTTPS Everywhere), follow these steps:
Is a free VPN available for Chrome?
Although there are free VPNs and proxy services available for Chrome, it’s unlikely that they can offer the same privacy, security benefits, and customer support as paid VPNs. Many do not work as advertised, some may even sell your data, and most will leave your networks vulnerable to attack.
What is a VPN Google Chrome extension?
A VPN Google Chrome extension is a small software module that integrates with your browser and enables additional features on it, like data encryption. Because Google Chrome does not come with its own VPN, if you want to use a VPN on your Chrome browser, you could download a VPN extension.
ExpressVPN’s extension works as a remote control for the ExpressVPN app, so when you turn it on in Google Chrome, all the traffic on your device is protected, not just your Google Chrome browser activity.
What is the best VPN extension for Chrome?
ExpressVPN’s Chrome extension comes with numerous security benefits while you browse with Google Chrome, such as automatically taking you to a webpage’s more secure HTTPS version if available and preventing sites from discovering your true IP address and location.
Can Google track you with a VPN?
Yes, Google can track you if you’re using a VPN if you are logged into your Google account while browsing online. While a VPN browser extension for Google Chrome hides your IP address and encrypts all data, your activity will still be tied to your Google account. To avoid this, consider surfing the web while using Incognito mode.
Is ExpressVPN Google Chrome extension safe?
Yes, it is safe to use the ExpressVPN Google Chrome browser extension as it has been specially designed with privacy top of mind. With super fast connection speeds, strong data encryption, a kill switch, and easy server switching, using the ExpressVPN Google Chrome extension is much safer than using a free browser extension that doesn’t come with the same protection.
The ExpressVPN Google Chrome browser extension is also unique in that it controls the full-featured VPN app. That means all of your online activity is protected by the VPN, not just what passes through your browser.
Does a VPN hide my browser history?
Your browser history is typically stored inside your browser. Using a VPN will not change this. But you can clear browsing data in Google Chrome.
Your browsing history might also be inferred by others monitoring your internet connection, such as your internet service provider or Wi-Fi operator. ExpressVPN encrypts all your internet traffic, making it impossible for an ISP or rogue Wi-Fi to record the sites you visit.
Note that browser history is not the same as search history. If you are logged in to Google and using its search engine, those searches will be recorded even if you are using a Chrome extension VPN. (Learn how to delete your Google search history.)
How do I know the ExpressVPN extension for Chrome is secure?
Security is at the forefront of what we do at ExpressVPN. Not only do we aim to design our apps and systems to offer a high level of privacy and security, but we also routinely engage independent auditors to validate our security claims. It’s one of the best ways for our users to know if they can trust our services to protect them. See the full list of audits and read the full reports.
How can I change my IP address in Chrome?
To change your IP address in Chrome, turn on a VPN. You can do so with ExpressVPN, either through a desktop app or the Chrome extension.
Open the ExpressVPN Chrome extension or desktop app.
Click ⋯ to open the VPN location dropdown menu.
Choose your preferred city.
If you aren’t already connected to the VPN, click the “On” button. You are now using a different IP address in Chrome.
How can I disable VPN in Google Chrome?
To disable ExpressVPN in Google Chrome:
Click ⋮> More tools > Extensions.
Locate the ExpressVPN Chrome browser extension and click Remove > Remove.
How do I use a VPN extension in Chrome?
Using the ExpressVPN extension in Chrome is easy! Here’s how:
Subscribe to ExpressVPN, and install the ExpressVPN extension for Google Chrome. You must also have the ExpressVPN app installed on your computer.
After signing in, select a server location that you would like to connect to.
Tap the On button to establish a VPN connection.
Once the VPN is connected, your internet traffic will be securely routed through the VPN server. This will protect your data and make it more difficult for others to monitor or track your online activity.
How do I use a VPN extension in Incognito?
To use the ExpressVPN Chrome extension in Incognito mode on Google Chrome:
Click ⋮> More tools > Extensions.
Locate the ExpressVPN Chrome browser extension and click Details.
Scroll down and toggle Allow in Incognito
What is the difference between VPN and VPN extension?
A VPN, or virtual private network, provides a secure tunnel between your devices and the internet. VPNs help to change your location, protect your privacy, increase your security, and unblock censored content.
A VPN extension is an add-on that lets you use and control a VPN service through your browser. With ExpressVPN, the extension acts as a remote control for the app, while offering a few added features like dark mode.
Does Chrome browser have a built-in VPN?
No, Chrome does not have a built-in VPN. Using ExpressVPN on your device protects all your internet traffic, including your activity on Chrome, giving you access to a wide selection of VPN server locations and increased online privacy and security.
How do I know if my VPN is working on Chrome?
The simplest way to do so is by searching in Google “What is my IP” with and without a VPN turned on. You should see that your IP address changes when you use a VPN.
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