The Best Chrome VPN extension
The top VPN browser extension for Chrome
Secure all your online activity with a Google Chrome VPN add-on
Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux
Got ExpressVPN? Download the Chrome extension now.
Chrome extension by ExpressVPN: Features
Go online safely and securely in 2022 with strong VPN encryption. Spoof your location and control the ExpressVPN app from Chrome.
Easy to use
Turn on VPN protection instantly, straight from your Google Chrome, Brave, or Vivaldi browser window.
English not your first choice? ExpressVPN for Chrome is available in any of 16 other languages.
Protects your privacy by preventing websites from discovering your true IP address and location.
Sets your geolocation data in Chrome to match the IP address of the VPN location to which you’re connected.
HTTPS Everywhere, powered by EFF
Redirects you to the more-secure HTTPS version of the sites you visit, even when ExpressVPN isn’t connected.
The Chrome browser extension offers dark mode, a choice of color theme that’s easy on the eyes.
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Frequently asked questions
Why do I need a VPN browser extension?
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 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 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 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, they are not recommended as they do not offer the same privacy and security benefits of paid VPN. Many do not work as advertised, some may even sell your data, and most will leave your networks vulnerable to attack.
Does Chrome have a VPN?
Chrome does not come with its own VPN. To get a VPN on your Chrome browser, download a VPN extension. ExpressVPN’s extension works as a remote control for the ExpressVPN app, so when you turn it on in Chrome, all the traffic on your device is protected, not just your Chrome activity.
What is the best VPN extension for Chrome?
ExpressVPN’s extension comes with numerous security benefits while you browse with 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.
I got the extension. Why do I also need the app?
The extension controls and enhances your ExpressVPN app, but it is not a replacement for it. The app must be installed and running for the extension to work.
Why is a VPN extension better than a VPN browser?
The ExpressVPN browser extension is 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 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 data between your device and the ExpressVPN servers, 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 VPN. (Learn how to delete your Google search history.)
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