The top VPN browser extension for Chrome
Easily secure all of your online activity with a Google Chrome VPN add-on
Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux
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Chrome extension by ExpressVPN: Features
Easy to use
Turn on VPN protection instantly, straight from your Google Chrome, Brave, or Vivaldi browser window.
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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?
Chrome has an extensive library of third-party extensions which offer a range of additional functionalities, but at the cost of reduced privacy. ExpressVPN solves these privacy vulnerabilities in Chrome.
The ExpressVPN extension for Chrome works like a remote control for your ExpressVPN app, 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:
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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