Google One VPN expands to the UK, Canada, Mexico and four other countries!

Last fall, Google launched its Google One service with an added perk of Virtual Private Network, designed to secure your privacy on the internet territories. Now, the search engine giant plans to expand the feature across borders, including in Canada.

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Google One VPN stretches out to seven new countries, including UK and Canada

Google One subscribers can now enjoy the VPN services in seven new countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Spain, France, and Italy.

Now that’s one hell of an expansion plan!

Last year, the company flashed out its VPN services to 2TB Google One cloud subscribers in the US, offering it as an incentive to the existing $9.99 per month package. However, this latest announcement heralds the major expansion of the VPN feature. Of course, this doubles up the incentive, doesn’t it?

To use this feature, you need to have a Google One subscription! And if you’re already a subscriber, you can use the VPN perk inside the Google One application.

But there’s a catch!

The VPN service is only available to the 2TB Google One subscribers, as mentioned by 9to5Google. It means you have to have a 2TB Google One plan in order to use the VPN service. However, as per Google’s guidelines, you can use their VPN services while using any application on your smartphone. Apart from this, the service allows you to connect at least five simultaneous connections to the VPN – all that and much more for absolutely free!

While many popular mobile VPN services cost hefty charges, Google One offers the same perks for free! Isn’t it amazing?

Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Install Google One app on your device
  2. Open the Google One app whilst logging into your Google account.
  3. Tap “Benefits” at the top of the application.
  4. Find the VPN benefit and tap on “View Details.”
  5. Hit “Enable VPN” to get started!


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Before drinking a toast to it, let us mention some of its limitations

There are a few limitations that set Google’s VPN apart from more advanced VPN solutions such as ExpressVPN. First, the service is only accessible to its supporting countries! As mentioned by Google, “You won’t be able to connect to VPN by Google One if you are traveling to an unsupported country.”

Second, Google One VPN cannot perform one of the most important features of a standard VPN: accessing geo-restriction content on various streaming services by changing an IP address to that location. Instead, Google’s VPN provides you with an IP address based on your actual location so that you can access the right content according to your region. Although, Google still maintains that the service is effective in concealing your online traffic.

Lastly, the expanded version of Google One VPN is not available on Android devices. Last year, the company promised to enhance its compatibility with other devices such as Windows, iOS, and Mac in the following months. Still, there’s no development in that department yet!


Google VPN for strengthening your online security!

VPN acts like a Harry Potter’s “cloak of invisibility!” No seriously! Just like the cloak renders the wearer invisible, VPN can also make you invisible to ISPs by concealing your IP address and encrypting your online activity. And yes! Google VPN does the same thing! With VPN, you can:

  • Browse, download and stream on a secure and encrypted connection.
  •  Protect yourself against hackers on public networks (such as open Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop).
  • Preventing prying eyes from tracking your IP address.

VPN is a great tool when it comes to secure blogging and region-restricted unblocking. Now that Google VPN is expanding to other countries, more and more people can benefit from this service. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.