Microsoft adds a free VPN service to Edge

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Microsoft is also adding a VPN service in its browser. The company has partnered with Cloudflare to bring free VPN service to its Edge browser. The company calls this VPN service Microsoft Edge Secure Network.

For now, Microsoft Edge Secure Network is in preview and will take some time to be available to all users. Once the feature is available, Edge users will get 1GB of free data each month if they sign into the Edge browser using a Microsoft account.

Just like any other VPN service, Microsoft Edge Secure Network provides an encrypted internet connection and helps in protecting your data from snooping. The data is routed through an encrypted tunnel. It also prevents ISPs from collecting your browsing data.

At this moment, it is not clear if this service allows selecting a VPN server from a specific location to access geo-blocked websites and content.

Opera has already offered a free VPN for a while now. Mozilla also introduced a paid VPN service back in 2020. Google also offers a VPN but it has yet to tie the VPN to Chrome.

Microsoft is still testing the Edge Secure Network. If you want to try, you need to download Dev or Canary versions of the Edge from the Edge Insider Channel. We cannot confirm when the feature will be available in the stable version.

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