Microsoft Edge to include Cloudflare VPN
Over the last few months, Microsoft has been actively working on bringing several new features to its chromium-based browser ‘Edge’. Microsoft plans to roll out one such feature the inbuilt VPN powered by Cloudflare.
This move from Microsoft, we believe, is to attract more users to use its browser after the company faced criticism for discouraging users from downloading Chrome.
The new feature named Edge Secure Network was first discovered within the Edge Dev channel testers, but the exact date of the release hasn’t been announced yet.
Meanwhile, you need to be signed in to your Microsoft Account to test the latest feature. Then, only you will get 1GB of free VPN data that will last one month.
Microsoft says that its Edge Secure Network encrypts your internet connection to secure your online data against various threat actors over the internet.
While using the Edge Secure Network feature, a secure connection will be created even while visiting a non HTTP URL.
Additionally, the new Microsoft Edge feature helps prevent online tracking. This further means that ISPs won’t be able to collect information about the sites you visit.
Last but not least, the feature will keep your location private. This means that your IP address and geolocation will be masked and replaced, respectively. So this means that the online entities will not get actual data making it difficult to track your browsing history.
How to Turn on Microsoft Edge Secure Network?
You can turn on the Edge’s new privacy-focused feature by following the below steps:
- Choose the browser settings, then navigate to the option where you see Turn on Microsoft Edge Secure Network.
- You will be prompted to either sign in or create a new Microsoft Account.
- A solid shield icon will now be displayed in the browser frame.
- The feature will be disabled when you exit the browser. So make sure that you enable the feature back once when opening the browser next time.
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