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Google One is shutting down its VPN function later this yr

When you’re — apparently, one of many few folks — utilizing the VPN service that comes with Google One, we have got unhealthy information for you. In an electronic mail you are going to obtain from Google if you have not gotten it but, it revealed that it is phasing out the perk someday later this yr. The corporate rolled out Google One’s VPN function again in 2020, however you possibly can solely entry it then when you’re paying for a plan with at the very least 2TB of storage, which prices at the very least $10 a month. Final yr, the corporate expanded its availability throughout all One plans, together with the fundamental $2-per-month possibility, making it extra reasonably priced than earlier than.

For the time being, you’ll be able to entry One’s VPN service when you’re in one of many 22 nations the place it is lively, whether or not you are on iOS or Android. You can even use it to masks your web utilization on a Mac or Home windows pc. Google did not say when the VPN service will cease working fully, nevertheless it instructed 9to5Google that it is discontinuing the function as a result of “folks merely weren’t utilizing it.” As a substitute of making an attempt to drum up curiosity, it is redirecting its assets to help different and extra in-demand One options. Nevertheless, you will nonetheless have the ability to use the free VPN that comes with Pixel gadgets even after One’s shuts down by the Settings app on Pixel 7 gadgets and newer fashions.

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