Installing a VPN extension in one’s Google Chrome browser is very simple. To securely set up a VPN extension in Chrome, follow the simple configuration settings in this guide.
Here’s How to Add a VPN in Chrome in a Snap
- Navigate to the Chrome Web Store and look for your preferred VPN.
- Click the ‘Add to Chrome‘ button after selecting your VPN extension.
- In your toolbar, click the VPN extension and connect to a VPN server.
The finest Chrome VPN extensions hide your browser traffic from prying eyes and gain access to geo-restricted web content by changing your IP address location.
Encrypted Vpn extensions use high encryption ciphers and security protocols to protect you from insecure and malicious websites. This guide will show you how to add a VPN extension to one‟s Chrome browser using Chrome Web Store.
What You’ll Need to Configure a VPN in Chrome
- The most recent Google Chrome web browser.
- A free or paid VPN service subscription (not always necessary).
- The VPN’s desktop client (not always necessary). Some VPN extensions require the desktop app to be running concurrently.
Remember that Chrome VPN extensions only secure your internet browser traffic. As a result, they do not offer the same level of security and confidentiality as full VPN software.
Installing a VPN Extension in Chrome:
Here’s how to configure a VPN plugin in Chrome, utilizing ExpressVPN, our favored Chrome VPN, as an example. The procedure is the same for each VPN extension.
- Navigate to ExpressVPN’s Chrome Web Store page. Then, to set up the VPN extension, select the Add to Chrome button.
- A browser notification will notify you of the permissions required for the extension to function. Click Add an extension if you agree to the permissions.
- The Chrome Web Store button would then say Remove from Chrome, revealing that your VPN extension has been installed (do not click it).
- Look for the ExpressVPN icon in the upper-right corner of your menu bar. To open the extension’s interaction, click the icon once. The plugin will show information about itself. To advance through the slides, click Skip.
- To finish the setup, click Ok or No Thanks.
- You will now be taken to the extension’s main screen. The large connect button in the center allows you to connect to a server quickly.
- Check your security settings before connecting to a server. These can be accessed by clicking on the burger menu (three horizontal lines). Check that ‘Spoof your location,’ ‘Block WebRTC,’ and ‘HTTPS Everywhere‘ are all turned on.
- Select your preferred server location by clicking on the three dots next to Selected Location. Alternatively, select Smart Location to connect to the nearest server.
- Select the connect option. When ExpressVPN connects successfully, the connect button turns green.
Please keep in mind that, unlike other VPN extensions, ExpressVPN’s plugin requires the full software to run simultaneously. As a result, you don’t need to log into the extension because it already has your login information from the desktop app.
To use their VPN extension, other VPN services may require you to enter your login information.
Uninstalling a Chrome VPN Extension:
If you no longer want to use your VPN browser extension, you can easily uninstall it from Google Chrome. Launch Chrome, right-click the extension icon, and select Remove from Chrome.
Debugging Chrome VPN Extension:
A common issue is using incorrect login information, so ensure these are correct. If the extension is still not working, try uninstalling and reinstalling it. The ExpressVPN extension works in conjunction with the desktop application.