All Google One subscribers get VPN entry included, no matter tier

Google has confirmed that it’s making its VPN service out there to all subscribers of the Google One providing, not simply those that pay for the upgraded Premium 2TB plan.

Beforehand restricted to these paying for that Premium 2TB Google One plan, the Google VPN is now an ideal addition to all tiers. Google introduced the change by way of a weblog put up, saying that it’s increasing the function to everybody who pays for the Primary plan or larger throughout 22 completely different international locations.


The brand new VPN providing shall be out there to everybody whether or not they use Android, iOS, Home windows, or Mac units and Google notes that the VPN may be shared with as much as 5 others who’re on the identical Google One plan.

“VPN by Google One provides extra safety to your web exercise it doesn’t matter what apps or browsers you employ, shielding it from hackers or community operators by masking your IP tackle,” Google’s weblog put up says. “With out a VPN, the websites and apps you go to may use your IP tackle to trace your exercise or decide your location.”

Google additionally says {that a} new darkish internet reporting service can be being added, though just for these in the US. The function is designed to assist individuals turn out to be conscious if their info is being made out there on the darkish internet.

“Google One’s darkish internet report helps you scan the darkish internet to your private information — like your identify, tackle, e mail, telephone quantity, and Social Safety quantity — and can notify you if it’s discovered,” Google says. “Once you allow darkish internet report, you present and choose the data you’d prefer to regulate inside your monitoring profile. And if any matching information is discovered on the darkish internet, we’ll notify you and supply steerage on the way you may defend that info.”

This information signifies that Google One’s VPN and darkish internet monitoring are each out there to anybody on the Primary Google One Plan, priced at £1.59/$1.99 per 30 days or £15.99/$19.99 per 12 months. That additionally will get you 100GB of expanded Google Drive storage, too. Google says that it is rolling out the expanded VPN service over the subsequent few weeks so do not panic should you do not see it simply but.