Google offers a free VPN with Google One to entice you to upgrade to the premium tier. Google today announced the launch of a VPN that ships with Google One's 2TB Enterprise plan.
A VPN, or virtual private network, allows you to encrypt your online traffic between apps and browsers to protect your privacy, hide your IP address, and keep your connection safe from hackers on public networks.
“Your browser and your applications can often transmit sensitive information over the Internet. Some sites and applications use outdated, weak encryption, or no encryption at all, ”explains Google. “During transmission, unsecured data can be intercepted or altered by hackers, jeopardizing your privacy and overall security. When you turn on a VPN, your online data is protected by passing through a securely encrypted tunnel. The VPN tunnel is operated by Google through our secure global servers. "
Google VPN is built into the Google One app, so you can activate it with a tap from there, or add it to quick settings for even easier access.
Along with the VPN, Google One subscribers on Google's most expensive plan also get the usual 2TB of cloud storage for Gmail, Drive, and Photos, the ability to add up to five family members to their plan, access to expert Google support, and 10% cashback on the Google Store.
Google One users in the US, UK and Canada will also be able to take advantage of the Pro Sessions feature, which prompts users to schedule one-on-one online sessions with Google experts to learn more about VPNs and how to stay safe online.
While Google VPN is technically not free, Google hasn't raised the price of its 2 TB plan this week.