After being available on iOS earlier this year, Google One VPN is now available for Mac and Windows via new desktop apps.
November 15 Update: Google One VPN apps for Mac and Windows are now available. Visit one.google.com/benefits on your desktop computer and look for “VPN protection for multiple devices” card. View Details > Download Application (bottom right corner) will start the process.
On macOS, you must enable the system extension, while other permissions are “Run application after computer starts&# 8221; (optional) and “Add VPN configurations” After logging into your Google account online, you have a simple toggle and the app can be closed from “View settings”
>Original November 9: Google One VPN available for those with a 2TB or higher Premium plan that is 100GB more than Basic ($1.99 per month) or $19.99 per year). and 200 GB “Standard” ($2.99/month or $29.99/year).
In addition to storage and VPN, a $9.99/month subscription is required (99, $99/year) can be shared with up to five users, offers better customer support, and 10% back on the Google Store. The latest perk is Google Workspace Premium, starting with longer Meet group calls, YouTube live streams, recording, and noise cancellation.
Mac and Windows apps for VPN can be installed directly from the Google One website via navigation . to Benefits> VPN protection for multiple devices > and Download the app. Click VPNbyGoogleOneSetup.exe or VPNbyGoogleOne.dmg to start the installation process.
Some users will be able to download apps starting today, with full availability expected over the next few days.
The VPN key with signals coming from the top left corner and a green checkmark will appear in your Windows Taskbar or macOS menu bar. A small window will open to enable/disable the virtual private network. Each Google One user (including users in your family group) can have up to six devices using the VPN.
On Apple devices, you need macOS 11+ and Intel or Apple Silicon (M-series) hardware, and support is required CPU Windows 10+ and 64-bit (no 32-bit or ARM). More details will be available here while the countries available are as follows: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain , Sweden. , Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA.
Google One VPN is designed to mask your traffic and IP address, reduce online tracking, and provide protection on public Wi-Fi and other insecure networks. The company states that it “will never use your VPN connection to track, collect, or sell your online activities.”
The only information available is registered and tied to you, that's your usage level. This usage is classified as low, medium or high. Some aggregate or de-identified logging is also maintained to ensure quality of service.
In the coming weeks, Google will release an updated independent audit that covers Windows and Mac VPN implementations.