VPN By Google makes it to the Pixel 7 and Fold

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If you’re a Pixel 7 user who used the VPN provided with your Google One subscription, you’re probably disappointed that Google shut it down. Well, don’t fret, as Google’s new VPN is making it to your phone. VPN By Google is making it to the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Fold.

Google pulled a pretty disappointing move with its VPN. Before, people with a certain Google One subscription gained access to the VPN provided by Google. It wasn’t as robust as the VPNs that you see in ads. It would still keep your data safe, but you couldn’t use it to change your location. So, no foreign Netflix movies for you.

In any case, it was still useful. However, Google moved to get rid of that VPN, and it introduced another one. The only thing is that the new VPN, called VPN By Google, was exclusive to the Pixel 8 series. So, if you are on an older phone, you’re out of luck.

VPN By Google is making it to the Pixel 7 and Pixel Fold

Google shifted gears with its VPN, and it didn’t want to leave Pixel 7 owners out of it. People using a Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, or Pixel 7a can now use this service. This is great news for people who care about their online safety. As noted by 9to5Google, you don’t need the latest Android 14 QPR3 to get this functionality. That’s a good thing.

Also, if you’re a Pixel Fold user, then you’ll be able to get the VPN as well. Just like with the Pixel 7 phones, you won’t need the latest QPR to get the service.

There are a few changes to the VPN. For starters, it’s no longer provided via Google One. Rather, it’s a Pixel-exclusive feature. In fact, Google ditched the “One” icon and went with a more generic shield icon.

If you want to take advantage of this VPN, you’ll need to be in either Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The UK, or The U.S.