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VPN by Google One for Pixel 7 - what is it, how it works, and when is it coming

Free VPN access for your Pixel 7 phones.
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October 6, 2022
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The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have just been announced. However, the smartphones will be getting a cool new feature sometime in the near future. It’s called VPN by Google One, and it may be one of the best additions for people concerned about online security.

THE SHORT ANSWER
VPN by Google One will offer VPN support for all owners of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for free. It will be offered for those phones at a later date and for anyone who has a free Google One subscription.

KEY SECTIONS

What is VPN by Google One?

The VPN by Google One website.
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VPN (Virtual Private Service) by Google One is already available for anyone who signs up for a Google One subscription program plan that offers 2TB of cloud storage or higher. Normally the 2TB subscription costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year.

Read more: What is a VPN and why do you need one?

The company claims that this subscription will allow any smartphone that uses it to have a secure and encrypted connection to the internet through its VPN servers. It also hides your device’s IP address from any possible lurkers who might be trying to find your device’s location or other information. Google claims that it does not use its VPN servers to track, log, or sell a user’s online activity. You can find out more about VPN by Google One, including its technology, on the company’s web site. It’s currently available in 18 countries for all Android and iOS device owners.

When is it coming to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for free?

Google plans to add this service for free to owners of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro “soon”. We don’t have a definitive date for when the service will be included or under what terms. We will update this post when we learn more. Google has also indicated that it will be included for anyone with a free Google One subscription.

FAQs

At the moment, the company has only confirmed it will be available for the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones for free. Google has also indicated that the free VPN service will be available for anyone with a Google One free subscription. However, we don’t have the details on platform availability or the release date

Right now, we don’t have any information on how long the free VPN by Google One service will last.

Google is marketing the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro as being highly secure smartphones. Having them access a VPN service for free helps with that stance.