This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Google announced on October 29 that the VPN will be available on its cloud service, Google One. If you subscribe to a 2TB or higher plan, you'll be able to use the VPN at no additional cost. It will be rolled out for Android in the U.S. first, and then expand to more countries and to iOS, Windows, and Mac in the coming months.
Although the feature is built into Google One, all online traffic will be encrypted on Android devices, regardless of browsers and apps used, the company said. Google One will also allow you to share the service with up to five family members, who can also use the VPN.
While a VPN will make communication more secure, some users may not know what a VPN is or how to use it in the first place. That's why the company is also adding Pro Sessions service where you can learn about VPNs in a one-on-one online session with a Google expert. Like the VPN, this one is also free if you have a 2TB plan or higher.
Speaking of VPN services, Mozilla also announced a $5 per month Mozilla VPN in July, but it doesn't come with cloud storage. 2TB of Google One costs $10 per month ($1,300 in Japan), but you can use a VPN without having to use any other service. It seems that if it is available, the value for money will increase.
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