Microsoft Edge will soon include a free built-in VPN

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Microsoft has always tried to get more people to use Edge. Some of the ways he has pursued this goal have been less well received than others, but his latest efforts in this direction could be a useful addition to the software. In a spot spotted by the company revealed that it is adding a free built-in VPN service called Edge Secure Network to its web browser.

The company claims that the tool will encrypt your internet connection. You can use this feature to protect your data from your internet service provider. As with most VPNs, you can also use Edge Secure Network to hide your location, allowing access to services that might otherwise be blocked in the country you live or visit.

If you travel frequently, chances are Edge Secure Network is no substitute for a paid VPN. The feature limits you to 1 GB of data usage per month. It’s also worth noting that you’ll need a Microsoft account to use the service. Microsoft hasn’t started testing the VPN yet. But once the feature is available, you’ll be able to activate it through Edge’s three-dot icon. A new option called “Secure Network” will enable VPN. Once you are done browsing, it will turn off automatically.

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