Microsoft Support page has revealed that the company will be introducing a built-in VPN for its Edge browser to ensure security and privacy.
“The Edge Secure” network is currently being tested with Cloudflare-powered VPN service and will soon be added as a security upgrade.
The VPN will be able to encrypt users’ web traffic to ensure that internet service providers don’t have access to their browsing history. The feature will also let users hide their location tracking using a virtual IP address instead, especially to access content blocked in territories like Hulu or HBO Max.
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However, the service, though free of cost, has a data limit of 1GB per month. The feature also requires users to sign in to their Microsoft account for the company to track their usage but will get rid of the data within 25 hours.
According to the page, Cloudflare will collect support and diagnostic information from the service.
Microsoft is letting users test out a preview of the upcoming feature that has been rolled out to Microsoft Edge Insider channels. Users can download and install the feature to test it out on their browsers.
Opera comes with a free VPN service, but in comparison with Google Chrome and Mozilla which offers paid VPNs, Microsoft Edge may be the first to offer this feature.