Browsers and Mail Turn On and Use Microsoft Edge Secure Network VPN Service


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The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features, it's the only browser you'll ever need.

Microsoft Edge helps keep you safe online. However, the networks you join may not be adequately secure. Microsoft Edge Secure Network can help you protect your device and sensitive data as you browse.

Microsoft Edge Secure Network is a service provided in partnership with Cloudflare.

How does Microsoft Edge Secure Network work?​

Microsoft Edge Secure Network:

Encrypts your connection: Encrypts your internet connection to help protect your data from online threats like hackers.

When using Microsoft Edge Secure network, your data is routed from Edge through an encrypted tunnel to create a secure connection, even when using a non-secure URL that starts with HTTP. This makes it harder for hackers to access your browsing data on a shared public Wi-Fi network.

Helps prevent online tracking: By encrypting your web traffic directly from Microsoft Edge, we help prevent your internet service provider from collecting your browsing data like details about which websites you visit.

Keeps your location private: Online entities can use your location and IP address for profiling and sending you targeted ads. Microsoft Edge Secure Network lets you browse with a virtual IP address that masks your IP and replaces your geolocation with a similar regional address to make it more difficult for online trackers to follow you as you browse.

Is free to use: Get 1 gigabyte of free data every month when you sign into Microsoft Edge with your Microsoft Account. See below instructions to turn on your Microsoft Edge Secure Network.

A Microsoft Edge sign-in is required to track free data usage and access Secure Network every month. All bandwidth data that is required to provide the Microsoft Edge Secure Network service is automatically deleted at the end of the required service window.


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on and use the Microsoft Edge Secure Network built-in VPN service to protect your browsing.


Microsoft Edge Secure Network is a preview feature. Preview features are services that are in development and are made available on a "preview" basis so users can get early access and send feedback to Microsoft.

Microsoft Edge Secure Network VPN service is currently only available starting with Microsoft Edge Canary build 103.0.1255.0.




Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Secure Network. (see screenshot below)

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3 If you are not signed into your Microsoft Account, you will be prompted to sign-in or create one.

4 The solid shield icon will appear in the browser frame; your browsing traffic is now protected by Microsoft Edge Secure Network. (see screenshots below)

You can click on the shield icon at any time to see how much data you have used for that month.

The shield icon will indicate when you have reached your limit, select the icon to see when your data will be refreshed.


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5 The feature will turn off automatically when you close Microsoft Edge, but you can manually turn off Microsoft Edge Secure Network from the shield icon in the browser frame above.

You must turn on Microsoft Edge Secure Network again for your next browsing session if you wish to use it.




That's it,
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Anyone excited that they will be getting a free VPN service with Edge similar to the one in Opera? Will it have different servers around the globe that you can choose from?
 

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Using Canary Ver. 102.0.1247.0 and do not have the "Secure Network" option. Something I need to do to enable it or I am using wrong version?
 

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Anyone excited that they will be getting a free VPN service with Edge similar to the one in Opera? Will it have different servers around the globe that you can choose from?
Not if you only get a 1gb limit for free, OperaGx's is unlimited for free, Yeah its not a true VPN like Nord or something but its decent for free. If im gonna need to pay to up my 1gb limit then ima just pay for Nord or one of the top ones for all it is.
 

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I saw this article from a few days ago that says that MS is developing VPN Capabilities with Edge Secure Network. Since I'm not on a test release, I don't have any more info than that. I can't tell if it's available yet to anyone on the test releases.

 

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Any idea when Edge VPN might be available in the stable release?
 

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The article says that the feature is currently rolling out to Canary users. Maybe someone that gets it can tell us more about it.
 

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Any idea when Edge VPN might be available in the stable release?
''Microsoft Edge Secure Network is currently not yet available in Microsoft Edge, but should be released in the Canary channel first when made available by Microsoft.''

And also to note as usual, Not all things that ship in previews ship to the full release, Like the tablet taskbar thing they removed last update, Was in preview but didn't make it to release(yet). Who knows with these things, How long is a piece of string
 

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Microsoft Edge Secure Network VPN service now available in Microsoft Edge Canary build 103.0.1255.0. :)

 

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