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Google is shutting down its Google One VPN service later this year

By Shawn Tan - on 15 Apr 2024, 9:20am

Google is shutting down its Google One VPN service later this year

Google One VPN is shutting down in the coming months.

Google One VPN is shutting down in the next few months. It didn't specify when and only said it will be discontinued "later this year".

Google confirmed with 9to5Google that it plans to discontinue the VPN feature as "people simply weren't using it". The shutting down of Google One VPN will allow the team to "refocus" and "support more in-demand features with Google One".

This, however, won't affect the free Pixel VPN service that was introduced with the Pixel 7 Series. Users in Singapore didn't get this free VPN service so Pixel 7 owners here won't be affected as well.

The closure of Google VPN also won't affect US users of Google Fi's built-in VPN. 

Google One VPN was introduced in October 2020 and positioned as an "extra layer of online protection" for Android devices. It rolled out to iOS in February 2022.

Source: 9to5Google

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