Edge vpn: Microsoft is testing a new feature for the Edge browser called Secure Network. It is essentially a built-in VPN powered by Cloudflare, however unlike other VPNs, you will be limited to 1GB of data per month.
Microsoft Edge has become a powerful browser since 2019 based on Chromium. It recently surpassed Safari as the second most popular desktop browser, although Microsoft’s decision to make it a headache to switch to an alternative in Windows 11 may have played a role.
On the recently opened support page, Microsoft talks about a new feature coming in the browser that will give it the edge of Google Chrome. Microsoft Edge Secure Network is essentially a built-in VPN powered by Cloudflare.
While Microsoft does not explicitly call it a VPN service, the description removes it. The company claims that enabling this feature will help prevent online snooping by encrypting your web traffic as well as keeping your location private by masking your IP address.
To use this feature, you must first sign in to your Microsoft account. This requirement is because you receive only 1 GB of free data per month that is tracked by your account. Microsoft does not specify whether any future options will pay for the additional data.
Cloudflare states that it will not store or sell any user information and will delete all data related to browsing sessions within 25 hours. Secure Web is not yet available, but it is expected to hit Edge Canary or Dev soon.
It is worth noting that creating a VPN in your browser is not new, since Opera has included it since 2016.