Google One has started rolling out virtual private network (VPN) service for iOS users. The update comes a year after the subscription-based cloud storage service introduced its VPN service for Android users. Like its presence on Android, iOS users will need to opt for a Google One Premium plan that has 2TB or more of storage to get VPN access. Users can share their VPN as well as cloud storage with up to five members, regardless of whether the members are using an Android device or an iPhone.
Announcing the update, Larissa Fontaine, Vice President of Google One Told In a blog post that its VPN is now accessible through iOS devices so that more users can have secure internet connectivity.
It is important to note that VPN by Google One is currently limited 18 countries globally, including in the US, UK and Canada. India is not a part of the countries where this facility is available. However, Google is set to expand it to more countries over time. It recently expanded to 10 additional countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
The VPN feature was initially launched on Android in the US in October last year. It’s accessible once you select a 2TB or higher plan.
In addition to its debut on iOS, VPN by Google One introduced three new features on Android. The first one is called Secure Disconnect which allows users to access the Internet only when the VPN is active. There is also an App Bypass feature that allows specific apps to use a standard connection instead of using a VPN. The last new feature is Snooze which enables users to temporarily turn off the VPN.
“We’ll keep adding more security features and benefits to our premium plans so you know your data is safe,” Fontaine said.
The VPN offered on Google One is certified by the Internet of Secure Things Alliance (ioXt). It is also said that all eight of ioXt have been passed. security principles, In addition, Google claims that its client libraries are open source, and the end-to-end system is independently audited.
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