Microsoft has revealed that its Web Browser Edge will be getting a free built-in VPN service to ensure security and privacy of users. The update will be called “Edge Secure” and it will be rolled out as a security upgrade with the upcoming update of Microsoft Edge.
The company says the tool will encrypt your internet connect and keep your data secret by ensuring that your internet service provider (ISP) does not have access to your browsing history. As with most VPNs, you will be able to use Edge Secure Network to mask your location, making it possible to bypass internet censorship and access services that might not be available in your country.
However, the Microsoft Edge Secure will not be a replacement for a paid VPN service as it will come with a data limit of 1GB per month. Furthermore, users will be required to sign in to their Microsoft Account and let the company track their usage, which will remove all the data inside 24 hours.
Edge Secure is currently being tested on Microsoft Edge Insider Channels and the service uses a Cloudflare-powered VPN. You can download and install the latest version through Microsoft’s website and test out the Microsoft Edge Secure VPN service for yourself.