What You'll Need
Check that you’re running the latest version of the Chrome browser.
You’ll also need:
- A subscription to a VPN service that offers a Chrome extension. Not all providers publish Chrome extensions, so it’s best to check before paying for a long-term plan. We’ve put together a roundup of our top VPN picks for Chrome to make deciding easier.
- An account with a VPN provider. Make sure you’ve clicked on the email verification link to activate the account, or it may not work.
- Possibly, the desktop application for your VPN. Many providers need you to run the desktop and Chrome applications alongside each other.
When you search the Chrome Web Store, you’ll find lots of different VPN extensions. Before picking one at random, check out some of our independent VPN reviews to make sure it offers the security you need.