Method 1: Install a VPN Extension
This is the quickest and easiest method. With a few exceptions, it is the best way to get a VPN on Firefox. To demonstrate we’ll use ExpressVPN.
Installing an add-on is easy:
- Find a download link for the extension on your provider’s website or in the Mozilla add-ons library.
It is really important at this point that you make sure you’ve downloaded a legitimate add-on which is actually released by your VPN provider, and not a counterfeit one.
If you download the add-on directly from your provider’s website then you’re all good. Fake add-ons aren’t too common and are usually pretty obvious (with weird logos or design), but it pays to be careful.
- Install the add-on by pressing “Get Extension” (or equivalent) on your provider’s page, or press “+ Add to Firefox” if you’ve found it in the add-on library.
- The add-on will appear in the top left of your browser window.
- Click the icon to access the VPN or alter any settings. For some add-ons you will need to log in, but ExpressVPN can automatically detect whether or not you have logged into the desktop app.