VPN by Google One shuts down, users get alternatives

Google One finally ended one of its services, which “provides additional security and privacy with the online connectivity of users.”

The news about Google One suspending its VPN services first came out in April. The platform recently reported that the end date for VPN by Google One is June 20, 2024.

The reason behind the VPN shutdown was that users weren’t using it much. Google added that “with the focus to provide the most in-demand features, VPN by Google One is discontinued. However, it’ll still be available as a built-in capability on Pixel 7 and up devices and via Google Fi Wireless.”

The company provided some VPN alternatives, stating that while Pixel 7 and newer models get an in-built VPN, other VPN options can be found in the Play Store.

Google One, a platform providing users with extra storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos, introduced its VPN in October 2020 for users with a $9.99 per month plan.

In 2023, VPN by Google One became available for users using any Google One plan. The service was available for Android and iOS users via the Google One app with a dedicated application for Mac and Windows users.