What’s happening to VPN by Google One & dark web report?

Starting June 20, 2024, VPN by Google One will be discontinued.

VPN alternatives

  • As part of its phone plans, Google Fi Wireless offers a VPN. Try Google Fi Wireless with VPN at no charge.
  • As part of their system settings, Pixel 8 and newer devices offer a built-in VPN.
  • Pixel 7 devices
    • After VPN by Google One is removed from the Google One app, Pixel 7 users can continue to use VPN functionality when they update their system software.
    • Through a system update in June 2024, Pixel enables VPN by Google, a built-in VPN, for Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 7a, and Fold.
  • Other VPNs available in the Play Store.

Uninstall VPN by Google One on Windows

  1. Open Start menu and then Settings.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. Under "Apps & features," search for VPN by Google One.
  4. Click VPN by Google One and then Uninstall.
  5. Confirm uninstall prompt.

Uninstall VPN by Google One on macOS

  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the sidebar, click Applications.
    • You can also use Spotlight to search for VPN by Google One.
  3. Drag VPN by Google One to the Trash.
    • Alternatively you can:
      1. Right-click VPN by Google One.
      2. Select Move to Trash.

Tip: If you're asked for a username and password, enter the credentials of an administrator account on your Mac. This can be the name and password you use to log in to your Mac.

Turn off VPN by Google One

Turn off the VPN if you have internet connection issues.

Windows

  1. On the system tray or the taskbar notification area, right-click the VPN by Google One logo .
  2. Click Turn off VPN.

macOS

  1. On your device, open the Network System Preferences.
  2. Click VPN by Google One.
  3. Click the Disconnect button.
  4. Verify that "Google One VPN" is off.

About VPN by Google One

Why was VPN by Google One discontinued?
With the focus to provide the most in-demand features, VPN by Google One is discontinued. However, it’ll continue to be available as a built-in capability on Pixel 7 and up devices and via Google Fi Wireless.
What happens when VPN service is deactivated while I use it?
The Google One app shows an alert that indicates the VPN functionality is no longer available. Soon after that, any new or existing VPN connections disconnect automatically.
Differences between VPN by Google One and VPN by Google
  • For the best performance on Pixel, VPN by Google is optimized and provides a fully integrated experience in the phone’s settings.
  • Based on which network the phone is connected to, VPN by Google can automatically connect or disconnect itself.
  • The option to use a broader IP address region, like country-level IP address versus city-level or state-level, isn’t available in VPN by Google.
  • The ability to block the internet if the VPN gets disconnected isn’t available in VPN by Google.

Dark web report integration with Results about you

Dark web report will become available to all users with a consumer Google Account. Dark web report is integrated with Results about you as a combined solution to help users protect their online presence.

Results about you is a feature that helps you find out if your personal contact info, like your home address, phone number, or email address shows up in search results.

Timeline

Starting late July 2024, dark web report will no longer require a Google One membership. All users signed into their Google Accounts can use the feature as it’s made available along with Results about you.

What's the difference?

  • Both dark web report and Results about you are features that help you understand and protect your online presence.
  • Dark web report is a feature that helps you monitor if your personal information, such as your name, address, phone number, and email, is found among data breaches discovered on the dark web.
  • Results about you is a feature that enables you to find and remove results that contain your personal contact info from search results.

Eligibility

About dark web report

Understand why this is happening
To make dark web report available to more Google users, it'll no longer require a Google One membership and will be made available in Results about you. Results about you is a feature that enables users to remove results containing their personal contact info, such as home address, phone number, or email address, from search results.
How the information in your monitoring profile is used
When you set up your monitoring profile, your profile information is used to see if a match has been found on the dark web. If any matching info is found, we'll inform you by emails and/or notifications. You'll also find relevant guidance on how to protect your personal information.
How to stop dark web report
To disable monitoring, go to the dark web report dashboard. On the "Edit monitoring profile" page, delete your monitoring profile.
How to restart dark web report
To start monitoring again, visit the main page and create a new monitoring profile.

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