You might get 5 GB of free data from Edge's built-in VPN

The 5 GB free data is here to stay, apparently.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft will offer 5 GB of free data on Edge's built-in VPN.
  • The Redmond tech giant offered 15 GB of free data in the past, but it didn't go well.
  • While it might seem like a step back, the 5 GB is permanent. 
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It seems that Edge’s built-in VPN could give 5 GB of free data in the future, according to this Windows enthusiast. A while ago, Microsoft offered 15 GB of data through Edge’s VPN. Unfortunately, it turned out to be temporary and part of a trial period.

However, this time the Redmond tech giant is giving 5 GB of free data that might be permanent. @Leopeva64 spotted it on the Settings page in Edge Canary, where the data is clearly mentioned as being free.

5 GB of free data seems like a substantial amount enough for Microsoft to keep a swift balance between offering free resources and managing the costs of it. Even more, Edge’s VPN can deliver a good browsing experience, while making sure the services are sustainable.

Microsoft has also removed the option to enable the VPN on all sites, and @Leopeva64 agrees this means the 5GB of free data will be permanent.edge built-in vpn free data

And, as spotted by the same insider, there are also options called Protected traffic and Secured Wi-Fi in the Secure Network option.

Edge’s built-in VPN. Is it worth it?

You might ask yourself, if you should use Edge’s built-in VPN, and the answer is yes. You should.

Edge’s VPN encrypts your internet traffic, so it shields you from unwanted attention, and threats. For example, every time you connect your device to a public Wi-Fi network, you are very vulnerable to attacks. The VPN protects you from that.

Even more, with Edge’s built-in VPN, you can bypass region-restricted content and websites. It also prevents advertisers from tracking your activity. And the best thing is that this VPN comes as a built-in part, so it’s free.

Microsoft announced it a while ago, and it allowed Edge insiders to test up to 15GB of free monthly traffic. However, the limit was set to 1GB once the feature was available to all users.

With that being said, 5 GB is more than reasonable for free data, and this way Edge’s built-in VPN will take care of the users’ experience without compromising security. It’s a great deal.

Do you use Edge’s build-in VPN? What’s your opinion on this? Let us know in the comments section below.

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