Google One VPN to Shut Down Later This Year

Google One VPN will be discontinued later this year, according to a customer email seen by Android Authority. The service was rolled out for Android in October 2020, before coming to iOS devices and Macs in 2022.

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When it originally launched it was part of Google One's Premium 2TB storage plan, priced at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Last year, availability was expanded to all Google One plans, including the cheapest offering for $1.99 per month, making it significantly more affordable.

The company told 9to5Google that it is killing the service because "people simply weren't using it." Existing users will be directed to third-party VPN alternatives instead.

Google will continue to offer VPN functionality through its Google Fi cellular service. Google says Pixel users will also still be able to access its VPN features via Pixel settings if they have a Pixel 7 or newer model.

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Top Rated Comments

Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
7 weeks ago
I think everyone knew there was a particular irony with ‘Google’ and ‘VPN’ in the same service…
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3530025 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Move on, yet another service killed by the Google ('https://killedbygoogle.com/').
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Samplasion Avatar
7 weeks ago
Google shuts down something? Color me surprised ('https://killedbygoogle.com/').

EDIT:

Move on, yet another service killed by the Google ('https://killedbygoogle.com/').
Oh, looks like you beat me by a couple minutes haha
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jim Lahey Avatar
7 weeks ago

There's a lot of pressure from governments regarding VPN services. I wonder if Google caved in? Not that I ever heard of anyone using their VPN service....
Given the authoritarian wet dreams now on full display as the masks come off, I don't think we're too far away from consumer VPN services being outlawed in some nations. Certainly across the Five Eyes I wouldn't be surprised if they're illegal before the end of the decade. Likely much sooner.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n-evo Avatar
7 weeks ago
Google demonstrates such devotion to their services. Brings tears to my eyes. ?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
incidentallycheckout Avatar
7 weeks ago
https://killedbygoogle.com/ adds another!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)