Turn on Microsoft Edge Secure Network in Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft Edge Secure Network will soon make it possible to encrypt Internet connections through Edge. Unfortunately, some Windows insiders have to access the preview.

Microsoft Edge Secure Network came about through a collaboration between Microsoft and Cloudflare. The upcoming feature is mainly similar to Cloudflare 1.1.1.1, an existing app for shielding Internet traffic.

According to Microsoft, the feature ensures that data is sent from Edge through an encrypted channel. The encryption is continually applied, including HTTP connections. This makes it harder for attackers to steal browser data over public Wi-Fi networks.

Turn on Microsoft Edge Secure Network in the Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft Edge Secure Network is similar to a VPN. Data is shielded. Still, it is unclear whether the tool can be used to bypass regional blockades. According to Microsoft, Edge Secure Network replaces users’ locations with similar addresses.

The first 1TB of traffic is free. Unfortunately, Microsoft Edge Secure Network is not yet generally available to anyone. Some Windows insiders have been able to test the new feature. Others still have to wait a bit longer.

Here is how to turn on “Edge Secure Network”.

Click on the Settings button in the top right corner (the ellipse button). In the menu click on the “Secure network” button.

Secure network button to enable

Microsoft Edge Secure Network will ask you to sign in using your Microsoft account to use Microsoft Edge Secure Network provided by Cloudflare.

Microsoft Edge Secure Network will secure you from hackers, protect you against online tracking, and keep your virtual location private.

when you are signed in and using this feature for while, you will see how much data you have consumed and how much data you have left.

Microsoft Edge Secure Network

That is it for now, when more information becomes available I will update the article.

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