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How to Download and Add ExpressVPN Extension on Firefox

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated May 31, 2024

Unlike most VPN add-ons, ExpressVPN's add-on for Firefox is a remote control for the ExpressVPN app. What does that mean? Well, it means you need to install ExpressVPN on Windows, macOS, or Linux before you can set up ExpressVPN on Firefox.

Once you install ExpressVPN's native app, setting up its Firefox add-on is simple and will take less than a minute. However, note that this add-on is simply a remote control for the main app installed on your computer, which means that it will protect your traffic across all apps and not just Firefox.

In this article, we'll teach you how to download and add the ExpressVPN extension to Firefox through a series of simple steps.

How to Set Up ExpressVPN Firefox Extension

To set up ExpressVPN on Firefox, you need to get a subscription, download its native VPN app, and then install the Firefox add-on. These are the steps you need to take:

1. Sign up for ExpressVPN using your computer and any Web browser.

2. Then, click "My Account" using the top-placed main menu on ExpressVPN's site.

3. Provide your email address and password to access your ExpressVPN account dashboard.

Signing In to ExpressVPN Website

4. Go to 'Set Up Other Devices,' and a new page will open.

5. On the left, pick 'Windows,' 'Mac,' or 'Linux.'

6. Download the ExpressVPN installation file and install the application.

Setting Up Devices ExpressVPN Account Online

7. Launch ExpressVPN, select 'Sign In,' and provide your ExpressVPN activation code.

8. Finalize the one-time step and make sure to reach ExpressVPN's home screen.

Logging in to ExpressVPN

9. Install the ExpressVPN Firefox browser extension from the add-ons page

10. Click the 'Add to Firefox' button and confirm by clicking 'Add.'

ExpressVPN Overview on Mozilla Web Store

11. Once the add-on downloads and installs, it will be accessible in the top-right corner.

12. If you see a guide to its features, press 'Continue' several times to dismiss this screen. 

Setup Guide for ExpressVPN on Firefox

13. At this moment, you should see the ExpressVPN home screen, which is ready for use. 

14. Use the ON/OFF button to let ExpressVPN connect you to the nearest VPN server

Homescreen of ExpressVPN for Firefox

15. Use the ON/OFF button again to end your VPN session (the add-on will turn red). 

16. To connect to a specific server, click on the button just below the ON/OFF switch. 

17. Select any country or server name, and ExpressVPN will connect you automatically. That's all!

Connecting to a Server Using ExpressVPN for Firefox

We recommend checking what else ExpressVPN offers by using the top-left placed "hamburger" (three horizontal lines) button. That’s where you can fine-tune the add-on as per your needs, making sure your data is protected in the safest way possible.

Final Thoughts

Installing ExpressVPN on Firefox is a two-step procedure, as it involves installing its VPN app on your computer, followed by the Firefox add-on. Once done, you'll end up with a VPN add-on that's ahead of its competitors - including AES-256 encryption, strong protocols, and more.

Of course, let's not forget that ExpressVPN works on other platforms as well. This includes Linux, macOS, ChromeOS, Android, routers, and more. So, here's how to set up and install ExpressVPN on all its supported devices, ensuring your privacy is protected properly.

That's all there is to setting up ExpressVPN on Firefox. We’re here in case you have any questions or doubts, so make sure to post your comment below. Thanks for reading!



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