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How to Download and Add ExpressVPN Browser Extension on Microsoft Edge

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated June 4, 2024

Since Microsoft Edge now supports Chrome extensions, you can add and use ExpressVPN on your Edge as a fully functional extension. However, this VPN extension requires you to have ExpressVPN's application installed on your computer.

Therefore, based on your computer's operating system, you'll first want to install ExpressVPN on Windows, macOS, or Linux. However, we're here to provide a step-by-step guide on how to install and use ExpressVPN on Edge, so we'll explain everything from scratch.

Also, keep in mind that you need the Chromium version of Edge for ExpressVPN’s extension to work. If you haven’t updated Edge yet, make sure to use the provided link to install the latest version (for Windows and macOS). 

How to Set Up ExpressVPN Edge Extension

ExpressVPN's Edge extension comes with high-end encryption and acts as a gateway to the VPN's native app. So, here's how to install it:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using its official website.

2. After subscribing, click 'My Account' on the ExpressVPN site using the top-placed main menu.

3. Login using your email and password, and provide a verification code if needed.

Logging to ExpressVPN Website on Smartphone

4. Click on the 'Set Up Other Devices' button once you access your ExpressVPN dashboard.

Setting Up Devices ExpressVPN Account Online

5. Based on the operating system you use, pick 'Windows,' 'Mac,' or 'Linux' on the left.

6. Click on the download link on the right side to download the installation file.

7. Then install the application on your Windows or macOS computer.

Installing ExpressVPN on macOS

8. Launch ExpressVPN and select 'Sign In.'

9. Copy your ExpressVPN activation code to log in.

Retrieving ExpressVPN Activation Code

10. If asked to install a VPN profile, make sure to select 'Allow.'

Installing ExpressVPN Profile on macOS

11. When asked to launch ExpressVPN on system startup, select 'OK' or 'No, Thanks.'

12. Select 'OK' or 'No, Thanks' when you're asked about anonymous data logging.

Connected to ExpressVPN Server

13. Using Edge, visit ExpressVPN’s extension on the Chrome Web Store and select 'Add to Chrome.'

Add ExpressVPN Extension to Edge
Tip

If you can’t install Chrome extensions, you need to enable this option. Click on the icon representing three horizontal dots in Edge (top-right corner) and go to Extensions > Manage Extensions. On the left, flip the switch next to 'Allow Extensions from Other Stores.'

14. Access the newly installed extension and activate it by clicking on its icon. 

15. Press 'Continue' several times to go through ExpressVPN’s user guide

First Run Guide for ExpressVPN on Edge

16. Once again, select 'OK' or 'No, Thanks' when asked about anonymous data logging. 

17. You will then reach ExpressVPN's home screen, which is ready to be used.

18. Use the ON/OFF switch to let ExpressVPN connect you to the nearest VPN server

Interface Showing ExpressVPN Connection in Microsoft Edge

19. Use the ON/OFF button again to disconnect and end your VPN session

Home Screen of ExpressVPN for Edge

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

21. Then, pick any server by clicking on its country or server name

Connecting to Specific Server in ExpressVPN for Edge

22. ExpressVPN will now connect you automatically, protecting all your Web traffic. If that doesn't happen, click the ON/OFF switch to connect automatically.

Lastly, make sure to visit ExpressVPN’s Edge extension settings by clicking on the hamburger button (three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner. That’s where you’ll find handy tools for preventing data leaks and fine-tuning your VPN connection.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, setting up ExpressVPN on Edge allows you to remote-control the VPN. That means you'll get something unique here, and that's high-end encryption and total privacy protection, which practically no other VPN extension offers on Edge.

Of course, let's not forget that ExpressVPN works on countless devices, so make sure you're protected on all your gadgets. So, your next destination should be our central guide on how to set up ExpressVPN, which covers computers, phones, tablets, streaming devices, and more.

FAQ

How Do I Add ExpressVPN Extension to Edge?

You can add ExpressVPN's extension to Edge using the Chrome Web Store. That means you need to use the Chromium version of Edge.

What Does ExpressVPN's Extension for Edge Do?

ExpressVPN's extension for Edge acts as a gateway to ExpressVPN's native app. So, it can protect your privacy, unblock websites, and prevent data leaks, among other things.

How Do I Turn On ExpressVPN in Microsoft Edge?

To turn on ExpressVPN in Edge, click on its icon in the top-left corner. Then, pick any server and connect to it. Your VPN session will start once ExpressVPN's interface turns green.

That's all about setting up and using ExpressVPN on Edge. We’ll be glad to assist in case you have any questions, so make sure to post your comment below. Lastly, thank you for reading!



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