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How to add the ExpressVPN extension to Chrome

Here's a full step-by-step breakdown on how to use ExpressVPN with Google's Chrome browser

Registered in the British Virgin Islands, ExpressVPN provides Virtual Private Network (VPN) products for customers all over the world. With the best-in-class 256-bit AES encryption, custom software for each platform, and its educational features, it's no wonder ExpressVPN is considered among the best VPN services in the world.

Claiming it does not and will never log traffic data, DNS queries, or anything that could be used to identify you, ExpressVPN allows you to connect as many as three devices simultaneously and has extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. All this comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

This guide will show you how to add ExpressVPN extension to your Chrome browser.


1. Go to the ExpressVPN website

Locate and open Google’s Chrome browser. Navigate to the ExpressVPN website and click the red GetExpressVPN or Get started button. Complete all the steps to set up an account.

If you already have an account, then you can sign in by clicking My account in the upper right part of the website and entering your credentials.


2. Go to your dashboard

Once you’ve signed in, you will be redirected to your dashboard. Click the Set Up on More Devices button.

Google Chrome extension

3. Choose Google Chrome

Clicking the Set Up on More Devices button will open a new page with all the options listed. Select Google Chrome.

Get extension

4. Click the Get Extension button

This will open another webpage from where you can quickly install your Chrome extension.

Quick install button

5. Click the blue Quick Install button

A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm you want to add the extension. Click the Add extension button.

Extension is now installed

6. The extension is now installed

A little ExpressVPN icon will appear in the upper right corner of your browser, to the left of the vertical three dots for Chrome Settings.

Desktop app

7. Install the desktop app

In order to use the Chrome extension, you will, however, need to install the desktop app. You can do this by simply clicking the extension icon and clicking the Install Desktop App button. On the page that opens, choose and download your ExpressVPN desktop app (for Windows, Mac, or Linux).

Chrome ready to use

8. That’s it!

You can now take full advantage of your ExpressVPN Chrome and desktop app to surf anonymously at blazing speeds.

Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.