Microsoft Edge, which is powered by Cloudflare, was found to have remnants of an integrated VPN (Virtual Private Network) branded “Secure Network” back in April of this year. A month later, the Redmond business formally announced the new function and provided additional information. Microsoft Edge Secure Network Preview ultimately went live in the Canary channel in September. However, because it was a controlled release, not everyone received the functionality, but those who did received 1GB of free VPN access.
Today’s most recent version of Edge Canary, v110.0.1563.0, has undergone a significant overhaul as the 1GB cap on the Edge Secure Network function has been upped to 15GB, providing 15 times as much free data as before. This change in the most recent edition was picked up on by Reddit user and Edge aficionado Leopeva64-2, and it is a significant one.
Download Microsoft Edge Canary from the official website and login in with your Microsoft Account to test Secure Network (MSA). You should be aware that using Secure Network during the preview time necessitates the MSA in order to monitor data usage. It can be turned on in the Settings menu under “Privacy, search, and services.”
Anyone’s guess as to whether this preview feature will make it into the final Stable Channel build is based on the fact that it is still in testing. If so, Edge might end up being a tempting browser option for people who prefer browsing anonymously with a VPN but don’t want to pay for it.
Source: Leopeva64-2 (Reddit)