There are plenty of good reasons to change your location in Google Chrome or to disable your location tracking. You may be missing out on results based on your location and you may not want Google always knowing where you are. They can even share your location with any site you visit!
Here are a few different ways how to change or hide your location on Google Chrome:
Here’s how to turn off location on Google Chrome using the location settings:
Now, a pop-up will appear every time a site wants to know your location, which will enable you to block or allow the site to use it.
If you would like to spoof your location, Chrome can do that, too:
If you want to start using your real location again, do the same as above, but click on No Override and set all coordinates to zero.
If you choose Location Unavailable in the drop-down menu, you will see how websites operate when your location is impossible to detect.
Bear in mind that these location changes will not let you access sites where geo-restrictions are present. These actions also do not grant you a new IP address – they just change the location on the browser level. Thus, you do not get the full protection you would have with a VPN. A VPN service can grant you full protection, anonymity, and the IP of the country you want.
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The easiest way to spoof your location is to use NordVPN’s proxy browser extension for Chrome. The small NordVPN icon will appear in the top right corner of your browser. You should:
However, be aware that this extension does not protect you the same way that a VPN does. A VPN encrypts all your internet traffic, while the extension only secures your browser traffic (traffic between you and the website you enter). Also, it does not allow you to choose a specific server.
This extension is very lightweight, quick and easy-to-use.
As mentioned above, NordVPN can be used to mask or change your location. Browser-based spoofing hides your location just on the browser level, but some tools might still discover your real whereabouts. If you want to protect all of your internet traffic and spoof your location, use NordVPN together with Chrome’s location-changing tools.
NordVPN hides your location by changing your IP address. With servers in 59 countries around the world, you can change your location to almost anywhere. Click here to find out more about how it works.
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