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NordVPN for Windows: release notes

Sep 03, 2019 · 3 min read

NordVPN for Windows: release notes

This is the place for the historical record of improvements and tweaks in the NordVPN app for Windows. Updating the app lets you enjoy the freshest online and privacy experience with NordVPN, and this makes us happy. That’s a win-win.

NordVPN 6.23 (latest)

What’s new:

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    Introducing smart security on Wi-Fi! If you join an unsecured Wi-Fi network, the app will connect to VPN automatically. This way, you can enjoy ultimate security online with zero effort. Simply go to the Auto Connect settings, flip a switch, and forget about it.
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    Now you can give us instant feedback about your connection speeds. Was it like driving an F1 racer? Or rather a slow and bumpy ride? We want to know. Your feedback will help us improve!

NordVPN 6.22

In this release, we did some minor tinkering under the hood and unleashed a couple of changes into the wild:

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    New: Now you can select a specific city for VPN to auto-connect. New York or San Francisco, Perth or Sydney, Frankfurt or Berlin. If you’re going for the best connection speeds, the distance matters. Pick the city that is closest to you.
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    New: We made it easier to access Advanced Settings. Now they appear as a separate section in the Menu.

NordVPN 6.21

We’re getting straight to the point this time. The key 3 things we’re serving with this release:

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    Introducing in-app payments
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    Search is now better at searching
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    A few minor bugs have been sent away

NordVPN 6.20

S6 E20: The one with the recent connections.

Plot summary:

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    Connect to NordVPN, then look at the sidebar. Your recent connections will appear there, so you can switch back in a blink. Also, the recent connections will be accessible from the jump list.
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    Under-the-hood improvements for app reliability to ensure stable VPN connection under adverse network conditions.
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    The app is less memory-hungry now thanks to optimized RAM usage.
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    After little fine-tuning, search results now include servers by city.

To be continued.

NordVPN 6.19

Algo-rhythm is a dancer with smart moves and new grooves. It’s the server picker algorithm that steals the spotlight of this update!

It is lightweight and extra smart now. When you hit Quick Connect or a country pin on the map, the algorithm will pick the best server for you with even higher accuracy.

The backup dancers? A few usability and design tweaks that you’ll notice right away:

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    The search bar now sits in the sidebar, along with specialty servers, countries, and your favorites – only the cool gang.
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    The redesigned header is more compact and, of course, all blue da ba dee da ba daa.
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    Tray notifications have a new design.
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    New app icon!

Oh, and yes – a bug fix here, a bug fix there.

NordVPN 6.18

A pixel here, a pixel there. Lately, we’ve been busy with polishing our app interface to perfection – from minor design tweaks to some serious usability improvements. Here are the highlights:

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    The Quick Connect button has been moved Antarctica-bound. And it looks quite different now.
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    To make everything more neat and organized, in-app notifications now have a dedicated spot in the sidebar.
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    Oh, here’s something new: the connection status bubble. It indicates your current connection by turning green next to the country in the sidebar.

Speaking of fixes, our bug-hunting department has a dramatic story to tell.

So a user clicks on the heart icon next to a server to add it to their Favorites list and… gets connected to that server immediately. Oh heart, you’ve got it all wrong – it started out with a click, how did it end up like this? We’ve slowed things down a bit – if you ‘heart’ a server, it only adds it to the list. Nothing more.


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Elle Friberg
Elle Friberg successVerified author

Elle is a content writer at NordVPN. Being ever-curious, she always finds unexpected angles in the internet privacy and security field to turn into gripping stories.


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