How to Change Your Location on Chrome in 2024

Jorge Felix  - Cybersecurity Expert
Last updated: January 1, 2024
Read time: 13 minutes
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This guide teaches how to change Chrome location on your computers or mobile devices, with or without a VPN.

Chrome knows what you are doing, when, and, most importantly, where you’re doing it. So as long as you’re using it to do your thing, it’s unavoidable for the web browser and Google to know what you do online. However, giving up your physical location to them seems like too much of a privacy breach for many users. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to change that. While the best method to change Chrome location on any device is using a VPN, other alternative techniques also exist to achieve this goal. This guide elaborates on why and how to spoof your Chrome location.

Every time you launch your beloved Google Chrome web browser to start navigating the web, it performs a set of under-the-hood tasks before it’s ready for you to use. Identifying your physical location to the highest possible degree of accuracy is one of those tasks. It enables Google to deliver location-based ads to you. It also facilitates tagging in social media status posts, etc.

But that concerns many users — for all understandable reasons — about privacy regarding their devices and sharing their location.

If you think that Google already knows too much about you and you’d like your whereabouts private from it, we hear you. And you can do it. You can change your Chrome geolocation. All you need to do is to use a good VPN service. Then you’ll be able to fake your location with a couple of clicks.

VPNs give you a different IP (Internet Protocol) address, which, in turn, helps you trick your Chrome into thinking you’re elsewhere. And that will also enable you to unblock services and websites from other countries. Additionally, you will get complete data encryption for your traffic, so no external snooper can even smell what you’re doing.

This article will show you how to use a VPN to fake your location in Chrome on the most common digital devices. We will also tell you about the very best VPNs you can use with Chrome. So stay tuned and keep reading!