Geo-spoofing: Change Location on Google Chrome and Firefox

Justice Ekaeze  - Tech Expert
Last updated: November 20, 2023
Read time: 14 minutes

Learn what geo-spoofing is and how to spoof your browser's geo-location to bypass content restrictions while staying safe online using VPNs.

Geo-spoofing answers geo-restrictions, the latter being the restrictions on content within a specific location. It means you would be unable to view if you were outside the location or the list of locations. With a VPN, however, you can quickly solve this problem since it helps to switch your IP address to one from the desired location. But that’s not all spoofing is suitable for; it can also protect your traffic and data from prying eyes. Only the best VPNs can do both the spoofing and safeguarding of your IP address and location, including the three listed in this article.

Although it is now prevalent, many people have no idea why their devices and browsers request access to their locations. Most of the time, we click “Allow.” However, the ones that know understand that this feature helps us enjoy a wholesome experience while using the browser, app, or device.

While this is great for tagging photos, ordering pizza, and ensuring Uber know where to drop you off, it can also be harmful. Since your location is open to the app and third parties, there is a risk of your privacy getting invaded.

If you are worried about this privacy risk, there are a few methods to protect yourself; you can either deny access to your location or spoof it.

Spoofing involves making your location appear to be someplace it is not. To fake your location, you have three methods that will work. First is a VPN, toggling the location settings on your device and using a browser extension.

This article will cover all three methods of spoofing your location because sometimes, it takes multiple methods to spoof your location successfully.