Published on: May 24, 2023
Google One has taken another step towards enhancing user privacy and security with a new feature in its Android app. The latest update allows users to conveniently check their IP address and network information directly within the app, providing a valuable tool for users concerned about their online privacy.
The new feature is currently available exclusively on Android devices running version 1.179 of the Google One application. While the feature is not yet accessible to iOS users, it is expected that it will eventually be rolled out universally across different devices.
To access the feature, users simply need to open the Google One app on their Android device and tap on the VPN card in the Home feed. This reveals a dedicated section called “Your network info,” which displays the user’s VPN status, IP address, and network information, including the Internet Service Provider (ISP) or carrier.
When you enable the Google One VPN, your IP address and network information are hidden. This serves as an effective measure to minimize online tracking and protect user privacy. In cases where the IP address does not update immediately, you can easily resolve this issue by refreshing the page or relaunching the app.
While there are alternative methods available to check one’s IP address, such as using external websites like What Is My IP Address, the integration of this feature directly within the Google One app offers a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. Also, the network information feature proves particularly useful when you connect to public Wi-Fi networks and want to identify the network provider.
Google’s commitment to user privacy is further evidenced by its recent extension of VPN access to all Google One subscribers, regardless of their subscription tier. This move highlights the company’s dedication to providing a secure and reliable service to its users.