Windows 11 gets a VPN Status Indicator


Windows 11 is all set to get a VPN Status Indicator in its system tray, allowing users to connect or download files anonymously and without the revelation of their home or IP address. Therefore, all those using VPN services to browse websites, stream movies and download files can look at their network and proceed only when it shows a sign.

According to a report that turned viral on Twitter, Windows 11 users will get an indicator as a shield icon to let us know whether their network is connected to a VPN. However, the catch is that the status indicator works only when users connect to VPNs that come with Windows 11 client and do not work on commercial VPN services over Wi-Fi.

Currently, only Windows Insiders will get the privilege of accessing this new feature as it is in beta phase and will be rolled over on an official note next year.

Coming to another update, Facebook parent company Meta has announced that it will provide a dedicated calling tab to those accessing WhatsApp web on Windows 11 operating system. The feature will be in lines with the Zoom Video Conferencing app and is to encourage business users to communicate through voice over the Win 11 platform.

As per the update provided by Meta, the calling feature will appear alongside status and chat feature and it will be enriched with call history at a later stage.

NOTE- The announcement came when Facebook competitor Snapchat announced its ap availability on the Microsoft Store meant for Windows machines.


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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