[Update: Now Available] Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 private DNS app is getting a free VPN

[Update: Now Available] Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 private DNS app is getting a free VPN

Update (9/25/19 @ 9:25 AM ET): Cloudflare’s Warp VPN service is now live in the Android app along with a Dark Theme toggle.

Web security company, Cloudflare turned its focus towards the public with the announcement of its DNS resolver service, 1.1.1.1, to users worldwide on April 1st (4.1), last year. Then on November 11th (11.11), it launched an app on Android and iOS so that users don’t have to manually configure their DNS settings on their smartphones. Cloudflare has always emphasized that it does not log any of your browsing data and its DNS resolver makes your internet connections faster. Now, it is extending the same philosophy and building a VPN service called Warp in the 1.1.1.1 apps on Android and iOS.

In a blog post, Cloudflare’s CEO Matt Prince highlighted major issues with other VPN services. He noted that VPNs typically reduce the internet speeds and devour a lot of battery. He assured that Warp will tackle these issues and ensure that security of your internet connection does not cost you in terms of higher data consumption. Prince wrote, “the worse your network connection the better Warp should make your performance.” He also noted that Warp will be built keeping mobile connections in mind and when data is not being encrypted, the service will “cache and compress content” to ensure faster loading.

Cloudflare’s Warp is built around WireGuard, an improved and open-source VPN protocol that is faster, more efficient and more reliable than conventional VPN protocols. It uses Cloudflare’s Argo technology to make connections faster and more reliable. Prince notes that while Warp will be available for free and included within the 1.1.1.1 app, the company will also offer a premium version called Warp+. With Warp+, users will able to secure their internet connection at an affordable cost without slowing down the speed of their connections.

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Warp is yet to be released but Cloudflare wanted to send out information on the iconic date of April 1st (4.1). There is still some work left to be done, and Cloudflare is currently inviting users to show their interest for its VPN service. Users interested in the service can enroll for a spot in the waitlist from the 1.1.1.1 app on their Android or iOS devices.

Lastly, Cloudflare has announced that the desktop versions of its DNS resolver app with Warp built-in will are also “coming soon“.


Update: Now Available

Cloudflare’s Warp VPN service has been added to the Android app in version 3.0.0. The update started rolling out today along with a new Dark Theme toggle.

  • WARP replaces the connection between your phone and the Internet with a modern, optimized protocol. You can enable WARP for free right now!
  • WARP+ routes your traffic over our network which bypasses Internet congestion. You can try out WARP+ by sharing referral codes with your friends. When they download and enable the app both you and your friends will receive WARP+ data credits.

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