Cloudflare's high-speed 'WARP' VPN is coming to macOS and Windows this year

Polycount

Posts: 2,395   +541
Staff member

The high-speed VPN will offer the same functionality on desktop that it does on mobile. It will use the same "fast, efficient" Wireguard protocol to secure connections, and its core functionality will be entirely free for everyone to access; just as it is on Android and iOS.

Cloudflare chose April 1 as its seemingly traditional WARP-related announcement date to make a point. As it said last year, the company has never found the April Fools' Day antics of other tech companies all that appealing. Indeed, Cloudflare seems quite bitter about the day, stating the following back in 2019:

While most days the Internet is full of promise and innovation, on 'April Fools' a handful of elite tech companies decide to waste the time of literally billions of people with juvenile jokes that only they find funny. Cloudflare has never been one for the traditional April Fools antics.

Cloudflare hopes WARP will not only obfuscate your internet activity from prying eyes when activated, but also potentially speed up your connection. That was one of the main selling points for the VPN's mobile release, and Cloudflare promises to carry the functionality over to its desktop client.

WARP+ customers will be the first to gain access to WARP's desktop beta, which will let them take advantage of Cloudflare's Argo network for "even faster" internet speeds. Everyone should expect to see WARP for macOS and Windows go public sometime in the next few months. There's no ETA yet, but Cloudflare wants to release the software more quickly on desktop than it did on mobile -- it took the company roughly five months to release the WARP 1.1.1.1 add-on to the world.

If you want to be among the first to gain access to the beta, you can sign up for the WARP desktop wait list right here using your email address.

Permalink to story.

 

Yynxs

Posts: 544   +183
TechSpot Elite
Now that's a funny April 1st joke. Bragging about routing DNS queries through Google's 1.1.1.1 on a VPN. Everyone knows Google wont have access to the the starting IP and the DNS query IP with Google's fonts, analytics, and scripting reporting back the connection through the software or the app. Simply won't happen, like Google not vouching for web page security queries and tracking the browser.
 

Aries Lyon

Posts: 18   +15
Now that's a funny April 1st joke. Bragging about routing DNS queries through Google's 1.1.1.1 on a VPN. Everyone knows Google wont have access to the the starting IP and the DNS query IP with Google's fonts, analytics, and scripting reporting back the connection through the software or the app. Simply won't happen, like Google not vouching for web page security queries and tracking the browser.
Now that's a funny April 1st joke. Thinking that 1.1.1.1 belongs to Google
 
But isnt it true that the bugs in ios 13 are preventing a vpn from tunneling. if thats the case id rather get purevpn on a 7-day trial and manually configure it