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Cloudflare’s WARP VPN is launching in beta for macOS and Windows

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It will be available to WARP+ subscribers first

Cloudflare’s WARP VPN service began its life last year as a free add-on to the company’s 1.1.1.1 app — which itself is a DNS resolver application that promises faster internet — and was immediately popular. (There were, at one point in time, approximately 2 million people on its waiting list.) Today, the company announced in a blog post that it’s bringing WARP to macOS and Windows in beta.

“While we announced the beta of 1.1.1.1 with WARP on April 1, 2019 it took us until late September before we were able to open it up to general availability,” writes Matthew Prince, the company’s CEO. “We don’t expect the wait for macOS and Windows WARP to be nearly as long.”

The beta will be available first to WARP+ subscribers — who pay to use Cloudflare’s Argo network, which makes their internet speeds even faster — with invites sent out sometime in the next few weeks. “The WARP client for macOS and Windows relies on the same fast, efficient Wireguard protocol to secure Internet connections and keep them safe from being spied on by your ISP,” Prince writes. “Also, just like WARP on the 1.1.1.1 mobile app, the basic service will be free on macOS and Windows.” Linux support, he says, is coming soon.