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Last week, the team at WireGuard announced an initial version of WireGuard for macOS and have also launched the app in the Mac App Store. The app makes use of Apple’s Network Extension API to provide native integration into the operating system’s networking stack.

WireGuard is a fast, modern, and secure VPN tunnel. The new app can import new tunnels from archives and files, or you can create one from scratch. Developers said that it is currently undergoing rapid development, and taking feedback from users in implementing new and exciting features.

According to TechCrunch, “The app is a drop-down menu in the menu bar. You can manage your tunnel and activate on-demand connections for some scenarios. For instance, you could choose to activate your VPN exclusively if you’re connected to the internet using Wi-Fi, and not Ethernet.”

Source: TechCrunch

Developers say “because the app uses these deep integration APIs, we’re only allowed to distribute the application using the macOS App Store (whose rejections, appeals, and eventual acceptance made for quite the stressful saga over the last week and a half).”

To know more about this announcement, read WireGuard’s email thread.

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