What do the different colors for the PIA app icon mean?

The color of the icon for our VPN software differs depending on the operating system you are using.


For MacOS, our app uses the following colors:

Light grey = Disconnected
Dark grey (with connecting symbol) = Connecting
Black (with checkmark) = Connected


For Windows and Linux, the app uses the following colors:

Red = Disconnected
Darker Green = Connecting
Bright Green = Connected


You can confirm that the app is successfully connected by going to our website; a message appears at the top to indicate whether you are protected or not.

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