An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical number assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer, modem,etc.) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
Wherever you surf web, your IP goes with you. It is like you telephone number & each internet connection have a different IP. So, whenever you visit a website- the administrator of that website knows that someone from this IP address visits my website. Whenever a website administrator blocks anyone, they block the IP address, which means no one from that specific IP address would be able to visit that website.
Sometimes, some videos or websites may not be available in your region or country. This is done by blocking all IP addresses of a particular country or region.
In offices also, Facebook and Twitter are blocked using the IP address.
But by using a proxy IP address, you can visit these websites. Or if you want to surf anonymously without revealing your IP address, you can use various tools available on the internet. Below is the list of extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to Hide IP Address.
Best Hide IP Google Chrome Extensions
1) Proxy Switchy!: The most popular Google chrome extension to hide your IP. Easily switch and manage between multiple proxies quickly and easily.
2) Hide My Proxy: Easily Surf anonymously and from a different proxy server on the internet.
3) Hide My Ass! Web Proxy: Another popular extension to hide your IP address. By using this extension, you can surf the websites anonymously. You can even hide and change your IP address (your ‘online fingerprint’).
4) Stealthy: Stealthy allows you to instantaneously get and setup a working proxy from a click of a button.
Hide IP on Mozilla Firefox
1) Hide My Ass! Web Proxy: Hide My Ass! operates the most popular browser based web proxy online that allows you to surf anonymously. This is the official extension that enables you to easily redirect your web traffic through our anonymous proxy network.
2) Stealthy: If your country/organization block you from using facebook, youtube or others, then Stealthy is the solution for you.
All the extensions or addons listed above are free and safe to use. Now you can enjoy internet anonymously without revealing your identity. If you have any problem using these extensions, please let me know in comments.