For security purposes, it is quite important to be able to see at a glance, if you are connected to the network through a VPN or through an unsecured connection, especially when you are using a laptop on public wifi.
I cannot find any native setting in Windows 10 which would allow me to see if a VPN is active in the Notification Area. I first have to hover over the network icon or click on it to see more details.
This question has been asked in similar ways in 2017 on the on Microsoft Community site, but never received a satisfactory solution:
Display VPN connection status? Windows 10 - Show VPN on taskbar?
I am not using any third party application to connect to the VPN, but using a native Windows VPN profile (IKEv2 profile from an Algo VPN server).
What is the best way to show an active VPN connection icon in the system tray of the taskbar?