Twitter Finally Enables HTTPS By Default

Posted on Feb 15 2012 - 11:21am by Editorial Staff

Twitter today announced in what we called it as a more “secured move”, has turned on HTTPS by default by offering 128-bit encryption for users connecting to its service – the micro-blogging giant adding a user setting which earlier had to be turned on via a partially-hidden setting only, will let the users to always use HTTPS when accessing the site.

The announcement:

Last year, we added the option to always use HTTPS when accessing on the web. This setting makes your Twitter experience more secure by protecting your information, and it’s especially helpful if you use Twitter over an unsecured Internet connection like a public wi-fi network.

Now, HTTPS will be on by default for all users, whenever you sign in to If you prefer not use it, you can turn it off on your Account Settings page. HTTPS is one of the best ways to keep your account safe and it will only get better as we continue to improve HTTPS support on our web and mobile clients.

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