Twitter, an online social networking portal at last adds up the HTTPS encryption
It was in March 2011, Twitter followed Facebook and went on to include the HTTPS encryption on a temporary basis. The moment this news broke out, lots of Twitter users got satisfied as their accounts will work on a secure protocol like HTTPs. But the micro blogging site never took an initiative to make it a default setting.
After a long time, it has been announced that Twitter has switched to HTTPS protocol by default in order to provide an enhanced security for all user profiles. Once you logon to your Twitter account, you will encounter that the URL in the address bar of your browser will display HTTPS in the beginning.
For a moment, you might experience that your account is loading a bit slow. It can very well occur because HTTPS server verifies the security parameters which are hardly seen on HTTP protocol.
Twitter has informed that when you are connected on a Wi-Fi connection with HTTPS setting, you will get less chances of a security threat. Furthermore, the company added "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.” Although it is not recommended to disable HTTPS protocol, in case you are keen, then simply alter the Twitter settings of your account.