Facebook now offers HTTPS Browsing! Here’s how to activate it manually.

Amid all the criticism over privacy Facebook has added the ability to surf the popular social network securely using HTTPS. If you are constantly using Facebook through public access points this feature is highly recommended to insure your not leaving leftovers for someone to come behind you and pick up!

That’s why we’ve developed a number of complex systems that operate behind the scenes to keep you secure on Facebook. In addition, we’ve created some advanced features you can use to help protect yourself even more, such as remote logout and one-time passwords. These features are especially useful when you’re uncertain whether your network or computer is secure. Today, we’re announcing two new such features.

If you’ve ever done your shopping or banking online, you may have noticed a small “lock” icon appear in your address bar, or that the address bar has turned green. This indicates that your browser is using a secure connection (“HTTPS”) to communicate with the website and ensure that the information you send remains private. Facebook currently uses HTTPS whenever your password is sent to us, but today we’re expanding its usage in order to help keep your data even more secure.

Starting today we’ll provide you with the ability to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS. You should consider enabling this option if you frequently use Facebook from public Internet access points found at coffee shops, airports, libraries or schools.

To enable HTTPS secure browsing, being offered by Facebook, go to your Account Settings and select Account Security. From here you can enable Secure Browsing using HTTPS.

I did check mine and as of yet the feature has not been added yet, but users should start seeing the feature available soon.

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The author, Lee Whittington, loves to use his learned talents to write software as a hobby. He also also enjoys playing with Photoshop and is a serious Windows, Software, Gadgets & a Tech news buff. Lee has studied Visual Basic, C++ and Networking.

2 Comments

  1. Mike

    Not available for me yet… takes everything forever to get to Kansas though…lol, no seriously.

  2. Omots123

    Not available to me here in Nova Scotia, either!! Mike’s post was 1 yr ago!! Is this article for real or not?

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