Microsoft Edge has introduced a new automatic HTTPS feature, which will automatically switch connections to websites from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol.
When one browses a site, the address bar may display as “not secure” or a lock icon. This indicates whether a site is delivered over HTTP.
Sites that are loaded over HTTP have the potential for man-in-the-middle attacks or potential re-directs to other pages than the intended page.
This new feature will work when visiting sites on HTTPS capable domains. The switch will happen automatically; one does not have to worry about intrusive notifications.
Browse normally and Microsoft Edge will automatically apply the new feature making one’s information more secure.
This new feature in available in Microsoft Edge’s Canary and Dev preview channels for select users of Microsoft Edge 92. To try the new automatic HTTPS feature:
- Visit edge://flags/#edge-automatic-https in Edge 92 Canary/Dev and enable Automatic HTTPS
- Hit the “Restart” button that appears to restart Microsoft Edge.
- Visit edge://settings/privacy and turn on “Automatically switch to more secure connections with Automatic HTTPS”.