May 1, 2021
New Microsoft Edge HTTPS Protocol Tool Scheduled to Go Live in July 2021

Microsoft is Finally Adding a Much-Needed Security Tool to its Edge Browser

Microsoft Edge is catching up in the realm of online security by integrating a new HTTPS transition feature into its redesigned browser…

Microsoft is about to make its Edge browser a bit more secure. The software giant is working on integrating a new security feature that will automatically connect internet users to websites using the HTTPS protocols. (Instead of relying on the old, much less secure HTTP protocol.) The main difference is the former — Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure — routes traffic through an SSL encrypted certificate, which ensures visitors can’t be spied upon.

New Microsoft Edge HTTPS Protocol Tool Scheduled to Go Live in July 2021

The new Microsoft Edge HTTPS protocol tool is scheduled to debt with version 92, which is set for release in July 2021. This will bring Edge more in-line with Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s Firefox web portal. Both of these competitors already support automatic HTTPS redirects in one way or another. This is due to the fact that Google (along with other web services providers) is pushing a more secure internet experience and HTTPS provides improved guest security.

In fact, Google actively warns and/or prevents searchers from visiting unsecured websites. Big G is also continually pressuring web developers and website owners to switch from the unsecure HTTP platform over to the encrypted HTTPS protocol. Moreover, Google actually rewards HTTPS sites with higher site rankings. So, Microsoft is joining its more popular web portal peers by favoring the encrypted experience.

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