After the announcement of a major security upgrade for the browser, users of Google Chrome should soon be able to be more secure online than ever.
After Mozilla had already announced that Firefox would switch to a pure HTTPS mode, Google has now followed suit and announced that Chrome will get a new HTTPS-First mode.
The new feature is set to be added to Chrome 94, which is slated to be released in September – but you can test it out now.
First, the function tries to connect to a site using the HTTPS protocol. If this is not possible, Chrome will display a full screen warning that the connection is not secure. Google says that HTTPS-First mode will be optional at the beginning, but depending on the feedback received, it can become the default.
Although the release is not officially planned for Chrome until now, anyone using the Canary build of Chrome 93 can try HTTPS-First mode now. Start by heading to …