Facebook is the most popular social networking site. From school going children to famous celebrities, all are using Facebook to connect with their dear ones. It stores our personal data like contact info, images etc. So it becomes necessary to secure our accounts.
One way to secure Facebook account is to enable HTTPS secure browsing by default. If you use HTTPS browsing, all the data shared between your web browser and Facebook server will be in encrypted form providing you with more security. You might have also noticed the HTTPS secured connections on shopping or banking websites.
How to Enable HTTPS on Facebook
Follow the instructions given below to enable HTTPS on your account:
- Sign in to your Facebook account and go to Account -> Account Settings.
- Once you are on Account Settings page, click on Account Security.
- Now you can see Secure browsing (https) option there. Check that option and save it.
Now your Facebook account will use HTTPS secured connection. Facebook team recommends that if you frequently use your account on public computers like cyber cafe then you must enable this feature but before you enable HTTPS you must keep one thing in mind that encrypted pages take longer to load and you may notice that Facebook is slower using HTTPS. Some third party applications may also not work which are currently not supported over secure connection.