Following the footsteps of Google and Facebook, Twitter has also given an option to the users to always browse through secure HTTPS connection. When you visit a web site through the HTTPS connection, the data transfer to and from that site becomes encrypted. This way any middle-man (like your ISP) cannot eavesdrop on what you post on Twitter. Here is how you can make Twitter always use the HTTPS connection :
- Visit http://twitter.com/settings/account in your web browser. You might have to login to your Twitter account if you have not already logged in.
- Scroll down and check the checkbox labeled Always use HTTPS. as shown.
- Click on the button Save to save the settings. You would see a password entry box popup. Enter the password and click on the Save changes button to finalize the saving og account settings.
- You would be able to immediately use the Twitter web site using the secure HTTPS connection.