Facebook Upgrades Link Security with HSTS Preloading

March 6, 2018

Facebook and Instagram links will automatically update from HTTP to HTTPS for eligible websites, increasing both speed and security, the social media giant said.

Facebook has upgraded its link security infrastructure to include HSTS preloading, which automatically switches HTTP links to HTTPS for eligible websites. The change is intended to improve security and navigation speed for Facebook and Instagram links, according to the social media firm.

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a feature for websites to request a browser-only access to them over HTTPS.

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