A sign is displayed at the Google outdoor booth during exhibitor setups for CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Google announced that Chrome will default to HTTPS starting in April. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Google Chrome will start using Hypertext Transport Protocol Secure (HTTPS) by default for all URLs typed in the address bar starting April 13, when Google rolls out Version 90 of the browser.

In a recent blog, Google explained that the company aims for Chrome to always use secure connections by default. HTTPS protects users by encrypting traffic sent over the network so sensitive information entered on websites cannot be intercepted or modified by attackers.

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