For the past 2 years, YouTube has been working on making its platform a safer place. Today, in a blog post, YouTube announced that its service is now 97% encrypted. This way YouTube has became the second most secure Google product behind Gmail.
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YouTube introduced HTTPS support 2 years ago, but traffic to the platform has been growing at a huge speed ever since, and has contributed to making YouTube’s mission much more difficult than originally planned. Of course, HTTPS was also a reason in itself for which more people felt confident to use YouTube’s video service:
We found that HTTPS improved quality of experience on most clients.
Now YouTube is aiming to phase out the remaining 3% of insecure connections over time, something we feel confident they will achieve very soon. So now you can go back to watching your favourite videos of cats, cars, cooking or even unicorns 😎