How to Enable HTTPS Redirect for Custom Domain in Blogger

https for custom domain
Earlier Blogger only allowed Https redirect for sub-domains(abs.blogspot.com) but now you can enable this feature for your custom domain and make it more secure for your visitors.

So, What is HTTPS & What does it Do?

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) provides secure communication over a network or in other words between your blog and the visitor's device. HTTPS forces all communications to be encrypted by TLS(Transport Layer Security) or SSL(Secure Sockets Layer) protocols.

This protects the visitors from man-in-the-middle attacks, eavesdropping and tampering of the communication.

The main difference between HTTP and HTTPS:
"All communications sent over regular HTTP connections are in 'plain text' and can be read by any hacker that manages to break into the connection between your browser and the website."-Instanssl.com

Here are the Steps to Enable HTTPS Redirect in Blogger for Custom Domain:

1. Go to Settings→Basic.

2. Scroll down and select HTTPS availability as Yes.

You'll see the following message:
Wait until the HTTPS Availability is processed. It takes 4-7 minutes.

3. After the processing is complete HTTPS redirect will be available. Select "YES"


 Now, all your visitors will be redirected to the HTTPS version of your blog:
Important: Update your link in the Custom Robots.txt file(if you have it enabled), Search Console, AdSense and every other place.

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