HTTPS Is Finally the Default Throughout Tumblr

The Verizon-owned site said the move was ‘long overdue’

Facebook made the switch in July 2013, and Twitter did it even earlier: August 2011
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HTTPS is now the default throughout Tumblr—a move the Verizon-owned site called “long overdue.”

For comparison’s sake, Facebook made the same switch in July 2013, and Twitter did it even earlier: August 2011.

Zack Whittaker of TechCrunch pointed out that prior to this week’s update, Tumblr was the highest-ranked site according to Alexa data that didn’t have HTTPS enabled throughout, at No. 44.

Tumblr wrote in a blog post, “Setting up a new Tumblr? It’s enabled! Already have one (or more) of the 464.5 million existing Tumblrs? It’s enabled! Adding a custom domain name to your Tumblr? It’s enabled! Nothing more for you to do except enjoy a more secure Tumblr experience.”