Big changes for users of Google’s Chrome browser …. and what to expect if you have a website

Starting from January 31st, Google will release version 56 of the Chrome web browser and If you have a website there is a significant change which may confuse your site visitors or even surprise you.

Chrome will begin to display ‘Not secure’ messages in the location bar on websites that are not using HTTPS, also known as SSL. This is the first part of a staged rollout to encourages websites to get rid of plain old HTTP.

Google Chrome Version 56



Any website that is not running HTTPS will have a message appear in the location bar that says “Not Secure” on pages that collect passwords or credit cards.

Future version releases of Chrome will label all non-HTTPS pages in incognito mode as “Not secure” followed by all HTTP pages classified as “Not secure”.

What to do if your site is not HTTPS

We recommend you start by contacting your hosting provider as some hosting providers offer free SSL and others have a very easy installation method.

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