Automatically changes HTTP protocol to HTTPS, and if loading encounters error, reverts it back to HTTP.

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What is Smart HTTPS?

"Smart HTTPS" is a Chrome extension dedicated to providing a safer browsing experience. It does this by automatically converting HTTP protocol to HTTPS for secure webpage loading. In the event of loading errors, it reverts to the original HTTP protocol. Also includes features such as remembering non-HTTPS websites, an ON|OFF switch, and a website whitelist option.

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By: Lynn
Rating: 4.39 (31)
Version: 0.3.2 (Last updated: 2022-04-13)
Creation date: 2020-05-20
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 112.64K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Smart HTTPS (v0.3.2)
4.36 (260) 18,572
Not available on Edge

Smart HTTPS is an extension that helps you always use the secure HTTPS protocol if it is supported by the site's server.

It automatically changes the HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS, and if loading errors occur, the extension will revert to the original HTTP protocol.

Key features a. Automatically change all HTTP requests to the secure HTTPS. b. All websites (addresses) that do not support HTTPS are remembered to speed up the protocol-check process. Note that you can see and delete these items from the extension's Options page. c. The toolbar button serves as the extension's ON|OFF switch. Blue indicates ON and Gray is OFF. d. Add desired websites to the whitelist (see Options page).

Note: to report bugs, please visit the extension homepage ( and find the bug report form.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works as an alternative for HTTPS everywhere
  • Automatically connects to HTTPS version of a site where available
  • Uses less memory than HTTPS Everywhere
  • Easy to use
  • No alert when a site is HTTP and upgraded to HTTPS
  • Buggy and seems abandoned
  • Latest update is corrupt and doesn't work properly
  • Sometimes the CSS remains HTTP
  • No visible confirmation that the extension is working
Most mentioned
  • Alternative for HTTPS Everywhere
  • Connects to HTTPS first
  • Uses less memory
  • No alert when upgrading site to HTTPS
  • Buggy
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Risk impact

Smart HTTPS is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Smart HTTPS if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Smart HTTPS has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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