You may have observed a feature which was empowered in Twitter to browse using HTTPS, but this feature was available in January and miserably it was wiped out by twitter very hastily due to some reasons, whatever the reasons may be ! But now Twitter has once again made available this feature (officially) so that the users can switch to HTTPS browsing by making changes in their settings.
To prevent hacking of twitter accounts, check the “Always Use HTTPS” setting at the bottom of Settings on their profiles. HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure uses the SSL/TSL protocol in summation to HTTP to safeguard encrypted communication over a secure channel. This protects users on insecure networks like conference or coffee bar WiFi. In addition HTTPS will be used when you log into Twitter and on Twitter for iPhone and iPad.
On the other hand, mobile users will have to forcibly load https://mobile.twitter.com to accomplish the HTTPS element. However, Twitter is advancing an improvement to allow using HTTPS by mobile users who choose the above option automatic in upcoming time. Twitter is trying to make the setting work across all devices, hoping to ultimately make HTTPS the default setting.
You can encrypt your data while surfing the internet by exploiting this feature “HTTPS” and this progress by twitter is really appreciable. Other platforms such as Facebook, Gmail and Hotmail are efficient of providing HTTPS support.