Base64 Encode / Decode

Form of Base64 Encoding/Decoding

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About online Base64 encoder/decoder

What is Base64?

The term Base64 refers to a specific MIME content transfer encoding. It is also used as a generic term for any similar encoding scheme that encodes binary data by treating it numerically and translating it into a base64 representation. The particular choice of base is due to the history of character set encoding: one can choose a set of 64 characters that is both part of the subset common to most encodings, and also printable. This combination leaves the data unlikely to be modified in transit through systems, such as email, which were traditionally not 8-bit clean. Concrete examples would be sending images in an XML file or in an email attachment.

How does Base64 encoding work?

In general, each 6 bits of the input is encoded in a 64-character alphabet. The "standard" alphabet uses A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and + and /, with = as a padding character. There are URL-safe variants.

About Base64 encoder/decoder

The Base64 Encoder Online / Base64 Decoder Online tool was created to help with Base64 encode/decode online.

Example of Base64 Encoding

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How it Works?

Just paste your text to the input above and click to the button "Encode" or "Decode" and you will get your encoded/decoded data.


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