Instagram has introduced a new Security Checkup, where users will be able to check login activity, review profile information, confirm the accounts that share login information and update account recovery contact information. Recently, cyberattacks are increase drastically. However, losing access to your social media account can be very difficult, making it very important to keep it secure.
This Security Checkup will allow users to check on various unsafe parts of their account. Because of this they have offer a few recommendations for their users. Such as updating their phone number and email, so that Instagram can contact the user in the event of detected suspicious activity.
Moreover, another major point is that Instagram will never directly send messages to a user. And if a user receives such a message, it is likely a hacker attempt. In case Instagram wants to reach out, users can find the message under the“Emails from Instagram” tab in the app’s settings.
Along with this, it is updating some of their existing tools to make sure account security. These include:
- Two-factor authentication codes using WhatsApp: Insta already supports 2FA with Duo Mobile or Google Authentication. And in the coming weeks, you can get security codes via WhatsApp.
- Enable Login Request: With 2FA enabled, Instagram can send you an alert every time a login request is made from a device or web browser that Instagram doesn’t recognize. Users can then approve or deny these requests from their smartphone immediately.
Last but not least, it has updated the Support Inbox. Where users can now see status of everything they have ever reported on Instagram. To see what posts may have broken Instagram’s rules, and how to plead those decisions.