Instagram two factor authentication

All Instagram users can now protect their accounts by the new feature added to the app. Instagram added an extra layer of security in terms of protection by adding the Two-Factor Authentication. Through this feature, the user can protect their accounts from hacking. This feature was introduced first for selected users and now the company rolls out for all.

Along with this new two-factor authentication, Instagram has also rolled out other updates as well. The photo-sharing app will soon put up a screen on the sensitive photos and also on video in the user’s feed or when they visit someone’s profile. The screen will appear only if someone in the community reports about the post followed by confirmation. The user can simply tap on it to see the post covered by a screen.

The Co-founder & CEO of Instagram Kevin Systrom said, “Last September, we made a commitment to the community to keep Instagram a safe place for everyone and built tools to safeguard self-expression on our platform. This year we will continue to act on that commitment and also concentrate on fostering kindness.”

In order to activate Two-Factor Authentication on Instagram:

  • Click on the gear icon which is present at the top right on your profile.
  • And then tap on Two-Factor Authentication.
  • Now enable ‘Require Security Code’ option.
  • Now you need to add a phone number to your account.
  • After you added the number, you will get a security code you log in to your Instagram account.

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication will help the user in terms of security. It helps in reduce the risk of hacking as the account will be logged in only when you enter the security code. Google’s Gmail and Whatsapp have already introduced this Two-Factor Authentication feature.

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