How to protect and secure your Instagram account: Instagram places a high value on user security and providing support to the Instagram community in this area. Keeping your Instagram account safe from phishing attacks and suspicious activity is one of our top priorities, and we’re constantly striving to improve and maintain these security features to keep our community safe and welcome.
How to protect and secure your Instagram account
From the Security Checkup to the reporting tools, we’ve compiled a list of five things everyone can do to keep their account safe:
Instagram has added a new option to help users keep their accounts safe. You can use the Security Checkup to help you secure your account if it has been hacked. This includes examining login activity, analyzing profile information, verifying the accounts that share login information, and updating account recovery contact information such as a phone number or e-mail address.
Enable two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication, a security tool that protects your Instagram account and password, is strongly recommended. When someone tries to get into your account from a device we don’t recognize, you’ll receive a message or be prompted to provide a special login code. Use your phone number or an authenticator app like Duo Mobile or Google Authentication to set this up in just a few taps in Security in your Settings.
Enable Login Request
In the event that someone attempts to log into your Instagram account from a device or web browser that instagram don’t recognize, you’ll receive an alert. If a device tries to log in, these alerts will tell you which one and where it is located. If you’re already logged in, you can either accept or reject the request right away. Under “Settings,” “Security,” and “Login Activity,” you can see a list of the devices that recently logged into your Instagram account. Logging out of a device or location and notifying us that a recent login was not yours is an option if you are unsure who logged in.
Phone and e-mail information should be updated
Maintain the accuracy of your device’s email and phone contact information. If something were to happen to your account, instagram will be able to contact you right away. Even if a hacker has changed your personal information, you can use these procedures to regain access to your account.
Report any content or accounts that you believe to be suspicious:.
While instagram are constantly improving their technology to combat new trends and techniques that hackers and spammy accounts may employ, you can also report specific pieces of content to them by tapping the three dots above a post, holding on a message, or visiting an account and reporting directly from the profile.