Keeping your accounts on social media secure is a real challenge. Most networks have already included two-factor verification as a security measure, but Instagram hadn’t so far. Now, the platform is upping its security by finally adding two-factor verification.
Being hacked is never fun… so either you have to come up with really good passwords, or keep your accounts safe with each platform’s own security measures. Up until now Instagram didn’t have one yet. In the case of Facebook or Twitter, two-factor verification essentially requires you to receive a code on your mobile device that’s used along with your password to access your account.
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It’s essentially an extra level of protection which makes it virtually impossible to break into your account. All you have to do is link a specific phone number to your account, and then use the code that you receive via SMS each time you log in.
You may not have the feature yet as it is currently being rolled out, but do keep your Instagram app updated to make sure you get it as soon as possible.