Instagram announced a new feature that helps you to secure your Instagram accounts by introducing the Security Checkup feature to Instagram. Security Checkup feature lets you check your login activity, review your profile information, confirm that accounts belong to you by confirming the accounts that share login information and updating account recoveries contact information such as phone number or email.
But Instagram still suggesting and recommending you to make Instagram accounts secure as much as possible by following some recommended actions below:
- Enable two-factor authentication: We strongly recommend enabling two-factor authentication. If you’re using WhatsApp, in the coming weeks you will be able to protect your account using your WhatsApp number in certain countries. Alternatively, you can enable two-factor using your phone number, or an authenticator app like Duo Mobile or Google Authentication.
- Update your phone number and email: Make sure that the email and phone numbers associated with your device are up to date. That way if something happens to your account, we can reach you. These steps let you recover your account even if your information has been changed by a hacker.
- Report content and accounts you find questionable: While we are always improving our technology to combat new trends and techniques that hackers and spammy accounts may use, you can also report individual pieces of content to us by tapping the three dots above a post, holding on a message or by visiting an account and reporting directly from the profile.
- Enable Login Request: When you set up two-factor authentication on Instagram, you’ll receive an alert whenever someone tries to log in to your account from a device or web browser we don’t recognize. These alerts will tell you which device tried logging in and where it’s located. You can approve or deny the request immediately from your already logged in devices. You can also view the list of devices that have recently logged into your Instagram account at any time under Settings, Security, Login Activity.