With being one of the most used social media platforms on the Internet today, Instagram offers many features to users. Including uploading their pictures, videos, and live videos with numerous different filters to pick from.
But like every other online platform, the more famous or richer you are, the more you attract people from the Internet to your account. Still, you don’t let them scare you away because Instagram is one of the few sites that provide premium unbreakable security measures. Instagram has introduced many features and options for users to quickly secure their accounts and make them as secure as possible.
Features you need to enable and set for good privacy and security measures are as follows:
Pick A Strong Password
Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms with billions of regular users. As this platform grows bigger, the need to secure your account gets more needed.
It’s recommended that you pick a unique password for each of your accounts (if you have more than one) and choose a separate password for every account. So if one of your accounts gets cracked, you won’t have to worry about the other accounts going through the same.
When you set up a password, it is preferred that you choose a combination of numbers, upper and lower case letters, and special characters to make your password strong and unique.
TIP: You should never give out your passwords or username to an email or application if they ask you for any. You will never be asked to confirm your password through email.
Enable Two-Step Verification
If you get worried that someone might get into your account and post unwanted stuff without your authorization, enabling the Two-Factor Authorization is a must-do. It will require a second form of logging in authentication after entering your password.
An OTP (One time password) gets sent to the connected device of your account, and you have to fill in the field with that OTP to gain access to your account which means no one can get into your account even if they crack your password.
Set-up Two-Factor Authentication
- Open the Instagram application on your phone and press the Three horizontal lines option available on the top right of the window to open a drop-down menu.
- From that menu, tap on “Setting,” which will be the last option in that menu.
- From Settings, you have to tap on “Security.”
- Search and select Two Factor Authorization and click Get Started.
- You can then choose between two options. To set up the verification process through texts or from a separate Google Authenticator application.
Secure Email Address
You should also make sure that you secure your email address. Imagine your Instagram account and all the other social media accounts are connected to one email. So, if a hacker gets access to your email, every social media account you have will be compromised.
From a recent survey conducted by Instagram, 22% of Instagrammers have said that their accounts got cracked at least once, and the other 14% had their accounts hacked more times that’s why we have shown you all the precautions needed to secure your account.
With everything in mind, it is no doubt a good idea that you secure your account by setting up email encryption and Two-Factor authorization as soon as you can. These easy measures can help you secure your account permanently.