These Three New Security Features of Instagram will Help to Stop Fake News

After being in light due to account hacking scandal, Instagram has announced three new security-oriented features. The new Security Features of Instagram will help to curb fake news.

Here are the New Security Features of Instagram

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Upon tapping three dots, “About This Account” option will be available on all individual accounts. This section will tell you such as:

  • Date the person joined Instagram
  • The country where they are located
  • accounts with shared followers
  • The username changes in last year
  • the ad’s run by them


In this way, you would be able to realize that whether the account is real or fake.

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One can also request Instagram, to term them as a verified account. For this:

  • Go to Profile
  • Tap the menu icon
  • Check on settings
  • choose the option

However, there is no guarantee that your account will be verified and you will get a blue badge.

For this, you will also need to provide your username for the account, full name and copy of your legal ID. Moreover, this system or process is just for streamlining the verification process. It will not give you blue badges.

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Now one can also use third-party apps for two-factor authentication upon logging into the Instagram account. This feature has started to roll out and will be available for everyone in coming weeks.

For two factor authentication:

  • Tap the menu icon
  • go to Settings
  • choose Two-Factor Authentication
  • select Authentication App as your preferred method

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Also Read: Instagram Weird Hack Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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