Instagram has launched a new tool with which users can manage access to their accounts in some cases and prevent cybersecurity problems.
These are some of the features of security offered by the platform to protect the profile:
It is the new tool instagram for cases where the account cannot be entered. According to publication, people will be able to go to the website instagram.com/hacked to officially report access problems and find solutions.
The cases in which this can be used function are: if you have forgotten the password of the billin the event that access has been lost through the authentication of double factor, to know if the account has been disabled or if a person thinks that it has been hacked or impersonated.
“If there are several accounts associated with a email you can choose which assistance is needed (…) Select what the problem is and follow the steps indicated to recover the account”, says the launch statement published by instagram.
New ways to prevent account hacking
the platform of Goal not only intends to incorporate into its system safe methods of account recovery, but rather that users are no longer vulnerable as soon as possible cyber attacks with those who may lose access to them.
“We are testing sending warnings in case a bill suspect is trying to impersonate another person or company and sends you a request to follow you on instagram”.
In addition, it was also indicated that warnings will be sent in the coming months in the event that an account suspected of impersonation send a direct message to another user of the social network.
The verification badge will be displayed in other sections of Instagram
the badge of check blue is one of the elements that allow users to trust that the account of instagram in which they are or are related is legitimate. That is why it was announced that from now on, this indicator will be displayed in more places within the app.
“In this way the users they will be able to quickly determine if the account you are interacting with is authentic”, ensures the platform. The places where this badge is displayed are in Stories, direct messages and in the feed of the platform.
With this feature you can also avoid cases of fraud or impersonation in which the image and credibility of famous or well-known personalities is used.
Ask friends to help authenticate the account
On the other hand, to recover an account that has been suspended, hacked or to which there is no access, it will be necessary for users to ask their friends for help, who will have to confirm their identity from Instagram accounts.
“This function was tested at the beginning of the year and will now be available to everyone on instagram”, announced the social network in a post on its official blog.