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Instagram Adds Three New Security Features to Its Platform

Another exclusive coming from Instagram a few days ago as they roll out a number of security measures, making the platform safer for its billions of users. The company is giving users access to more info on an account, the ability to apply for verification, the use of third-party apps for two-factor authentication (2FA). Let’s take a closer look at each of these new features:

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Profile Verification

The most important and anticipated update comes in the form of a verification form, which is now official for iOS users and will be coming to Android in the coming days. Anyone can go ahead to fill out a form and request the iconic blue tick on Instagram. Previously it had been restricted to public figures, brands and other significant profiles until date but will now become accessible to all its users.

The new feature is added to the settings in your Instagram app which will allow you to fill out a simple form, attach proof of identity, and await the result of your verification process. You can check out the in-depth and complete process t apply for verification right here.

P.S: Filling and submitting the form does not guarantee you a blue tick in your Instagram profile.

About this Account

First and foremost, Instagram will now provide you with a lot more insight into accounts that reach broad audiences. A new ‘About this Account’ section, which is accessible via a user’s profile, will inform you when someone joined the platform, accounts with shared followers, account location, ads being run by them and so much more.

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Instagram will notify accounts with political or social causes, huge followings that dole out info related to current events, to review the details before they become available to users later in September.

2FA (2 Factor Authentication) App Support

Instagram is finally extending the scope of its two-factor authentication feature beyond phone number, and it will soon allow third-party authenticator apps to allow you log into your account. You will no longer need to wait for the six-digit code to arrive in the device message inbox all you have to do is jump straight into your choice of app and authenticate your login.

These new security features are currently rolling out to iOS and in the coming days should make their way to the Android platform. So, are you finally excited to be able to request the iconic blue tick and upgrade your status?

Share your thoughts about these new features in the comment section below.

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Gideon Akeni
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