How to keep your Instagram profile safe

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Privacy settings are important for our social media accounts to keep ourselves safe from hackers who are everywhere just waiting to poach things up. When it comes to Instagram, the privacy settings will help to keep ourselves safe from the anonymous cyber thief. Apart from keeping ourselves safe, we as a responsible member of the online community should educate our dear ones as well on how to properly configure the privacy and security settings offered by the platform.

How to keep your Instagram profile safe

Today, in this article, we will walk you through the steps on how to keep your Instagram account safe. In order to keep Instagram safe, the company itself has added support for additional account security and sensitive-content screens on certain posts that contain graphic content.

Two-Factor Authentication

This is one of the most secure ways of authentication, where every time you log into Instagram from an unknown device you'll be asked to enter a security code in addition to your username and password. In order to turn it on

Step 1: Go to your profile and tap the top-right corner

Step 2: Now scroll down, till you see the Two-Factor Authentication

Step 3: Tap Require Security Code toggle on

In case, if you haven't registered your phone number, you must do it. Now, the code will be sent to you. Enter that code and tap Next. If you want to turn it off,

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Go to your profile and tap the top-right corner

Step 2: Now scroll down, till you see the Two-Factor Authentication

Step 3: Tap Require Security Code toggle off

 

Backup code

When the two-factor authentication is on, every time you log into Instagram from an unknown device you'll be asked to enter a backup code or an SMS security code as we mentioned above. If in case, you didn't receive SMS due to connectivity issues, you can still log in to the app using backup code. In order to get the backup codes, follow the below instructions

Step 1: Go to your profile and tap the top-right corner

Step 2: Now scroll down, till you see the Two-Factor Authentication

Step 3: Tap Get Backup Codes.

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