As part of its commitment to fostering a safe and supportive community for everyone who uses Instagram, Meta introduces new tools today to help keep people’s accounts safe and offer them greater support if they lose account access. Instagram recently introduced Notes, Group Profiles, and other features.
Instagram Additional Account Support
If you are unable to log in, visit Instagram.com/hacked. Next, select whether you were hacked, forgot your password, lost two-factor authentication, or had your account disabled.
- Instagram.com/hacked – According to Instagram, it is a location where users can report and resolve issues with their account access.
- You can then proceed through a series of steps to gain account access. If you have multiple accounts, you can select which one requires assistance.
Instagram said earlier this year that it began testing a method for people to ask their friends to verify their identity; this option is now available to everyone. If you can’t get into Instagram, you can choose two friends to prove who you are.
Keeping Your Account Secure
The company is also trying out ways to keep Instagram accounts from being hacked in the first place, in addition to adding new account support and recovery methods.
- First, it will delete accounts that our automated algorithms have found to be harmful, like those that break our community rules by pretending to be someone else.
- Second, because bad people don’t always use accounts for bad things right away, Instagram is trying out sending alerts when an account we think is pretending to be someone else asks to follow you.
- In the coming months, Instagram will also notify you if an account impersonating a company sends you a Direct Message (DM).
Blue verified badge for verified accounts
Instagram is now displaying the “Blue Verified” badge for verified accounts in more places across the platform. As a result, users can immediately determine whether the account with which they are communicating is legitimate.
In addition to Profiles, verified blue badges can now be seen in Stories and Direct Messages (DMs), and the company has stated that they will soon be available in Feed.
Instagram announced the new tools in a post