Instagram Two Factor Authentication Rolling Out to Users
Instagram has finally rolled out new update for android. The new up[date has the most awaited feature from the company. Now users can able to verify their account with their respective phone numbers by using Instagram two factor authentication. After the activating Two-Factor Authentication If anyone tries to login into your account with your email address and password, a text notification will be sent immediately on your mobile Number. The text sms will have an authentication code that must be entered to gain access to the account. The company said that it will be rolling out in phases to users.
The user really needs to the Instagram two factor authentication for security. The tool allows Instagram users to verify a phone number. If anyone tries to log into your account with your email and password, you’ll be texted an authentication code that must also be entered to gain access to your account. That means hackers need more than your email and password that could be guessed, stolen, or tricked out of you with a phishing scam. The Two-Factor Authentication has been a commonly offered security tool for a long time.
The new tool is said to be ‘long overdue’ for Instagram. Instagram is a facebook company. The Facebook also introduced two-factor authentication almost five years ago. It is beneficial especially for celebrities as getting hacked could scare away followers, squandering promotional opportunities. And for brands, it can damage their reputation with the public and hurt sales. Instagram officially introduced multi-account support inside the app. With this users can maintain more than one account on the same device. The new feature was made available in the version 7.15 of the app, which allows users to have up to five accounts logged in.
In addition, Instagram also brought back the “Peek” feature to Android devices. This feature allows users to simply peek at an image by long pressing on the screen, thus saving the need to open it. This feature was launched previously but it was taken down for unknown reasons. Instagram will surely monitor its test roll-out of two factor authentication to make sure it’s simple to understand and bug-free. Once that’s settled, every account will likely receive the two-factor security.